2014-2019 Toyota Models Vehicle May Stall During Driving at Higher Speed Fuel Pump Recall 20TA02

Dread Pirate Roberts

Moderator
Staff member

On March 4, 2020, Toyota amended a previously filed Defect Information Report (DIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The amended Defect Information Report (DIR) informs the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of Toyota’s intent to amend the prior voluntary Safety Recall to cover certain:
2014 – 2015 Toyota 4Runner
2018 – 2019 Toyota Camry, Highlander, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Corolla, and Avalon
2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
2017 – 2019 Toyota Sienna
2014 – 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser

Note: When this Safety Recall was first announced on January 13, 2020, there were approximately 564,300 vehicles covered. As of March 4, 2020, this Safety Recall has been amended to cover a total of approximately 1,433,050 vehicles.

Condition:
The subject vehicles are equipped with a low-pressure fuel pump which may stop operating. If this were to occur, warning lights and messages may be displayed on the instrument panel, and the engine may run rough. This may result in a vehicle stall, and the vehicle may be unable to be restarted. If a vehicle stall occurs while driving at higher speeds, this could increase the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Toyota is currently preparing the remedy. When the remedy becomes available, any authorized Toyota dealers will replace the low-pressure fuel pump with an improved one FREE OF CHARGE.

Covered Vehicles:
There are now approximately 1,433,050 vehicles covered by this Safety Recall. Approximately 15,400 vehicles involved in this Safety Recall were distributed to Puerto Rico. Refer to the covered vehicles summary attached near the bottom of this document for additional details on the covered vehicles.

Removed Vehicles:
After further investigation, Toyota’s current information indicates that approximately 74,600 vehicles, that were previously included when this Safety Recall was first announced on January 13, 2020, are not affected by this condition. These vehicles have been removed from the Safety Recall. Refer to the chart below for a summary of the vehicles that have been removed from this Safety Recall.

Approximate Total Vehicles Removed
2018 – 2019 4Runner 72,700
2018 – 2019 Land Cruiser 1,900


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the condition?

The subject vehicles are equipped with a low-pressure fuel pump which may stop operating. If this were to occur, warning lights and messages may be displayed on the instrument panel, and the engine may run rough. This may result in a vehicle stall, and the vehicle may be unable to be restarted. If a vehicle stall occurs while driving at higher speeds, this could increase the risk of a crash.

Are there any symptoms/warnings before the condition appears in a vehicle?
Drivers may experience rough engine running, warning lights or messages on the instrument panel, engine no start, and loss of motive power.

Which warning lights and messages may be displayed if the condition is present?
If the condition were to occur, the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) shown below, may illuminate in the instrument panel cluster. In addition to the malfunction indicator lamp, other warning lamps and messages may also be displayed. The specific lamp(s) and message(s) that is/are displayed may vary depending upon the specific model of vehicle. Codes P008700 Fuel Rail System Pressure Too Low, P01902A Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor A Signal Stuck in Range, P160500 Rough Idling, P107A2A, P12D501 may be present

What is Toyota going to do?
Toyota is currently preparing the remedy. When the remedy becomes available, any authorized Toyota dealer will replace the low-pressure fuel pump with an improved one FREE OF CHARGE

Which and how many vehicles are covered by this Safety Recall?

When this Safety Recall was first announced on January 13, 2020, there were approximately 564,300 vehicles covered. As of March 3, 2020, this Safety Recall has been amended and now covers a total of approximately 1,433,050 vehicles.

Are there any other Lexus/Toyota/Scion vehicles covered by this Safety Recall in the U.S.?
Yes, there are approximately 397,890 total Lexus vehicles now covered by this Safety Recall. The following vehicles are covered: certain 2018 – 2019 model year ES 350, GS 300, GS 350, IS 300, IS 250, LC 500, LC 500h, LS 500, LS 500h, RC 300, and RC 350 vehicles, certain 2013 – 2015 model year GS 350, certain 2014 – 2015 model year GX 460, IS 350, and LX 570 vehicles, certain 2017 – 2019 model year RX 350 and 350L vehicles, certain 2013 – 2015 model year LS 460 vehicles, certain 2014 model year IS F vehicles, certain 2017 model year IS 200t vehicles, certain 2015 model year NX 200t vehicles, and certain 2015 model year RC 350 vehicles.

What if I previously paid for repairs related to this Safety Recall?
Reimbursement consideration instructions will be provided in the owner letter

What if I have additional questions or concerns?
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-888-270-9371 Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm Central Time.
 

MG

Moderator
Be careful with these. Toyota announced when this recall first came out that they would in no way pay for any broken fuel pump assemblies. The last time I checked there were 1,200 on back order. I have heard that the Corollas with the first 3 VIN number of 2T1 are the worst culprits.


 

OishiiJPN

Moderator
Staff member
Be careful with these. Toyota announced when this recall first came out that they would in no way pay for any broken fuel pump assemblies. The last time I checked there were 1,200 on back order. I have heard that the Corollas with the first 3 VIN number of 2T1 are the worst culprits.

The aftermarket tool that is listed in the repair instructions even comes with a warning that the Corolla rings are over tightened.
 
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