Lexus to recall more than 15,000 cars

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Lexus today announced a recall on more than 15,000 UK cars which could be affected by leaking brake cylinders.

The company is working with government agency VOSA to get in contact with registered owners to inform them of the problem and make arrangements for repair work to be made.

The problem centres on a loose seal in the brake master cylinder of IS, GS and RX cars sold between 2003 and 2005 which could cause fluid to leak into the brake booster.

The company says that drivers will be alerted to the problem by the brake fluid warning light, and that the brakes should still function normally for at least 200 miles of 'normal driving'. So far no accidents have been reported as a result of the problem.

A second recall of around 2,000 GS300 cars sold between 2004 and 2006 is also underway, caused by problems with the fuel pump's wiring harness which could lead the cars to shut down without warning.

Lexus UK director Belinda Poole said: "We apologise for any inconvenience or concern these recalls may cause our customers. Our Lexus centres will be liaising with our customers to carry out the recall repair procedures as promptly as possible, with all work undertaken by expertly trained Lexus service personnel.''

Hopefully, the recall won't affect the new IS F featured in the video below, you wouldn't want to lose your brakes on those roads.