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

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  (383) posted on 03.7.2011

yeah, the cost of the shipping from North America and japan is quite expensive though. That’s maybe the reason why the price of the engine is high.

  (477) posted on 11.22.2010

I agree. Lexus and Toyota no longer impress me with their reliability. In fact, this is a major issue, not a simple recall for a door handle or to move a wire loom, or change an electrical connector.

  (702) posted on 11.9.2010

what? Toyota sell faulty engines? what a heck..they are worst than China’s product.

  (830) posted on 11.3.2010

If nothing else Toyota is guilty of not paying for the repairs. It is one thing to decide whether or not a problem is big enough to require a full recall. It is another not to stand behind your product when you know there is a problem.

  (313) posted on 09.29.2010

Unbelievable that there are apologists like you out there. The first thing you mention is another company. You would by turds if it had a Japanese name on it, especially Toyota turds.

  (708) posted on 08.10.2010

Now we know the reason, when some of their products where involve faulty engine accident.

  (158) posted on 07.28.2010

I wonder what would be the worst scenario that Toyota will gone through.

  (555) posted on 07.6.2010

oopppss we did it again.. hahaha what the heck is happening to your company MR TOYODA?

  (648) posted on 07.5.2010

There latest problem solving idea. I wonder if their president can hold back his tears this time.

  (858) posted on 07.4.2010

Toyota did it once again, IMO I would rather buy a KIA or Hyundai vehicles.

  (868) posted on 07.1.2010

This is getting ridiculous, and I think that Toyota has to recall these under federal law rather than as a result of any real problems. The LS 460 has been cited by Consumer Reports, edmunds, Kelly Blue Book, and JD Powers as the single most reliable vehicle ever sold, and all of those publications have also cited the GS350 and IS350 as the most dependable cars in their respective market segments. This is what happens after our liberal government decided to buy GM and Chrysler; any third party source will tell you that there is nothing wrong with these cars.

  (80) posted on 07.1.2010

Personally i would rather buy a Toyota than any of the cars you mentioned, maybe with the exception of VW. At least they fix their problems no matter how small and rare they are. Having said that, it is obvious that the legendary Toyota quality has declined over the last 10 years. This can be blamed on the previous management, that had one main objective, to beat GM as number one in volumes. Volumes and quality don’t go well hand in hand, especially if the infrastructure is overloaded. However Toyota got a new management, that has as main goal to return to the traditional values.

  (23) posted on 07.1.2010

I can not imagine why anyone would want to buy any Toyota right now until Toyota has it game back in play. Seems to me buying a Toyota now is like playing Russian roulette. Just crazy when there are better designed cars that are proving to be reliable with more value out there, like from ford, Hyundai, KIA, GM , and VW. I think any auto from japan I would be very careful about buying, esp a Toyota right now. Toyota should stop selling it’s cars and work on fixing it’s problems, if not all these recalls will just destroy Toyota’s already very shaky reputation more. I feel sorry for any Toyota owner who try to trade in those cars and see how far the value has fallen on the fact that Toyota is making unreliable dangerous cars and trucks

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