| Jan 26, 2011
We won't blame you for reading this headline and thinking, "Oh great, another Toyota
recall." After all, the Japanese automaker dominated headlines in 2010
by recalling every single model in its then-current product portfolio,
including the massive sticky pedal and unintended acceleration recalls
that took place in the first half of last year.
Now, Toyota has issued a voluntary recall on about 245,000 Lexus
sedans here in the United States and an additional 1.5 million vehicles
around the world. Here in the U.S., the 2006-2007 Lexus GS 300 and GS 350, 2006-2009 Lexus IS 250 and 2006-2008 Lexus IS 350
sedans are being recalled due to faulty installation of fuel pressure
sensors. If this sensor has not been fastened tightly enough, fuel has
the potential to leak between the gasket that connects it to the fuel
delivery pipes. Including these North American vehicles, the fuel sensor
recall affects 354,524 vehicles around the world and the Toyota Crown and Mark X sedans are being recalled in the automaker's home market.
Toyota's other global recall involves faulty fuel pipes and fuel check
valves, though none of the 1.34 million vehicles affected by this one
are in North America. In Japan, the RAV4 crossover, Voxy and Noah minivans are being recalled, as well as the Avensis sedan and wagon sold in Europe. You can find the full report on the Toyota recall website.
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