Lexus Recalls 2009 GX in the US

Toyota and its brand Lexus are recalling 1,281 vehicles in the United States after the Japanese manufacturer discovered that the loading information label is insufficient for certain vehicles. Basically, the worst thing that could happen is the vehicle to get overloaded and increase the risk of a crash.

The recall concerns one Lexus model, the 2009 GX, and two Toyotas, 2004 Land Cruiser and 2006-2009 Sienna, according to a notification posted on the official website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

"Toyota is recalling 1,281 model year 2006 through 2009 Sienna, 2004 Land Cruiser and 2009 Lexus GX passenger vehicles. The vehicle capacity on the tire and loading information label and the GVWR on the certification label is insufficient for certain vehicles," it is mentioned in the advisory.

"Some vehicles were accessorized through vehicle processing centers and had accessories installed that caused the vehicle to exceed the GVWR value. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims" and 49 CFR Part 567".

As we said, such a glitch "could result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash".

The Japanese manufacturer will inform owners of the affected vehicles, the company mentioned. Obviously, all operations will be conducted at no cost. "Toyota will notify owners instructing them to return their vehicle to a Toyota or Lexus dealer for an exchange of the certification label and the tire and loading information label, an installation of the load carrying capacity modification label, if necessary, and a correction to the owner's manual."

Recalls are expected to commence during July 2009.
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