Lexus has issued a recall today for a host of problems in the fuel systems of 245,000 vehicles in the United States. The fundamental problem with the fuel system is apparently that the pressure sensor may loosen and cause a fuel leak.
Vehicles subject to the recall include the 2006 through 2007 Lexus GS300/350, the 2006 through early 2009 Lexus IS250, and the 2006 through early 2008 Lexus IS350.
It is hard to know if the quality of Toyota/Lexus has really gone completely downhill or whether they have now just become so gun shy that the announce a recall for everything at the drop of a hat. I can’t tell. But certainly this is yet another blow to a Toyota name that was once synonymous with quality.