The first recall concerns the brake master cylinder fitted to IS, GS and RX models built between February 2003 and November 2005. Lexus is aware that the seal between the brake master cylinder and the brake booster may turn in its seat, causing brake fluid to leak into the brake booster.
In the unlikely event that this happens, the driver will be alerted to the problem by the low brake fluid warning light. The brakes will continue to function normally for a significant time (over 200 miles of regular driving). Lexus knows of no accidents caused by this issue.
The repair involves the replacement of a small seal and a check for any fluid contamination in the brake booster. If any contamination is found, the brake booster will be replaced. The job will take approximately two hours to complete, at no cost to the customer. Approximately 15,400 UK registered vehicles are affected by this recall.
The second recall concerns the fuel pump on GS300 models built between September 2004 and February 2006. Expansion and contraction of the fuel tank may stretch the fuel pump's electrical harness. This may lead to a break in the circuit, causing the fuel pump, and so the engine, to stop without warning. Again Lexus knows of no reported accidents as a result of this issue.
The repair involves replacement of the fuel pump wiring harness, a job that takes about three hours. The work will be done at no cost to the customer. The recall affects 2,081 UK-registered cars.