Toyota Canada will recall 54,687 Toyota and Lexus vehicles from the 2018-19 model years equipped with a fuel pump that might stop working and could lead to a potential stall, the automaker said.
The recall involves non-hybrid powertrains from the following models, a statement from the company said: Lexus GS 350 AWD, LX 570, and RX 350/350L; certain 2019 Lexus LS 500, LC 500, RC 300 AWD/350 AWD, IS 300 RWD, ES 350, GX 460, and NX 300; certain 2018-2019 Toyota Highlander, Sienna, Tundra, Sequoia, Tacoma and 4Runner; and certain 2019 Toyota Corolla, Camry and Avalon are under recall.
The statement didn't say whether the fuel pump malfunction being investigated had led to any accidents or injuries.
The automaker says that, if the fuel pump does stop operating, "warning lights and messages may be displayed on the instrument panel, and the engine may run rough. This can result in a vehicle stall, and the vehicle may be unable to be restarted. If a vehicle stall occurs while driving at higher speeds, this could increase the risk of a crash."
A similar recall for 700,000 vehicles is underway in the United States.
Toyota says it is developing a potential remedy, and that it will notify consumers by mail in mid-March if their vehicle is affected by the recall. The automaker said consumers who have questions can contact the Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-869-6828 or Lexus Guest Service at 1-800-265-3987.