Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing – Tire Sidewall Reinforcement Layer May Crack

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2018 Lexus LS vehicles equipped with run-flat tires with a sidewall reinforcement layer inside the tire. The tire-on-wheel assembly process may have caused the reinforcement layer to crack, possibly resulting in the tire tread layer separating from the tire.

Affected models: , ,

Report Received Date 20190227
NHTSA ID 19V134000
Consequence Summary If the tire tread layer separates from the vehicle, vehicle handling and stability may be affected, increasing the risk of crash.
Corrective Action Toyota will notify owners, and Lexus dealers will replace the affected tires, free of charge. The recall began April 26, 2019. Owners may contact Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. The Toyota number for this recall is KLC.
Recall Code KLC
Potentially Affected 6296
Fire Risk When Parked No
Do Not Drive No
Recall Link Go to Recall (

What the owner should do?

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