Toyota Recall Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall of Lexus Models Jan 26 2011

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Toyota Recall Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Lexus Models Jan 26 2011 in North America and a Separate one for Non North American Cars

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., for Toyota Recall, and today, January 26, 2011 announced that it is conducting a voluntary Safety Recall involving approximately 245,000 2006 through 2007 Lexus GS300/350, 2006 through early 2009 Lexus IS250, and 2006 through early 2008 Lexus IS350 vehicles sold in the U.S. to inspect the fuel pressure sensor installation.

Due to insufficient tightening of the fuel pressure sensor connected to certain engine fuel delivery pipes (those with Nickel Phosphorus plating), there is a possibility that the pressure sensor could loosen over time. If loosening occurs, fuel could leak past a gasket used in the connection between the sensor and the delivery pipe and through the threaded portion of the sensor.

Lexus dealers will inspect the vehicle for fuel leakage and if no leakage is found, will tighten the fuel pressure sensor with the proper torque. If a fuel leak is confirmed, the gasket between the sensor and the delivery pipe will be replaced and the sensor will be tightened with the proper torque. The inspection and possible gasket replacement will be conducted at no charge to the vehicle owner.

Owners of the involved vehicles will receive a safety recall notification by first class mail once the parts that may be needed have been obtained. Lexus will also post this information on its website. Detailed information about this recall is available through Lexus Customer Satisfaction at 1-800-25 LEXUS or 1-800-255-3987 or at Toyota Recall

Below you’ll find answers to some of your questions.

1. What is the condition?
2. Are there any warnings that this condition has occurred?
3. What is Lexus going to do?
4. Is the repair covered by warranty? Will I have to pay any money out of pocket for this repair?
5. How long will it take for the dealer to inspect my vehicle?
6. What should owners do if they experience the condition, or have immediate concerns about their vehicle?

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today also announced a separate recall involving 1.3 million vehicles worldwide to remedy a different condition on a different fuel delivery pipe and a high pressure fuel pump check valve. This separate Toyota recall announcement does not involve vehicles sold in North America.

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