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Toyota recalls older Lexus units due to possible fuel leak

Posted on November 6, 2014 10:32 am under Automotive Defects

Last month, Toyota initiated a worldwide recall of some of its older Lexus models after learning about faulty gasket seating that may leak fuel and cause fire.

According to a report by USA Today, 423,000 Lexus cars in the U.S. are being recalled after the company found out that a compromised gasket along the fuel delivery pipes in the engine compartment may leak fuel and cause fire. The company stated that the car’s fuel delivery pipes were coated with plating to prevent corrosion. However, plating particles may come into the surface of a gasket where a fuel pressure sensor is installed, which could weaken the seal and cause fuel leakage.

The company said the defective gasket of the recalled vehicles will be replaced with a new one.

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