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Toyota announced Monday it will recall nearly 700,000 2018 and 2019 model of various Lexus and Toyota vehicles over faulty fuel pumps that can cause the engine to stall. According to a press release from the company, the issue can cause the vehicles to be unable to be restarted or to shut down while driving, increasing the risk of an accident.

“Toyota is currently investigating this issue and will be developing a remedy. When the remedy is available, there will be no cost to vehicle owners. All known owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by first class mail by mid-March,” reads a portion of the press release


The Associated Press reports on a Takata recall that is “new and distinct” from the defect that resulted in at least 24 deaths and hundreds of injuries worldwide, though the new defect still “leads to air bags that can explode and hurl shrapnel, killing or injuring people.” The new defect has caused at least one death in Australia and injuries to one driver in each of Australia and Cyprus. The AP reports BMW has recalled 116,000 3-Series cars with model years between 1999 and 2001. BMW has determined that about 8,000 of the vehicles definitely have the defective airbags and should be parked, but the remaining vehicles can still be driven. Takata said it manufactured about 4.5 million of the airbags, but because they were installed in the late 1990s and early 2000s, “only a portion are still in use because the vehicles are so old.” Honda, Toyota, and Audi are investigating which vehicles will need to be recalled, and Mitsubishi has determined that the only vehicle in the US that will require a recall is the 1998-2000 Montero. The Hill  reports BMW plans to replace the defective airbags and will let affected vehicle owners know when replacement parts are in.

Consumer Reports  reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined the inflators in the airbags are not sealed correctly, which could either allow too much moisture in, which could prevent the airbag from deploying with appropriate force, or dry out, which could cause the airbag to rupture and eject metal fragments at the occupants of the vehicle. NHTSA has said the ongoing recall involving Takata airbags is “the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history.” Bloomberg also reports.

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