Toyota puts a stop to Lexus LS sedan sales

2010 Lexus LS

Toyota said it will stop sales of its Lexus LS sedan for about three weeks as it comes up with a fix for the steering system. On Friday, Toyota announced a voluntary safety recall on approximately 3,800 late 2009 and certain 2010 model year Lexus LS 460 and LS 600h L vehicles in the United States.

Spokesman Brian Lyons said that the company was putting a stop to the sales of the LS on dealer lots until the U.S. receives repair parts, which probably won’t arrive until late June.

In the mean time, Toyota has fixed the problem in Japan, where the LS is assembled. It will be sending upgraded Lexus LS models that dealers can – those should arrive by mid-June, Lyons said.

Click here to learn more about the Lexus LS recall.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: Detroit News