Lexus has announced a recall of approximately 560 model-year 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h sedans due to airbag issues. The driver knee airbag may not have been properly fastened to the instrument panel during vehicle assembly, which could affect the knee airbag deployment in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Lexus manufacturer Toyota began notifying owners in late April. Owners can call the automaker 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 inspect the driver knee airbag assembly and replace it if necessary.

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.