The fuel pump could stop working during vehicle operation and damage the engine, according to Toyota.
The affected vehicles were sold in 2018 (stamped Model Year 2018).
The recall notice, lodged with the Department of Infrastructure, says: “The fuel pump on affected vehicles may stop operating. If the fuel pump stops working, warning lights and messages may display on the instrument panel, and the engine may not run smoothly. This can result in the vehicle stalling and the vehicle may not be able to be restarted.
“A loss of power while driving could increase the risk of an accident and injury to a vehicle occupant or other road users. In the event of a serious accident this may result in death.
“Toyota will contact affected owners in writing, requesting that owners make an appointment at their preferred Toyota dealer who will replace the fuel pump, free of charge.”
Drive has reached out to a spokesperson for Toyota in Australia to find out if there have been any local occurrences of the fault. This story will be updated when more information becomes available.
A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 367 vehicles involved in the recall can be found here.
To have your vehicle checked, find your closest Toyota dealership by clicking here.
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