Thursday, November 29, 2007

lexus recall

Toyota Motor Sales Announces Safety Recall Campaign On Selected 2006 Lexus GS And IS 250/350 Models. The Lexus recall includes about 34,400 various Lexus models.

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., will launch a Safety Recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The campaign involves approximately 34,400 2006 Lexus GS 300 (2WD and AWD), IS 250 (2WD and AWD) and IS 350 models. A possible crack may form over time in two specific fuel pipes in the engine compartment in the affected models. This condition only affects certain 2006 model year IS 250/350 and GS 300 vehicles.

The condition is due to high-stress areas that may have been created in two specific fuel pipes in the engine compartment during the manufacturing process. Combined with other factors such as the presence of corrosive agents in the fuel, a crack may form in the high-stress areas over time that could lead to fuel leakage. There has been one case reported with no related accidents.

TMS will notify owners of the involved vehicles with a Safety Recall notification via first class mail beginning in early December 2007. Newly designed fuel pipes will replace the affected fuel pipes at no charge to vehicle owners at any Lexus dealership.

Toyota has recalled nearly 300,000 luxury cars after discovering a faulty fuel pipe was installed in the vehicles. The recall list includes only 2006 models of the GS300, IS250, and IS350.

The recalled vehicles were sold in the United States, Canada, and Japan. Toyota issued the recall over two fuel pipes in the engine compartment. They say a crack may form overtime and eventually cause a fuel leak. All owners of the recalled cars will be notified by mail. Owners can take their vehicles to a Lexus Dealership where their faulty fuel pipe will be replaced at no cost.


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