Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has announced a global recall campaign for certain Lexus ES and RX models concerning a brake actuator issue. The recall is for models which are equipped with an ABS, traction control, and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), all of which are controlled by the brake actuator.
There is a possibility that some brake actuators may have been assembled with a pump containing an O-ring that is damaged in such a way that the brake fluid pressure may not be properly controlled during ABS, traction control, and VSC activation. This could cause a loss of vehicle stability control and increase the risk of an accident.
In Malaysia, only the Lexus ES model is affected as the RX models do not have the issue. The models affected are those manufactured from September 2015 to February 2016. According to information from TMC, around 90 units were imported by Lexus Malaysia and these will be recalled under a special service campaign.
Other models sold by the company are not affected. All costs related to the special service campaign will be borne by Lexus Malaysia.
The company will notify owners of the affected vehicles directly and those who do not receive any notification or who wish to clarify if their car is affected can call the1800-8-LEXUS (53987) or contact the authorised dealer they bought their vehicle from.