Report Receipt Date: FEB 01, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V053000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,070
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2016 Lexus RX350 and RX450h vehicles manufactured November 16, 2015, to December 23, 2015. Due to an improper weld, the gas needed to inflate the driver’s knee air bag may escape from the inflator.
A defective inflator may increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the knee air bag assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 27, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota’s number for this recall is GLA.