2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport recalled for steering problem
Lexus has announced a voluntary recall of certain 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport RWD vehicles. Lexus’ press release indicates that some GS 350 F Sport models may contain a steering defect in which the wheel may become off-centered. This defect will only demonstrate itself upon restarting the vehicle immediately after it is parked. The safety recall, which involves approximately 650 cars, is being administered in order to update the Variable Gear Ratio (VGRS) and electronic control unit (ECU) calibration of affected vehicles. The luxury automaker uncovered the defect, prompting them to file a Defect Information Report (DIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Owners of affected vehicles will receive a safety recall notice beginning in June 2012. Faulty steering systems will receive an upgrade, free of charge. The repair takes roughly 30 minutes, according to Lexus. Customers that wish to find out more information before June may contact Lexus Customer Service at 1-800-255-3987. Lexus owners can also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or online at www.safercar.gov.
The 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport boasts a 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine with direct and port fuel injection. Its V6 engine pounds out an estimated 306-horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. The all-new GS 350 F Sports has a top speed of 144-mph and goes from 0-60 in 5.7 seconds. Available in both RWD and AWD, it features a six-speed sequential-shift automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission.