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More Recalls in Order for Toyota


Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced it will conduct a voluntary safety recall on approximately 3,800 Lexus late 2009 and certain 2010 model year LS 460 and LS 600h L vehicles in the U.S. equipped with Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) to address a temporary steering wheel off-center condition that may develop under a specific driving maneuver.  No other Toyota, Lexus, or Scion vehicles are involved in this recall.
The VGRS system enables easier handling during low-speed driving and provides better stability during high-speed driving than conventional steering by changing the gear ratio.
 The VGRS system may exhibit a temporary steering wheel off-center condition after driving away quickly from a very tight turn where the steering was at full lock position. The steering wheel off-center position will automatically be corrected in approximately five seconds by the VGRS system as the vehicle is driven.  The driver may notice the system auto correcting as the steering wheel slowly moves to the center position while driving straight during the VGRS correction.
 Due to the specific driving circumstances, this condition will not occur during normal driving such as changing lanes or turning at intersections.  Lexus recently received one customer report in the U.S. regarding this condition; no accidents or injuries have been reported. 
 
To see a complete Toyota recall list, click here

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May 23, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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