1.8 million Toyota cars were recently recalled in America for faulty fuel pump recall.
Toyota issued a voluntary recall on Wednesday, March 4, due to fuel pump malfunctions.
According to Newsweek, the fuel pump faces a possibility of not functioning properly, thus potentially leading to accidents. A non-operating fuel pump can cause a vehicle’s engine to stall suddenly with great troubles of being restarted. A Toyota vehicle on a busy roadway, such as a highway, facing this issue could end up in a serious accident.
It is unknown what causes the fuel pumps to malfunction. After much investigation and key reports from consumer incident trends, Toyota decided to issue the recall for safety purposes. Toyota will create and install new fuel pumps for free to fix the issue.
Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.
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