Lexus Toyota Recall Land Cruiser Recall

Toyota is recalling 89,740 SUVs because a faulty sensor in certain 2008-2019 Toyota Land Cruisers and Lexus LX 570s may keep the airbags from inflating in a crash, which could increase the risk of injury for occupants, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Drivers of affected vehicles may also notice that the airbag warning light and passenger-side airbag “off” indicator are illuminated, NHTSA says.

A Toyota spokesperson declined to comment when CR asked whether there have been any crashes or injuries related to this problem. 

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The Details

Vehicles recalled: Certain Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs built from June 5, 2007 through Dec. 5, 2018, and certain Lexus LX570 SUVs built from July 12, 2007 through Dec. 5, 2018.

The problem: The front passenger seat has a sensor that’s designed to turn the passenger-side airbags off if it determines that a deployment would pose a danger to the seat’s occupant—such as to a child in a car seat. Toyota says this sensor can fail prematurely and cause the airbags to remain off even when there is an adult occupant in the passenger seat.

The fix: Toyota says it is developing a remedy for this issue, and says it will notify owners of affected vehicles about the recall by Feb. 11, 2019. Owners will be notified again once a remedy has been developed.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners can contact Toyota at 888-270-9371; Lexus owners can call 800-255-3987.

NHTSA campaign number: 18V887. Toyota’s own numbers for this recall are Lexus Interim J2L and Remedy JLL, Toyota Interim J15 and Remedy J05.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and this recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often (and for many older vehicles) we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.

Toyota Recall involves the Lexus LX 570