Toyota to Recall 138,000 Lexus Vehicles in U.S.

http://news-updations.blogspot.comToyota Motor Corp. said Friday it intends to recall 138,000 Lexus vehicles in the United States to fix faulty engines with the latest quality problem to afflict the world's No. 1 automaker.

The Japanese automaker said flaws in valve springs, a crucial engine component, could make the vehicle stall while in the motion. Toyota said in a statement it plans to file paperwork with the government on the recall of next week.

The recall affects certain GS, IS and LS vehicles from the 2006-2008 model years powered by 4.6 and 5.0 liter V8 engines and the 3.5 liter V6 engines. No accidents or injuries have been reported. Vehicles from the 2009 and 2010 model years are not been affected.

Toyota had announced in Japan that it would recall 270,000 Lexus vehicles around the world to address the engine stalling the problems. The global recall affects seven luxury Lexus sedan models as well as the popular Crown sedan, sold primarily in Japan. Of the 270,000 recalled cars, some 180,000 were sold overseas, including the United States, and 90,000 in Japan.

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