Lexus LX recalled

Posted on June 14, 2024Comments Off on Lexus LX recalled

Lexus Australia has recalled 184 examples of the petrol-powered LX 600 SUV, after it was discovered debris could be in its twin-turbo V6 engine.

“For involved vehicles there is a possibility that certain machining debris may not have been cleared from the engine during manufacturing,” the carmaker said in its recall notice. 

“For engines impacted, there may be additional pressure on the main bearings due to the debris adhering to the bearings. This, combined with operation of the engine at higher loads over time, may cause a failure of the bearings.

“Failure of the crankshaft main bearings may lead to potential engine knocking, engine rough running, engine not starting or engine stalling. An engine stall while driving may lead to a loss of motive power and can increase the risk of a collision.”

  • A total of 184 vehicles built between December 1, 2021 and October 31, 2022 are affected
  • The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) list is attached here
  • The recall notice is attached here

The recall only affects the petrol-powered Lexus LX 600 and its twin-turbo 3.4-litre petrol V6 engine, not the LX 500d’s turbo-diesel 3.3-litre V6.

If you own a Lexus LX 600, you can continue to drive your SUV, though warning signs of a potential engine failure include a knocking noise from the engine, rough running, or an inability to start.

Lexus says it’s ”currently working on a detailed remedy for all involved vehicles and will provide customers with details once the remedy is confirmed”.

”The remedy will be free of charge to vehicle owners,” it adds.

If you have any questions about the recall, you can call the Lexus Customer Assistance Centre on 1800 023 009 between 8am and 6pm AEST, Monday to Friday.

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