After the Government revealed that 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrid of Toyota Motors could spill fuel in a rear-end collision, the Company has stopped the sales of the car.
The Company has announced that it will also take an action about the 4,000 HS sedan that are still on dealership lots and 13,000, which have already been sold.
The Spokesman of Toyota, Brian Lyons said that it has not been determined that how to solve this problem.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday that the default could result into a fire. A similar problem was found in the Ford Pinto in the year 1979 that has been blamed for 27 deaths.
“We’re working intently to duplicate the noncompliance that NHTSA identified”, Brian Lyons said in an interview.
Toyota introduced this new model last summer and Lyons said that Toyota was unaware about the accidents resulting from the fault in the HS.
The recall for new Lexus by Toyota is the newest in the series of safety and quality troubles that have been faced by the Company since last September, when it declared an enormous recall to deal with the sudden acceleration.
The subject has led to numerous congressional hearings, hundreds of court cases and a public confession from the President of the Company, Akio Toyoda.