Toyota—Lexus IS350 Variable Valve Timing Actuator
What are the defects?
The bolts used to secure the housing and sprocket of the intake side Variable Valve Timing gear assembly could become loose due to abnormal impacts generated within the gear assembly immediately after start-up.
The Variable Valve Timing gear housing and sprocket could separate and result in the engine stopping while the vehicle is being driven.
What are the hazards?
If the vehicle is being driven and stops unexpectedly this poses a hazard to the driver and other road users.
What should consumers do?
Customers will receive a letter instructing them to take their vehicles to their preferred Lexus Dealer for replacement of the camshaft timing assembly.
Authorised Lexus dealers