Lexus Models Affected by Takata Airbag Recall


Three years ago, in April of 2013, Japanese automotive parts supplier Takata announced a defect in its airbags that ultimately caused a 34-million vehicle recall in the United States involving almost two dozen automotive brands. The Takata airbag recall includes Lexus, as it was found that some Lexus models may include defective inflator and propellant devices that don’t deploy as intended during an accident. Instead of deploying properly, these airbags may shoot metal fragments and shrapnel at vehicle occupants. In Lexus vehicles, the affected components are Takata-supplied passenger-side airbag inflators. Lexus models included in the recall span nearly two decades and include the SC430, IS, ES and GX. Since the recall came to light, Takata has stated they have little knowledge about which vehicles include these defective inflators and where the root of the problem lies.

Affected Lexus Models:

Lexus SC430 (2002-2008 model year)

2002 Lexus SC430
2003 Lexus SC430
2004 Lexus SC430
2005 Lexus SC430
2006 Lexus SC430
2007 Lexus SC430
2008 Lexus SC430

Lexus IS (2006-2015 model year)

2006 Lexus IS
2007 Lexus IS
2008 Lexus IS
2009 Lexus IS
2010 Lexus IS
2011 Lexus IS
2015 Lexus IS 250C
2015 Lexus IS 350 C

Lexus ES (2007-2011 model year)

2007 Lexus ES
2008 Lexus ES
2009 Lexus ES
2010 Lexus ES
2011 Lexus ES

Lexus GX (2010-2016 model year)

2010 Lexus GX
2011 Lexus GX
2015 Lexus GX 460
2016 Lexus GX 460

If you’re driving one of these popular Lexus models, be sure to schedule an appointment right away at our Lexus service center near Boston, MA. Or if you have any questions at all about the Takata airbag recall or you’re unsure of whether or not your Lexus is affected, we’re happy to help. Our top priority is ensuring your safety on the road, and we’ll work diligently to take care of your Lexus and have you back on the road as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this recall may cause you.