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Lexus recalls

 

For Models: Lexus LX470

Suspension & Steering, August 23, 2010

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A snap ring securing the steering shaft may disengage in the event of severe impact of the front wheel. If the snap ring is disengaged and the steering wheel is repeatedly turned to the lock position, over time, the steering shaft could become disconnected. This would result in loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the snap ring with a newly designed one and install an additional device to prevent separation of the steering shaft. This recall is expected to begin on August 23, 2010.

For Models: Lexus HS250h

Engine, August 9, 2010

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All vehicles undergo crash testing and must meet federal standards. Fuel leakage from the fuel inlet pipe after the crash testing of this model exceeded the allowable limits. The fuel inlet pipe connects the gas cap area to the fuel tank. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will install a newly designed protector for the fuel filler inlet pipe to correct this concern.

For Models: Lexus LS460, Lexus LS600h

Suspension & Steering, July 12, 2010

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A programming change to the variable gear ratio steering (VGRS) system can cause improper activation of the steering system protection logic, which is designed to protect the steering system when larger than normal inputs are applied when the wheel is fully turned. Improper activation of the protection system can cause the steering wheel to become off centered up to 90 degrees. This can happen if the steering wheel is fully turned and then quickly turned back to center. If the steering wheel unexpectedly becomes off center while driving, the risk of a crash is increased. Dealers will replace the steering control ECU free of charge. The recall began on July 12, 2010.

For Models: Lexus GX460

Suspension & Steering, May 18, 2010

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The 2010 GX460 is equipped with an electronic stability system that is designed to help prevent a skid from occurring if the vehicle is driven too fast for the conditions when negotiating a turn. Due to a software concern, these vehicles may skid when they normally would not. If this were to occur under certain conditions, a rollover crash could result. Dealers will update the stability control software to correct this concern.

For Models: Lexus HS250h, Toyota Prius

Brakes, March 3, 2010

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The brake pedal may exhibit an inconsistent feel. This may result in longer stopping distances. Toyota will rewrite the programming of the anti lock brake system control unit. This recall began on March 3, 2010. The Toyota recall number is AOB, the Lecus recall number is ALA.

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 GX470, Toyota Sienna

Body, Interior & Misc., December 10, 2009

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The vehicle capacity weight on the tire and loading information label and the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) on the certification label is insufficient for certain vehicles. Some vehicles had accessories installed that caused the vehicle to exceed the GVWR value. These labels do not comply with federal safety standards. Dealers will replace the certification, tire and loading label, and correct the owner's manual as necessary to remedy this problem. This recall is expected to begin during October 2009.

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 ES350, Toyota Camry

Body, Interior & Misc., October 8, 2007

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The accessory add-on all weather floor mats as purchased by a vehicle owner may slide up and restrict accelerator pedal movement. This could cause the accelerator pedal to stick. Dealers will replace the affected driver's side mat only for owners with an accessory all weather mat kit. The Toyota recall number is 70F. The Lexus recall number is 7LB. This recall began in October 2007.

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