February 21, 2003
LEXUS Has Recalled the 2003 GX470
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Make : LEXUS Model : GX470 Year : 2003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V031000
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5878
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF PART
567, CERTIFICATION. THE
INCORRECT GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING (GVWR) DATA WAS PRINTED ON THE
CERTIFICATION REGULATION LABEL. THE
GVWR IS INCORRECTLY REFLECTED ON THE LABEL AS 6,100 LBS. THE CORRECT GVWR
SHOULD BE 6,000 LBS.
THE CERTIFICATION LABEL DOES NOT MEET THE INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS AS
DESCRIBED IN THE REGULATIONS.
AS EACH LABEL IS VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER SPECIFIC, OWNERS WILL BE
REQUESTED TO CONTACT THEIR LOCAL
LEXUS DEALER FIRST TO PLACE AN ORDER FOR THE CORRECTED LABEL. ONCE THE LABEL
HAS ARRIVED AT THE
DEALERSHIP, THE OWNER WILL BE CONTACTED FOR LABEL REPLACEMENT. OWNER
NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN
DURING APRIL 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON
AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE
AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT
LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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