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Lexus Recalls Cars to Fix Fuel Leaks That Can Cause Fires

Most of the recalled cars are in the United States

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    Lexus Recalls Cars to Fix Fuel Leaks That Can Cause Fires
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    In this July 1, 2010, file photo, an employee cleans Toyota Motor Corp.'s Lexus GS 450h vehicle, left, while a Lexus IS350 vehicle is displayed at the company's showroom in Tokyo, Japan.

    Toyota's Lexus luxury brand is recalling about 121,000 cars worldwide because of fuel leaks in the engine that can cause fires.

    The recall covers certain 2006 through 2013 IS350 cars, as well as the 2010 through 2014 IS350C, and the 2007 through 2011 GS350 and GS450h. All have 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engines.

    Toyota says a diaphragm material in the fuel injection system can harden over time and crack, allowing fuel to leak. The company would not say if the problem has caused any fires, crashes or injuries.

    Most of the recalled cars are in the United States.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Dealers will replace the fuel delivery pipe with a new one containing improved parts at no cost to customers.

    Owners will be notified by mail starting in early August.