November 29, 2007

Toyota announces safety recall on Lexus models in U.S.

Torrance, California – Toyota Motor Sales USA has announced it will launch a safety recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to recall approximately 34,400 2006 Lexus GS 300, IS 250 and IS 350 models.

A possible crack may form over time in two specific fuel pipes in the engine compartment in the affected models. The condition only affects certain 2006 model-year vehicles.

The condition is due to high-stress areas that may have been created in two specific fuel pipes in the engine compartment due to the manufacturing process. Combined with other factors such as corrosive agents in the fuel, a crack may form that could lead to fuel leakage. The company says that one case has been reported, with no related incident.

Toyota will notify owners of the involved vehicles with a recall notification in early December 2007. Currently no recall has been indicated for Canadian vehicles.

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