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2013 Lexus GS350 Recalled for Braking System With Mind of its Own


2013 Lexus GS 350  -  Driven

2013 Lexus GS 350 - Driven

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The 2013 Lexus GS350 is being recalled for a braking system that can seem to have a mind of its own.

The brake pedal assembly on these vehicles contains a load-sensing switch that measures brake pedal force applied by the driver. Due to a manufacturing defect, the switch may cause the braking system to activate without driver input.

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Additionally, the brake lights will not illuminate when the problem occurs. This puts the driver as well as other drivers at risk because the vehicle could brake when it "feels" like it, without alerting other drivers.

The fix

Lexus dealers will replace the brake pedal assembly to eliminate the problem.

Owners will receive notice from Lexus when the parts are available for this recall. That's expected to be sometime this summer, but Lexus has not yet given a date.

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Certain GS350s built between early June, 2012 through December, 2012 are affected by this recall. Owners will receive a letter from Lexus when they are ready to recall the vehicles involved.

For more information, or to keep track of when the parts become available, go to the Lexus recall site, or call their customer service line at 1-800-255-3987 or NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.

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