• Bloomberg


Toyota Motor Corp. recalled more than 400,000 Lexus vehicles in the United States because of the risk of fire caused by fuel leaks.

The recall covers certain models from 2006 through 2011, according to documents posted Saturday to the website of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The automaker said that in some cases fuel could leak past a gasket and, near an ignition source, increase the risk of a fire.

Toyota said it will “repair the gasket seating surface of the fuel delivery pipe where the fuel pressure sensor is installed, replace the gasket with a new one, and re-install the fuel pressure sensor with the proper tightening torque.”

When news of the recall first surfaced last month, the automaker said it wasn’t aware of any fires, crashes, injuries or fatalities.

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