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Toyota recalls model year 2019 Lexus ES vehicles

The knee airbag may not deploy properly.

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Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 564 model year 2019 Lexus ES vehicles.

The vehicles are equipped with a driver knee airbag assembly mounted to the lower instrument panel (IP) that may have been improperly installed, possibly affecting the deployment of the knee airbag in the event of a crash.

There is an increased risk of injury if the knee airbag does not deploy properly in the event of a crash.

What to do

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the driver knee airbag assembly, if necessary free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in May 2019.

Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota's numbers for this recall are KLD and KLE.

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