Lexus recalls 1.7 million vehicles worldwide
Toyota has just got over the brake pedal problem and now another has occurred forcing Lexus company to recall 1.7 million vehicles around the world due to problems that may cause fuel leaks.
In the United States, Lexus has announced a voluntary Safety Recall involving approximately 245,000 units:
2006 to 2007 Lexus GS300/350
2006 to early 2009 Lexus IS250
and 2006 to early 2008 Lexus IS350.
Lexus had this to say about the problem:
Due to insufficient tightening of the fuel pressure sensor connected to certain engine fuel delivery pipes (those with Nickel Phosphorus plating), there is a possibility that the pressure sensor could loosen over time. If loosening occurs, fuel could leak past a gasket used in the connection between the sensor and the delivery pipe and through the threaded portion of the sensor.
Lexus dealers will inspect the recalled units for fuel leakage and if no leakage is found, it will tighten the fuel pressure sensor. If a leak is detected, the gasket between the sensor and the delivery pipe will be replaced and the sensor will be tightened.
Lexus owners can contact the Lexus Customer Satisfaction at 1-800-25 LEXUS or 1-800-255-3987 or at www.lexus.com/recall.