A recall of Lexus NX SUVs has been initiated after a possible issue with the brake hold function was identified.
The recall affects Lexus NX 200t and NX 300h vehicles sold in Australia between 2014 and the 6th of December 2016 and is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
Is your Lexus NX affected by the recall? Check your VIN here.
The ACCC recall notice advises that Lexus NX vehicles are equipped with a brake hold function which keeps the brake applied after the vehicle comes to a complete stop.
Under certain conditions, the system is designed to deactivate the brake hold function, warn the driver and automatically set the parking brake.
Due to improper programming, there is a possibility that the parking brake may not automatically apply when the system is deactivated by certain conditions.
If this occurs, the vehicle could move forward, increasing the risk of an collision.
Affected Lexus NX owners will be contacted by mail at their last known address, inviting them to make an appointment with their preferred Lexus Dealer to have the recall carried out free of charge.