Reports Regarding Certain LS Model Steering

Reports originating from Japan indicate that Toyota Motor Corporation will recall certain Lexus LS models globally because of a steering system concern.
Lexus in Canada is aware that certain 2010 and a small number of 2009 Lexus LS sedans* equipped with optional Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) may exhibit a temporary steering wheel off-center condition, under a specific driving manoeuvre. To address this condition, Lexus in Canada will file a recall in Canada on Friday, May 21. The VGRS may exhibit a temporary steering wheel off-center condition of up to 90 degrees after driving quickly from a very tight turn where the steering was at the end of its travel (full lock position - left or right).  VGRS automatically corrects the steering wheel off-center condition as the vehicle is driven within approximately one to three seconds.  The driver may notice this condition as the steering wheel slowly moves to the center position while driving straight during the VGRS correction.

For 20 years, Lexus has made customer safety and satisfaction its highest priorities.  Lexus in Canada takes this situation seriously, and remains committed to providing customers with outstanding products and service.
Customers who have any further questions are asked to visit or contact Lexus in Canada at 1-800-265-3987.
*Delivered to owners since August 2009

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