Toyota withdraws almost 700,000 vehicles for a defective fuel pump

Toyota has removed nearly 700,000 vehicles due to problems with the fuel pump that the company is still working to solve.

The approximately 696,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the US UU. They have fuel pumps that could stop working, the automaker said. That could cause cars to stop and not restart, according to the company.

“If a vehicle stops while driving at higher speeds, this could increase the risk of a crash,” Toyota said in a statement on Monday.

Toyota said it is still developing a remedy for the problem and plans to notify the owners of affected vehicles in mid-March. Owners can get free repairs once a solution is found, according to the company.

The recall covers certain 2018 and 2019 Lexus models, including LS 500, LC 500, RC 350, RC 300, GS 350, IS 300, ES 350, LX 570, GX 460 and RX 350. Certain Lexus NX 300, RX 350L and Los GS 300 models of 2019 are also affected, Toyota said.

The Toyota vehicles included in the recall are certain 4Runner, Camry, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma and Tundra models of 2018 and 2019, along with certain Avalon and Corolla 2019 sedans, according to the company.

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