Lexus Recalls 214,500 LS, IS and GS Models
“Lexus has determined that some ethanol fuels with a low moisture content may corrode the internal surface of the fuel delivery pipes. If this condition occurs, the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) in the combination meter may illuminate. Over time, the corrosion may create a pinhole in the fuel delivery pipes resulting in fuel leakage,” Lexus detailed the glitch in a press statement.
“On certain vehicles, high stress areas may have been created in two specific fuel pipes located in the engine compartment. Combined with other factors such as the presence of corrosive agents in fuel, a crack may form over time leading to fuel leakage from the fuel lines. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire,” the NHTSA notification reads.
Obviously, Lexus' authorized dealerships will replace the affected components free of charge, with the recalls expected to begin in the next few weeks. “Owners are requested to contact their local Lexus dealer for diagnosis and repair at no charge,” Lexus explained in the statement.