Toyota Recalling 1.7 Million Vehicles Because Of Fuel Leaks

Posted Jan 28, 2011

Last year Toyota had a record number of recalls in 2010. Its only the beginning of 2011 and now Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles across the globe. The reason of the recall is because there are defects in the fuel system caused by insufficient tightening of a fuel pressure sensor that connects to an engine fuel delivery pipe. Over time, the pressure sensor may loosen and leak fuel out of a gasket used to connect the sensor and the pipe. The recalls include the Avensis sedan, station wagon models across Europe, and a dozen different models in Japan. The U.S. models affected by the recalled include the 2006 through 2007 Lexus GS300 and GS350 models, 2006 through early 2009 IS250 models, and 2006 through early 2008 IS350 sedans. Dealers will determine whether a leak has developed.