2002 Lexus ES300 Air Bags Frontal Recall

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2002 Lexus ES300 Air Bags Frontal Recall

 NHTSA Recall #1460
NHTSA Compaign #01V372000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerTOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
 SupplierLEXUS
 BrandLEXUS
 ModelES300
 Model Year2002
 ComponentAIR BAGS:FRONTAL
 Date of notification28/12/01
 Begin date of manufacuring30/07/01
 End date of manufacturing27/10/01
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received11/12/01
 Report created20/12/01
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units19587
 Defect summaryVehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with a three-spoke style steering wheel. During air bag deployment, it is possible that the bottom seam of the front driver's side air bag module cover (horn pad) could be torn away allowing the bottom portion of the cover to completely detach from the air bag module.
 Consequence summaryIf this should occur, there is a possibility that the detached bottom portion may strike the driver causing personal injury.
 Corrective actionDealers will replace the driver's side air bag module. Owner notification began december 28, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or lexus at 1-888-333-9376.
 Recall notesAlso contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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