Toyota Announces Faulty Engines in 270,000 Vehicles

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toyota%20logo.jpgToyota has announced that approximately 270,000 of their vehicles – 180,000 of which were sold outside Japan – have faulty engines that can stall while the vehicle is moving.
The announcement comes on the heels of a recall of 8.5 million Toyota vehicles earlier this year because of sticking accelerator pedals. The company currently faces over 200 lawsuits tied to auto accidents that allegedly occurred as a result of product defects.
NASA scientists are working with U.S. regulators on the investigation into what caused some of the Toyota vehicles to suddenly accelerate. Results of that investigation are not expected until the end of August. To date, the company has been fined $16.4 million for being slow to recall affected vehicles.
According to a Toyota spokesperson, the company has not yet notified officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission about a possible recall of the Toyotas with the engine defect. The affected vehicles would include the Crown and seven Lexus sedan models.
In late June, the Japanese automaker recalled 17,000 Lexus hybrids after testing found that fuel can spill from the vehicles if a rear-end crash occurs.
While Toyota said they have not received any reports yet about auto accidents linked to the defective engines, company officials did say they have received several hundred complaints in Japan.
You can read more about this story at Toyota Reports Engine Problems with Vehicles.

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