Reports Regarding Certain 2010 LS Model Steering
May 19, 2010
Reports originating from Japan indicate that TMC will recall certain Lexus LS models globally because of steering system concerns.
Toyota North America is aware that certain 2010 Lexus LS sedans equipped with optional Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) may exhibit a temporary steering wheel off-center condition, under a specific driving maneuver. Based on our discussions with TMC, preparations are being made to file a recall in the United States on Friday, May 21.
The VGRS may exhibit a temporary steering wheel off-center condition of up to 90 degrees after driving quickly from a very tight turn where the steering was at the end of its travel (full lock position - left or right). VGRS automatically corrects the steering wheel off-center condition as the vehicle is driven within approximately one to three seconds. The driver may notice this condition as the steering wheel slowly moves to the center position while driving straight during the VGRS correction.