If a wheel is bent, cracked or heavily corroded, it should be replaced.

Otherwise, the tire may separate from the wheel or cause loss of han- dling control.

- Wheel selection
When replacing wheels, care should be taken to ensure that they are equivalent to those removed in load capacity, diame- ter, rim width, and inset*.

Replacement wheels are available at your Lexus dealer.

*: Conventionally referred to as “offset”.

Lexus does not recommend using: l Wheels of different sizes or types
l Used wheels
l Bent wheels that have been straightened

- Aluminum wheel precautions
l Use only Lexus wheel nuts and wrenches designed for use with your aluminum wheels.

l When rotating, repairing or changing your tires, check that the wheel nuts are still tight after driving 1000 miles (1600 km).

l Be careful not to damage the aluminum wheels when using tire chains.

l Use only Lexus genuine balance weights or equivalent and

- When replacing wheels
The wheels of your Lexus are equipped with tire pressure warning valves and transmitters that allow the tire pressure warning system to provide advanced warning in the event of a loss in tire inflation pressure. Whenever wheels are replaced, the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters must be installed.


- When replacing wheels
l Do not use wheels that are a different size from those recommended in the Owner’s Manual, as this may result in loss of handling control.
l Never use an inner tube in a leaking wheel which is designed for a tube- less tire. Doing so may result in an accident, causing death or serious injury.


- Replacing tire pressure warning valves and transmitters
l Because tire repair or replacement may affect the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters, make sure to have tires serviced by your Lexus dealer or other qualified service shop. In addition, make sure to purchase your tire pressure warning valves and transmitters at your Lexus dealer.
l Ensure that only genuine Lexus wheels are used on your vehicle.

Tire pressure warning valves and transmitters may not work properly with nongenuine wheels.

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