Toyota considers a recall over stalling car problem
TOYOTA is considering recalling eight of its models over fears they may stall while driving.
The safety action, which has not yet been decided, would involve around 270,000 cars, including seven models of the luxury Lexus. No accidents have occurred due to the fault.
The problem is the latest for the Japanese car giant, which has recalled over 10m vehicles worldwide since September because of unintended acceleration. Toyota explained some vehicles might have a problem with the valve spring in their engines, which could cause engine failure. Some sedans may also have excessive engine noise.
Toyota said that decisions by government regulators would determine if a recall was necessary.
Last Friday, Toyota told safety regulators it was halting sales and recalling about 17,000 gasoline-electric hybrid Lexus sedans due to a potential fuel leak.