Lexus says 137,000 vehicles are potentially affected by faulty engines

2010 Lexus GS

We’ve been providing you updates on Toyota’s announcement of 270,000 vehicles worldwide having faulty engines.

Lexus has just released a statement saying “approximately 137,000 vehicles are potentially affected in the U.S., including the IS 350, GS 350, GS 460, GS 450h, LS 460, LS 600h L.”

Lexus said that it has discovered faulty valve springs in some of the V8 and V6 units in the models mentioned above. The company said that a slight variation during the production process may have allowed foreign material to contaminate the valve springs resulting in potential breakage. Toyota said it is moving quickly to resolve the situation and will announce an appropriate remedy as soon as possible.

“In the meantime, we sincerely apologize to our customers for any inconvenience and request that they contact their nearest Lexus dealer if they believe there is a problem with their vehicle,” said Mark Templin, group vice president and general manager of the U.S. Lexus Division.

– By: Omar Rana