• May 24, 2010
True to predictions, The Detroit News is reporting that Lexus has issued a stop sale on its LS 460 and LS 600h (standard and long-wheelbase) luxury sedans due to a problem with the electronic steering system that can temporarily cause the steering wheel to become off-centered. Apparently, the wheel will return to its correct position after about five seconds of misalignment. Toyota issued a recall on Friday, May 21st to address the defect. Click here to see the recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Although Toyota has reportedly fixed the problem on new models rolling down the assembly lines in Japan, those recalibrated machines are not expected to hit dealership lots in America until the middle of June. In the meantime, the 3,800 or so owners of affected 2009 and 2010 LS sedans are being urged to avoid turning the steering wheel rapidly after holding it in full lock in the opposite direction.

We would imagine that there are certain scenarios where following such advice may prove difficult to follow, but Toyota is so far reporting that no injuries or accidents have been caused by the issue.

[Source: The Detroit News]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      no more drifting :(
      • 4 Years Ago
      Come on Toyota get it together
        • 4 Years Ago
        How many must die first?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now how about a recall for the IS's steering problems?...
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is about cleaning up the garbage they have been selling to customers all these years. My neighbor bought a used low mileage Lexus ES 350 and the surging was so bad they traded it for a used CTS. They had the ES back to the dealer countless times and nothing was done.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good job Toyota!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Can't defend Toyota anymore, they should just pack up and move!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thank for sharing good and useful information. This information is very valuable.

      • 4 Years Ago
      and here i thought that this indicated a return to building machines for the road less travelled.

      wasn't meant to be.
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      So, spend all that money on a "Toyota" and you can't turn the steering rapidly? Seriously, though, wouldn't you think for all the money the car costs, they would use some higher quality parts, maybe parts that had more testing?

      Maybe its due to that memo a while back about Toyota telling all its suppliers to cuts all costs by ~30%. No one knew where the cuts would come from, but I guess it was quality.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Will they ever run out of things to recall?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Nope! They will keep coming. I really lost faith in them, I just hope BMW doesn't go the way of Toyota because I really love my M5
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's almost turning into a new rule now.

        If it's possible for some new electric/electronic feature to go terribly wrong, Toyota's got a problem with it and a recall is happening or on the way.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh dude. That video is scary.

        Yep............ don't mind having a mid 90's car right now :P
        • 4 Years Ago
        They're just trying to cover all of the bases. So much so, I received a text message with a recall notice for a Prius that I've never owned!

        @Aaron and GGiB,
        Those videos scream lawsuit if it breaks the arm of the owner of the vehicle. I mean, who hasn't accidentally set off the alarm system in your own car?

        Side note: Has anyone ever seen a LS600h in the wild? I sure as hell haven't.
        • 4 Years Ago
        80's Toyota Called,

        They want their reliability and reputation back =(...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well how about recalling them for the steering wheels being possessed too!!!!

        • 4 Years Ago
        It's called the "Anti-Theft System".

        Check this video.

      • 4 Years Ago
      technology lol. what a joke. they should stick to the old way of making cars....better quality and keep the costs down.
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