Toyota Announcing 270,000 Vehicles Have Defective Engines [Updated]

Ladies and Gentlemen, we present you... another (potential) Toyota recall. This comes soon after Lexus, Toyota’s luxury brand, issued a recall for 17,000 HS 250h hybrid vehicles due to a fuel leak issue. Now, Toyota’s British arm released a statement informing us that it had reached a 95 percent completion level for the now-famous unintended acceleration recalls in an effort to bring an aura of trust and safety.

However, the mother company in Japan now comes with a new safety campaign news, announcing that 270,000 vehicles sold worldwide, might have defective powerplants, as reports.

The list of vehicles includes, among others, the Toyota Crown model and certain Lexus sedans. Of the 270,000 vehicles that might experience powerplant problems, around 180,000 were sold in countries outside Japan.

TNHK and Kyodo News, two Japanese news agencies, said that Toyota was considering issuing a voluntary recall for the vehicles.

A company spokesman said that Toyota is weighing different possibilities to solve the problem of faulty engines that may stall while the vehicle is in motion. He did not confirm that the automaker is considering a recall. The company claims it is not aware of any accidents that are linked to the defective engine issue.

Toyota has been making huge efforts to improve its image after it had recalled over 8,1 million vehicles around the world. One example is the creation of a North American Quality Advisory Panel that also has supervising responsibilities for the automaker’s Japanese operations.

Update: The problem that might cause the engines to stall is related to the valve springs. The complete list of affected vehicles includes the Lexus GS350, GS450h, GS460, IS350, LS460, LS600h and LS600h L, as well as the Toyota Crown.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Andrei Tutu
Andrei Tutu profile photo

In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories