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Lexus RX 450h (2015 – 2018)

Published on 25 February 2020

Due to defective material used, moisture can enter the heating element of the washer jets. This can result in a short circuit and consequent overheating, increasing the risk of the vehicle catching fire.

The Lexus RX 450h models affected by this recall were manufactured between May 2015 and February 2018.

Lexus recall code: 19SMD-121

Source: Rapex Alert 8/2020 A12/00216/20

Is my car affected?

Type of alert
Production period5/2015 - 2/2018
Type/number of modelType-approval numbers: e6*2007/46*0166, e1*2007/46*0231 (Toyota), e6*2007/46*0163 (Lexus) , Types: XA4 (EU, M), J15TM TMG (Toyota), AL2 (EU, M) (Lexus)
Country of originJapan
Alert submitted byGermany
Products were found and measures were taken also in
Measures taken by economic operators
Published by Rapex2020-02-21 09:08:13

What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Lexus dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

How to contact your dealer

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

Check the vehicle

UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.

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