Taking a cue from the Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), UMW Toyota Motor, the official distributors of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Malaysia, has issued a recall for approximately 255 units of the 2015 Lexus NX.
UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) will be in touch with owners of the affected Lexus NX units, which are said to have been manufactured between November 2014 and March 2015. UWMT’s special service campaign will then on carry out the necessary inspections, and if a fault is found, will replace the damaged components free of charge.
In its official release, UMWT described the issue as below:
The subject vehicles are equipped with an Anti-Lock Braking system (ABS), Traction Control System (TRAC), and Vehicle Stability Control System (VSC) which are controlled by the ABS actuator.
Due to the improper shape of a component inside the ABS actuator, there is a possibility that a resin component could be damaged during its press fitting assembly, creating minute resin fragment(s) which could become stuck in the actuator - if this occurs, the oil pressure control may be delayed when the Anti-Lock Brakes are activated, causing a loss of vehicle stability and increasing the risk of a crash.
UMWT also revealed that no other Lexus models sold by the company has been affected by this recall. There have also been no known injuries or accidents caused, as yet.
This is the second recall UMWT has had to issue this month alone, following the airbag fix for 29,985 Toyotas issued May 13, 2015. It should be noted however, that that recall had to do with the installation of defective airbag inflator modules, and is a part of the great on-going Takata recall globally. Honda Malaysia also issued a recall for 87,182 of its vehicles.
The 2015 Lexus NX made its debut in Malaysia earlier this year in January, with a total of five variants of the premium compact SUV being sold here. Prices for the NX range from RM292k to RM375k.