Fuel System To Blame For Lexus Recall

January 26, 2011 |  by  |  Breaking News, Lifestyle
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When it comes to cars, recalls are fairly normal occurrences–you just hope that one doesn’t affect your car. But unfortunately, if you purchased a Lexus within the last couple of years, you may find yourself heading back to the dealer in the near future.

For all the details on the Lexus recall, keep on reading after the jump!

Japanese auto giant Toyota is gearing up to repair the fuel pressure sensors in 245,000 Lexus IS and GS vehicles in the United States. The 2006-2007 GS 300 and GS 350, the 2006-09 IS 250 and the 2006-08 IS 350 are all affected by the Lexus recall.

So why the recall? The Lexus website explains:

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.

Not cool.

The site says that “owners of the involved vehicles will receive a safety recall notification by first class mail once the parts that may be needed have been obtained. Lexus will also post this information on its website.” For more info on the Lexus recall, give Lexus Customer Satisfaction a ring at 1-800-25 LEXUS or check out www.lexus.com/recall.


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