Certain 2016 Lexus RX & 2015-2016 Lexus NX Models Recalled for Air Bag Issue

Lexus has announced a safety recall for certain* 2016 Lexus RX vehicles and 2015–2016 Lexus NX vehicles due a potential air bag issue — from the press release:

The involved vehicles have air bag systems where an open circuit could be created over time. If this were to occur, the air bag warning light will illuminate and the side and curtain shield air bags and/or front air bags may not deploy. Air bag non-deployment could increase the risk of injury to the occupants in the event of a crash.

All known owners will be notified by mail in late March 2018, at which point Lexus dealers will inspect the serial number of the sensors and replace any affected by the recall at no cost to customers. Lexus owners in the USA can call (800) 255-3987.

(* The total number of vehicles affected includes the 2016 Toyota Prius, and totals 49,000 in the USA.)

Lexus NX: First GenerationLexus RX: Fourth Generation