Published on 4 August 2018

TOYOTA LEXUS GS ( 26/09/2005 –  02/11/2011) DEFECT:  On Toyota Avensis Previa and Lexus GS fitted with a Toyota or Lexus genuine or Brink branded (only on Avensis) detachable towing hitch the possibility exists that the detachable towing ball in some exceptional cases (under severe mechanical stress) might develop a crack. In a worst case the detachable towing ball might fracture and/or fail.

Remedy: Lexus/Toyota dealers will replace the detachable towing ball and housing at no cost to vehicle owners.

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Recall Launch Date26/10/2012
Recall NoR/2012/102
Recall Model InformationAvensis Previa and Lexus GS
Manufacturer Ref
VIN startJTHBC96S#05000012
VIN endJTHBC96S#05024825
Build start26/09/2005
Build end02/11/2011
Vehicle numbers901

What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a TOYOTA dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

How to contact your dealer

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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