The Japanese based automaker Lexus has officially announced a new recall for approximately 423, 000 units because of a possible fire risk.
According to the car manufacturer, owners of about 423,000 Lexus vehicles will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a possible fire risk. The company says that the seal between the fuel pressure sensor and the fuel line might be compromised because of the “plating particles” on gasket seating surfaces. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasn’t posted anything on the subject for the moment so it is unknown how many complaints have been received or if anyone was injured because of this issue.
The affected Lexus vehicles include the 2006 to 2011 IS and GS, the 2007 to 2010 LS, the 2010 IS C and the 2008 to 2010 IS F. The carmaker says that all versions and all engines, including the hybrid trims, the V8s and the V6s will be affected by this recall. The 423,000 units affected in the United States are part of three separate global recalls issued by Toyota which are affecting no less than 1.67 million cars. The dealers will be replacing the gasket, will be refinishing the surface where this is sitting and they will be reinstalling the fuel pressure sensor. For more details on this recall, owners should contact their local Toyota / Lexus representative.