Update 28/01/11: The information below relates to the Lexus LS and GS valve spring recall announced in July 2010. For the latest news about Lexus in the UK, please visit www.blog.lexus.co.uk.
Improperly functioning valve springs have been found in some Lexus engines and there is a small possibility that abnormal engine noise or unstable idling may occur. In very rare instances, there is a chance that the engine may stop. There have been no reported accidents related to this issue.
Vehicles sold in the UK that may be affected include the Lexus GS 450h, GS 460, LS 460 and LS 600h models. Lexus has identified approximately 3,200 vehicles in the UK that are potentially affected by this issue.
No Toyota vehicles sold in the UK are affected by this issue.
Lexus is presently preparing to take some type of field action. Lexus will do whatever it can to ensure that our customers’ inconvenience is minimised as much as possible, decide on the details of the field action, and inform our customers promptly.
Additional information detailing further actions will be provided as and when it becomes available.
Lexus advises customers who have concerns to contact their local Lexus Centre or the Lexus Customer Relations team on 01737 367 601 for assistance.
To find out whether your Lexus is affected by the LS and GS valve spring recall, please click here to enter your VIN number.