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Lexus recalls its 2012 GS F Sport sedan in the US

By SYF77 on 22 May 2012

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Lexus is conducting its first recall for the new Lexus GS sedan in the US, only a couple months after going on sale in the country. To Lexus’s credit, the recall is a voluntary safety recall.

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Fortunately, not all variants of the GS model are affected by the recall. The recall concerns approximately 650 units of the GS 350 F Sport to update the Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) electronic control unit (ECU) calibration.

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According to a statement issued by Lexus, on certain early 2013 GS 350 F-Sport RWD vehicles, the ECU for the VGRS system could cause the steering wheel to become off-centered when restarting the vehicle immediately after the vehicle is parked with the steering wheel turned. The system calibration will be carried out by the Lexus dealers and the fix will take approximately 30 minutes. Owners of the affected GS sedans will receive a safety recall notification by mail in early June 2012.

For those who like to buy a newly-introduced vehicle, perhaps this is the kind of risk that one has to take as there could be issues that are not expected during planning or design phase. Another example is the 2012 BMW 3 series, which was recently recalled in the US for head restraint issue.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Natnut May 28 2012 05:30 PM
compared to the countless faults BMW, Mercedes and Audi have had, this is pretty good. At least Lexus didn't have engine failures and defective batteries causing the car to catch fire (the current 5 series turbocharged inline 6 engine and the past generation E60 5 series.)
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