Three Lexus Models Included in Takata Airbag Recall Expansion

Lexus GX 460 Interior

Three Lexus models have been added to the Takata airbag inflator recall — the 2007–2011 ES 350, 2010–2011 GX 460, and 2006–2011 IS join the 2008-2010 SC 430 as Lexus vehicles that may be equipped with a faulty front-passenger airbag:

The involved vehicles are equipped with a particular type of Takata inflator. According to Takata, a safety defect may arise in front passenger air bag inflators in the involved vehicles due to inflator propellant degradation occurring after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures and high temperature cycling. This may result in an inflator rupture when the air bag deploys.

All known owners of the affected Lexus models will be notified by mail, and all necessary repairs to fix this issue will be performed at no cost. In the USA alone, approximately 60 million vehicles across all auto manufacturers will be recalled for defective Takata airbags.