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Lexus Recalling 214,000 Cars in the US
January 17th, 2009 ·​


Lexus is recalling 214,000 year IS, GS and LS models over faulty fuel delivery pipes.

On certain 2006 through 2008 model year GS300/350, IS250/350, and LS460/460L vehicles, Lexus has determined that some ethanol fuels with a low moisture content may corrode the internal surface of the fuel delivery pipes. If this condition occurs, the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) in the combination meter may illuminate. Over time, the corrosion may create a pinhole in the fuel delivery pipes resulting in fuel leakage.

Lexus dealers will replace the fuel delivery pipes with newly designed components. No other Lexus or Toyota vehicles are involved.

Lexus will inform owners of the involved vehicles with a Safety Recall notification via first-class mail beginning in late January. Owners are requested to contact their local Lexus dealer for diagnosis and repair at no charge.

Customers with questions or concerns should contact the Lexus Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-255-3987.

Media Web site: http://www.toyotanewsroom.com

Public Web site: http://www.toyota.com
 

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Thanks for the info, my uncle has an IS250. I'll pass along this info to him.
 

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That sucks. Acura may be rivals but I feel bad for Japanese cars.
 

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Toyota Motor Corp. said in Japan on Thursday that about 270,000 vehicles sold worldwide, including luxury Lexus sedans, have faulty engines that could cause them to possibly stall while in motion.

Toyota said there have been no reports of accidents linked to the faulty engines. It did not say how it learned about the engine troubles, or if it planned to recall the vehicles.

U.S. Toyota spokesman Mike Michels said, "We are aware of the report and we are checking into it, but there is nothing that we have to announce at the moment."

As many as seven Lexus models may be affected, said Toyota spokeswoman Ririko Takeuchi in Tokyo.

The models are the Lexus GS 350, GS 450h, GS 460, IS 350, LS 460, LS 600h and LS 600h L, plus the Toyota Crown. About 90,000 of the vehicles that could be affected were sold in Japan, with the rest in other countries.

Takeuchi said the company is considering the next step to address the problem.

Japan's top business daily, Nikkei, and the Kyodo News agency reported Thursday that Toyota may recall tens of thousands of the Lexus LS 460 model.

The number of the cars involved is small compared with the roughly 8 million Toyota vehicles that have been recalled because of the possibility of sudden, unintended acceleration. But a recall because of engine problems could the further damage the company's reputation, said Satoru Takada, an analyst in Tokyo with TIW.

"If Toyota decides to recall the models," he said, "concern that customers may avoid the Toyota brand is bigger than the potential cost of the recall."
 
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