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Car Recalls

Recalls are issued for cars with safety-related defects or problems

Lexus IS350 recalls

 

For Models: Lexus GS350, Lexus IS350

Drive Train, September 4, 2013

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Many modern engines use a computer controlled mechanical system known as Variable-Valve Timing (VVT) to adjust engine valve timing based on operating conditions. Vehicles equipped with a V-6 engine and VVT are being recalled because bolts securing components of the VVT system could become loose due to normal impacts generated immediately after starting the engine when cold. The loose bolts could cause the VVT gear housing and sprocket to separate. This would cause the engine to stop while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of a crash. Lexus dealers will replace the VVT unit on affected engines to correct this concern.

For Models: Lexus IS F, Lexus IS250, Lexus IS350

Body, Interior & Misc., January 30, 2013

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The nuts that secure the windshield wiper arms may not have been tightened to the correct specification during vehicle assembly and as a result, if the wipers are restricted by an external load such as a build up of snow, one or both or the wipers may become inoperative. Inoperative wipers could reduce driver visibility and increase the risk of a vehicle crash. Lexus dealers will install new wiper arm nuts to correct this concern.

For Models: Lexus GS300, Lexus GS350, Lexus GS430, Lexus GS450h, Lexus IS F, Lexus IS250, Lexus IS350

Engine, January 26, 2011

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The fuel pressure sensor monitors fuel pressure for optimum engine performance and emission controls. Lexus has found that some of these sensors can loosen from the fuel line, which may cause the sealing gasket to leak fuel. To prevent this from occurring in the future, your Lexus dealer will ensure that these sensors are properly fastened. No schedule of owner notification is available at this time.

For Models: Lexus GS350, Lexus GS450h, Lexus GS460, Lexus IS350, Lexus LS460, Lexus LS600h

Engine, September 2, 2010

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Toyota is recalling 2000–2008 Lexus models due to micro-foreign objects in the valve spring that can cause it to break. This could cause the engine to fail suddenly, while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of a crash. Toyota will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge.

For Models: Lexus ES350, Lexus IS250, Lexus IS350, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Prius, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra

Body, Interior & Misc., December 31, 2009

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Toyota is recalling 2004–2010 models for an accelerator pedal that can get stuck in the wide open position due to problems with the floor mat. This may cause high vehicle speeds that make it difficult to stop the vehicle, which can result in a crash. In order to correct the problem, dealers will replace the pedals, alter the shape of the floor, and/or replace the floor mats. Toyota will also modify software on certain models to ensure that the brake overrides the accelerator in the event that both are applied.

For Models: Lexus GS300, Lexus GS350, Lexus GS430, Lexus GS450h, Lexus IS F, Lexus IS250, Lexus IS350, Lexus LS460, Lexus LS600h

Engine, January 16, 2009

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Ethanol fuels with a low moisture content will corrode the internal surface of the aluminum fuel delivery pipes. As the condition progresses, the Check Engine Light may illuminate and/or a fuel leak could develop under the hood. Any fuel leak increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel delivery pipes as necessary. This recall is expected to begin during February 2009. The Lexus recall number is 9LA.

For Models: Lexus GS300, Lexus GS430, Lexus IS250, Lexus IS350

Engine, December 15, 2007

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Mechanical stress on two fuel pipes in the engine compartment, combined with the presence of corrosive agents in the fuel, can result in a crack in the fuel line. A fuel leak can result, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the two suspect fuel lines with redesigned parts to correct this concern. The Lexus recall number is 7LC.

For Models: Lexus GS300, Lexus GS430, Lexus IS250, Lexus IS350

Body, Interior & Misc., April 21, 2006

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The front seat belt retractors may not release due to a failure of the emergency locking system. If the seat belt is locked, the occupant may not be able to properly fasten the seat belt. An unrestrained occupant may have an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the front seat belt assemblies to correct this concern.

 

For Models: Lexus GS300, Lexus GS430, Lexus IS250, Lexus IS350, Lexus LS430, Scion tC, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Tacoma

Body, Interior & Misc., April 6, 2006

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On 133 vehicles, certain airbag inflators were assembled with an insufficient amount of the heating agents necessary for proper airbag deployment.  In the event of a crash, if the airbag does not deploy as expected, the risk of injury will increase. Dealers will replace only the suspect airbags to correct this concern. The Toyota recall number is 60B. The Lexus recall number is 6LB.