Lexus Recalls Over 17,000 Vehicles in the UK

The British division of Lexus announced two voluntary recalls in the UK, and it is working with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) to contact registered owners about the problem. The recall refers to the IS, GS and RX models.

First off, there will be about 15,400 IS, GS and RX models built between February 2003 and November 2005 affected by the first safety notice, in regards to a problem with the brake master cylinder.

It appears that the seal between the brake master cylinder and the brake booster may turn in its seat, causing brake fluid to leak into the brake booster. The repair involves the replacement of a small seal and a check for any fluid contamination in the brake booster, and will take about two hours to complete.

Secondly, there is also an issue with the fuel pump on GS 300 models built between September 2004 and February 2006 that affects 2,081 cars. According to Lexus, the expansion and contraction of the fuel tank may stretch the fuel pump’s electrical harness. This may lead to a break in the circuit, causing the fuel pump, and so the engine, to stop without warning. The repairs take about three hours.

“We apologize for any inconvenience or concern these recalls may cause our customers. Our Lexus Centres will be liaising with our customers to carry out the recall repair procedures as promptly as possible, with all work undertaken by expertly trained Lexus service personnel,” stated Belinda Poole, Lexus Director.

The automaker says it has no knowledge of accidents caused by either one of these issues, and that the repair works will be conducted at no charge for the customers.
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