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Lexus LS Recalls

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Recall Date Problem Area Recall Text
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 .
07/29/04 Engine On certain passenger vehicles, the impeller inside the fuel pump may have been improperly molded due to a manufacturing error. alcohol in some fuels may deform the impeller and cause it to come into contact with the pump housing.

This condition could increase the rotational resistance of the impeller and, in the worst case, may result in failure of the fuel pump.

Dealers will replace the fuel pump. owners will be notified in july, 2004. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

Lexus recall no. ssc 4lb.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
07/29/04 Transmission and Drivetrain On certain vehicles when the accelerator is operated quickly, a small piece of metal may separate from a retaining collar located in the inner part of the automatic transmission. this small piece of metal may become caught in the parking lock mechanism.

This may cause the parking lock system to be inoperative when the transmission shift lever is placed in the park position, thereby increasing the risk of vehicle roll-away, which could result in a crash.

Dealers will replace the transmission. owner notification is expected to begin during july 2004. owners should contact lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

Toyota (lexus) recall no. 4lc.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
07/12/10 Suspension and Steering Toyota is recalling certain model year 2009 and 2010 lexus ls460 and ls600 vehicles manufactured from august 20, 2009 through may 13, 2010. a programming change of the steering control ecu for the variable gear ratio steering (vgrs) system can cause improper activation of the steering system protection logic designed to protect the system when larger than normal steering inputs are applied at a fully turned position.

Improper activation of the steering system protection logic can cause the steering wheel to become off-centered up to 90 degrees. this may occur after the driver has fully turned the steering wheel in one direction then quickly attempts to turn it back to the center position. should this occur while driving, the risk of a crash is increased.

Toyota will notify owners and lexus dealers will replace the steering control ecu free of charge. the safety recall began on july 12, 2010. 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 .

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Lexus LS 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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