Approximately 89,700 model-year 2008-19 Lexus LX 570 SUVs and Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs are being recalled due to issues with the seat belt tension sensor. The front passenger seat has a sensor that is designed to turn the passenger-side airbags off it determines that a deployment would pose a danger to the seat’s occupant, such as a child. This sensor can fail prematurely and cause the airbags to remain off even when there is an adult occupant in the passenger seat, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Lexus manufacturer Toyota is developing a remedy for this issue and will begin notifying owners about the recall on Feb. 11. Once a remedy has been developed, owners will be notified again. Owners can call Lexus at 800-255–3987, Toyota at 800-331-4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.