New Car Buying NewsThe latest in new car news and safety information

Toyota Recalls 17,000 Lexus HS 250h Sedans

by Tim Truby (Jun 28, 2010)

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 17,000 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrids after a government report warned of potential safety issues. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported on June 25th that a rear-end collision might cause a fuel leak that "could result in a fire." In addition to the recall, Toyota has temporarily stopped the sale of all 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrids.

The NHTSA report stated that in rear-end collisions at 50 mph, fuel spillage from the sedan exceeded federal regulations. Lexus is currently investigation the problem and said in a press release:

"At the present time, Lexus has not identified a remedy to address this issue, but it is working hard to do so promptly and will notify owners as soon as one is developed."

Once Toyota has developed a solution, HS owners will be able to bring their cars to the dealership for the fix.

Ready to Buy?

Get an Internet Price Quote without visiting the dealer.
  • Multiple Quotes
  • Internet-based Discounts
  • No Cost, No Hassle Negotiation
Enter Your ZIP:  

Car Buying Tools has everything you need to help you find your next new car:

  • Car Chooser: This interactive tool lets you compare up to four new cars at a time.
  • Rebate Center: Find the latest rebates and incentives on any car you want.
  • Car Buying Guide: A fun and informative step-by-step guide to buying a new car.