Lexus has issued a US safety recall of certain GS, LS, and IS models due to potential corrosion of the cars’ fuel delivery pipes. This recall affects a total of 214,500 vehicles.
For the full problem, here’s a direct quote from the release:
The involved vehicles are equipped with aluminum fuel delivery pipes (fuel rails). Lexus has determined that ethanol fuels with low moisture content will corrode the internal surface of the fuel rails. As this condition progresses the engine malfunction light (MIL) may illuminate. Over time, the corrosion will create a pinhole resulting in fuel leakage. SSC 9LA will be launched to replace the Fuel Delivery Pipes in the affected vehicles.
All customer inquires should be directed to the Lexus Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-255-3987.
Here are the year ranges:
- 2006-2007 GS 300/350
- 2006-2008 IS 250/350
- 2007-2008 LS 460/460L
For the full Special Service Campaign text, check out this Club Lexus thread.
Update: To avoid any confusion, it should be noted that recalls are a proactive measure on the part of car manufacturers, and that it’s highly unlikely that driving an affected car is dangerous. All you have to do is await your notice in the mail and bring your vehicle in for repair. (Generally, repair time for this recall is only a couple hours.)