Nigerians have been warned by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) against use of some Toyota Lexus vehicles over “faulty programming”.
The alert was issued in a statement released on Friday, November 4, by Bisi Kazeem, FRSC’s public education officer.
The agency said the warning became necessary after Toyota’s recalled 14,799 “defective” Lexus vehicles.
It was also noted that some Lexus NX260 vehicles with “defective” electric parking brake (EPB) system have been recalled.
The statement read;
“The Federal Road Safety Corps wishes to draw the attention of the motoring public, particularly those who are presently using Lexus NX260, Lexus NX3650h and Lexus NX400h+ manufactured between 31 March 2021 to 26 April 2022, to a faulty programming of the Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) System, which has prompted the Company to recall the categories of the listed vehicles.
“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 hazards to their users thereby leading to crashes.
“The Acting Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu, is by this notice, admonishing the general public, particularly dealers and drivers of these categories of vehicles, to desist from selling or using the identified vehicles on Nigerian roads to avoid any mishap.”