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Toyota recalls Lexus cars over fire danger

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    A Toyota Motor Corp. worker kneels down to check a Lexus at the Japanese automaker's flagship production line for luxury Lexus models.
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DETROIT >> Toyota is recalling about 423,000 older-model Lexus luxury cars in the U.S. because a gasket can leak fuel and possibly cause a fire. The recall is among three global recalls that Toyota announced Wednesday totaling about 1.7 million vehicles.

The recall covers the LS model from the 2007 through 2010 model years, as well as the 2006 to 2011 GS and IS. Also affected are the 2010 IS-C and the 2008 to 2010 IS-F. All have Toyota’s UR or GR engines.

The company says in a statement that a fuel system gasket can become degraded and leak. No fires, crashes or injuries have been reported.

The Lexus recall is part of a larger recall of 759,000 cars worldwide that also covers the Crown Majesta, Crown and Mark X in Japan.

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