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Lexus GS300 Recall 95V072000

Suspension & Steering, April 28, 1995

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
April 28, 1995
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
27,604
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
95V072000
Component
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT

Summary
THE SPHERICAL PORTIONS OF CERTAIN LOWER BALL JOINTS HAD FINISHED SURFACES THAT WERE NOT SMOOTH CAUSING FRICTION WITH THE SURFACE OF THE BALL JOINT CAP.
Consequence
THIS CONDITION CAN LEAD TO SEPARATION OF THE BALLJOINT INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOWER BALL JOINTS ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES.
Notes
SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; INDEPENDENT FRONT CONTROL ARM; LOWER; BALL JOINT.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLETIME, PLEASE CONTACT TOYOTA 1-800-255-3987. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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