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Toyota Announces Recall of 1.7M Vehicles, U.S. Lexus Brands Affected

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Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday the recall of 1.7 million vehicles worldwide.

The announcement involves recalls for three problems. Toytoa said that 245,000 Lexus brand sedans in the U.S. and 10,000 in Europe are being recalled for improper installation of a fuel pressure sensor. Company officials say the sensor could vibrate loose and cause fuel to leak into the engine compartment of the vehicles. More than 1.3 million vehicles worldwide have a leak issue involving a "different fuel delivery pipe and a high pressure fuel pump check valve," Toyota said in the announcement.

The vehicles affected by the recall in the U.S. are:

– 2006-07 Lexus GS300/350 sedans
– 2006-09 Lexus IS250 sedans
– 2006-early 2008 Lexus IS350 sedans

Toyota has received 75 complaints in North America about the defective vehicles, and around 140 in Japan. The company says it has not received any reports of accidents or deaths related to these problems.

U.S. dealers will examine vehicles for leaks and replace the sensor gaskets and fuel delivery lines.

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