Close

Recall 16V053000

Driver's Knee Air Bag Does Not Deploy Properly In An Accident

Recall Details

The driver's knee air bag inflator may have leaked the gas needed to inflate the bag upon command due to an improper weld. Dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the knee air bag assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The driver's knee air bag may not properly deploy in an accident as needed, resulting in the driver being exposed to increased risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Lexus must be performed by a Lexus dealership. Lexus notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2016. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Lexus dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., February 01, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 01, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
5,070
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V053000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2016 Lexus RX350 and RX450h vehicles manufactured November 16, 2015, to December 23, 2015. Due to an improper weld, the gas needed to inflate the driver's knee air bag may escape from the inflator.
Consequence
A defective inflator may increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the knee air bag assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 27, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is GLA.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Not your car? Find your recalls now:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration logo
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration