2016 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h Recalled To Replace Faulty Airbags

January 28, 2016

Toyota has issued a recall for roughly 5,000 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h crossovers from the 2016 model year.

According to the automaker, the driver's knee airbag module on those vehicles may not have been properly manufactured. As a result, the device may not properly deploy during a collision, which could increase the risk of injury to drivers.

It's important to note that this recall isn't related to the ongoing recall of Takata airbags, which now affects around 24 million vehicles in the U.S. While the official Takata recall list includes several Toyota models, it contains only one Lexus: the 2002-2007 Lexus SC.

Toyota says that owners of affected Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h models will be notified by mail. After receiving those recall notices, owners will be able to take their vehicles to Lexus dealers, who will inspect and, if necessary, replace the driver's knee airbag. There's no charge for the fix.  

For up-to-date information about these and other Toyota recalls, owners are encouraged to visit Toyota.com/recall and run a search using their vehicle identification number, or VIN. Owners are also encouraged to call Lexus Customer Service with questions at 1-800-255-3987.

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