Lexus has issued a recall notice this week for a number of its ES350 vehicles over fears a damaged O-ring may cause an issue with some brake actuators.
According to the Japanese car maker, a pump inside the brake actuator may have been assembled with a damaged O-ring which could cause the braking system to operate incorrectly.
Should this occur, driving conditions that require the operation of the Anti-lock braking system, vehicle stability control or traction control may suffer from decreased performance and increase the likelihood of the driver losing control of the vehicle and having an accident.
The recall affects approximately 60 vehicles built between 1 September 2015 and 25 February 2016, falling into the VIN range 02223053 to 02241294.
This is the second recall for the ES350. Last November, a notice was issued due to the over-sensitivity of the vehicle’s pre-collision system (PCS) which would interpret steel expansion joints or plates in the road as an obstacle. This would cause a warning buzzer to sound and the brakes to potentially be applied.
According to Lexus, there have been no reports of incidents or injuries resulting from the issue.
Lexus will contact owners of affected cars directly.