With its comfortable ride, quiet interior and lavish amenities, the Lexus ES provides big luxury car feel and refinement in a manageably sized package. The ES is also quick and yet sparing with fuel. Valuing ride quality over handling, agility is not a strong suit. Consequently, the ES idoes not try to be fun to drive. However, it is one of the best riding cars in its class.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2021 ES will be more reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019 and 2020 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2009 Lexus ES owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"When trying to stop at freeway speed the front brakes shimmy - at times that make the car feel unsafe"

Neil E., CA (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"sticking"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Normal Brake Wear"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Just normal wear"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"It was normal break wear and did not cause any undue problems and was fixed immediately."

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)

"Brake pads replaced"

Anonymous, MO (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"parking brake cable is fraying. rear brakes required new rotors and pads ($700)"

K W., ON (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"The brake pads and rotors wear quickly in city driving"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Had to have rear and front brake pads replaced and front rotor discs replaced @73000mi"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Vibration when I apply brakes at speed over 60 mph. I have addressed this same issue with Lexus all thru the warranty and extended warranty period. They would consistantly applt a temporary fix"

Sheri R., CA (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Same as previous problem. Rotors were part of the problem"

Barry O., AL (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Normal wear & tear."

Anonymous, NY (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Simply time to replace rotors."

Anonymous, MO (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"The brakes always squeak when I am backing up in the morning, dealer said this is normal?"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"squeaking when backing up"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"This car seems to need alignments frequently. Not sure if it's my wife's driving or something to do with car design. Tires often have uneven wear even though I check the air pressure often."

Anonymous, (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)
Ball joints

"Vibrations randomly when driving around 70 mph."

Bill C., KY (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"CV boot were failing and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Bushings

"Replace front & rear sway bar bushings. Normal wear & tear. Covered under certified used car insurance, replaced free"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Bushing wear caused rapid tire wear. Dealer failed to acknowledge in warranty coverage."

Frederick B., NY (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"leaky hose"

David V., NJ (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"The rear struts went and the rear ones are more complicated to replace than the front as you have to replace the mounts and whole assembly. In the cars defense, this problem just occurred around 149,000 miles on the original struts. Can't believe they lasted that long!! Was $1,100 to replace and have an alignment done. Back to a smooth ride, engine has been flawless."

Anonymous, NY (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)

"struts were leaking fluid needed to repair"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Struts were replaced due to normal usage versus any defect."

Anonymous, TX (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Right rear strut would make noise while backing out of my garage."

Anonymous, TX (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering wheel linkage was loose and making noise,"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"I’m thinking that bushing and strut wear are causing slight steering wheel vibration."

Frederick B., NY (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"It would cause random vibrations in the front end of the car when driving 70 mph."

Bill C., KY (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced both Front axles due to bearing noise and vibration"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)

"One front bearing noisy, replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"The compressor has had to be replaced 3 times since 2012"

Lee R., PA (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Had a leak/defect of some sort. Had to be replaced."

Anonymous, (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)

"It wasn't the compressor. It was the belts and pulleys that operates the system. The repair was expensive due to the labor involved."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Interior blow fan motor was making a grinding noise. Whole motor had to be replaced, cost around $400.00."

Anonymous, KY (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Evaporator

"Leaked and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking. Front seats, center console and dash all had to be removed. Cost to repair was >$3000. Decided not to repair and plan to trade in next month."

Anonymous, MD (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

"The control has to be raised or lowered 7-8 degrees for it to respond."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"System has a leak which requires frequent Freon refill."

Anonymous, FL (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"1/2 of catalytic had to be replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Diagnostic code is reading CAT issue but mechanics says its the O2 sensors of which this model has 4"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"Flex pipe"

Anonymous, (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)
Exhaust manifold

"Flutter leak in headpipe."

Anonymous, WI (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)
Muffler

"Midus"

Thomas B., NY (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"There was a hole on the exhaust system that created an annoying noise."

Anonymous, (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Other/unsure

"Inconvenience"

Gerald R., PA (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Pipes

"After a 11 year period of use, the original equipment exhaust system was compromised. I simply replaced everything from the exhaust manifold back, not including the exhaust manifold"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Headlights

"moisture inside covers"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Seals failed so water was entering the unit whenever it rained or went to a car wash"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Two times in life of car I have had to replace Bright head-light. BUT, love the car"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Battery failed in fob without warning. No obvious way to start car. Learned from the internet that tapping the Start button with fob and then pressing Start would work. Need better awareness and an advance alert method"

Anonymous, KS (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"The sensor on the driver side door handle was broken and did not sense fingers to unlock with fob in pocket. Handle/Sensor was replaced"

Phillip D., PA (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Door locks not working properly. Dealer repaired at no charge"

David D., MO (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Both actuators broke in space of 3 months, cheap part but expensive to replace"

Paul B., TX (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Water pump failed resulting in massive coolant loss"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Water pump

"water pump went bad and had to be replaced. 3-4 hrs of labor"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Coolant began leaking on garage floor in a big puddle. Took car into shop and it was determined the water pump needed to be replaced. Could have been serious had I not been paying attention"

Sean A., KY (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Service done then leaked and made noise then leaked into cabin"

Ka M., LA (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Once I knew the water pump had failed, I couldn't drive the car because it would have overheated and possibly warped the head."

