Toyota Recall 2011: About 1.7 million cars worldwide due to technical problems leading to fuel leak

By on Jan 26, 2011 in Automobile, Business, Travel, World Comments

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced on Wednesday a voluntary safety recall to about 1.7 million cars with different models sold worldwide, due to possible fuel leak.

According to a press release by Toyota dated January 26, 2011, this latest recall involves 245,000 cars sold in the US , 2006 ~ 2007 Lexus GS300/350, 2006 ~ 2008 Lexus IS350, and 2006 ~ early 2009 Lexus IS250 vehicles.

2009 Lexus IS250
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Apparently, the fuel pressure sensor was not tightened sufficiently, which is connected to certain engine fuel delivery pipes (with Nickel Phosphorus plating), and may later cause the pressure sensor to be loosen. If that occurs, a fuel leak is likely to occur.

With that, Lexus dealers will check the car for fuel leak and will tightened the fuel pressure sensor if no fuel leak was found. But if there is fuel leak, the gasket between the sensor and the delivery pipe will be replaced and the sensor will be tightened accordingly; with free of charge.

Toyota said that Lexus owners affected by this recall will be receiving a notification by first class mail as soon as the replacement part will be available.

For more information, customers are being advised to contact Lexus Customer Satisfaction at 1-800-25 LEXUS or 1-800-255-3987, or visit the company’s official website at or at

Meanwhile, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) also announced a separate recall that involves about 1.3 million vehicles worldwide except those sold to North America. This is to check and repair if needed, their fuel delivery pipe and high pressure fuel pump check valve.

According to the international news sites, also on Wednesday, about 135,000 Avensis sedans sold in Europe will be recalled due to possible fuel systems failure.

Reports also revealed that Toyota Japan will also recall about 1.28 million units affecting about 26 different models, which includes Voxy, Noah, Isis minivans, RAV4 sport- utility vehicles, Crown, and others. All of them has various defects that may eventually cause fuel leakage.

Toyota told the news that their office has received multiple complaints, but there were no injuries so far.

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