Toyota Australia and its premium offshoot, Lexus, have recalled 52,293 vehicles over a potential fuel pump fault.
Affected Toyota models include the MY17-MY19 Corolla small car (6947 units), MY17-MY19 Camry mid-size sedan (1436), MY17-MY19 Kluger large SUV (22,982), MY13-MY15 Prado large SUV (483), MY13-MY15 FJ Cruiser large SUV (2948), MY13-MY15 LandCruiser upper-large SUV (116) and MY17-MY19 HiLux ute (10,771) sold from October 11, 2013, to April 3, 2020.
Impacted Lexus models extend to MY13-MY19 examples of the IS mid-size sedan (2135 units), GS large sedan (264), LS upper-large sedan (149), NX mid-size SUV (829), RX large SUV (2428), LX upper-large SUV (226), RC sports car (498) and LC sports car (81) on sale between September 27, 2013, and February 29, 2020.
According to the recall notice, the fuel pump in these vehicles may stop working, which might prompt warning lights and messages to display on the instrument cluster, and the engine to not run smoothly.
If the latter occurs, the vehicle may stall and might not be able to be restarted, with a loss of power while driving increasing the risk of an accident and therefore injury to vehicle occupants and other road users.
Affected owners will be contacted in writing with details of the recall, action of which won’t officially begin until June, at which point they’ll receive a second letter notifying them of the availability of replacement parts.
Once this occurs, impacted vehicles will need to be booked in at a preferred authorised dealership for a free-of-charge inspection and repair.
Those looking for further information can call Toyota Recall Assist on 1800 987 366 or the Lexus Customer Assistance Centre on 1800 023 009 during business hours. Alternatively, they can reach out to their preferred dealership.
A full list of impacted Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) can be found at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s ACCC Product Safety Australia website.