Toyota Motor Corporation announced Wednesday a massive global recall today of nearly 1.7 million cars.
The voluntary recall is due to improper installation of a fuel pressure sensor. The sensor could vibrate loose, causing fuel to leak into the vehicles’ engine compartments. The recall affects more than 1.3 million Japan market vehicles, but also 255,000 of its luxury Lexus brand sedans in the U.S. and 10,000 in Europe. The vehicles affected in the U.S. are:
Toyota says it has recieved 75 complaints in North America and more than 140 in Japan. The company has not received any reports of accidents or deaths relate to the fuel sensor.
Toyota dealers will inspected affected cars for leaks and replace sensor gaskets and lines. In vehicles where no leak is discovered, the sensor will be re-torqued.
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