Lexus issues global recall

Lexus LS600h

Japanese luxury car manufacturer Lexus has issued a global recall, which affects nearly 10,000 cars in Britain.

Some 9,637 Lexus vehicles, registered in the UK and built between January 2005 and September 2010, are being recalled due to an issue with faulty fuel delivery pipes.

Owners of IS 250, IS 250 C, IS F, GS 300, GS 460, GS 450h, LS 600h, LS600hL and LS 460 models should expect to be contacted by their local dealer in the coming weeks.

Lexus maintains that there have been no reports of any accidents or injuries arising from the faulty parts and that affected cars remain safe to drive.

Drivers may notice a strong smell of petrol when driving or when leaving the car.

Remedial work is expected to take around three to four hours and will be carried out free of charge.

The recall also affects around 432,000 Lexus vehicles in the United States and 240,000 in Japan. Lexus' announcement comes as part of a larger recall by its parent company, Toyota, which is recalling around 1.75million vehicles globally, largely due to faulty brake assemblies.

This recall affects a number of vehicles that were never sold in the UK.

Lexus customers can check if their car is subject to the recall by visiting the Lexus website, or by calling the Lexus Recall Helpline on 0800 138 8744.