Japanese car maker Toyota is recalling 423,000 Lexus units sold in the U.S. for a faulty gasket that may leak fuel and cause fire, a report by USA Today stated on Wednesday, October 15.

The affected models are 2007 to 2010 LS sedan, 2006 to 2011 GS sedan, 2006 to 2011 IS compact, 2010 IS C, and 2008 to 2010 IS-F. The automaker stated that fuel delivery pipes in the engine compartment are coated with anti-corrosive plating. However, particles from the plating may find its way into the gasket where the fuel pressure sensor is located. This condition may weaken the gasket sealing between the fuel pressure sensor and the fuel pipes, potentially causing the fuel to leak near the engine and cause fire.

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