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Lexus HS250h Recall 10V285000

Possible Fuel Leak After a Vehicle Crash

Recall Details

All vehicles undergo crash testing and must meet federal standards. Fuel leakage from the fuel inlet pipe after the crash testing of this model exceeded the allowable limits. The fuel inlet pipe connects the gas cap area to the fuel tank. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will install a newly designed protector for the fuel filler inlet pipe to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

It was determined during vehicle crash testing that fuel leakage after a crash exceeded acceptable limits.

What Should You Do?

Toyota will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning August 9, 2010. There are no symptoms related to this recall. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call. 

Engine, August 9, 2010

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
August 9, 2010
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
17,801
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
10V285000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 HS250h LEXUS VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY." WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS ROTATED FOLLOWING A CRASH TEST AS REQUIRED, THE AMOUNT OF FUEL LEAKAGE EXCEEDED THE ALLOWABLE LIMITS.
Consequence
FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy
TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE AFFECTED VEHICLES BY INSTALLING A NEWLY DESIGNED PROTECTOR COMPONENT FOR THE FUEL FILLER INLET PIPE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 9, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
Notes
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
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