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07/14/14 Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013 lexus gs 350 vehicles manufactured june 8, 2012, through december 26, 2012. in the affected vehicles, the switch that senses the amount of pressure that the driver is applying to the brake pedal may fail.

If the switch fails, the vehicle may begin braking without the driver's input, and without illuminating the brake lights, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake pedal support assembly which includes the brake pedal load sensing switch, free of charge. toyota sent owners an interim notification letter in late june 2014 to advise owners of the recall. owners recieved a second letter after the remedy parts were available in mid-july. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.

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.
10/09/13 Toyota is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 lexus gs350 vehicles manufactured june 19, 2006, through july 12, 2011; and model year 2006-2011 lexus is350 vehicles manufactured may 27, 2005, through july 13, 2011; and model year 2010-2011 lexus is350c vehicles manufactured november 25, 2009, through july 19, 2011. these vehicles, equipped with the 2gr-fse engine, use bolts to secure the housing and sprocket of the variable-valve timing (vvt) system gear assembly. these bolts could become loose due to abnormal impacts generated within the gear assembly immediately after a cold start-up.

The loose bolts could cause the vvt gear housing and sprocket to separate and result in the engine stopping while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and lexus dealers will replace the vvt unit free of charge. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

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.
12/15/07 On certain vehicles, high stress areas may have been created in two specific fuel pipes located in the engine compartment. combined with other factors such as the presence of corrosive agents in fuel, a crack may form over time leading to fuel leakage from the fuel line(s).

Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

Dealers will replace the two involved fuel lines with newly designed lines free of charge. the recall began on december 15, 2007. owners may contact lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

Lexus recall no. 7lc.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
03/07/11 Engine Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 lexus is and model year 2006-2007 lexus gs vehicles. due to insufficient tightening of the fuel pressure sensor connected to an engine fuel delivery pipe with nickel phosphorus plating, there is a possibility that, over time, the pressure sensor could loosen. if loosening occurs, fuel could leak past a gasket used in the connection between the sensor and the pipe and through the threaded portion of the sensor.

Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Dealers will inspect for fuel leakage from the threaded portion of the fuel pressure sensor and if a fuel leak is not confirmed, dealers will further tighten the fuel pressure sensor with the proper torque. if a fuel leak is confirmed, the gasket between the sensor and the fuel deliver pipe will be replaced with a new one, and the sensor will be tightened with the proper torque. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall began on march 7, 2011. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
09/02/10 Engine Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006 through 2008 lexus passenger cars manufactured from august 26, 2005 through august 4, 2008. micro-foreign objects in the material of the valve spring may degrade the strength of the valve spring, possibly causing the spring to break.

The engine could fail and stop 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. the safety recall began on september 2, 2010. owners may contact lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

Toyota recall no. ale.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
01/16/09 Engine Toyota is recalling 214,570 my 2006-2008 lexus is, my 2006-2007 gs and my 2007-2008 ls passenger vehicles equipped with aluminum fuel delivery pipes (fuel rails). ethanol fuels with a low moisture content will corrode the internal surface of the fuel rails. as this condition progresses, the engine malfunction indicator light may illuminate.

Over time, the corrosion may create a pinhole resulting in fuel leakage. fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel delivery pipes free of charge. the recall is expected to begin during february 2009. owners may contact toyota/lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

Toyota recall no. 9lacustomers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
07/14/14 Brakes and Traction Control Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013 lexus gs 350 vehicles manufactured june 8, 2012, through december 26, 2012. in the affected vehicles, the switch that senses the amount of pressure that the driver is applying to the brake pedal may fail.

If the switch fails, the vehicle may begin braking without the driver's input, and without illuminating the brake lights, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake pedal support assembly which includes the brake pedal load sensing switch, free of charge. toyota sent owners an interim notification letter in late june 2014 to advise owners of the recall. owners recieved a second letter after the remedy parts were available in mid-july. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.

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.
06/07/12 Suspension and Steering Toyota is recalling certain model year 2013 lexus gs350 vehicles, manufactured from december 12, 2011, through february 7, 2012. the steering control electronic control unit (ecu) programming for the variable gear ratio steering (vgrs) system could cause the steering wheel to become off-centered when restarting immediately after the vehicle is parked with the steering wheel turned.

If this occurs, the driver may not realize that the steering wheel is off-centered when pulling from a parked position, the vehicle could maneuver in an unexpected direction, resulting in a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and lexus dealers will update the vgrs system free of charge. the safety recall began on june 7, 2012. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
03/10/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006 and 2007 lexus gs300 and gs350 all wheel drive (awd) vehicles. there is a possibility that the plastic pad embedded into the floor carpet may interfere with the operation of the accelerator pedal.

The accelerator pedal could temporarily become stuck in a partially depressed position rather than return to the idle position. a stuck accelerator pedal may result in unintended and sustained vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will modify the plastic pad on the floor carpet free of charge. the manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
04/06/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain vehicles, due to improper assembly of the air bag inflator, which is used in the side air bag, the curtain shield air bag, and the knee air bag assembly, some inflators were produced with an insufficient amount of the heating agents necessary for proper air bag deployment. in this condition, the expansion force of the gas may be insufficient to properly inflate the air bag when the srs system is activated during a crash.

This may increase the risk of injury to the occupant in the involved seating position in the event of a crash.

Dealers will replace the specific srs air bag. the recall began on april 6, 2006. owners may contact toyota at 1-888-270-9371, scion at 1-866-548-1851, or lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

Toyota recall no. 60b and lexus recall no. 6lb.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
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04/21/06 Other On certain passenger vehicles, if the front seat belt retractors (both driver and front passenger) become locked, they may not release due to a component of the emergency locking system. if the seat belt is locked in this condition, the occupant may not be able to properly fasten the seat belt.

An occupant not properly wearing a seat belt may have an increased risk of injury during a crash.

Dealers will replace the front seat belt assemblies. the recall began on april 21, 2006. owners may contact lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

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Lexus GS Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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