PhotoToyota Motor North America is recalling about 18,000 model year 2010 Lexus HS 250h vehicles.

A manufacturing issue in the hybrid vehicle transaxle assembly may cause components to wear, leading to a potential short circuit that will illuminate warning lights and warning messages.

In most cases, the vehicle will enter a fail‐safe mode, resulting in reduced propulsion and allowing it to be driven safely for a limited distance.

Under rare conditions, the hybrid system could shut down. While power steering and braking assist will function normally, a hybrid system shutdown while driving at higher speeds could increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Lexus dealers will replace the hybrid vehicle transaxle assembly with a new one at no cost to customers.

All known owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail by late November.

Owners with questions may call Toyota customer service at 1‐800‐331‐4331 or Lexus customer service at 1‐800‐255‐3987.


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