Toyota Recalls 1.7 Million Cars Worldwide

January 26, 2011

The Toyota Motor Corporation announced today that it will recall more than 1.7 million vehicles due to potentially faulty parts, including defective fuel devices. Though no injuries or accidents have been reported, the automaker is recalling 1.3 million Japanese vehicles and 421,000 vehicles from North American, Europe, and other markets, including 245,000 Lexus models sold in the United States. No Toyota models sold in the U.S. are involved in this recall at this time.

The recall was issued because the sensor that measures fuel pressure was installed incorrectly. Over time, engine vibration may loosen the sensor and cause a fuel leak, which is a potential fire hazard. Dealers will inspect the vehicles for fuel leakage and if a leak is discovered, dealers will replace the gasket between the sensor and the delivery pipe. If a leak is not found, they will tighten the fuel pressure sensor with the proper torque.

Owners will be notified of the recall by mail. For more information, visit or call Lexus Customer Satisfaction at 1-800-255-3987.



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