Toyota has announced that they are recalling certain model year 2013 Lexus GS350 vehicles manufactured from December 12, 2011 through February 7, 2012. They stated that the steering control electronic control unit (ECU) programming for the variable gear ration steering (VGRS) system could cause the steering wheel to become off centered when restarting immediately after the vehicle is parked with the steering wheel is turned.
If this occurs, the driver may not realize that the steering wheel is off centered and the vehicle could maneuver in an unexpected direction, resulting in a crash. Toyota will notify owners, and Lexus dealers will update the VGRS system free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in June 2012. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.