Toyota to Recall 13,000 Lexus Cars


Tokyo, Feb. 27 (Jiji Press)–Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> informed Japan’s transport ministry Wednesday that it will recall a total of 13,391 vehicles from five Lexus luxury brand models for free repairs.

Work to attach tires to wheel rims was not conducted properly, possibly causing the vehicles’ driving stability to be impaired, according to the leading Japanese automaker.

The five models are the LS500, the LS500h, the IS300, the IS350 and the IS300h. The vehicles subject to the recall were manufactured between August 2017 and July 2018.

According to the ministry, 24 related problem cases have been reported so far.
The vehicles may generate abnormal noise or vibrate, and part of the tires may come off, the ministry said.

Source : The Jiji Press, Ltd.