Passenger car – fuel pipe

Recall published
2007-12-03
Brand
Product title
Passenger car – fuel pipe
Product description
The recall concerns 2004 and 2005 model year LEXUS IS250 and GS300 vehicles. VIS :- IS250: 00001015-00003003, 02000011-02006199, 05000019-05006048.- GS300: 00001011-00001019, 05000014-05028535.
Risk
This product poses a risk of fire because in a section of the fuel line located in the engine compartment of the subject vehicles, due to the improper orientation of the fuel line’s seam weld during a bending operation in fabrication, there is a possibility that stress at the seam weld location may become high, causing a small crack to develop as a result of the action of small amounts of corrosive ingredients in the fuel. If the vehicle is continuously operated in this condition, the crack on the fuel line may expand as a result of fuel pressure fluctuation and, in the worst case, fuel could leak from the fuel line.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
Passenger cars, models IS250 and GS300.
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Fire
Country of origin
Japan
RAPEX Reference
1301/07
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Greece

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