Toyota Avensis and Lexus IS 250 Recalled in the UK

The British division of Toyota announced today it has initiated a voluntary recall of the Avensis and Lexus IS 250 models due to a problem with the fuel systems. Specifically, there are approximately 15,500 Avensis and 3,100 Lexus IS 250 UK registered vehicles that are affected by this recall

However, according to Toyota, there have been no reports of accidents related to this condition and no complaints so far.

“We are committed to putting the customer first and have a total focus on the quality of all our products. We will liaise with our customers to carry out the repair procedures as efficiently as possible, with minimal disruption,” Jon Williams, Managing Director of Toyota GB PLC, said in a release.

Taken separately, the issue affects certain Avensis 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre petrol engine models, produced between July 2000 and September 2008.

“The first concern is related to the fuel pipe, where small cracks can potentially develop after a long period of time. The second concern is related to potential insufficient tightening of the fuel pump check valve. In the worst case, these issues may cause fuel to leak,” Toyota says.

As for the Lexus IS 250, certain petrol engine models are affected, produced between August 2007 and February 2009. The issue is related to the fuel pressure sensor. “Due to possible insufficient tightening, the fuel pressure sensor could loosen and in very rare cases fuel could leak,” the company statement reads.

In Avensis’ case, the repair involves replacing the fuel pipe and the fuel pump check valve, while for the Lexus IS 250, it involves retightening the fuel pressure sensor and replacing the fuel pressure sensor gasket. Of course, all repairs will be conducted at no cost to the customer.
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