• Lexus rolls out recall for 245,000 IS and GS models

Just when you thought Toyota had gotten over their 2010 recall catastrophe, their sister brand, Lexus, is starting the year of by catching the proverbial ‘bug’.

There really is no rest for the weary, is there?

The Japanese automaker is issuing a voluntary safety recall involving 245,000 vehicles of the GS and IS models over what appears to be a potential defect that could cause fuel leakage.

According to Lexus, the problem is caused by a problem with the connection between the vehicle’s fuel pressure sensor and a fuel line that could loosen over time. This, in turn, could lead to a possible fuel leak.

Affected Lexus models include 2006-2007MY GS300 and GS350 models, 2006-2009MY IS250s, and 2006-2008MY IS350s.

While no accidents have been reported yet, Lexus is doing its due diligence in ensuring that it doesn’t end up there. That’s why the company has already issued an order to its dealers to inspect all the affected models and take the necessary precautionary steps to fix the problem for any affected models. In the event a fuel leak is found, dealerships are prepared to replace the gasket found between the fuel sensor and the delivery at no cost to the car owner.

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3 comments:

  (401) posted on 05.24.2011

So what’s the update about the recalls? I heard that the problem was not really a major one, but they had to issue the recall so as to avoid other problems from arising.

  (472) posted on 03.16.2011

They’re recalling almost 300,000 cars? Wow, that one is definitely massive. Lexus is really in a lot of problems this year.

  (386) posted on 03.14.2011

Come to thing of it, it was not only Toyota which had major recall problems last year. There were a lot of other car manufacturers who were forced to recall their vehicles.

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