William W., OH (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Water pump had a very slow leak / seep that we elected to have it replaced."

Anonymous, VA (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)

"Water pump failed and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, PA (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Display failed"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
CD player

"sound not clear"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"very difficult to use. Not user friendly Too complicated I would never purchase one installed ever again"

Cheryl F., VA (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Same problem as the screen display as the GPS was displayed on that screen."

Rick S., ON (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"We can receive calls, but cannot make calls"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"The manual controls on the radio do not respond"

Anonymous, TN (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Speakers

"Blown speaker"

Marvin G., AB (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"The door trim on both sides came loose very easily at the door's edge, and is expensive to have fixed. So I am using duct tape that is the same color of the trim for now"

Anonymous, TN (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint job doesn't seem to be very good. It chips off easier than it should."

Anonymous, TX (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)

"The vehicle had rust on hood, trunk and doors"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)

"When purchased dealer put on a protective coating. I have never had a car that had a problem like this. The paint and protective coating peeled. I think the protective coating may have made it worse. The Lexus dealer did a touch up at one point to cover the problems but it didn't last. I had it repainted this year."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"Found surface rust on trunk lid.Just off warranty. Body specialist claimed one area of rust was due to rubbing of one body part against another. The other rust defect was due to being maybe small paint pick"

Anonymous, NS (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"The pulleys also had to be replaced as the bearings were going bad, but car has a fair number of miles on it"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Elected to have new belt installed when water pump was replaced."

Anonymous, VA (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)
Engine computer

"One of the engine sensors had ti be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"there was a seal broken in the engine that needed to be replaced. It was an expensive repair"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer replaced a gasket at the engine leak are"

Anonymous, GU (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Replaced a faulty water pump"

Anonymous, IA (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"water pump"

Kim H., IL (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The seal was one of the boots(?) at the end of the axle. We had it repaired - actually they replaced the whole axle. That revealed we had a wheel bearing going out and that was replaced."

Anonymous, TX (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"moonroof rattles"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

CV joint

"Replaced both CV Joint /axles. Not unexpected at this mileage"

Anonymous, SC (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"I consider it normal wear & tear"

Calvin J., CT (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"Grease leaking from drivers drive shaft"

Anonymous, WA (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

"Boot got split and all grease was slung out. Axle had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"The car has 3 catalytic converters. 2 of them failed and needed replacement at a cost of $2,200 since they're made of platinum. Couldn't pass inspection without the repair & that shouldn't have failed at 103,000 miles"

Jeffrey M., NY (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"engine light came on; local mechanic found source and repaired it for me with an oxygen sensor..not sure if problem arose from my going into two deep potholes within a week of each other or if the warning light was independent of my pothole experience."

Jerome S., NJ (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)

"Sensor problems surfaced during emission inspection. Code is reading CAT but mechanics says its the O2 sensors"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Lexus ES 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"After investigating a loss of oil, it was discovered that the cylinder head wad slightly warped. This required re-planing the head, and a new head gasket"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"oil leak into the engine block; cheeper to get a new engine rather then have the engine rebuilt."

Anonymous, OH (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"fluid leak from housing requiring removal of engine to repair leak"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Seat controls - temperature

"Repaired temp control on driver's seat on warranty but now the seat takes time to heat up compare to the passenger seat"

Anonymous, AB (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The trunk button to open the trunk has melted and is not working. We have to bypass by using our fob."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Lexus ES 350.0 3.5-L V6)
Windows

"Right front window hard to open"

Juan S., TX (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Occasionally, when put in drive, car will just creep forward, does not accelerate with gas pedal. Google searches assume solenoid or sensor problems but replacement doesn't always help. Issue unresolved due to cost for process of elimination to find"

