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Toyota Lexus LX 470 Recall: List Grows

We had hoped that the auto industry would be able to pick itself up following two years of poor sales, but constant recalls has certainly put a spanner in the works. Toyota has announced yet another recall, this time with the Lexus LX 470 SUV. This is not the first recall issued by the Japanese carmaker today, the also recalled the Avalon sedan, which you can read in more details from our recent article.

This latest recall affects 39,000 2003 to 2007 Lexus LX 470 SUVs due to yet another steering issue. Unlike the one from earlier, this one involves the snap ring that helps to retain two parts of the steering column. If for some reason your front wheels suffer from a heavy impact, the steering column in some cases could become dislodged.

If for some reason that the snap ring becomes displaced, then the entire steering column could work lose. This is a serious issue, one that Toyota needs to address ASAP. Thankfully there has not been any reports of accidents due to this fault.

According to Sam Abuelsamid from Autoblog, Lexus will be sending out letters in the post for LX 470 owners, with instructions on what they need to do.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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