Lexis issued a recall for the 2010 Lexus HS250h hybrids. The problem that led to the Lexus HS250h recall is a problem we typically see rarely outside of the movies: an exploding or burning car. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that Lexus HS250h failed to meet its fuel leakage standard in crash tests. Left unanswered: why this Lexus was allowed on the market in the first place. On this, eyes turn to both Lexus and the NHTSA.
Eyes are also turning to Toyota/Lexus. At parties and such when people ask about Toyota/Lexus, I have maintained that Toyota puts out a pretty good car. But these recalls are wearing me down and making that position much harder to maintain.