Toyota has recalled nearly 1.7 million cars worldwide for fuel leaks. This is the latest in an increasing number of quality problems for the automaker. Toyota’s latest recalls are mostly in Japan, but they also include the IS and GS Lexus luxury models sold in North America, where the world’s number one automaker faces the biggest obstacles to winning back customer trust.
One of the problems Toyota has announced in the recall is that an improper installation of a sensor to measure fuel pressure may cause the sensor to loosen as a result of engine vibration over time, and may possibly cause fuel leakage, according to the company. That problem also affects 280,000 Lexus cars sold abroad, 255,000 of them in North America and 10,000 in Europe. Included under that recall are the 2006 through 2007 Lexus GS300/350, 2006 through early 2009 Lexus IS250, and 2006 through early 2008 Lexus IS350 sold in the U.S. The very same problem was also found in the Crown and Mark X models sold in Japan. The second problem, which affects 141,000 Avensis sedans and station wagons sold in Europe and New Zealand was caused by irregular work on the fuel pipe, which may cause cracks and fuel leakage, according to Toyota. The problem was also found in 16 models sold in Japan, including the Noah subcompact, RAV4 sport-utility vehicle and Wish cars. Toyota also recalled 6,000 trucks made by group company Daihatsu Motor Co., which were sold under the Toyota brand in Japan, for a problem with a metal part attaching a spare tire to the bottom of the truck. It appears the tire could come loose and fall on the road.
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