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April 29, 2003

Toyota Has Recalled the 2003 Lexus GX470

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.

Models: Lexus GX470 Year: 2003

Number Potentially Involved: 3,666

Dates of Manufacture: March – November 2002

Defect: On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with the Lexus Link System (LLS), it may be difficult to lock one of the two latches on the bottom of the middle row left rear seat (larger side of the bench seat directly behind the driver). Due to the thickness of the Lexus Link System storage case, the stopper on the bottom of the seat is slightly elevated. This elevated position misaligns the latch to the striker. If the vehicle is operated with only one latch locked, the occupant of the seat may be improperly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Remedy: Dealers will remove the LLS case panels around the seat stopper. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during April 2003. Owners may contact Lexus at 1-888-333-9376.

[NHTSA Recall No. 03V088].

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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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!

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