As a result of customer feedback in other markets worldwide, Lexus today announced it would recall a number of its IS 250 models in the UK to carry out modifications to their fuel systems.
It is working with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) to contact registered owners and keepers by letter to advise them of the procedure for taking their vehicle to an authorised Lexus repairer for the necessary repair work to be done.
The issue affecting certain Lexus IS 250 petrol engine models, produced between August 2007 and February 2009, is related to the fuel pressure sensor. Due to possible insufficient tightening, the fuel pressure sensor could loosen and in very rare cases fuel could leak.
There have been no reports of accidents related to this condition.
The repair involves retightening the fuel pressure sensor. If the fuel is leaking, the repair will involve replacing the fuel pressure sensor gasket. The job will take approximately one hour to complete, or three hours if the gasket needs to be replaced, at no cost to the customer.
Approximately 3,100 UK registered Lexus IS 250 vehicles are affected by this recall. IS 250C models are not affected.
Belinda Poole, Director Lexus UK, said, “We are committed to putting the customer first and have a total focus on the quality of all our products. We will liaise with our customers to carry out the repair procedures as efficiently as possible, with minimal disruption.”
If you would like more information, or you are concerned about whether your UK-registered IS 250 is affected, please click here to contact Lexus UK.
Update 09:40am GMT, 26/01/11: An online VIN look-up facility is now available – please click here to check whether your IS 250 is affected.