Lexus Recalls Certain MY 2016 RX Models in the USA

Lexus will recall approximately 5,000 units of MY 2016 RX350 and RX450h vehicles.
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The Japanese carmaker will inspect the driver’s knee airbag assembly and will replace the part if necessary. As with all recalls, the work is done free of charge for the owners of the affected cars. Lexus will notify all known owners of MY 2016 RX350 and RX450h models through first class mail.

The recall only targets vehicles sold in the United States of America. Fortunately, no deaths or injuries have been reported relating the cars that will be recalled. Customer notification will begin in March 2016.

Toyota spokespersons have already specified that there is no link between this inspection recall and the Takata airbag inflator recall expansion. The latter was meant for other vehicles made by different carmakers, like the 2004-2006 Ford Ranger.

Lexus’s recall implies an inspection of the knee airbag module on the driver’s side, as the Japanese corporation suspects that some of the airbag modules may not have been properly manufactured. If they discover this is the case, they will replace the affected knee airbag modules. In the event of an accident involving one of the called back vehicles, the driver knee airbag deployment might be sub-par, which is why Lexus has decided to issue this precautionary recall.

The precise number of Lexus RX350 and RX450h vehicles being recalled hasn’t been mentioned, but the official figure is "just over 5,000." Customers of MY 2016 Lexus RX350 and RX450h vehicles affected by the recall are to receive mail from the Japanese company in March 2016.

If some clients believe that their cars might be affected, they can check for Safety Recall Information on the recall section of Toyota’s website, where they can find out recall information about a certain car just by entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

The NHTSA website also has a dedicated recall inquiry section, which also works by entering individual VINs. Any car owner can check if their vehicle is being called back by entering the VIN on the page.

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