Recall Alert: 2003-2007 Lexus LX 470


Toyota is recalling approximately 39,000 of its Lexus LX 470 SUVs from the 2003-2007 model years over a defect in the steering shaft. The recall is the second announced by Toyota today and follows a series of significant recalls dating back to last fall.

This particular recall involves the snap ring on the steering shaft, which can disengage when the vehicle has a significant impact to the wheels such as a large pothole. The entire steering shaft could disengage over time after the impact, so drivers would not necessarily notice the problem immediately.

Toyota will begin the recall campaign in mid-August with mailings to owners. The company says no accidents have been reported because of the defect. For more information, owners can contact Lexus at 800-255-3987 or



This is the best body style. Too bad Toyota ruined the new one. These things are like tanks. I have an '01 with 243k and no problems. The car still looks amazing. I hope the recall doesn't extend to mine

Toyota appears not to be the only car company to have safety and design issues. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has over 1100 complaints on file about the 2003 Honda Accord. Of the 1135 complaints (as of July 15, 2010) referred to this agency, 376 fall into the "power train: automatic transmission category."

Information from the NHTSA web-site reveals that in the 2003 Honda Accord transmission failure occurs quickly and many times at highway speeds. The complaints from NHTSA are mostly similar to each other in that the vast majority of the failures happen suddenly at higher speeds and the car's occupant(s) are often unsafely jolted forward.

This is a serious safety issues that needs to be looked into. Coming to a near complete stop from 60 or 70 miles per hour, in some reported cases, has resulted in some injuries and will eventually result in someone’s death.

In April of 2004, Honda issued a recall on the automatic transmissions of Honda Accords, Odysseys, Pilots and Acura 3.2CL and 3.2TL models. The very same potential failures cited in the 2004 recall have become frequent for owners of these vehicles in the years subsequent to the recall and the resulting "transmission lockup" that "could result in a crash" has become a reality for many.

Honda was supposed to fix the problem when it issued the 2004 recall, however, it appears the company tried to do the cheapest thing for its bottom line in an attempt to have these vehicles fail after the warranty had expired. By not fixing the problem they are putting lives at risk.


I have to agree with you Mike! Just like a tank! My 98 LX470 still rides like a dream. The engine and tranny are both bulletproof. Never had any problems with mine. Only regular scheduled maintenance. Here she is!!

Thanks to Toyota for this recalling. I think Toyota will soon be able to solve the steering problem and grow its popularity as well. All the best David..

Denis Tumusiime

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