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According to Reuters, automaker Toyota is calling 57,000 2006 Lexus IS and GS models both in the U.S. and overseas for potentially faulty front seatbelts. The recall affects 29,000 units plying American roads, along with a further 11,000 Japanese examples.

Lexus dealers will replace the buckles in both front seats, which can presently jam due to a faulty part. No accidents attributable to the defect have been reported, and the automaker advises that drivers can avoid the issue by 'releasing the seatbelt slowly.'

Toyota has not released estimated recall costs.

[Source: Reuters via CNN/Money]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      It's a seatbelt. Not a gas tank problem nor an ignition that catches fire for no apparent reason nor a hatch back that flings open at random or a throttle pedal that gets stuck to the carpet.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I can already predict that a blog about a Toyota recall, will turn into a GM bashing session (again!!) If GM had put out the EXACT same recall notice, there would be 60+ post about how GM sucks, they should just fold, UAW is a bunch of crooks...etc, etc, etc, you know the rest, it's the same crap comments every time.
      In the perfect world, I would hope there was never a recall on my vehicle, but if given the choice, I'd rather have the transmission die, get it fixed, then to just die because I was an accident with a faulty seat belt.
      Thanks to whoever coined the phrase "Service Hugs" for Toyota, I split my side laughing every time I see it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, then it's time to get it serviced, with free gased-up, and a free RX loaner overnight! Service with Lexus is always enjoyable. Oddly, I wish Lexus has more recalls.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I take credit for "service hugs", Corey. From a couple of weeks ago I think, for some other Toyota recall.
      • 8 Years Ago
      To all of you who have so much loyalty to Toyota, we thank you. It's unbelievable that people can get so excited about a non-entity corporation like ours.

      The worship we receive is flattering. Stunning really. We all thought we were running a car company and instead we founded a religion.

      Toyota bless the USA.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "After all, isn't GM, Ford and the US of A at fualt for just about everything in this world?"
      Sgt. Hulka, err, Sgt F'n Dumbass
      If GM had cared as much about customer safety as this in the 80's and 90's, they wouldn't be where they are today.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #30 Uh, don't think so, how about valve bodies, splitting O'rings, sticking clutch packs.

      The Odyssey has had more than it's share, so did Honda Accords with V6's

      While Honda and Toyota's are pretty bulletproof they have their problems just like the rest.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The rednecks will be all over this one like stink on shit.
      • 8 Years Ago
      wow, when even a post about a toyota recall turns into bashing a GM vehicle that hasn't even been produced in 22 YEARS, there are some seriously close-minded people on this board.
      • 8 Years Ago
      MMMMMMM Another Service Hug from Toyota. Now thats Movin' Forward.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Chris,


      you comments below show you are a complete ignoramus with little or no education. Lexus is as safe as a Mercedes and 10 times safer anything made in the states, so get with the programme.

      Seat belts are for losers. Real men never buckle up. If you get caught by the police, You're just not all there in the noggin.

      The key is avoiding accidents, not relying on safety features to save you, while taking 10's of thousands of dollars out of your pocket for medical bills and vehicle repair or replacement of a totalled car.

      These cars with high safety features for crashes, but not enough features for accident avoidance, such as maneuverability, are a waste of money and human quality of life.
      • 8 Years Ago
      """7. Well, then it's time to get it serviced, with free gased-up, and a free RX loaner overnight! Service with Lexus is always enjoyable. Oddly, I wish Lexus has more recalls."""

      Sounds like they are giving away a free nuthug as well.
      -C

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