Toyota warns of engine defect in Lexus, Crown models

Toyota warned on Thursday of an engine fault worldwide in eight models of its luxury Lexus and Crown sedans, potentially requiring a recall that could affect up to 270 000 units.

“The defective engines, whose valve springs are not working properly, may halt in the worst-case scenario while driving,” Toyota spokesperson Hideto Yukawa said. “The company is preparing for taking market measures as soon as possible.”

The spokesperson did not rule out a recall announcement in the future.

The defective 4,6-litre V8 and 3,5-litre V6 engines are installed in eight top-line models, including some hybrids — the Lexus GS350, GS450h, GS460, IS350, LS460, LS600h and LS600hL, as well as Crown sedans, he said.

As many as 270 000 units worldwide, including 90 000 cars in Japan, may be affected if the company decides to pull the models.

The world’s largest car-maker has been hit by a series of safety recalls and has pulled about 10-million vehicles worldwide since late last year. — AFP

We make it make sense

If this story helped you navigate your world, subscribe to the M&G today for just R30 for the first three months

Subscribers get access to all our best journalism, subscriber-only newsletters, events and a weekly cryptic crossword.”

Related stories

WELCOME TO YOUR M&G

Already a subscriber? Sign in here

Advertising

Latest stories

OPINION| New UK work visa to exclude graduates from Africa

If graduates did not get their qualifications from the list of top 50 universities, 40 of which are in the US, France, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, Canada and Japan, they will be excluded

Hackers infiltrate SA illicit financial flows conference with porn clip

The conference was attended by state agencies, blue- chip global and local non-governmental agencies and public accountability experts

OPINION| South African audiences want more authentic and accurate diversity...

The media has the power to shape perceptions, so television shows and movies can help shape a positive view of people who feel stereotyped

Interdict threat over new Tendele coal mine in KwaZulu-Natal

Tendele Coal plans to open a new mine despite a court ruling that the licence was unlawfully granted
Advertising

press releases

Loading latest Press Releases…
×