Lexus Recall Information

Steering Shaft Disengagement Recall

Cause: Lexus has determined that a snap ring which secures the steering shaft on LX 470 SUVs made between 2002 and 2007 may disengage if the front wheels suffer an unusually severe impact, such as hitting a deep pothole. If the snap ring becomes disengaged and the steering wheel is repeatedly turned to the full locked position, the steering shaft may disengage. No accidents have been reported to Lexus as a result of this problem and no other Lexus vehicles are affected by this recall.

Affected Lexus Models:
2003-2007 Lexus LX 470

Lexus dealers will replace the existing snap ring with a redesigned snap ring and install an additional component to secure the steering shaft. Please contact our Lexus Service Center for more details and to schedule a service appointment.

Valve Spring Safety Recall
Cause:
Lexus has determined that some GS, IS and LS vehicles made during the 2006, 2007 and 2008 model years may have engine valve springs that can break, causing an unexpected loss of power or an engine stall during normal operation. No accidents have been associated with this issue.

Affected Lexus Models:

Lexus GS (2007-2008 model year)
2007 Lexus GS 350
2008 Lexus GS 350
2007 Lexus GS 450h
2008 Lexus GS 450h
2008 Lexus GS 460

Lexus IS (2006-2008 model year)
2006 Lexus IS 350
2007 Lexus IS 350
2008 Lexus IS 350

Lexus LS (2007-2008 model year)
2007 Lexus LS 460
2008 Lexus LS 460
2007 Lexus LS 460 L
2008 Lexus LS 460 L
2008 Lexus LS 600h L

Please note that only some of the vehicles produced in the model years above are included in this recall. Affected owners will receive a recall notification from their Lexus dealer.

If you would like to find out if your vehicle is affected by the recall, please call Lexus of Watertown at 888.227.9719 and provide the vehicle identification number (VIN) located on a stamped plate at the front of the dashboard on the driver’s side of your vehicle. You are also welcome to visit our Lexus Service Center for a VIN lookup.

Entrapped Pedal Recall
Cause:
Toyota has determined that the cause of the unintended acceleration issues in these Lexus models was a combination of the accelerator pedal design and the all-weather floor mat, which can become detached from the floor, slide forward and get caught under the pedal, making it stick.

Affected Lexus Models: Lexus Floor Mats
Lexus IS 350: (2007-2010 model year)
2007 Lexus ES 350
2008 Lexus ES 350
2009 Lexus ES 350
2010 Lexus ES 350 (certain models)

Lexus IS 250: (2006-2010 model year)
2006 Lexus ES 250
2007 Lexus ES 250
2008 Lexus ES 250
2009 Lexus ES 250
2010 Lexus ES 250 (certain models)

Lexus IS 350: (2006-2010 model year)
2006 Lexus IS 350
2007 Lexus IS 350
2008 Lexus IS 350
2009 Lexus IS 350
2010 Lexus IS 350 (certain models)

Anti-Lock Braking Recall
Cause:
The cause of inconsistencies in the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) has been determined to be a glitch in the electronic control unit (ECU). This glitch causes the brakes, when applied on rough or slick road surfaces, to briefly delay in their efforts to maintain tire traction.

Affected Lexus Models:
2010 Lexus HS 250h (certain models)

Lexus dealers will be requested to install a newly designed software update. Lexus of Watertown is dedicated to addressing any and all safety issues affecting their models, no matter how small, and we invite you to browse this website for information regarding this recall. Included here is what you should do if you have an “unintended acceleration” issue, what Lexus is doing to solve the problem, and why Lexus of Watertown is the ideal dealership to have this issue with your Lexus addressed. If you have any questions which are not answered here, feel free to call Lexus of Watertown at 888.227.9719 or visit our Lexus Dealership.

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