Toyota to recall 17,000 Lexus hybrids over fuel spills during crash tests

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Friday, June 25, 2010

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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.

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June 26, 2010: 12:21 am

Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, has attempted to rebound from a series of recalls tied to reports of unintended acceleration and other defects.

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