A fuel tank fault could lead to a vehicle fire, according to the recall notice.
The affected vehicles are stamped Model Year 2020.
The recall notice, lodged with the Department of Infrastructure, says: “Due to a manufacturing issue the resin weld between the fuel tank and fuel tank inlet pipe could peel off. This may lead to a fuel leak when the tank is full or being refuelled. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may cause a vehicle fire.
“If this was to occur, vehicle occupants may identify a fuel odour when driving. A vehicle fire could increase the risk of injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users or bystanders.”
Drive has reached out to a spokesperson for Lexus Australia for comment. This story will be updated if more information becomes available.
A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the two vehicles involved in the recall can be found here.
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