Recent OTA update by Lexus causes problems with head units of many vehicles

The Verge has revealed in a Wednesday report, citing a statement released by Lexus, that the working of the head units of a number of vehicles has been affected because of an over-the-air (OTA) update recently rolled out by the company.

According to the details shared by Lexus with The Verge, an issue with the recent OTA update is causing the head units of several vehicles to restart repeatedly; thereby affecting the standard operation of navigation, audio, and climate control.

The issue, as per Lexus, affects 2014-2016 Lexus vehicles; and also the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser.

Lexus has revealed that, as a result of the problem with the head units, several owners of affected Lexus vehicles experienced disruptions in navigation and infotainment systems this week. The rebooting loop in which the head units had got stuck prevented the drivers from listening to music or getting traffic directions.

Asserting that the head units of the affected Lexus vehicles failed to handle “errant data broadcast by our traffic and weather data service provider” as expected, Lexus in its statement to The Verge: "The data suspected to be the source of the error was corrected last night."