The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has raised the alarm over some 14,799 defective Lexus vehicles recalled by Toyota.
Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, in a statement on Friday said the Lexus vehicles were recalled over faulty programming of the Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) system.
The statement said, “The Federal Road Safety Corps wishes to draw the attention of the motoring public, particularly those who are presently using Lexus NX260, Lexus NX3650h and Lexus NX400h+ manufactured between 31 March, 2021 to 26 April 2022 to a faulty programming of the Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) System, which has prompted the Company to recall the categories of the listed vehicles.
“According to the report contained in a memo forwarded by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the company is also recalling 6,491 Lexus NX260 with defective Electric Parking Brake (EPB) system which was manufactured between 19 April 2021 and 15 July 2022.”
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The FRSC spokesman added that the withdrawal is specifically premised on the fact that the Lexus vehicles would pose safety hazard to their users thereby leading to crashes.
“The Acting Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu is by this notice, admonishing the general public, particularly dealers and riders of these categories of vehicles, to desist from selling or using the identified motorcycles on Nigerian roads to avoid any mishap,” the statement noted.