Toyota to Recall 270K Cars Over Faulty Engines

High-end models can stall while moving
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2010 5:34 AM CDT
A visitor looks at a cut model of the engine used for the Toyota Lexus LS600hL and LS600H at a Toyota showroom in Tokyo.   (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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(Newser) – Toyota is preparing yet another recall, this time because of engine problems with it's top-end sedans. The company says Crown and seven models of Lexus suffer a valve-spring problem that can cause the engine to stall while the vehicle is moving, the AP reports. No official recall has been announced yet, but Japanese media report that one will be announced within days, affecting 270,000 vehicles worldwide. Toyota says no accidents have been linked to the faulty engines.
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