Minggu, 04 Juli 2010

Toyota Starts Recall in Japan over Engine Defect

Visitors are reflected in a logo of a Toyota Motors Lexus car at a showroom in Tokyo July 4, 2010. Toyota Motor Corp said on Friday it would recall 270,000 of its luxury Lexus models and Toyota Crown sedans for the chance that faulty valve springs may cause engine stalling.

TOKYO, – Toyota has started recalling Lexus and Crown luxury vehicles in Japan over an engine defect in the latest setback for the automaker beset with quality problems.Toyota Motor Corp. said actions in overseas markets will follow soon.

The world's top automaker told the government Monday it is recalling 91,903 vehicles in Japan for flaws in the valve springs. The defect could make the vehicle stall while it is moving.

Toyota disclosed the problem last week and said it planned action. It affects some 270,000 vehicles around the world. About 138,000 of the Lexus vehicles are in the U.S. The company said it has received 220 complaints about the problem but no crashes have been reported.

Editor: jimbon | Sumber : AP

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