Lexus recalls 115,000 cars for potential fuel leak

June 29, 2018

Owners of certain Lexus models should be on the lookout for a recall notice in early August.

This week, Toyota Motor North America announced it would recall certain Lexus models including 2006-2013 Lexus IS 350 sedans, 2010-2014 Lexus IS 350C convertibles, 2007-2011 Lexus GS 350 mid-size sedans, and GS 450h vehicles.

Altogether,115,000 vehicles are subject to the recall in the U.S.

All of the involved vehicles are equipped with a particular 3.5-liter V-6 engine. According to Lexus, the diaphragm material in the fuel pulsation dampers in that engine may harden over time and crack, causing fuel to leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a vehicle fire.

The recall is separate, but similar, to a recall announced earlier this year that affected the 2018 Toyota Camry—which also uses a similar 3.5-liter V-6—for a fuel leak.

Lexus dealers will replace the fuel delivery pipe with a new one containing improved pulsation dampers for free. The safety recall notices can be presented at any Lexus dealer.

For the most up-to-date safety recall information on Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles, customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting and enter the Vehicle Identification Number.

Safety recall inquiry by individual VIN is also available at the NHTSA site:

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