Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, is facing yet another widespread recall. A fuel-pressure sensor in many 2006 to 2009 Lexus GS300, GS350, IS250 and IS350 models is prone to loosening over time, which could cause a fuel leak. Most of the vehicles recalled were sold in Japan, but at least 12,000 are in Canada. This recall comes after more than 13 million cars required repair since Nov. 2008 when it recalled millions of vehicles over a gas pedal defects that caused “unintended acceleration.” As many as 89 deaths resulted from the fault, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Toyota was fined more than $48 million for its failure to warn the public after it learned of the potential problem.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011