Toyota recalled more than 31,000 Yaris hatchbacks and sedans from the model year 2019 and 2020. According to the announcement made in early August of 2021, the vehicles’ fuel pumps could stop working, causing a sudden stall or hesitation. The manufacturer also said that about one-quarter of the recalled cars were sold in Puerto Rico.
Watch for these symptoms
Symptoms that there could be a problem before the car stalls include:
- Engine runs rough
- Unusual loud noises
- Check engine light illuminate
- Not starting
There was a batch of 2 million faulty low-pressure fuel pumps manufactured by Denso. The automotive supplier also sells the same pump to Acura, Ford, Honda, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru. Toyota’s fix is to replace the faulty pump.
Toyota recalled more than 3 million vehicles for many things not related to fuel pumps, and more recalls may follow. Those who get a notice can contact their local Toyota dealership to schedule an inspection. Owners can also call the manufacturer’s toll-free. As with other recalls, there is no cost to the owner.
Owners should hold manufacturers accountable for their mistakes, particularly when equipment malfunction causes additional damage or harm. Owners may also experience problems getting their recalled car fixed and need additional compensation caused by the flaw.