Posted on Jul 08, 2010
Following a great deal of publicity regarding defective Toyota and Lexus vehicles, including complaints of sudden and uncontrollable acceleration, Toyota announced today that it is recalling over 138,000 Lexus models including the GS, IS, and LS vehicle models. The recall was started because of engine difficulties. The models being recalled include the 2007-08 Lexus GS 350 and 450H, 2008 Lexus GS 460, 2006-2008 Lexus IS 350, 2007-08 Lexus LS 460 and 460L, and 2008 Lexus LS 600 HL vehicle models.
According to Toyota, these models share a problem due to foreign materials that may end up contaminating the valve spring in the engine, causing the engine to breakdown and possilby fail completely. If the engine fails when the vehicle is in operation and moving, the failure would increase the risk of a traffic accident.
Toyota will be sending out notices to the owners of all affected vehicles. However, in the meantime, if you are concerned that your vehicle will be subject to the recall, contact Lexus at 1-800-255-3987. Your Lexus will be repaired free of charge.
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