Toyota to recall 270 000 vehicles worldwide

2010-07-02 07:57

Toyota Motor announced today that it would recall 270 000 vehicles

worldwide, including luxury Lexus sedans, to fix faulty engines.

The recalled vehicles included seven Lexus models as well as the

popular Crown, said Toyota spokesperson Paul Nolasco.

Of the 270 000 cars, 180 000 were sold overseas and 90 000 in

Japan.

Toyota would inform Japan’s transport ministry of a recall of 90

000 vehicles on Monday, Nolasco said. He could not give details.

The latest quality lapse comes as the world’s largest automaker

scrambles to repair its reputation after the recall of 8.5 million vehicles

around the globe because of problems with sticking accelerator pedals.

Toyota was slapped with a record $16.4 million fine in the United

States for acting too slowly to recall vehicles with defects.

Toyota dealers have repaired millions of vehicles, but the

automaker still faces more than 200 lawsuits tied to accidents, the lower resale

value of Toyota vehicles and the drop in the company’s stock.



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