The Lexus SC430 sports car is the latest vehicle to be affected by the wide-ranging Takata airbag recall in Australia.
Lexus today announced it is recalling all SC430 models built between May 2003 and December 2007 over the passenger-side front airbag, which is equipped with Takata airbag inflators. This action is further to a previous recall for the SC430 for models built between 2001 and 2003.
There is no solid number of cars that will be impacted by this recall at this point in time, with a release from the Japanese brand stating “Lexus is still assessing the number of vehicles impacted in the Australian market”. Sales figures suggest that just 409 vehicles were sold over the full calendar years between 2003 and 2007.
According to the company: “There have been no confirmed incidents or injuries reported to Lexus [as a] result of this condition”.
The Japanese luxury brand will contact customers “within the earliest possible timeframes to advise them that their vehicle is involved”.
Concerned owners can call the Lexus Customer Assistance Centre on 1800 023 009 or visit www.lexus.com.au
The Takata airbag recall has become the largest automotive recall in history, affecting more than 53 million vehicles and more than a dozen car makers around the world.