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Report: Lexus knew of valve spring defects three years ago

by Zach Bowman (RSS feed) on Jul 6th, 2010 at 1:01PM

According to Bloomberg, Toyota has known about issues with valve springs in its V8 and V6 engines since 2007. The news confirms the information we received from an anonymous source within the company. Toyota says that the earliest complaints came from customers in Japan, but the company felt that the issue was fairly rare and didn't order a recall. Now that it has become clear that the issue isn't a fluke, the automaker has issued a recall in Japan and will notify the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration of the problem this week. Toyota says that the defect is caused by... Read More

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