Toyota is recalling nearly 1.7 million vehicles, continuing its pattern of various recalls over the past couple years.
Toyota announced Wednesday it is recalling 280,000 Lexus cars, of which 255,000 of them were sold in North America and 10,000 in Europe. It blamed the recall on issues from a "improper installation of a sensor to measure fuel pressure may cause the sensor to loosen as a result of engine vibration over time, and possibly cause fuel leakage," according to news reports .
The vehicles included in the recall are:
- 2006 through 2007 Lexus GS300/350
- 2006 through early 2008 Lexus IS350 sold in the U.S.
As a North Charleston car accident attorney, , it's disappointing to see yet another Toyota recall. I urge drivers who own the recalled car model to have the problem fixed as soon as possible. Lexus dealers said they will "inspect the vehicles for fuel leakage and will tighten the fuel pressure sensor with the proper torque, if nothing is leaking. If a leak is confirmed, the gasket between the sensor and the delivery pipe will be replaced."
The recall is the latest problem for Toyota, which recalled of more than 8.5 million vehicles earlier this year for multiple issues, which has damaged its reputation for quality.
If you have been injured as a result of a recalled vehicle, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .