Toyota to recall 17,000 Lexus hybrids over fuel spills during crash testsBy AP
Friday, June 25, 2010
Toyota to recall Lexus hybrid over fuel spills
WASHINGTON — Toyota say it is recalling 17,000 Lexus luxury hybrids after testing showed that fuel can spill during a rear end crash.
Toyota says tests conducted for the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration found that fuel leaked during a rear impact crash on a 2010 HS250h sedan.
The company says its own tests have not shown any spillage, but says it still plans to issue a recall. It is notifying dealers to stop selling the car but says it has no fix yet.
Toyota has recalled more than 8.5 million vehicles in the past year over safety concerns.