announced that it would be expanding its already sizable recall for bad fuel pumps in its and sister brand
' vehicles by an additional 1.57 million units. The recall has already been expanded several times in 2020. The total number of cars being recalled at this point is around 3.34 million.
The problem with the affected fuel pumps is that they can simply die at any moment, and if this occurs while driving at higher speeds -- aka on a freeway -- it can increase the likelihood of a crash. Even if you're not driving fast, a dead fuel pump means a dead vehicle, and that sucks.
The fix involves replacing the faulty fuel pumps with ones featuring an improved design that should be much more resistant to failure. Dealers will install these pumps for free for owners of affected models, including:
2013-2015 Model Year Lexus LS 460
2013-2015 Model Year
Lexus GS 350
2014 Model Year
Toyota FJ Cruiser
, Lexus ISF
2014-2015 Model Year
Lexus GX 460
, IS 350,
2015 Model Year Lexus NX 200t,
2017 Model Year Lexus IS 200t, RC 200t
2017-2019 Model Year Toyota Highlander; Lexus GS 350