TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 245,000 model-year 2006-2007 Lexus GS 300/350, MY 2006-early 2009 Lexus IS 250, and MY 2006-early 2008 Lexus IS 350 vehicles sold in the U.S. to inspect the fuel pressure sensor installation.
Because of insufficient tightening of the fuel pressure sensor connected to certain engine fuel delivery pipes (those with nickel phosphorus plating), the fuel pressure sensor has the potential to 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. If no leakage is found, they will tighten the fuel pressure sensor with the proper torque. But if they find a fuel leak, they will replace the gasket between the sensor and the delivery pipe and tighten the sensor 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 mail once the needed parts are available. Lexus will also post this information on its Web site. For more details, vehicle owners can call Lexus at (800) 255-3987 or visit www.lexus.com/recall.
Toyota 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 Toyota's recall announcement doesn't involve vehicles sold in North America.