Toyota Motor recalls over 91,000 cars

Toyota Motor Corp said recalls in overseas markets will follow soon. Toyota said it was recalling 91,903 vehicles for flaws in valve springs, a crucial engine component, that could make the automobile stall while in motion. It already has recalled more than 8.5 million vehicles for various problems, including sticking gas pedals, braking software glitches and defective floor mats.

The company said latest quality problems last week, estimated to affect about 270,000 vehicles around the world. Some 180,000 of defective automobiles were sold overseas, 138,000 of them in the US. No accidents or injuries have been reported because of the defect. About 220 complaints have been reported. Toyota said it was replacing the valve spring in the recalled vehicles, produced between July 2005 and August 2008 Lexus models GS350, GS450h, GS460, IS350, LS460, LS600h, LS600hL and Crown models.

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