Lexus Toyota Fuel Leaks May Cause Vehicle Fires
Defective Fuel Line May Cause Vehicle Fires
The world’s largest automaker, Toyota Motor Corp., recalled 422,509 of its luxury brand Lexus vehicles in the United States because of a possible fuel leak that increases the risk of fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website.
While no injuries or accidents have been reported as a result of this particular issue, it is a hazard to hundreds of thousands of owners and should be addressed immediately by anyone who owns a Lexus built in the years 2006 to 2011.
The models affected are the Lexus LS from the years 2007 to 2010, the Lexus GS from 2006 to 2011 and the Lexus IS from 2006 to 2011.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that fuel could leak where the pressure sensor is attached to the delivery pipe. Should a spark occur in this region, a fire could easily break out, leading to heavy damages and/or risk to passengers.
Toyota has said they are unaware of any fires or accidents occurring as a result of this defect. Motorists are encouraged to report any problems with their vehicle to both the dealership and the proper authorities and, if necessary, speak with an attorney.
What to Do If You Own a Lexus
If you own a Lexus LS, GS or IS from any of the years listed above, you are at risk and should take it to your dealer immediately for inspection. If your car is affected, the dealer will perform the necessary modifications to ensure you are not a victim of a car fire or accident as a result of this issue.
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