6 Lexus recalls in 2018 – VIN lookup

In 2018, Lexus announced 6 recalls that affected 8 of its models, according to the Rapex notifications. How to check your VIN for free to see if any of them is also relevant to your car?

The first Lexus recall in 2018 was announced in February with the CT200h model due to a possible fuel leak from a badly welded tank. This fault may occur in vehicles manufactured between 21 November 2016 and 7 April 2017.



In the second month, the Lexus NX300h, RX450h and RC-F were also recalled. The first two, manufactured in 2015, due to airbag system pressure sensor failure, while with the RC-F from June 2014 to December 2017, the pulsation damper in one of the high-pressure fuel pumps could be defective. Fuel leakage and fire could even occur.

Fuel leakage can also occur due to a crack in the fuel pulsation damper with all the GS350 and GS450h models produced between 2005 and 2014 (!).

An unpleasant surprise can be experienced by the LC500h sports coupe driver when the hybrid system suddenly turns off while driving in a highway mode. This may be caused by an improperly programmed control unit with cars manufactured from August 2016 to July 2018.

* We’ve sorted all the recalls according to the models into the table at the end of the article. 



Lexus 2018 recalls by model

Lexus CT200h

Month Issue Production Source
II. The tank may develop a leak as a result of defective welding. 11/2016 – 4/2017 link
All CT200h´s Recalls

Lexus GS350

Month Issue Production Source
XI. A crack in the fuel pulsation damper may lead to a fuel leak. 5/2005 – 12/2014 link
All GS350´s Recalls

Lexus GS450h

Month Issue Production Source
XI. A crack in the fuel pulsation damper may lead to a fuel leak. 5/2005 – 12/2014 link
All GS450h´s Recalls

Lexus LC500h

Month Issue Production Source
IX. When accelerating in highway driving mode, the hybrid system could shut down. 8/2016 – 7/2018 link
All LC500h´s Recalls

Lexus NX300h

Month Issue Production Source
II. There could be a fault with the pressure sensors for the airbag system. 2015 link
All NX300h´s Recalls

Lexus RC F

Month Issue Production Source
III. The pulsation damper in one of the high pressure fuel pumps could be defective. 6/2014 – 12/2017 link
All RC F´s Recalls

Lexus RX450h

Month Issue Production Source
II. There could be a fault with the pressure sensors for the airbag system. 2015 link
All RX450h´s Recalls

Lexus SC 430

Month Issue Production Source
XI. In the event of the airbag being deployed, the excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator body to rupture. MY 2001 – 2006 link
All SC 430´s Recalls

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