Engine problems for Lexus.
MORE RELIABILITY WOES FOR LEXUS
RELIABILITY issues have hit Lexus again with the announcement that it is to recall more than 250,000 vehicles, of which over 3,000 are in the UK, because of the risk of engine failure.
Coming just weeks after the global recall of more than eight million Toyota/Lexus cars over brake failure fears, the news is not good for Lexus’s reputation.
On this occasion, the recall arises over faulty valve springs. A company press release says: “Improperly functioning valve springs have been found in some Lexus engines and there is a small possibility that abnormal engine noise or unstable idling may occur. In very rare instances, there is a chance that the engine may stop. There have been no reported accidents related to this issue.
Vehicles sold in the UK that may be affected include the Lexus GS 450h, GS 460, LS 460 and LS 600h models. Lexus has identified approximately 3,200 vehicles in the UK that are potentially affected by this issue. No Toyota vehicles sold in the UK are affected.”
Lexus advises customers who have concerns to contact their local Lexus centre or the Lexus Customer Relations team on 01737 367 601 for assistance.