Thousands of Toyotas recalled over fuel pump issues

Toyota has recalled more than 45,000 of its most popular vehicles after it was revealed a fuel pump fault could cause the car engine to cut out while driving.

The recall included the Camry, Corolla, Land Cruiser, Kluger, Hilux, FJ Cruiser and Prado models bought between October 2013 and April this year.

RACQ Head of Technical and Safety Policy Steve Spalding said if the fuel pump failed, the engine was starved of fuel and would stop running, which could be a serious safety issue in some traffic situations.

“Any loss of power while driving can lead to a crash or place the occupants in a very vulnerable situation.” Mr Spalding said.

“Affected owners will be contacted by Toyota to advise them of the recall and when to arrange repairs through their local dealer. These repairs are free for the owner but may take a few months to organise if parts are not in stock.

“Vehicle owners can always contact Toyota or their local dealership for more information and to ensure their contact details are correct.”

The full list of VIN numbers was available here but owners were encouraged to call 1800 987 366 or visit toyota.com.au/find-a-dealer.

Recalled models between 2013 and 2019:

CAMRY — 1436 affected vehicles

COROLLA — 6947 affected vehicles

FJ CRUISER — 2948 affected vehicles

KLUGER — 22,982 affected vehicles

HILUX — 10,771 affected vehicles

PRADO — 483 affected vehicles

LAND CRUISER — 116 affected vehicles.