Toyota announced today that it is recalling 17,000 2010 model HS 250h hybrid sedans after Federal officials discovered that gas can leak from the hybrid in rear impact collisions.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tested the car and discovered a potentially dangerous amount of gasoline leakage during rear end collision test which could lead to potentially deadly and/or explosive fires.
Click HERE to watch a review of the Lexus HS 250h
“We take the N.H.T.S.A.’s test results very seriously and appreciate the
N.H.T.S.A. bringing its concerns to our attention," said Lexus in a statement today.
Toyota said it will conduct it's own test to determine why the company's own test did not find a similar problem with the car.
By Federal law automakers must certify to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that their cars pass government vehicle safety standards
The test in question involves hitting the car from the rear with a barrier at 50 miles per hour.
As you may recall from THIS story sales of the Lexus 250h are somewhat lackluster and so far have not met the manufactures initial sales goals.