Lexus recalls over 5,000 2016 Lexus RX 350 and 450h’s over possible defective driver’s knee airbag. Has nothing to do with Takata airbag controversy.
If you know someone who owns a 2016 Lexus RX 350 or Lexus RX 450h, let them know that they’ve got a recall coming their way. According to Lexus on an official press release they dropped earlier Wednesday, 5,000 2016 Lexus RX350’s and RX 450h’s are being recalled over a possible defect in the driver’s knee airbag module that “may not have been properly manufactured.
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According to the press release, this faulty airbag module can affect airbag performance and increase risk of injury in the event of a crash. Fortunately, no injuries (or deaths) have been reported and this recall was issued voluntarily by Lexus to avoid any mishaps in the future.
As of today, recall notices have already been sent out by first-class mail and owners should be receiving notices soon. Lexus will repair the affected module free of charge.
If you suspect you’re amongst those affected and would like to check without waiting for your recall notice, Lexus advises you to head over to NHTSA’s safety recall inquiry site at Safercar.Gov/vin. Simply plug in your VIN to see. If you can’t get to a computer, you can ring Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987.
Recall notice aside, it looks like these particular RX’s are selling well in the United States. Just this past December, Lexus managed to unload 11,899 units. In November, 10,711 units flew off the showroom floors. That November was better than any November five years prior.