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January 24, 2021

Toyota Motor PH Adds 2,786 Units with Defective Fuel Pumps

In October last year, Toyota Motor Philippines finally confirmed that several of its local models were affected by faulty fuel pumps—the same sort of problem that affected Honda, Mitsubishi, and Mazda models as well. Well now, the country’s number one automaker is expanding the recall to more units.

In Toyota Motor Philippines’s initial list, 7,990 units of the FJ Cruiser, Corolla, Innova, Alphard, Fortuner, and Land Cruiser Prado were involved. Subsequently, the carmaker is now adding 2,786 units to its list, bringing the total number of affected local units to 10,776 units.

You can check out the full breakdown here:

To recall, the fuel pump issue affecting these Toyota vehicles surround its impellers. They were found to have been manufactured with a low density. If these impellers have a lower surface strength, but were exposed to drying solvents used in production for a long period of time, it may cause surface cracking making them inoperative.

An inoperative fuel pump, Toyota says, could result in the illumination of the check engine light, rough engine running, engine not being able to start, or stalling at low speeds. In rare instances though, a vehicle stall may occur during high-speed driving as well, increasing the risk of a crash.

As always, Toyota will be replacing the defective fuel pump at no cost to its customers. They will also notify affected customers through official notification letters. Likewise, owners can check out Toyota Motor Philippines’s online VIN checker as well.


  1. The Toyota Rush ALSO suffers from defective fuel pumps!!!Yet Toyota still hasn't started including them in the recall!


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