Lexus SUVs Recalled Due to Defective Driver's Knee Airbag Modules

Lexus SUVs Recalled Due to Defective Driver's Knee Airbag Modules
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February 1, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales, USA is issuing a recall for luxury vehicles with faulty airbags.

The announcement from the automaker applies to model year 2016 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h vehicles. The involved vehicles are equipped with a driver's knee airbag module that may not have been properly manufactured. This could affect the performance of the airbag and increase the risk of injury in a crash.

Toyota believes that about 5,000 vehicles are impacted by the faulty equipment.

All known owners of the involved Lexus vehicles will be notified by first class mail. Lexus dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the driver's knee airbag assembly free of charge.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Lexus customer service at (800) 255-3987.