November 4 , 2020 | Personal Injury
We expect the products we buy and consume to be safe for our use and consumption. Unfortunately, sometimes the products pose potential risks to our health and safety. When a potential hazard with a product becomes known, it is common for the manufacturer of the product to issue a recall to warn consumers about the potential hazard. One type of product that is often the subject of recalls is automobiles. Recently, the automaker, Toyota, expanded a recall for some of its vehicles.
Earlier this year, Toyota recalled vehicles because of an issue with the fuel pumps that could cause them to fail and the engines of the vehicles to stall as a result. The automaker has now expanded the recall to include 1.5 million additional vehicles. This brings the total amount of vehicles included in the recall to around 3.3 million. The recall includes both Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Over 40 models of vehicle dating back to model year 2013 are impacted by this recall. Toyota stated that the reason for the recall is that the fuel pumps can suddenly stop working. When the fuel pumps stop operating, the vehicle’s engine could stall and drivers may not be able to restart the engine. Additionally, if the engine were to stall when the vehicle is traveling at a high speed, it may increase the risk of being involved in an accident.
Owners of the recalled vehicles will be able to take their vehicle to a Toyota or Lexus dealership for inspection. If needed, the dealership will replace the fuel pump at not cost to the vehicle owner.