Toyota's luxury brand Lexus has issued a recall of over 1.2 lakh cars around the world, a large chunk of which are from the US, due to a potential fuel leak in the engine, which can potentially cause fire.
The recall is associated with the Japanese company’s 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine. This engine is fitted in a wide variety of Lexus vehicles, which include 2006-2013 IS350, 2010-2014 IS350C and 2007-2011 GS350 & GS450h.
The reason behind this recall, according to Lexus, is that ‘the diaphragm material in the fuel pulsation dampers in this engine may harden over time and crack, causing fuel to leak’. Obviously, a fuel leak increases the risk of fire. Lexus so far hasn't revealed if this issue has already caused any problem.
As a fix, Lexus dealers will replace the fuel delivery pipe with a new one, which contains better quality parts. The replacement will be free of cost, of course. Owners of the affected vehicles are said to be notified via emails.
Since Lexus officially entered India only in 2017, and none of the aforementioned cars have ever been officially sold here, it is safe to assume that Indian customers will not be affected by this recall.