Recall Alert: 2006-08 Lexus IS, GS and LS

08LexusGS Lexus has issued a recall for 214,500 GS, IS and LS vehicles from model years 2006-08, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall is due to corrosion in fuel pipes that can lead to a leak.

Lexus has found that certain ethanol fuels with low moisture content can cause the pipes to rust. This may cause the dashboard indicator lamp to signal a malfunction, but that won't happen in every case, which is why it’s important to have your vehicle checked out. Lexus has contacted owners by email and will replace the affected parts free of charge at its dealerships.

For more information, you can contact Lexus at 800-255-3987 or the NHTSA hotline at 888-327-4236.

By Stephen Markley | January 19, 2009 | Comments (6)

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GR

Toyota is slipping ...

Angelo_Frank

It's that ethanol causing corrosion in the fuel system again.

I wouldn't call it Toyotas problem....as long as you don't put ethanol gas in it they will never corrode. That's why I stay away from that junk. Any new product made to replace something that we have been putting in our cars for over 100 years is bad news. They tried to made it work with existing engines....which is a bad idea.

The NHTSA didn't really say if it was E85 or the regular summer ethanol blend causing the problem. Clearly if you put E85 into a non flexfuel engine it will cause corrosion problems.

D Shatin

Ethanol use in internal combustion engines is ludicrous...driving up the price of food here and around the world to what end??????????

Making certain agribusinesses richer than they already are...does zip for efficiency and after the horse is out of the barn we find out it is corrosive to automotive piping, if in the Lexus likely ubiquitous! Do you'll feel safer now?

Repeal 'ethanol fuel' mandates now!

Erik

Well all the other flex fuel companys seem to be able to manufacture fuel lines that hold up to ethanol just fine. Not to mention ethanol has been in gas how long, and how new is that lexus....

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