The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned Nigerians not to use certain Toyota Lexus vehicles due to “faulty programming.”
Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC’s public education officer, issued the alert in a statement on Friday, November 4.
The agency stated that the warning was required after Toyota recalled 14,799 “defective” Lexus vehicles.
Some LexusNX260 vehicles with “defective” electric parking brake (EPB) systems have also been recalled.
The statement reads:
“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.”