Torrance, California – Toyota North America has announced that it will recall certain 2010 Lexus LS models globally because of steering system concerns.

The company said that, based on reports originating from Japan, it is aware that certain 2010 Lexus LS sedans equipped with optional Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) may exhibit a temporary steering wheel off-centre condition, under a specific driving manoeuvre. Preparations are being made to file a recall in the U.S. on Friday, May 21.

The VGRS may exhibit a temporary steering wheel off-centre condition of up to 90 degrees after driving very quickly from a very tight turn where the steering was at the end of its travel, in a full lock position to the left or right. VGRS automatically corrects the steering wheel off-centre condition as the vehicle is being driven within approximately one to three seconds. The driver may notice this condition as the steering wheel slowly moves to the centre position while driving straight during the VGRS correction.

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