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2016 LEXUS RX350 RECALL (AIR BAGS:KNEE BOLSTER)

Make: Lexus
Model Year: 2016
Model: RX350
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V053000
Component: AIR BAGS:KNEE BOLSTER
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 5,070
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 02/01/2016
Record Creation Date: 02/01/2016

2016 Lexus RX350 DEFECT SUMMARY

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2016 Lexus RX350 and RX450h vehicles manufactured November 16, 2015, to December 23, 2015. Due to an improper weld, the gas needed to inflate the driver's knee air bag may escape from the inflator.

2016 Lexus RX350 DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

A defective inflator may increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

2016 Lexus RX350 RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the knee air bag assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 27, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is GLA.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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