Lexus LS Recall Video Demonstration


Here’s a video demonstrating the steering issue that made the current Lexus LS recall necessary:

All in all, this LS steering issue looks to be relatively non-critical — something that should be fixed and deserving of a recall, to be sure, but of minor importance to anyone outside of the affected owners.

Still, good on Lexus to treat this as it would a more serious issue (issuing multiple press releases, freezing current inventory affected by the recall) — it should be a great relief to all Lexus owners to see the company responding in such a strong way.

Update: This post has been reworked for clarity’s sake.

Comments


  • RDS

    Honestly , this problem might lead some “accident” happens . As what I know , most Lexus driver doesn’t have quite lot of “experience” to respond on this kind of problem when something is happens .

    Well , I’m quite like how’s Toyota/Lexus done . When they found problem , they announce to recall and fix them , in short time . Erm , except might be present .

  • AUTOPRO

    The stop sale is only on select LS460’s with VGRS. NOT ALL LS460’s

  • WorldofLuxury

    @RDS: I agree. This issue deserves a recall; it’s one of those glitches that shouldn’t happen but does because everything has become electronic (correct me if I’m wrong).

    Anyways, since this is a recall on an LS, is Lexus going to go back to its roots and offer its customers some sort of interesting apology? :-P

  • Larque Fausse

    WorldofLuxury wrote:@RDS:
    Anyways, since this is a recall on an LS, is Lexus going to go back to its roots and offer its customers some sort of interesting apology?

    I think that would be awesome. When the LS 400 were recalled, you got a kind of service that you would have never expected from BMW or Mercedes. It would be nice to see that again.

    Anyway, I can see why this would cause an accident. For some it might be a small annoyance, HOWEVER the LS has always been the flagship of Lexus and their reputation was built on attention to detail.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    AUTOPRO wrote:The stop sale is only on select LS460’s with VGRS. NOT ALL LS460’s

    Thanks for the clarification — I’ve updated the post.

  • Josh

    interesting how the car goes straight but the wheel is still turned off center but corrects itself. lol

    I would think you would quickly yank it to center it and it might cause the car to veer to a side

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Josh wrote:interesting how the car goes straight but the wheel is still turned off center but corrects itself. lol

    I would think you would quickly yank it to center it and it might cause the car to veer to a side

    When doing tight, slow turns like this, I usually let the steering wheel guide itself out of it — this only seems to happen if you yank hard on the steering wheel.

  • Joshd

    Larque Fausse wrote:I think that would be awesome. When the LS 400 were recalled, you got a kind of service that you would have never expected from BMW or Mercedes. It would be nice to see that again.

    Don’t hold your breath… from the time my parents bought their 400 till now… its unbelievable the difference in service now compared to when they bought the car. :(

  • AUTOPRO

    I heard Lexus replaced some LS460’s in 2007 for wind noise issues. If it was BMW or Mercedes they would have told your parents that it was operating as designed. Lexus service is better than ever.

  • AUTOPRO

    I’m a Lexus driver. I owned Porsche Bmw’s and many other models. I’ve been to Derick Bell’s driving school and autocrossed a 944turbo for several year. Just because someone drives a Lexus doesn’t mean he or she can’t handle a car!!!@RDS:

  • RDS

    @AUTOPRO:

    I means most , not all . There’s not few Lexus owner know how to drive , but on ratio , there’s still more than half Lexus owner bought Lexus just for comfort or so .

    @WorldofLuxury:

    By the way , Lexus and Toyota gave me another reason to support them more . They did the recall while they found problem .