Toyota Recall Affects Lexus, Avalon

By: Mary Smith
Staff Writer
Published: Oct 21, 2021

Toyota recall affects Lexus, Avalon and other models. The recall is mostly in the United States and Japan for Toyota brake fluid and fuel pump. Toyota has been plagued with numerous recalls since 2008.

More than 1.53 million Lexus, Avalon and other models, are recalled for brake fluid and fuel pump problems. Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it will call back for repairs about 740,000 cars in the U.S. and 599,000 in Japan. The remainder are in Europe and other markets around the world.

Over the past year, Toyota has recalled more than 10 million cars and trucks worldwide for a variety of problems, from faulty gas pedals and floor mats that can trap accelerators, to braking problems in its Prius hybrid. In August, the automaker called back 1.33 million Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks in the U.S. and Canada because their engines may stall. The majority of vehicles this time around need to be fixed for a problem with the brake master cylinder.

The problem could lead to weaker braking power, said Toyota spokesman Paul Nolasco. Some models in Japan and elsewhere -- but not in North America -- have an electrical problem with the fuel pump, which could lead the engine to stall, Nolasco said. No accidents have been reported from the two defects, he said.