Affected Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

Date Published
MAY 17, 2018
NHTSA TSB #
10141592
TSB Document
Summary
TSB: REVISION NOTICE May 17, 2018 Rev1: * Applicability has been updated to include 2019 model year Lexus vehicles. Any previous printed versions of this bulletin should be discarded. A battery in a stored vehicle is subject to conditions that can reduce its performance and life. These conditions include storage period, temperature, parasitic drain, and battery load. Because of these factors, battery inspection and maintenance are required to ensure proper operation and optimal battery life. As a matter of policy, Toyota does not provide battery warranty coverage for discharged and/or failed batteries due to lack of maintenance. It is the dealer's responsibility to maintain the specified State-Of-Charge (SOC) of the vehicle's battery while in stock and ensure proper SOC at delivery. To eliminate customer service concerns due to an undercharged battery during the first few weeks of ownership, ALL dealers should check battery SOC and recharge, if necessary, within 48 hours of delivery to customers.