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Lexus And Mercedes Recalls

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It's not been a great week for luxury manufacturers, with both Mercedes and Lexus forced to recall cars due to faults identified in the manufacturing process.

Lexus has issued a recall for nearly 10,000 of its IS, LS and GS models, having identified faults with fuel delivery pipes. Worldwide, the fault could affect 759,000 cars. While Lexus has assured owners that the cars are safe to drive, the faulty component could potentially result in a fuel leak.

The models IS250, IS250C, ISF, GS300, GS460, GS450h, LS600h, LS600hL and the LS460 are involved in the recall if built between January 2005 and September 2010. The CT200h, one of the firm's most popular models, is not included in the recall notice. No accidents have been reported relating to the problem, which was identified by the manufacturer while performing regular quality control procedures.

Owners of the cars involved will be contacted by Lexus and will need to take their vehicles to a nearby dealer to have the problem inspected. The work should take between three and four hours and will, of course, be free of charge. The Lexus website contains further details of which models are affected.

Earlier this week, Mercedes had to issue a recall notice for its C-Class when a problem with the steering system was identified. The recall has been confirmed in the UK by the VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) website. The issue involves 8,145 C-Classes in the UK plus 10,500 in the USA and another 28,000 in Germany. Both saloon and estate models may be affected.

The affected cars were produced from 17 January to 22 September this year and the fault apparently affects models built in European factories only, particularly in Germany. Cars built since 22 September this year are unaffected.

The fault has been identified as a problem with the installation of a coupling lock on the steering column. A noise coming from the steering column should indicate if the car is affected but there is a danger that, in some cases, the steering system could suffer failures. Mercedes claims that the cars are safe to drive and that the recall is strictly precautionary.

Owners of the relevant Mercedes C-Class models will be contacted by the company to arrange for remedial work to be carried out, which should take about 30 minutes to complete.

Also in the same week, Toyota has started three global recalls, although no UK registered cars are affected.It's not been a great week for luxury manufacturers, with both Mercedes and Lexus forced to recall cars due to faults identified in the manufacturing process.

Lexus has issued a recall for nearly 10,000 of its IS, LS and GS models, having identified faults with fuel delivery pipes. Worldwide, the fault could affect 759,000 cars. While Lexus has assured owners that the cars are safe to drive, the faulty component could potentially result in a fuel leak.

The models IS250, IS250C, ISF, GS300, GS460, GS450h, LS600h, LS600hL and the LS460 are involved in the recall if built between January 2005 and September 2010. The CT200h, one of the firm's most popular models, is not included in the recall notice. No accidents have been reported relating to the problem, which was identified by the manufacturer while performing regular quality control procedures.

Owners of the cars involved will be contacted by Lexus and will need to take their vehicles to a nearby dealer to have the problem inspected. The work should take between three and four hours and will, of course, be free of charge. The Lexus website contains further details of which models are affected.

Earlier this week, Mercedes had to issue a recall notice for its C-Class when a problem with the steering system was identified. The recall has been confirmed in the UK by the VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) website. The issue involves 8,145 C-Classes in the UK plus 10,500 in the USA and another 28,000 in Germany. Both saloon and estate models may be affected.

The affected cars were produced from 17 January to 22 September this year and the fault apparently affects models built in European factories only, particularly in Germany. Cars built since 22 September this year are unaffected.

The fault has been identified as a problem with the installation of a coupling lock on the steering column. A noise coming from the steering column should indicate if the car is affected but there is a danger that, in some cases, the steering system could suffer failures. Mercedes claims that the cars are safe to drive and that the recall is strictly precautionary.

Owners of the relevant Mercedes C-Class models will be contacted by the company to arrange for remedial work to be carried out, which should take about 30 minutes to complete.

Also in the same week, Toyota has started three global recalls, although no UK registered cars are affected.

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