Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., will be initiating a voluntary Safety Recall covering around 245,000 units Lexus vehicles sold in the United States to inspect the fuel pressure sensor installation.
The recall covers MY2006 and MY2007 Lexus GS 300/350; MY2006 to the early MY2009 Lexus IS 250; and MY2006 to the early MY2008 Lexus IS 350. Toyota is looking at the possibility that the pressure sensor could loosen over time as a result of insufficient tightening of the sensor connected to certain engine fuel delivery pipes with Nickel Phosphorus plating.
A loosening may lead to a fuel leak on a gasket used in the link between the sensor and the delivery pipe as well as the threaded portion of the pressure sensor. Recalled vehicles will be inspected by Lexus dealers for any fuel leakage.
If no leakage is detected, dealers will just tighten the fuel pressure sensor with the proper torque. However, if dealers notice a leak, they would replace the gasket between the sensor and the delivery pipe and tighten the sensor with the proper torque.
Both the inspection and possible gasket replacement will be done at no extra charge. Toyota will send a safety recall notification – via first class mail -- to owners of covered vehicle once the needed parts have been secured.
For customers seeking detailed information over the safety recall is, they could contact Lexus Customer Satisfaction at 1-800-25 LEXUS or 1-800-255-3987 or visit www.lexus.com/recall.
On the other hand, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has disclosed another recall -- this time covering 1.3 million vehicles around the world – to fix another condition on a different fuel delivery pipe and a high pressure fuel pump check valve. Vehicles sold in North America were excluded from TMC's recall announcement.