We hope that our motor vehicle will work well and help to protect us on the roadways. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and sometimes parts of our vehicles fail. Sometimes this can lead to a recall of a vehicle or vehicles that have a part or parts that have a problem that is discovered. Recently, Lexus announced a recall of over 100,000 of their cars worldwide because of a problem with fuel leaks.
The company issued the recall after the discovery that their could be fuel leaks in their vehicles, which could lead to fires. Lexus is a Toyota’s luxury brand. In the recall announcement, Toyota stated that the diaphragm material that had been used in the fuel injection system can harden and crack over time. If this occurs, it is possible for fuel to leak. Leaking fuel has the potential to cause a fire. Although, Toyota has acknowledged this problem with the recall, the company did not release any information on if the problem has caused any fires, motor vehicle accidents or injuries.
This recall affects around 121,000 Lexus cars from all over the world, but the majority of the recalled cars are in the United States. There are quite a few models of the cars included in the recall. The recall includes:
- Certain model year 2006 through 2013 IS350 vehicles
- Model year 2010 through 2014 IS350C vehicles
- Model year 2007 through 2011 GS350 vehicles
- Model year 2007 through 2011 GS450H vehicles
All of the vehicles included in the recall have 3.5 liter V6 engines. Toyota plans to notify owners of the recalled vehicles by early August. Owners of these vehicles will be able to bring them to a Lexus dealership. At the dealership, the fuel delivery pipe will be replaced with a new fuel delivery pipe made from improved parts. The dealerships will do this at no cost to the vehicle owners.