Lexus to recall almost 100,000 cars in China and Japan

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2010

Toyota announced that it will recall almost 100,000 Lexus cars sold in Japan and China, after saying engines in as many as 270,000 vehicles worldwide may have a defect that can lead to stalling.

The models involved in the recall include 91,903 Lexus GS 350, GS 450h, GS 460, IS 350, LS 460, LS 600h and LS 600hL models and some Toyota Crown built between July 2005 and August 2008 in Japan and 5,791 LS 460, LS 460L, and LS 600hL imported models from July 17 in China.

For those who don't know, the Japanese manufacturer decided to recall the cars because of problems with valves that may cause the engine to stall. It appears that Toyota is working hard in order to restore its reputation for quality, but the recalls ruining all the work.

The last recall was in April, when the company recalled almost 13,000 Lexus GX 460 sport-utility vehicles in April after Consumer Reports labeled the model a "safety risk" because it could roll over.

Regarding the latest recall, Toyota said on July 2, that it will notify U.S. regulators of the recall this week. Almost 138,000 vehicles in the U.S. may have engine problems and could be recalled! [via autonews - sub. required]

Topics: lexus, recall, china, japan

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