Lexus said that the fuel filler door on 2006-08 GS models may feel loose or be difficult to close.
One probable cause for the trouble, Lexus said, is contact between the door and fuel filler pipe shield. An upgraded pipe shield is now available to address the issues. Order part No. 77290-30110 for conventional GS models or part No. 77290-30120 for hybrid models.
"Factory Fixes" is written by Jim DePalma, a 30-year veteran of the auto repair business who has served stints as a service manager, parts manager and ASE-certified technician. His column provides vehicle manufacturers' authentic factory technical service bulletins (TSBs) that have been condensed for easier reading. Mr. DePalma advises that techs always check with a dealer or repair information system for the latest revisions before starting to work on a vehicle. He can be reached via email at [email protected].