Recalls of Denso Fuel Pumps Allegedly Didn’t Target All Affected Vehicles

by Aryn Plax

Sep 17, 2020

Fuel pumps designed by Denso are the subject of multiple class action lawsuits. The latest one, which targeted Acura, Honda, Lexus, Subaru and Toyota models, was filed in Quebec, Canada.

The lawsuit, representing residents in Quebec, alleges that the impellers in the Denso fuel pumps are defective and make the vehicles potentially unsafe to drive. The suit not only points to a recall of more than 136,000 vehicles by three different automakers as proof, but also alleges that the recall did not target all vehicle models affected by the defect.

Similar claims have been made in a class action lawsuit filed in the United States.

According to the suit, the low density impellers crack and absorb excessive fuel, which causes them to deform until the impellers hit the fuel pumps.

Fuel pumps at a gas station

The defects allegedly cause rough-riding and fuel system failures.

Affected Toyota Models

2014–2015 4Runner, 2019 Avalon, 2018–2019 Toyota Camry, 2018–2019 Corolla, 2014 FJ Cruiser, 2018–2019 Highlander, 2014–2015 Land Cruiser, 2018–2019 Sequoia, 2017–2019 Sienna, 2018–2019 Tacoma, 2018–2019 Tundra

Affected Lexus Models

2018–2019 ES 350, 2018–2019 GS 300, 2013–2015 and 2018–2019 GS 350, 2014–2015 GX 460, 2014 IS-F, 2017 IS 200t, 2018–2019 IS 300, 2014–2015 and 2018–2019 IS 350, 2018–2019 LC 500, 2018–2019 LC 500h (Hybrid), 2013–2015 LS 460, 2018–2019 LS 500, 2018–2019 LS 500h (Hybrid), 2014–2015 LX 570, 2015 NX 200t, 2018–2019 RC 300, 2017 RC 200t, 2015 and 2018–2019 RC 350, 2017-2019 RX 350, 2018-2019 RX 350L

Affected Acura Models

2016–2018 MDX, 2018–2019 NSX, 2019 RDX, 2019 RLS, 2019 RLX, 2015-2019 TLX

Affected Honda Models

2015–2019 Accord, 2018–2019 Civic Hatchback, 2018–2019 Civic Type R, 2019 Fit, 2018–2019 HR-V, 2019–2020 Insight

Affected Subaru Models

2019–2020 Ascent, 2019–2020 Impreza, 2019–2020 Outback, 2019–2020 Legacy

Source: CarComplaints.com