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Since 2009, 12 million Toyota vehicles have been recalled. The Toyota and Lexus recall spree first started with a host of issues involving sudden acceleration problems.
This time it is for 1.7 million cars due to fuel leak problems. Some have issues with improper installation of a fuel pressure sensor that could cause a fuel leak. Others have an issue with a fuel deliver pipe and high pressure fuel pump. Finally, some have leak problems involving a bad fuel pipe that can crack.
The U.S. vehicles are:
Toyota said that it is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries due to the Toyota and Lexus recall problems. However the automaker has received over 215 complaints from owners regarding the fuel issues. "These are not problems that are noticeable to a driver," Toyota spokesman Paul Nolasco said to ABC News. "As far as performance, there's no immediate effect."
The cost of the recall is expected to be about $240 million, which is actually small considering the scope, auto analyst Koji Endo of Advanced Research Japan Co. told the Associated Press.