Toyota is recalling 17,000 units of its 2010 Lexus HS250h hybrid, due to a fuel tank issue. The company will also halt production and sales until a remedy can be found.
During a test conducted by an agency contractor, fuel spillage from the vehicle exceeded federal regulations. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the problem could occur when the car is �Srotated on its longitudinal axis to each successive increment of 90 degrees following an impact crash test.⬝
The problem is currently being investigated by Toyota. By conducting the recall, and the halt to production and sales, Toyota is exercising an immediate response and a high degree of caution. The company was criticized earlier this year for a sluggish response to widely publicized issues with runaway acceleration of various models, and a �Sbrake feel⬝ problem with some its hybrids.
Investigations by Toyota and federal agencies failed to produce evidence of a verifiable or persistent safety problem with acceleration or braking. Since the public scare earlier this year, the story has almost completely vanished from the media.
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