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in 2010 Upscale Midsize Cars

Avg. Price Paid: $18,524 - $19,074
Original MSRP: $34,650 - $37,420
MPG: 35 City / 34 Hwy
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2010 Lexus HS Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There have been 5 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

SUSPENSIONRecall Date: 08/28/2013
  • Consequence: Failure of the rear tie rod could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V383000
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 780,584
  • Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006 through 2011 RAV4 and 2010 Lexus HS250h passenger vehicles manufactured from October 2005 through September 2010. If the nuts for adjusting the rear wheel alignment are improperly tightened during service, the rear suspension arm (rear tire rod) may develop unwanted movement and rust leading to thread damage and eventual failure. Failure of the rear tire rod will cause an abrupt change in the vehicle's alignment.
  • Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tie rods and replace any that have rust or corrosion on the alignment adjustment threads. All of the rear tie rods will then be encased in an epoxy to prevent future environmental damage. Due to limitations in parts, the recall remedy will be launched in phases from September 2013 through February 2014. All owners will receive notification of the recall, with most receiving second notifications when parts are available in their area. IMPORTANT: This recall supersedes Toyota and Lexus recall 12V-373. All vehicles that have been inspected and remedied under the previous recall need to be reinspected and have the appropriate remedy applied.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.
SERVICE BRAKESRecall Date: 06/05/2013
  • Consequence: As nitrogen is released into the brake fluid, the brake pedal may have reduced hydraulic pressure. Under certain circumstances, this condition could affect stopping distance and increase the risk of a crash.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V235000
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 87,060
  • Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2010 Prius vehicles manufactured March 31, 2009, through October 9, 2009; and model year 2010 Lexus HS250h vehicles manufactured June 19, 2009, through October 9, 2009. Nitrogen gas from a component of the brake booster pump assembly could leak into the brake fluid.
  • Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected brake booster pump assemblies. The recall is expected to begin late July 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.
SUSPENSION:REARRecall Date: 08/01/2012
  • Consequence: Failure of the rear tie rod could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 12V373000
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 780,584
  • Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006 through 2011 RAV4 and 2010 Lexus HS250h passenger vehicles manufactured from October 2005 through September 2010. If the nuts for adjusting the rear wheel alignment are improperly tightened during service, the rear suspension arm (rear tire rod) may develop unwanted movement and rust leading to thread damage and eventual failure. Failure of the rear tire rod will cause an abrupt change in the vehicle's alignment.
  • Remedy: Toyota is currently developing the remedy and will provide a notification schedule when it becomes available. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGERecall Date: 06/25/2010
  • Consequence: FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 10V285000
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 17000
  • Summary: TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 HS250h LEXUS VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY." WHEN A VEHICLE IS ROTATED ON ITS LONGITUDINAL AXIS TO EACH SUCCESSIVE INCREMENT OF 90 DEGREES FOLLOWING AN IMPACT CRASH TEST CONDUCTED UNDER S6.2, FUEL SPILLAGE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE LIMITS OF S5.6. FOLLOWING A REAR IMPACT CRASH TEST PERFORMED UNDER S6.2(B), WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS ROTATED, THE AMOUNT OF FUEL SPILLAGE EXCEEDED THE LIMITS OF S5.6.
  • Remedy: TOYOTA HAS NOT PROVIDED A REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN OR HAS NOT DETERMINED WHEN THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
  • Notes: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULERecall Date: 02/09/2010
  • Consequence: VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCES MAY INCREASE RELATIVE TO A CUSTOMER'S EXPECTATION INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 10V039000
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 148549
  • Summary: TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS AND LEXUS HS250H PASSENGER VEHICLES. CUSTOMERS HAVE EXPERIENCED INCONSISTENT BRAKE FEEL AFTER ABS ACTUATION DURING SLOW AND STEADY APPLICATION OF THE BRAKES ON ROUGH OR SLICK ROAD SURFACES. STOPPING DISTANCES MAY BE INCREASED COMPARED WITH A CUSTOMER'S EXPECTATION FOR A GIVEN PEDAL FORCE.
  • Remedy: DEALERS WILL REWRITE THE PROGRAMMING OF THE ABS CONTROL UNIT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE FEBRUARY AND BE COMPLETED IN LATE MARCH 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331 AND LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
  • Notes: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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Warranty

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