Abuja – The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has stopped selling and driving of Lexus NX260, Lexus NX3650h and Lexus NX400h+ in any part of the country.
It said this range of vehicles manufactured between 31 March, 2021 to 26 April 2022 have been discovered to have a faulty programming of the Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) System, which has prompted their manufacturers to recall the categories of the listed vehicles.
The FRSC called on dealers and riders of these categories of vehicles to desist from selling or using the identified vehicles on Nigerian roads to avoid any mishap.
Bisi Kazeem, Assistant Corps Marshal, Corps Public Education Officer said in a statement titled “TOYOTA (CHINA) AUTOMOBILE RECALLS 14,799 DEFECTIVE LEXUS VEHICLES” released in Abuja on Friday.
It said that the office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) alerted the FRSC to this development through a memo.
“According to the report contained in a memo forwarded by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the company is also recalling 6,491 Lexus NX260 with defective Electric Parking Brake (EPB) system which was manufactured between 19 April 2021 and 15 July 2022.
“The withdrawal is specifically premised on the fact that the vehicles will pose safety hazard to their users thereby leading to crashes,” the statement said.
The statement quoted the Acting Corps Marshal of FRSC Dauda Ali Biu as admonishing the general public, particularly dealers and riders of these categories of vehicles, to desist from selling or using the identified vehicles on Nigerian roads to avoid any mishap.