Toyota PH Recalls 31 Lexus LS 500 Units
Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is recalling 31 units of the Lexus LS 500 full-size luxury sedan that were manufactured between December 19, 2017, and June 28, 2018, due to a problem with its engine stop-start system.
The V6 twin-turbo engine of the LS 500 has a stop-start system that automatically stops and restarts the engine when the vehicle is stationary to reduce fuel consumption and harmful emissions. According to TMP however, with the recalled units, its engine control units were reportedly programmed incorrectly, which could restrict the volume of air taken in as the vehicle accelerates from its stationary position and result in the vehicle stalling.
As a preventive measure, TMP will reprogram the vehicle’s engine control unit at no cost to its customers as well as notify the buyers of the 31 affected LS 500 units through official notification letters and invite them to bring their vehicles to Lexus Manila, the sole Lexus dealer in the Philippines, for the special service campaign.