DECEMBER 2014: LEXUS RECALLS SOME IS, GS AND LS MODELS TO CORRECT FUEL DELIVERY PIPE ISSUE
Recall affects 2,972 SA-registered Lexus IS250, IS250C, IS-F, LC460 and LS600 models
No reports of any accidents or injuries relating to this issue
All cars affected remain safe to drive
Lexus has recently announced a recall for some of its IS, GS and LS models to correct an issue with the fuel delivery pipe. The recall affects 2,972 SA-registered cars, among a total of about 759,000 worldwide. The models affected are IS 250, IS 250 C, IS F, LS 600 and LS 460, manufactured between August 2007 and June 2010. Lexus has identified the issue through its worldwide field report quality checks; there have been no reported accidents or injuries linked to the issue.
Lexus recalls are in line with the company’s core commitment to delivering the highest standards of safety and quality to its customers.
The issue concerns the fuel delivery pipe which feeds fuel to the engine’s fuel injectors. Lexus has found that some pipes may have been produced with particles of the plating on the surface of the gasket seating where the fuel pressure sensor is located. This may cause the gasket seating to degrade between the fuel pressure sensor and the fuel delivery pipe, creating the risk of a leak. The driver may be alerted to the problem by the smell of fuel while driving, or on leaving the vehicle.
Lexus is recalling the vehicles affected to check and replace the affected components as required. Vehicle owners will be contacted by Lexus within the coming weeks by post or telephone and asked to make an appointment to bring their car to their nearest Lexus Dealership. The work will take one to three hours to complete and will be carried out free of charge.
Customers can check whether their vehicle is affected using the registration look-up function linked to below.
Lexus recall lookup
If owners require additional information they can contact the Lexus Recall Helpline on 0800 220 000 or login to My Lexus.