Toyota Motor Sales Announces Safety Recall Campaign On Selected 2006 Lexus GS And IS 250/350 Models

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11/28/2007 Torrance, CA -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., will launch a Safety Recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The campaign involves approximately 34,400 2006 Lexus GS 300 (2WD and AWD), IS 250 (2WD and AWD) and IS 350 models. A possible crack may form over time in two specific fuel pipes in the engine compartment in the affected models. This condition only affects certain 2006 model year IS 250/350 and GS 300 vehicles.

2008 Lexus IS 350 (not included in safety recall)2008 Lexus IS 350 (not included in safety recall)

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

TMS will notify owners of the involved vehicles with a Safety Recall notification via first class mail beginning in early December 2007. Newly designed fuel pipes will replace the affected fuel pipes at no charge to vehicle owners at any Lexus dealership.

Source: Toyota

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