Toyota recalls 11,700 vehicles in Canada
February 3, 2011
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Toyota Canada Inc. says it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 11,700 of its Lexus models sold in Canada to inspect the fuel pressure sensor installation.
According to Toyota Canada, "Due to insufficient tightening of the fuel pressure sensor connected to certain engine fuel delivery pipes, there is a possibility that the pressure sensor could loosen over time. If loosening occurs, fuel could leak past a gasket used in the connection between the sensor and delivery pipe, and through the threaded portion of the sensor."
Lexus dealers will inspect the vehicle for fuel leakage and if no leakage is found, will tighten the fuel pressure sensor with the proper torque. If a fuel leak is confirmed, the gasket between the sensor and the delivery pipe will be replaced and the sensor will be tightened with the proper torque. The inspection and possible gasket replacement will be conducted at no charge to the vehicle owner.
The models involved in the recall include: 2006-2007 Lexus GS300/350, 2006-2009 Lexus IS250 and 2006-2008 Lexus IS350. No other Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles are involved in this recall.
Affected vehicle owners will receive notification of this recall by first class mail in February.
Customers who have any questions are asked to contact their local Lexus dealership, visit www.lexus.ca or contact Lexus in Canada at 1-800-265-3987.