Toyota Defective Fuel Pump Lawsuit

Hundreds of thousands of Toyota and Lexus owners may have automobiles with faulty fuel pumps which are at risk of fuel pump failure. Toyota and Lexus have issued recalls which may affect as over 5 million vehicles with DENSO fuel pumps and auto manufacturers are facing numerous lawsuits seeking compensation for financial loss and possible injury.

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Toyota and Lexus Lawsuits

Automaker Toyota and its subsidiary Lexus is potentially facing thousands of lawsuits filed by automobile owners whose vehicles were manufactured with Denso fuel pumps. Toyota has issued a series of auto recalls which may affect over 5 million vehicles, over concerns that the fuel pumps are defective and may be prone to failure. This may result in sudden engine stall which may result in accident, crash or injury or may cause the driver to be stranded and unable to restart the vehicle.

Toyota markets its vehicles as safe, reliable, and long lasting and Lexus is known as a luxury brand. Because of these promoted characteristics, auto purchasers may have paid a premium for the vehicles and have suffered a financial loss due to fuel pump failure and reduced vehicle value.

People whose Toyota or Lexus automobiles have experienced fuel pump issues or owners of certain Toyota automobiles from model years 2013 to 2020 and owners of certain Lexus automobiles from model years 2013 to 2020, may be eligible for compensation and should seek legal advice.

What is the Toyota Lawsuit About?

A large number of complaints have been reported regarding fuel pump failure in Toyota and Lexus automobiles. The company has issued a series of recalls for numerous models of both Toyota and Lexus vehicles manufactured between 2014 and 2020. These complaints and recalls are similar to others issued for Honda, Subaru, and other vehicles during the same time period.

Toyota has built its reputation on safety, reliability and longevity and charges a premium for their cars that will reportedly maintain the value, remaining safe and dependable for many years. Lexus is a notable luxury brand manufactured by Toyota, with similar marketing for an upscale customer. A fuel pump that fails may place the vehicle occupants at risk of injury and death. Toyota and Lexus purchasers may also have paid a premium for the reputation of both brands and may suffer financial loss when the vehicle loses value due to fraudulent claims of safety by the manufacturer.

Lawsuits claim state that Toyota may have had known about the faulty fuel pumps as early as 2013, in the early years of DENSO fuel pump use but continued to sell the automobiles anyway. In addition, the first recalls only involved a few models which may have left hundreds of thousands of customers unaware of the pending problems and threat of harm.

Is there a Toyota or Lexus Recall?

Toyota issued an initial recall for up to 700,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles manufactured with DENSO fuel pumps. The recall was later expanded to include another 1.2 million vehicles, and again to add 1.5 million vehicles. The recall list has been expanding since the beginning of 2020 and continues to grow with the most recent estimate topping 5.84 million vehicles.

Toyota’s initial recall only affected certain models of the years 2018 and 2019 but has been expanded to include a number of models in both Toyota and Lexus lines from 2013 to 2020.

What Vehicles Are Affected?

Reports of complaints from the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA), warranty claims and records, non-warranty repair records and Toyota company records indicate that the DENSO fuel pump failures involve vehicles made with DENSO pumps between 2013 and 2020. Similar recalls have been issued for other manufacturers including Subaru and Honda and serial expansions of the Toyota/Lexus list may indicate that other models are also affected.

DENSO fuel pump failures have been reported in Toyota and Lexus models ranging from 2013 model year to 2020 model year and may include:

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

Am I Eligible to File a Toyota or Lexus Lawsuit?

Multiple lawsuits have already been filed against Toyota and subsidiary, Lexus by automobile owners who may have been harmed by the failure of Toyota to adequately address concerns about the DENSO fuel pump, in a timely manner.

Toyota has offered to replace the low-pressure fuel pump; however, this may not fully address customer concerns and a large class action lawsuit in the U.S. has formed. This is in addition a Canadian Class Action Lawsuit and to individual Toyota or Lexus lawsuits due to fuel pumps or other issues which may be under consideration.

People whose Toyota or Lexus automobile or other vehicles manufactured with DENSO fuel pump and has suffered fuel pump failure or problems, or those who purchased a 2013 to 2020 Toyota or Lexus vehicle may be eligible for compensation and should seek legal advice.

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