Own a Toyota? Better check if it is part of Toyota Motor Philippines' (TMP) new recall.
TMP has just issued a recall for several very popular models manufactured from 2013 to 2019 due to fuel pump issues. Some of the models affected by the fuel pump recall include some of TMP’s best-selling models – the Innova and the Fortuner.
The vehicles included in the fuel pump recall are:
Toyota Alphard – manufactured September 4, 2017, to December 11, 2018
Toyota Corolla Altis – manufactured December 25, 2017, to December 26, 2018
Toyota FJ Cruiser – manufactured September 2, 2013, to June 3, 2015
Toyota Fortuner – manufactured November 28, 2017, to September 19, 2018
Toyota Innova – manufactured January 1, 2017, to May 10, 2019
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado – manufactured September 6, 2013, to March 2, 2015.
Per the press conference held during the launch of the 2021 Fortuner, only the Fortuner models equipped with the 2.7-liter 4-cylinder 2TR-FE gasoline engine are affected by the recall. So no, the diesel-powered (both 2.4 and 2.8 engines) Fortuners are not included.
Toyota didn't disclose what the specifics of the issues were with regards to the fuel pumps. What we do know is that one of Toyota's major parts suppliers is Denso, and recently the company has been recalling fuel pumps worldwide. The problem is that the impeller within the pump may crack and deform, and may eventually cause the engine to stall. If a vehicle is driving at high speed, an engine stall is potentially dangerous.
To date, the faulty fuel pumps have already affected more than two million Toyota vehicles globally.
Toyota had a major recall of models worldwide from 2009 to 2011. The most high profile of those recalls involved creeping driver side floor mats that interfered with the pedals, as well as the drive-by-wire electronic throttle control unit on the accelerator pedal. In the case of the latter, Denso wasn't the supplier of the faulty part.
Own one of the vehicles in the list above? TMP is already in the process of reaching out to affected owners via official notification letters. Owners may also contact the company’s customer assistance center at (02) 8819-2912 or [email protected] for more information.