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Recall On Lexus Vehicles Due To Engine Defect

Toyota has announced that there is a recall on Lexus and Crown vehicles on July 5. The Boston Herald reports that this is a global Lexus recall over an engine defect. The recall will affect 138,000 cars in the United States alone.

While no accidents or injuries due to this engine defect have been reported, there have been approximately 220 complaints. A  Boston personal injury lawyer can tell you that if a car is unsafe, it can have devastating consequences. According to FindLaw, car crashes are the number one killer of people under the age of 34.

Toyota has released a statement saying that it will replace the valve spring in the recalled cars. The defect in the engine stems from a flaw in the valve spring. This defect causes the car to stall while in motion. The car company said it intended to address the defect as soon as it can: "We apologize for inconveniencing our customers. We hope to fix the problem soon."

The vehicles affected by this recall were made from July 2005 until August 2008. The models recalled are: Lexus models GS350, GS450h, GS460, IS350, LS460, LS600h, LS600hL and Crown models. Fortunately for newer Lexus owners, the models from 2009 and 2010 are not affected by this particular recall.

Toyota has been plagued with quality assurance issues since late last year. If you have a recalled car, you may need to consult with a Boston personal injury lawyer. As a consumer, you have rights to recall remedies, recall repairs, and possible legal remedies from vehicle defect injuries.

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