Update for Anti-Lock Braking System Software

Lexus HS250 RecallWhat is the problem with the Lexus HS 250h?
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) in the 2010 model-year HS 250h, in normal operation, engages and disengages rapidly (many times per second) as the control system senses and reacts to tire slippage. Some owners have reported experiencing inconsistent brake feel during slow and steady application of the brakes on rough or slick road surfaces when the anti-lock brake system (ABS) is activated in an effort to maintain tire traction.
 
How is Lexus responding to this issue?
The software adjustment planned for the Lexus HS 250h production and dealer modification is being finalized and will be announced very soon.
 
How many vehicles are impacted?
This recall involves approximately 14,550 2010 HS 250h vehicles.
 
What should Lexus HS 250h customers do if they experience this braking issue?
If a Lexus HS 250h owner were to experience this condition, pressing hard on the brake pedal will stop the vehicle safely.
 
Are these vehicles safe to drive until they get their update?
The vehicles are safe to drive because pressing hard on the brake pedal will stop the vehicle.
 
When can I get my vehicle fixed?
Lexus of Watertown will begin sending letters to HS 250h owners within the next few weeks to let them know when to bring their vehicles into our dealership. Owners will receive a letter only if their vehicle is involved in the recall.
 
How long will it take for a dealer to repair my vehicle?
The software update should only take approximately 30 minutes to install depending on technician workflow.
 
Is the repair covered by warranty? Will drivers have to pay any money out of pocket for this work?
Lexus will cover all repair costs associated with this work.  Lexus of Watertown will do everything we can do make this inconvenience as easy as possible for you.
 
Where can I get more information on this recall?
Information for Lexus customers can be found at lexusofwatertown.com and at the Boston Lexus Service Hotline at 1-888-227-9719.