Welcome to 2011: Toyota announces recall of 245,000 Lexus vehicles

2006 Lexus IS 350

How’s this to ring in the new year?  245,000 Lexus vehicles in the US are being recalled, due to faulty installation of the fuel pressure sensor.  The recall includes a mix of 2006-2009 IS and GS models, detailed after the jump.  No mention of fires, which usually accompany a recall of this sort, but fuel leakage is no laughing matter regardless of whether or not it leads to a fire.

Click past the jump for a better description of the problem, a table of recalled vehicles, Toyota’s press release and Customer FAQ.

The problem stems from a loose installation of the fuel pressure sensor, which over time, may loosen some more, leading to a fuel leak at the connection point between the sensor and the fuel line.

2006 Lexus GS 300

Toyota will be mailing out the recall notices to affected owners once they’ve gathered the needed parts.  The inspection/fix will involve checking the connection, and if no leak is found, then the proper tightening will take place.  If a leak is found, the gasket between the fuel line and the sensor will be replaced and the sensor will be tightened to the proper torque specification.

The fix will take between one and three hours, depending on if the gasket needs to be replaced, at no charge to Lexus customers.

The list of vehicles being recalled includes:

Model Year
GS 300 2006, 2007
GS 350 2006, 2007
IS 250 2006, 2007, 2008, early 2009
IS 350 2006, 2007, early 2008

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by John Suit

Source: Toyota

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