2004 Lexus GX470 Air Bags Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2004 Lexus GX470 Air Bags Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1120267
 Internal NHTSA #10644097
 ManufacurerToyota Motor Corporation
 Model Year2004
 File date15/11/12
 ComponentAIR BAGS
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemMy vehicle was purchased from a local lexus dealership in january 2008 and since then has been garaged during the day at my office and garaged overnight in my building's enclosed parking structure. The vehicle rarely sat in the sun for extended periods of time, but in november 2012, cracks on the passenger side dash began appearing. They were razor thin and by the end of 2013, the entire passenger side dash was covered in cracks, directly above the air bag. The lexus dealership explained that since the vehicle was out of warranty and there was no open recall, any repair would be at my expense, which would be approximately $2,500. I searched multiple online forums (clublexus. Com, lexusownersclub. Com) and this same premature cracking of the gx470 dash was being experienced by hundreds of owners. I also own a lexus ls430 and i have treated it exactly like my gx470, but thankfully the ls has not exhibited any dash cracking. I feel that the gx470 dash cracking issue is a safety risk, since the integrity of the dash is being compromised and it may negatively effect the functioning of the vehicle air bags. I feel that this problem is due to poor quality materials and that lexus should provide a replacement at no cost to the vehicle owner.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure100360
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase26/10/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders8
Drive train typeAWD
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 Vehicle speed0
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  • 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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