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Lexus recalls ES sedans over displaced knee airbags

ES sedans from 2019 may have an improperly installed driver's knee airbag

Published: April 11, 2019, 10:30 PM
Updated: April 17, 2019, 6:25 PM

2019 Lexus ES 300h

Toyota is recalling about 575 Lexus ES sedans from 2019 Model Year over an improperly installed driver’s knee airbag.

2019 Lexus ES 350 F-Sport

The issue reportedly happened during vehicle assembly, resulting in the airbag’s not being properly installed to the point that a deployment might cause injury to the driver. Of the 573 cars under recall, 560 are in the US and just 13 in Canada.

Lexus will notify affected owners by mail toward the end of April 2019, requesting a return to a dealership, where the assembly of the knee bag will be inspected and the entire assembly replaced with a new unit, if necessary.

2019 Lexus ES 350

Customers can check the status of their vehicles by visiting lexus.ca/recall or by calling Lexus Customer Service at (800) 265-3987.