Toyota Yaris Hatchbacks and Sedans Recalled for Stall Risk

It’s the latest recall involving a batch of millions of faulty fuel pumps

2020 Toyota Yaris Photo: Toyota

Toyota is recalling over 31,000 Yaris sedans and hatchbacks from the 2019 and 2020 model years because their fuel pump could stop working and cause a sudden stall or hesitation while driving. More than a quarter of these recalled vehicles were sold in Puerto Rico.

Before a stall occurs, drivers may notice that the engine runs rough—shaking or making unusually loud noises—or see the check engine light illuminated on the dashboard. In some cases, the vehicle may not start.

The problem is due to a batch of over 2 million faulty low-pressure fuel pumps manufactured by Denso, an automotive supplier, which were installed on vehicles made by Acura, Ford, Honda, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Toyota. Toyota has already recalled over 3 million vehicles (not all the recalled vehicles have the faulty pumps), and more recalls may follow.

The Details

Vehicles recalled: 2019 and 2020 Yaris Sedans manufactured between October 2018 and February 2020; 2020 Yaris Hatchbacks manufactured between August 2019 and January 2020

The problem: An improperly manufactured low-pressure fuel pump could develop cracks and fail, which may prevent the vehicle’s engine from starting or cause it to stall while it’s running.

The fix: Toyota dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the fuel pump free of charge.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 800-331-4331. 

NHTSA campaign number: 21V617. Toyota’s own numbers for this recall are 21TB05 and 21TA05.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.

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Keith Barry

Despite my love for quirky, old European sedans like the Renault Medallion, it's my passion to help others find a safe, reliable car that still puts a smile on their face—even if they're stuck in traffic. When I'm not behind the wheel or the keyboard, you can find me exploring a new city on foot or planning my next trip.