Certain Lexus models have been recalled for front passenger airbag inflators that were manufactured by Takata.
In involved vehicles, the non-desiccated propellant that inflates the passengers front airbag could absorb moisture and degrade. If the inflator propellant degrades and the vehicle is involved in a collision, the airbag can go off with too much explosive force, causing sharp metal fragments to shoot out and kill or seriously injure people in the vehicle.
This is an urgent safety recall on an unprecedented global scale across many automotive brands, including Lexus. It is important that all affected airbags are replaced as soon as possible and we urge you to check your vehicle immediately. A full list of all vehicles affected by the Takata airbag recalls in Australia is available on the Recalls Australia website.
Lexus takes the safety of our customers seriously and we have worked hard to rectify all affected vehicles, prioritising vehicle rectification based on the location and age of the inflator and parts availability.
All affected Lexus vehicles have been actively recalled. It is important that you check your vehicle to ensure that any faulty Takata airbag has been replaced. Please also ensure that your contact details are up to date.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused by the Takata airbag recalls.