Following the recall issued by Toyota Malaysia over defective airbag sensor, two Lexus models were also involved in the same recall. The Lexus NX and RX models manufactured from June 2015 to January 2016, distributed by Lexus Malaysia will require to have their airbag sensors replaced.
Around 500 units of the NX and RX models will be involved in the recall and like the Corolla Altis, the two Lexus models carried defective Integrated Circuit (IC) chips insulators in the Pressure sensors and G sensors. The insulators could peel off over time, creating an open circuit in the IC chip. This would cause the airbag warning light to illuminate and may potentially cause the front and/or side curtain airbags to become deactivated and not deploy when required to, significantly increase the risk of injury to occupants in the event of a crash.
Affected owners will be notified by the company to bring their cars to an authorised Lexus service centre to make the necessary replacements. The replacement job is estimated to take about 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on the model. All costs will be borne by UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT).
Lexus owners can contact any Lexus authorised dealers nationwide or Lexus Freephone line at 1-800-88-53987 or visit lexus.com.my