Lexus LX470 J100

UMW Toyota has announced that it will be issuing a recall for a sole second-gen Lexus LX470 (J100) due to an issue relating to the affected vehicle’s side curtain airbags, which were supplied by Denso Corp. The recall is part of a global campaign that encompasses 320,000 Toyota and Lexus models from the 2003-2006 model years.

In an official statement, it was revealed that due to an improper programing of the airbag system in the airbag control module, the side curtain airbags may deploy and the seatbelt pre-tensioners activated under some conditions while the vehicle is stationary. According to Toyota, this can result in minor injury to occupants.

The defect in this case is unrelated to the Takata airbag recall from earlier. UMW Toyota said it will contact the owner of the vehicle to so that the proper remedial work can be carried out to address the issue. The company has been informed by the Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) that no Toyota vehicles in Malaysia are affected by the recall, and stated that other Lexus models sold are not affected as well.