Toyota Recalls 700,000+ Vehicles Due TO Faulty Fuel Pumps
Today, Toyota announced that over 700,000 of its vehicles would be recalled.
Via the ABC affiliate in San Diego, 10 News, “The recall covers certain 2018 and 2019 Lexus LS 500, LC 500, RC 350, RC 300, GS 350, IS 300, ES 350, LX 570, GX 460, and RX 350 models. Also included are certain 2018 and 2019 Toyota 4Runner, Camry, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, and Tundra models. Some 2019 models also are affected including the Avalon and Corolla.”
The vehicles have been deemed to need attention due to an issue with the fuel pump. Basically, the pumps are failing which is causing the vehicles to stall. If this happens while the vehicle is underway, it could be a potential catalyst for an accident.
Owners are said to be scheduled to receive notification in the mail in March if their vehicle falls under the umbrella. Until then, we would recommend being aware of the issue. Toyota is still in the process of developing repairs, says 10 News.
When it comes to the words that automakers pretty much never want to hear or say, I would think that “recall” would be up near the top of the list. There’s nothing that deflates a bottom line more than repairing cars that have already been sold. In turn, they end up getting absolutely no return on the money spent. In addition, these recalls could cause an impact to the brand. One never knows how the public is going to respond when learning about shortcomings in production.
In a game where competition is high, you have to be on your game. It can be a challenge when it comes to designing a product that people are going to want to buy repeatedly. One of the main components there is that it isn’t going to come back through your doors at the end of the day for you to start wrenching on again.