Toyota and Lexus issue a safety recall for 49,000 Prius, RX and NX vehicles

NY Daily News – February 5, 2018

Toyota and Lexus issue a safety recall for 49,000 Prius, RX and NX vehicles

Toyota and Lexus issued a safety recall for about 49,000 Prius, RX and NX vehicles over a faulty airbag system.

Due to the possibility of an open circuit in the airbag system of the affected vehicles, the airbag warning light may turn on and not allow the front, side and curtain shield airbags to deploy. If this problem remains unfixed, the risk of injury during a crash could increase…

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Toyota and Lexus Recall Vehicles Because Airbags Might Not Work in Crash

Consumer Reports – January 31, 2018

Toyota and Lexus Recall Vehicles Because Airbags Might Not Work in Crash

Toyota and Lexus are recalling 49,000 cars, including 2016 Toyota Prius hybrids, 2016 Lexus RX SUVs and 2015-2016 Lexus NX hybrids because some airbags might not deploy in the event of a crash, potentially leaving passengers unprotected…

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Toyota and Lexus Vehicles Recalled to Replace Load Labels

CarComplaints.com – December 31, 2017

Toyota and Lexus Vehicles Recalled to Replace Load Labels

Toyota is recalling nearly 650 vehicles that may have incorrect load carrying capacity labels that can be found in the driver’s door jamb.
The label shows the amount of reduced carrying capacity caused by any vehicle modifications.
Recalled are the following Toyota and Lexus vehicles and the number of recalled models.
2017 Toyota Sienna – 1
2017 Toyota Tacoma – 34
2017-2018 Toyota 4Runner – 24
2017-2018 Toyota Tundra – 543
2018 Toyota Highlander – 2
2018 Toyota RAV4 – 3
2018 Lexus GX 460 – 40
The automaker blames the label problem on a software programming error in the accessory weight calculation, meaning the labels fail to meet federal safety standards…

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Lexus recalls HS 250h over faulty transaxle

Left Lane News – October 5, 2017

Lexus recalls HS 250h over faulty transaxle

Lexus has announced a recall involving its 2010 HS 250h hybrid sedan. According to Lexus, the recall covers about 18,000 vehicles in the United States.
Lexus issued the recall after determining that a manufacturing defect could cause premature wear of the hybrid’s transaxle assembly. If those components wear, it could cause a short circuit.
Lexus says that a short in the system will most often trigger a dash warning light and cause the vehicle to enter a fail-safe mode, which limits vehicle power. In some instances, however, the short can cause the hybrid system to completely shutdown without warning, resulting in a loss of propulsion. Lexus notes that the HS 250h’s steering and braking systems will still function even if its hybrid system loses power…

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Toyota recall Lexus vehicles after discovering tie rod problems [Video]

Lexus ES 350 drivers may encounter loud noises and steering issues while driving their vehicles. If so, their cars could be one of the one thousand, seven hundred and sixty that are part of a new recall action, according to a statement from Toyota.

The manufacturer said that these vehicles, with the 2017 model year, could have been assembled improperly, with loose lock nuts threatening the steering control of the vehicle. The resolution will go beyond these parts and see dealers replace entire tie rod assemblies where necessary. Though Toyota didn’t give a strict date for this action, it said owner notification was scheduled for mid-July.

Owners will not have to pay for the repairs, and should look for signs that their car might move to either side during a drive.

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Lexus Issues Partial Recall For 2017 ES 350

Drive Spark – July 1, 2017

Lexus Issues Partial Recall For 2017 ES 350

Toyota Motor North America has stated that it is conducting a safety recall of some of the Lexus ES 350 manufactured in 2017 in the US market. The recall has affected 1,760 models to be precise. It is said that the right-hand side tie rod assembly might not be installed correctly in some of the vehicles.
The improper installation of tie rod might lead to rattling noise, vehicle drifting to the right or left while driving or complete loss of steering control. If the driver loses the steering control, the risk of a crash is very high. The dealers will confirm that the tie rod nut is correctly installed in all the models. Lexus stated that if the lock nut is found loose, it will be replaced. The steering gear assembly and rod assembly will also be replaced…

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Supercars Recalled For Takata Airbag Issues

It’s been more than two years since Takata airbag inflators were found to have been defective and needed to be recalled. Even still, vehicle models continue to be identified for airbag-related recalls.

Car and Driver reports that a number of supercars have now been affected. These include older vehicles, such as the 2012 Fisker Karma and the Lexus LFA. But many recent cars will also be recalled, including the 2017 Audi R8 and the 2016-2017 McLaren 570S. Most notable is that the entire Ferrari lineup from 2016-2017 has been affected, according to the news source.

Tesla, the all-electric vehicle maker that is steadily growing in popularity and prestige, will be affected as well. The company will have to recall all 2012-2016 Model S sedans for airbag inflator problems.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration determined last year that affected airbags used an ammonium nitrate-based propellant, but did not use a chemical drying agent. As a result, temperature variations and moisture began to cause airbags to improperly inflate, while launching shrapnel at drivers and passengers. As many as 11 deaths and 180 injuries in the U.S. have been attributed to this defect.

So far, it does not appear that any of the affected supercars have been responsible for additional deaths and injuries. But the fact that so many of these models are relatively new – with some even being released after news of the Takata recall broke – suggests that automakers have had difficulty sourcing components made by other manufacturers.

Consumer Reports estimates that by the time the recall is finished, a total of 42 million vehicles in the U.S. will be affected.

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Airbag Module Concerns Lead to Lexus Recall

Washington, D.C. — February 08, 2016 — Thousands of vehicles are part of a new recall effort in response to airbag concerns in certain Lexus vehicles. Though owners won’t be notified until March, Toyota recently announced the recall effort in a January 27 press release in its official online newsroom.

“This recall specifically affects RX 350 and RX 450h models.”

According to this statement, the manufacturer is recalling “approximately 5,000” 2016 Lexus vehicles that could contain badly-manufactured airbag modules. The company has called for dealers to inspect these faulty assemblies and replace them as necessary to avoid putting operators at risk.

This recall specifically affects RX 350 and RX 450h models, and comes in the same month that Lexus announced the LC 500 luxury coupe. So far, no injuries have been traced to the RX Lexus recalls, and it does not appear to be related to other similar issues like the Takata airbag recalls.

“The involved vehicles are equipped with a driver’s knee airbag module that may not have been properly manufactured,” the most recent statement says. “This could affect the performance of the airbag and increase the risk of injury in a crash.”

With a new death linked to the Takata airbag inflators, Toyota is still involved with the ongoing recall effort, one that has expanded to include millions of cars.

Earlier this month, the New York Times reported that this auto manufacturer had worked with Takata to test some of the recalled vehicles for ruptures. Results revealed three RAV-4 airbag inflators ruptured during the test, triggering a recall for those that use these and similar systems. Ford also tested 1,900 inflators for defects and found none.

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