17,000 Lexus HS 250h being recalled for FUEL LEAK risk

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Old 28 Jun 2010, 04:29 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Toyota Motor Corp. plans to recall 17,000 Lexus HS 250h vehicles from
model year 2010 after discovering excess fuel leakage during
government rear-impact crash tests.

It is the latest safety setback for the world's largest automaker.

Toyota discovered the fuel leakage while striking the vehicle from the
rear at about 50 mph during annual federal safety tests. The fuel
leakage, which exceeds allowable federal limits, can lead to fires,
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a posting
on its Web site.

The automaker has not identified a remedy for the problem, nor has it
determined when the safety recall will begin, the NHTSA posting

During development of the 2010 Lexus HS hybrid, the company conducted
similar tests and found no fuel leakage problems, Toyota said.

“Lexus is currently working to identify the reason for the different
test results and the cause of this noncompliance,” the company said
in a statement. Lexus dealers have also suspended sales of the

Toyota has recalled 10.6 million vehicles world-wide since November,
company spokesman Brian Lyons has said.

The recalls cover more than a half-dozen separate safety issues,
including sudden acceleration, braking, and steering.


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Old 28 Jun 2010, 06:41 pm   #2 (permalink)
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So you go out and get one of these kudzu burners. And it is a great
little car. Except when you get it moving, it has a tendency to keep
on going - FAST ! So with all the screaming and fainting, you finaly
get it stopped. But then the semi truck comes along and plows into the
rear end of it. And BOOM !!!!! FIREBALL !!!!!!! Love it - gotta run
right out and buy one today! And don't forget that if you fail to stop
it, and you run head on into someone, you will be protected more than
the other car, unless it is a BMW. Oh well ... everyone has to die
sometime !

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