The Federal Road Safety Corps says caution should be applied when driving Lexus models that have been recalled by the manufacturer, Toyota, due to a fault.
In a statement on Friday, Assistant Corps Marshal, Corps Public Education Officer, FRSC, Bisi Kazeem, says Lexus NX260, Lexus NX3650h, and Lexus NX400h+ manufactured between March 31, 2021, and April 26, 2022, have been recalled due to faulty programming of the Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) System.
The statement reads in part, ‘’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) systems, which were manufactured between April 19, 2021, and July 15, 2022.
It says the withdrawal is specifically premised on the fact that the vehicles will pose a safety hazard to their users, thereby leading to crashes.
He urged members of the public, in particular dealers and owners of those types of vehicles, to refrain from offering them for sale or operating them on Nigerian roads.
Writing by Annabel Nwachukwu