Toyota Motor Corp. added 1.52 million vehicles to a recall due to potentially defective fuel pumps that may cause stalling, bringing the total number of recalled Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles sold in the U.S. to 3.34 million.
The company said Wednesday the recall is part of a broader action it firstannounced in January andexpanded in March involving 1.82 million vehicles. The fuel pumps, which Toyotasaid could increase the risk of a crash on highways, were manufactured by affiliated supplierDenso Corp., according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationfiling.
The recalls affect a range of certain Toyota and Lexus brand cars, sport-utility vehicles and trucks for model years as far back as 2013 and as recently as 2020, including the best-selling RAV4 crossover and Lexus RX SUV.
The Japanese automaker began investigating the issue in June 2019 following complaints from customers about problems with low-pressure fuel pumps that “occurred more commonly in areas of the southern U.S. with hotter climates,” according to the filing. Toyota,Honda Motor Co. andSubaru Corp. all face recently filed separatelawsuits related to the Denso-made fuel pumps.
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