Lexus RX recall issued for potentially faulty airbags
Lexus Australia has announced a recall for the Lexus RX range, which includes RX200, RX350 and RX450h models due to a risk that the front passenger airbag may be faulty, and could partially inflate without the correct deployment command.
There have not been any reported cases in Australia, and only a few isolated incidents overseas and in vehicles that had been parked and left unattended for an extended period of time.
Lexus says that if the fault does occur, it could lead to injury or if the vehicle is in motion, potentially a crash, and owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by Lexus Australia, requesting them to arrange a repair at their preferred Lexus dealer as soon as parts become available.
The repair is free of charge to owners and is said to take 3.5 to four hours, depending on the model and the dealer’s work schedule.
A total of 113 Australian delivered cars are believed to be affected, and VIN and production details are listed below:
Please refer to below VIN table for production period details.
|JTJ||BGMCA||#||02002251||02005401||28 Nov 2015 through to 15 Feb 2016|
|JTJ||BZMCA||#||02005177||02007381||9 Dec 2015 through to 3 Feb 2016|
|JTJ||ZAMCA||#||02002617||02003949||23 Dec 2015 through to 18 Feb 2016|