The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has cautioned Nigerians against the use of some models of Toyota Lexus vehicles over “faulty programming”.
The agency disclosed this on Friday in a statement by signed by FRSC’s public education officer Bisi Kazeem.
The FRSC is issuing the warning following Toyota’s recall of 14,799 “defective” Lexus vehicles.
“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,” the statement reads.
The agency also said some Lexus NX260 vehicles with “defective” electric parking brake (EPB) system have been recalled.
“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,” FRSC said.
“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.”