2000 SUVs affected by faulty airbag sensors
Lexus has recalled more than 2,009NX and RX SUVs produced between May and December 2015, over concerns faulty airbag sensors could cause the inflators to deactivate.
The luxury marque says two manufacturing issues could cause an insulation layers of the system IC chips to peel over time, creating an open circuit.
If the condition occurs, the airbag warning light will illuminate, and the side/curtain and/or front airbags could be deactivated.
Non-deployment of airbags could increase the risk of injury to occupants in the event of a collision.
Affected NX200t and NX300h vehicles were produced from 25 May 2015 through 16 October 2015, while recalled RX200t, RX350 and RX450h units were manufactured from 30 September 2015 through 25 December 2015. The VIN list for affected Lexus models can be viewed here.
Owners will be contacted via mail around 14 February 2018, with replacement parts expected to be available around Q2 2018.
When the required parts are available, Lexus will again notify owners to arrange an appointment with their local dealer to have the airbag sensors inspected and replaced.