Recall roundup: 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport image

Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus has recently announced a recall for the 2013 GS 350 F Sport because of a problem with its steering.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 650 units of the 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport will be affected by this recall and owners of the model will have to drive it back to the dealer, which will update the Variable Gear Ratio (VGRS) and the ECU of the affected vehicles. The 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport has a steering defect which might affect the wheels but the company didn’t announce if any reports have been received from customers about potential accidents or injuries because of this problem.

Owners of the 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport will receive a safety recall notice at the beginning of June, 2012, and they will have to take the vehicles to the dealers. The repair is expected to take 30 minutes. If you own a 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport we encourage you to contact the car manufacturer at 1-800-255-3987 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Hotline at the 1-888-327-4236.

As a quick reminder, the model in question is being powered by a 3.5 liter six-cylinder engine with direct injection, which is developing a total output of 306 HP and it has a peak torque of 277 lb-ft. The vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds before reaching a top speed of 144 mph. The 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport is available with a six-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission, which is sending power to either the rear wheels or the all-wheel drive system.