Toyota announced another massive global recall today: Nearly 1.7 million cars — including Lexus IS and GS sedans in the U.S. — for two fuel leak problems.
This Lexus GS350 sedan is one of the luxury brand’s U.S. vehicles recalled today.
The largest recall today was for improper installation of a fuel pressure sensor that could allow it to vibrate loose, causing fuel to leak in the engine compartment. It affects more than 1.3 million Japan market vehicles, but also 255,000 of its luxury Lexus brand sedans in the U.S. and 10,000 in Europe The U.S. vehicles are:
* 2006-07 Lexus GS300/350 sedans
* 2006-09 Lexus IS250 sedans
* 2006-early 2008 Lexus IS350 sedans
Toyota says it has no reports of accidents or deaths, but has had 75 complaints in North America and more than 140 unhappy owners in Japan.
Dealers will inspect for leaks and re-torque the sensor if there are no leaks. If it’s already started leaking, the sensor gasket and line will be replaced, Toyota said.