2011 Lexus RX 350: Recall Alert

July 29, 2011

Toyota is recalling some 32 2011 model year Lexus RX 350 crossover SUVs to replace brake actuator units.

A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that the potential affected units were manufactured from August 30, 2010 through May 18, 2011, and equipped with vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM).

The NHTSA notice says that the calibration for the hydraulic control valves is incorrect due to this condition and there is a possibility that the right front wheel may not be properly controlled during actuation of the anti-lock braking system (ABS) or vehicle stability control (VSC).

Further, the NHTSA notice says that this could result in increased stopping distances and/or a failure to adequately correct a vehicle slide, either of which could increase the risk of a crash.

Toyota dealers will replace the brake actuator with a new one, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during August 2011.

In the meantime, owners of 2011 Lexus RX 350 models with questions or concerns may contact Toyota at 800-331-4331.

Alternatively, owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to http://www.safercar.gov.  Refer to the NHTSA Campaign ID No. 11V377000.


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