Toyota is to recall some Lexus LS 600h and LS 460 models equipped with the Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) following customer feedback.
Around 40 vehicles are likely to be recalled in the UK.
No other Lexus vehicles are affected by this issue.
Toyota received complaints in Japan that a problem occurs at low speed when manoeuvring the steering wheel to full lock position.
If the driver returns the steering wheel very fast, this could lead to a steering wheel off-centre condition even though the driving wheels would be straight.
This phenomenon will be resolved automatically in a few seconds and the driver may notice this correction as the steering wheel centre moves slowly by itself to the centre position when driving straight during the correction operation.
The driver remains in control of the vehicle as the steering wheel self corrects itself.
No accidents have been reported relating to this issue and we have received no reported cases of this concern in the UK market.
VOSA have been notified that a recall will be initiated in the UK.