Toyota issued yet another major recall on its Lexus models. The latest Toyota Lexus recall involves 17,000 Lexus luxury hybrids or the 2010 HS250h Sedan. In addition to that Toyota Lexus had also notified all dealers that selling of the model will be temporarily stopped until a fix had been made.
The recall was brought about when the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration found that fuel leaked during a rear impact crash on a 2010 HS250h sedan. Despite the fact that Toyota's own test does not reveal this problem they have abide and made the necessary recall arrangements.
Mark Templin, Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager issued an official statement, June 25, 2010 regarding the Lexus recall:
"We want to assure our customers that their safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. We take the NHTSA’s test results very seriously and appreciate the NHTSA bringing its concerns to our attention. Our engineers conducted similar testing during the development of the new HS 250h and the vehicle performed safely. While we are investigating and vigorously working to understand the different test results, we have stopped delivery of the involved vehicles. As soon as the issue is better understood and/or a remedy is developed, we will contact every owner."
Since November 2009 the company had recalled more than 8.5 million vehicles. The main consideration of the previous recalls includes an unintended acceleration on several models and then later on a problem with pedal entrapment.
Many consumers are worried that the quality of Toyota Lexus model cars are declining during the past years and they are thinking of switching to another car company due to safety considerations.
For those who are affected by the latest Toyota Lexus recall or have questions or concerns, they are advised to contact their local Lexus dealer or Lexus Customer Satisfaction at 1-800-25LEXUS or 1-800-255-3987.