Toronto, Ontario – Toyota Canada will conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 11,700 Lexus vehicles for a fuel pressure sensor that could potentially loosen and cause a fuel leak.
The recall affects certain 2006-2007 Lexus GS300 and GS350 models; 2006-2009 Lexus IS250 models; and 2006-2008 Lexus IS350 models sold in Canada. No other Toyota, Lexus or Scion models are involved in this recall.
Due to insufficient tightening of the fuel pressure sensor connected to certain engine fuel delivery pipes, there is a possibility that the pressure sensor could loosen over time. If this happens, fuel could leak past a gasket used in the connection and through the threaded portion of the sensor.
Lexus dealers will inspect the vehicle and if no leakage is found, will tighten the sensor with the proper torque. If a fuel leak is confirmed, the gasket between the sensor and delivery pipe will be replaced and the sensor will be tightened. The inspection and repair will be conducted at no charge.
Owners of affected vehicles will receive notification by mail in February. Those with questions can contact a local Lexus dealership, visit Lexus or call 1-800-265-3987.