April 29, 2003
Toyota Has Recalled the 2003 Lexus GX470
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
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
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].
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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