News: Lexus recalls almost 10,000 cars over fuel pipe problem

Part of 1.67m worldwide recall by Toyota

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LEXUS IS recalling almost 10,000 UK-registered vehicles manufactured between January 2005 and September 2010 to fix a possible fault with their fuel pipes.

The car maker said the fault could cause fuel to leak, though said there had been no reports of any accidents or injuries relating to the problem.

Drivers may be alerted to an issue with their car’s pipes by the smell of fuel while driving or when leaving their car, the company said.

The 9,637 models affected are: IS 250, IS 250 C, IS F, GS 300, GS 460, GS 450h, LS 600h, LS 600hL and LS 460.

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Owners will be contacted by Lexus in the coming weeks and asked to make an appointment to have their car fixed free of charge, work that will take between three and four hours to complete.

The car maker’s action is part of a worldwide recall by Toyota, parent company of Lexus, of 1.67m vehicles.  The fuel-pipe issue affects 759,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, of which only the 9,637 UK-registered Lexus models are affected.

The remaining 911,000 cars, a mix of Toyota and Lexus models, are being recalled for three problems including with the brake master cylinder. No UK-registered Toyota or Lexus vehicles are included in this recall.

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