Lexus Announces Recall of Certain LS, GS, and IS Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif.–(ENEWSPF)–October 15, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 423,000  Lexus vehicles including 2007 through 2010 Model Year LS; 2006 through 2011 Model Year GS; 2006 through 2011 Model Year IS;  2010 Model Year IS C; and 2008 through 2010 Model Year IS-F vehicles.

In the involved vehicles, the fuel delivery pipes in the engine compartment were manufactured with a plating to protect against corrosion.  Some of the pipes could have been produced with plating particles on the gasket seating surface where the fuel pressure sensor is installed.  In this condition, the sealing property of the gasket seated between the pressure sensor and the pipe could become degraded.  During vehicle operation, fuel could leak past the gasket.  In the presence of an ignition source, this could increase the risk of a vehicle fire.

Toyota is not aware of any fires, crashes, injuries or fatalities caused by this condition.

Owners of the vehicles involved will receive a notification by first class mail. Lexus dealers will repair the gasket seating surface of the fuel delivery pipe where the fuel pressure sensor is installed, replace the gasket with a new one, and re-install the fuel pressure sensor.

Detailed information is available to Lexus at www.toyota.com/recall and by calling Lexus Customer Service at 1-800-255-3987.

Source: toyota.com