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Toyota to recall 138 000 Lexus vehicles in US

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WASHINGTON – Toyota Motor Corp. said it intended to recall 138 000 Lexus vehicles in the United States to fix faulty engines in the latest quality problem to afflict the world’s No. 1 automaker.The Japanese automaker said flaws in valve springs, a crucial engine component, could make the vehicle stall while in motion. Toyota said in a statement it planned to file paperwork with the government on the recall next week.The recall affects certain GS, IS and LS vehicles from the 2006-2008 model years powered by 4.6 and 5.0 litre V8 engines and 3.5 litre V6 engines. No accidents or injuries have been reported. Vehicles from the 2009 and 2010 model years are not affected.Toyota had announced in Japan that it would recall 270 000 Lexus vehicles around the world to address the engine stalling problems. (AP)