Lexus USA Announces Recall on Certain 2013-2015 ES 350 and ES 300h Models for Pre-Collision System Issue

Lexus USA has announced a safety recall of certain 2013-2015 model year ES 350 and ES 300h sedans due to an issue with the Pre-Collision System — from the press release:

In the involved vehicles, under certain situations, the PCS (Pre-Collision System) could interpret a steel joint or plate in the roadway as an object that triggers PCS activation. If this occurs, the PCS warning buzzer sounds and the system may apply the service brake automatically. Unexpected braking could increase the risk of a crash.

For all involved vehicles, the PCS function will be disabled as an interim remedy. As the permanent remedy, Toyota dealers will replace PCS components with improved ones.

For more information and to find out if your ES is affected, you can visit the recall and safety information website.

Lexus ES: Sixth GenerationUSA
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    Lexus Cohen
  • November 4, 2015
Once these owners take their cars in for service and they see the new ES they will definitely trade up.
Pretty rare in our market of South Florida. Only the 50k Ultra Luxury package ES's would be equipped. Less than 10% of our inventory, and even that estimate might be high.
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    Jim Ollick
  • November 5, 2015
I printed the recall notice since it involves both my 2013 ES300h UL and my 2015 ES350 UL. They are a rare breed with PCS, only approximately 6,100 sold over the 3 model years! See below from the notice. Q5: Which and how many vehicles are covered by this campaign? A5: There are approximately 6,100 2013 - 2015 model year ES 350 and ES 300h vehicles covered by this Safety Recall. Model Name Model Year Production Period UIO ES 350 Certain 2013-2015 Mid-June 2012 to Early July 2015 3,600 ES 300h Certain 2013-2015 Mid-June 2012 to Early July 2015 2,500 Q5a: Are there any other Lexus/Toyota/Scion vehicles covered by this Safety Recall in the U.S.? A5a: Yes, approximately 24,700 2013 – 2015 model year Toyota Avalon and Avalon Hybrid vehicles are also covered by this Safety Recall.