Here we go again: Toyota recalls nearly 1.7 million vehicles worldwide


Just when things seemed to be getting better for Toyota, here is some more recall news from the automaker. The company announced that it is recalling nearly 1.7 million vehicles around the world over various problems that may cause fuel leaks.

In the United States, Toyota has announced a voluntary Safety Recall involving approximately 245,000 2006 through 2007 Lexus GS300/350, 2006 through early 2009 Lexus IS250, and 2006 through early 2008 Lexus IS350 vehicles sold in the U.S. to inspect the fuel pressure sensor installation.

Toyota said:

Due to insufficient tightening of the fuel pressure sensor connected to certain engine fuel delivery pipes (those with Nickel Phosphorus plating), there is a possibility that the pressure sensor could loosen over time. If loosening occurs, fuel could leak past a gasket used in the connection between the sensor and the delivery pipe and through the threaded portion of the sensor.

Lexus dealers will inspect the recalled units for fuel leakage and if no leakage is found, it will tighten the fuel pressure sensor. If a leak is detected, the gasket between the sensor and the delivery pipe will be replaced and the sensor will be tightened.

Lexus owners can contact the Lexus Customer Satisfaction at 1-800-25 LEXUS or 1-800-255-3987 or at

Globally, Toyota is recalling 1.3 million vehicles to fix a different issue on a different fuel delivery pip and high pressure fuel pump check valve.

– By: Omar Rana