Toyota has said that it will recall 4,500 Lexus LS models in Japan and another 7,000 units overseas to fix a computerized steering problem. The company said it has received 12 complaints about the problem in Japan, but has no reports of any accidents worldwide, according to spokesman Paul Nolasco.
Toyota is recalling four Lexus models, the LS 460, LS 460 L, LS 600h, and LS 600h L.
The recall involves a computerized system that oversees how the steering wheel controls the tires. The steering system is standard on Japanese models but is optional on some units sold overseas.
The system varies the amount that the steering wheel turns the tires on the car, allowing the driver to turn the wheel less at low speeds when attempting to navigate or park in a tight spot. It also provides finer control at high speeds. According to Nolasco, the system can take “a few seconds” to return the steering to normal after it has been adjusted.
The recall includes a total of 11,500 units of the Lexus LS, including 3,800 in the United States.
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Detroit News