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Lexus image bruised by worldwide recall

Return to seller: Almost a thousand Lexus are being recalled in Australia.

More than a quarter of a million Lexus models recalled to fix faulty fuel lines

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LEXUS is recalling 264,000 cars worldwide, including 927 vehicles in Australia.

The action represents another blow to the Toyota group’s reputation of seemingly unshakeable reliability after a series of recent recalls.

Toyota has recalled more than two million vehicles worldwide in the past year or so.

This latest recall covers IS250 and GS300 models and relates to fuel lines that could crack and leak.

In Australia the recall covers IS250 models built between August 31, 2005 and November 10, 2005 and GS300 models produced between December 21, 2004 and October 27, 2005.

According to the official recall notice, the defect is explained as follows: “During the manufacture of two fuel pipes located on the engine's fuel delivery manifold, high stress areas may have been created in the pipes.”“Combined with other factors such as continual high fuel pressure pulsations and the presence of natural corrosive agents in the fuel a fracture may form over time.”

Lexus Australia will contact owners affected by the recall.

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