Another big recall for Toyota. This time the car maker is recalling a total of 245,000 Lexus IS and GS vehicles in the U.S.because of a possible problem with the fuel pressure sensor installation.
The models affected by the recall are the 2006-2007 GS 300 and GS 350, the 2006-09 IS 250, and the 2006-08 IS 350.
From the Chicago Tribune:
Insufficient tightening of the fuel pressure sensor, which is connected to some engine fuel delivery pipes that have nickel-phosphorus plating, may cause the pressure sensor to loosen. If this happens, fuel could leak past a gasket that’s used in the connection between the sensor and the fuel delivery pipe. It could also leak through the threaded part of the sensor.
To remedy the problem, Lexus dealers will inspect recalled cars for fuel leakage. If no leakage is found, they will tighten the fuel pressure sensor. If a leak is found, the gasket between the sensor and fuel delivery pipe will be replaced and the sensor will be tightened. There will be no charge for the inspection or gasket replacement.
Owners of recalled vehicles will be notified by Toyota once it has obtained the necessary parts. For more info, owners can call Lexus at 800-255-3987 or go to http://www.lexus.com/recall.
Recall alert: 245,000 Lexus IS, GS cars [Chicago Tribune]