Approximately 6,300 model-year 2018 Lexus LS 500 sedans and LS 500h hybrids equipped with run-flat tires are being recalled due to tire issues. The tires were improperly assembled to the wheels and there is a possibility that a crack could develop on the sidewall reinforcement layer of the tires. Under certain driving conditions, portions of the tread layer could separate, reducing stability and increasing the risk of a crash.
Lexus manufacturer Toyota will begin notifying owners by late April. Owners can call Lexus at 800-255-3987 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace all four tires if one or more run-flat tires are manufactured by a specific supplier.
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.