Safety Recall HLC – Tie Rod Lock Nut Torque – 2017 Lexus ES350

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling

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Loose Lock Nut May Cause Tie Rod Separation

If the lock nut loosens, the tie rod may separate causing a loss of steering and increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V415

Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,761


Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2017 Lexus ES350 vehicles.

The right-hand side tie rod lock nut may loosen over time.


Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lock nut and, if it is found loose, replace the lock nut, steering gear assembly, and tie rod assembly, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin on July 17, 2017.

Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota’s number for this recall is HLC.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

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