Toyota (TM) has expanded a safety recall that it initially announced in January for certain models under its Lexus and Toyota brands over a fuel pump issue.

The expanded recall adds another 1.52 million vehicles to the announcement, bringing the total number of affected vehicles to 3.34 million.

The recall was issued over a fuel pump that may stop operating, causing warning lights and messages to display on the instrument panel of the vehicle. The engine may also “run rough,” causing the vehicle to stall and fail to restart. If the vehicle stalling occurs when driving at higher speeds, this could lead to a crash, automaker said.

Vehicles affected by the recall were produced from July 2017 to September 2020. They include:

  • 2013-2015 Model Year Lexus LS 460;
  • 2013-2015 Model Year Lexus GS 350;
  • 2014 Model Year Toyota FJ Cruiser, Lexus IS-F;
  • 2014-2015 Model Year Toyota 4Runner, Land Cruiser; Lexus GX 460, IS 350, LX 570;
  • 2015 Model Year Lexus NX 200t, RC 350;
  • 2017 Model Year Lexus IS 200t, RC 200t GS 200t;
  • 2017-2019 Model Year Toyota Highlander; Lexus GS 350;
  • 2017-2020 Model Year Toyota Sienna and Lexus RX 350;
  • 2018-2019 Model Year Toyota 4Runner, Land Cruiser; Lexus GS 300, GX 460, IS 300, IS 350, LS 500h, LX 570, NX 300, RC 300, RC 350;
  • 2018-2020 Toyota Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra; Lexus ES 350, LC 500, LC 500h, LS 500, RX 350L;
  • 2019 Model Year Toyota Corolla Hatchback and Lexus UX 200;
  • 2019-2020 Model Year Toyota RAV4.

To repair the engine stalling problem, Toyota and Lexus dealers will replace the fuel pump with a new one at no cost to the vehicle owner.

Toyota and Lexus owners that were not included in the initial recall will be notified of this recent recall by late December, Toyota said. Questions about the recall can be directed to the Toyota Brand Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

Shares of Toyota were trading at $130.28 as of 2:23 p.m. EDT, down $2.18, or 1.65%.

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