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Lexus IS and GS Recalled for Fire Risk

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By Jeff S. Bartlett, Consumer Reports

Toyota has announced that it is recalling approximately 115,000 Lexus convertibles and sedans in the U.S. because there's a risk that a fuel leak could lead to a fire.

In August, the automaker will notify owners of IS and GS cars equipped with six-cylinder engines that their vehicle has been recalled.

The problem is in the fuel-injection system, where a seal may harden and crack over time, allowing gasoline to leak. Toyota explains that such a leak near an ignition source creates a fire risk.
The Details

Vehicles recalled: 2006-2013 IS 350, 2010-2014 IS 350C, and 2007-2011 GS 350 and GS 450h.

The problem: Potential fuel leak creates a fire risk.

The fix: Lexus dealers will replace the fuel delivery pipe with an improved one at no cost to customers.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners can check their vehicle’s status by going to and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). And they can reach the Lexus Guest Experience Center at 800-255-3987.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: Plug in the 17-digit VIN at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website. It will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

CR members can stay up-to-date on their car recalls using our Car Recall Tracker.
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Lexus IS and GS Recalled for Fire Risk
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