Alen T., WI (2009 Lexus ES 350 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS
Oct 17, 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2010-2016 4Runner, 2003-2006 Tundra, 2003-2013 Corolla, 2009-2010 Corolla Matrix, 2004-2005 RAV4, 2002-2007 Sequoia, 2011-2013 Sienna, 2008-2012 Scion xB, 2008-2009 Lexus IS-F, 2007-2012 Yaris and Lexus ES350, 2010-2017 Lexus GX460, 2002-2010 Lexus SC430, 2006-2012 Lexus IS250 and IS350 and 2010-2015 Lexus IS250C and IS350C vehicles. These vehicles had their driver or passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front driver inflator, front passenger airbag inflator, the airbag assembly, or the front passenger airbag sub-assembly and inflator. The recall began November 20, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371 or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota's numbers for this recall are J0A, J0B, and J0C. Lexus' numbers for this recall are JLI, JLJ, and JLK.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V741000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 928220
AIR BAGS
Jan 09, 2018
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2013 Scion xB, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sienna, 4Runner, Lexus IS250, IS350, IS250C, IS350C, IS-F, and GX460 vehicles sold, ever registered, in the states of AL, CA, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, SC, TX, PR, AS, GU, the MP (Saipan), and the U.S. VI or "Zone A." Toyota is also recalling certain 2010 Scion xB, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Yaris, 4Runner, Lexus IS250, IS350, IS250C, IS350C, ES350, IS-F, GX460, and Pontiac Vibe vehicles sold, ever registered, in the states of AZ, AR, DE, DC, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MO, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, VA, and WV or "Zone B." Toyota is also recalling certain 2009 Scion xB, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Yaris, Lexus IS250, IS350, ES350, IS-F, and Pontiac Vibe vehicles ever registered in the states of AK, CO, CT, ID, IA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MT, NH, NY, ND, OR, RI, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, and WY or "Zone C." These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify the Toyota, Scion and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, or replace the air bag assembly. The recall began on January 29, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for this recall are "Zone A" Toyota: G0P, Lexus: GLG; "Zone B" Toyota: G0R, Lexus GLH; "Zone C" Toyota: H0A, and Lexus: HLA.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V024000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 628018
AIR BAGS
Jan 09, 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2012 Toyota 4Runner, Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sienna, Yaris, Scion xB, Lexus ES350, GX460, IS-F, IS250, IS350, IS250C, IS350C, and Lexus LFA vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling certain 2009 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Yaris, Yaris HB, Scion xB, Pontiac Vibe, Lexus, ES350, IS250, IS350, and IS-F vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Toyota is recalling certain 2006-2008 Lexus IS250 and IS350, 2007-2008 Lexus ES350, Toyota Yaris, Yaris HB, and 2008 Lexus IS-F and Scion xB vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify the Toyota, Scion and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. The recall began on February 1, 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), H0A (Toyota Zone C), GLG (Lexus Zone A), GLH (Lexus Zone B) and HLA (Lexus Zone C).
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V006000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 577875
AIR BAGS
May 23, 2016
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Scion xB and Lexus IS F, 2009-2011 Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix, 2006-2011 Toyota Yaris, Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350, 2010-2011 Toyota 4Runner, Lexus IS250C, Lexus IS350C and Lexus GX460, 2011 Sienna, 2007-2011 Lexus ES350, and 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling certain model year 2008 Scion xB and Lexus IS F, 2007-2008 Toyota Yaris, 2006-2008 Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350 and 2007-2008 Lexus ES350 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Vehicles of these model years and models that were not originally sold or ever registered in either Zones A or B are not subject to this safety recall. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. The recall began on December 6, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for interim notification for this campaign are G1P (Toyota Zone A), G1R (Toyota Zone B), G2G (Lexus Zone A), and G2H (Lexus Zone B). Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), GLG (Lexus Zone A), and GLH (Lexus Zone B).
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V340000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1754517
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Oct 05, 2009
A STUCK OPEN ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY RESULT IN VERY HIGH VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2010 PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL CAN GET STUCK IN THE WIDE OPEN POSITION DUE TO ITS BEING TRAPPED BY AN UNSECURED OR INCOMPATIBLE DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT.
What should you do:
TOYOTA FILED AN AMENDED DEFECT REPORT ON NOVEMBER 25, 2009, STATING THAT DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND, ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, ALTER THE SHAPE OF THE FLOOR SURFACE UNDER THE PEDAL. THESE CHANGES ADDRESS THE RISK OF PEDAL ENTRAPMENT DUE TO INTERFERENCE WITH THE FLOOR MAT. REDESIGNED ACCELERATOR PEDALS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE BEGINNING IN APRIL 2010 AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY MODIFIED PEDAL WITH THE NEW PEDAL IF DESIRED. ALSO, DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY GENUINE TOYOTA OR LEXUS ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS WITH REDESIGNED ALL-WEATHER MATS, OR REPURCHASE THE PREVIOUS MATS FROM OWNERS WHO DO NOT WANT THE NEW ONES. ADDITIONALLY, SOFTWARE MODIFICATIONS WILL BE INSTALLED ON CAMRY, AVALON AND LEXUS ES 350, IS 350 AND IS 250 MODELS THAT WILL ENSURE THAT THE BRAKE OVERRIDES THE ACCELERATOR IN THE EVENT BOTH BRAKE AND ACCELERATOR PEDALS ARE APPLIED. TOYOTA WILL BEGIN MAILING LETTERS TO OWNERS ON DECEMBER 31, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331, LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
For more information:
TOYOTA RECALL NO. 90L/90LG.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V388000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4445056
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