TORONTO, ON., (October 15, 2014) – Toyota Canada Inc., plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 18,949 Lexus vehicles including 2007 through 2010 Model Year LS; 2008 through 2010 Model Year LS Hybrid; 2006 through 2010 Model Year GS; 2007 through 2010 Model Year GS Hybrid; 2006 through 2010 Model Year IS; 2010 Model Year IS C; and 2008 through 2011 Model Year IS F vehicles.
In the involved vehicles, the fuel delivery pipes in the engine compartment were manufactured with a plating to protect against corrosion. Some of the pipes could have been produced with plating particles on the gasket seating surface where the fuel pressure sensor is installed. In this condition, the sealing property of the gasket seated between the pressure sensor and the pipe could become degraded. During vehicle operation, fuel could leak past the gasket. In the presence of an ignition source, this could increase the risk of a vehicle fire.
Toyota is not aware of any fires, crashes, injuries or fatalities caused by this condition. Owners of the vehicles involved will receive a notification by mail. Lexus dealerships will repair the gasket seating surface of the fuel delivery pipe where the fuel pressure sensor is installed, replace the gasket with a new one, and re-install the fuel pressure sensor at no cost to Lexus guests.
Information is available to Lexus guests by calling 1-800-26-LEXUS (1-800-265-3987).
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in Canada, Toyota has sold over 4.6 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 285 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada which build popular Canadian vehicles: Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid and just celebrated production of its 6 millionth vehicle.