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Toyota—LEXUS LS460 and LS600hL—Steering Control ECU Replacement

PRA number: 2010/11670
Date published: 24th May 2010

Product information

Product description

LEXUS LS460 and LS600hL

Identifying features

Please see attached supporting documentation for affected VIN numbers.
Target Number: 37
Campaign Number: 0514E

What are the defects?

On certain Lexus LS460 and LS600hL vehicles the Steering Control ECU programming for the Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) system can result in the steering wheel becoming off-centre by a maximum of up to 90 degrees under certain limited driving conditions such as when conducting a U-Turn or accelerating quickly following a sharp turn. If the driver has fully turned the steering wheel to full lock and then very quickly attempts to turn it back to the centre position, the steering wheel may temporarily become off-centred before automatically returning to the centre position within 1-5 seconds.

What are the hazards?

Vehicle malfunction

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Supplier

Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited

What should consumers do?

All owners of affected vehicles will be contacted initially by phone to explain the situation.All vehicles involved in this campaign will have the affected steering control computer (ECU)replaced.
Additionally all owners of affected vehicles will receive a personal visitation from a Lexus representative to explain the condition and as well as the driving conditions under which thecondition may occur. This customer visitation will commence on Monday 24th May 2010.

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