Lexus recall: only old models affected

2010-10-22 00:00

LEXUS South Africa said yesterday a possible brake fluid leak that has led to a recall only affects 467 RX300 models sold between March 2003 and March 2006.

A release from Meropa Spannerworx said: “No IS or GS models in South Africa are involved as previously reported.”

It said that “due to the age of the vehicles in question, it is expected that many would be in second or third ownership. Second owners of Lexus RX300s are therefore requested to contact the Lexus call centre on 0800 22 0000 with their VIN number to ascertain whether their vehicle is affected or not.”

According to Spannerworx, the concern is not safety critical and no brake failure should be expected.

“There have been no reports of accidents relating to this condition” that involves a faulty seal. — WR.

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