Toyota recalls 270,000 vehicles over faulty engines
Toyotais just making things worse and worse as months pass. Lexus, Toyota’s luxury division, has announced another major problem with its vehicles, just days after halting sales of one of its hybrid models.
The car recalled was the Lexus HS 250h, due to a possible fire risk in a rear end collision. This time, Lexus has announced the recall of 270,000 vehicles already sold worldwide because of an engine-stalling problem. The issue affects seven models and Toyota says that the issue could affect the cars while driving.
Lexus has not announced all of the vehicles that were in the recall, but they did say that 90,000 of them were in Japan, while the other 180,000 were overseas.
Japan’s Nikkei has reported that “tens of thousands” of LS models could be in the recall and the Wall Street Journal cited a Toyota spokeswoman as saying that the LS, GS, and IS models would be included.
The engines in question are the 4.6-liter V8 and the 3.5-liter V6, as they were built using faulty valve springs.
Source: The Wall Street Journal