Lexus Australia has issued a recall for 10 vehicles across the 2019 ES300h and UX250h model lines produced in May 2019, to fix the electric brake booster fault that has caused a temporary sales stop of various Toyota and Lexus hybrids.
"In the subject vehicles, there is a possibility components of the electronic brake booster pump assembly may have been manufactured improperly," the company says.
"In some cases, the brake booster pump may stop operating. If this occurs, multiple warning lights and messages could illuminate on the instrument panel and audible chimes could sound."
"After several brake pedal applications, power brake assist could be lost completely. A loss of power brake assist while driving could increase the vehicle stopping distance and may increase the risk of an accident," Lexus adds.
Like the Toyota recall issued earlier today, affected owners will be contacted by Lexus dealers to advise of the recall, and request customers to present their vehicle to their preferred dealer for inspection.
If required, the electric brake booster assembly will be replaced free of charge, with the fix estimated to take five or six hours. There have been no reported incidents or injuries as a result of the condition.
As mentioned above, there are 10 vehicles across both Lexus model lines in the hands of customers, all produced during May 2019.
CarAdvice can also confirm the 'temporary sales stop' put on hybrid versions of the Camry, Corolla, Prius and RAV4, along with the Lexus ES and UX for the same issue has now concluded – more on that here.
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