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Old 07-01-2010, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Toyota Motor Corp . said Thursday about 270,000 cars sold worldwide β€” including luxury Lexus sedans β€” have faulty engines, the latest quality lapse to hit the automaker following massive global recalls.

Japan's public broadcaster NHK and Kyodo News agency said Toyota, the world's No. 1 automaker, was considering recalling the vehicles but didn't name sources.

Toyota Says 270,000 Vehicles Have Faulty Engines - ABC News
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Still in Portland, Oregon, for some reason
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Maybe they're finally owning up to their sludge-prone V6s?
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Poway, CA
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Typical awesome news coverage there. It talks all about the drama and random context, but doesn't tell you what you really want/need to know: which engines, which models, and what do I do if I have one?

Mike
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:24 AM
 
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Typical awesome news coverage there. It talks all about the drama and random context, but doesn't tell you what you really want/need to know: which engines, which models, and what do I do if I have one?

Mike
You didn't actually expect anything useful from the news media did you?
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:43 AM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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Stupid drivers.... just put it in neutral is it really that hard??? Oh wait...
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:44 AM
 
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Stupid drivers.... just put it in neutral is it really that hard??? Oh wait...
Actually that solution could apply to this issue as well, it would allow you to travel a bit further after the engine dies
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Poway, CA
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For those who would like specifcs, this article has a little more detail about which cars are involved:

UPDATE: Toyota Prepares To Fix Engine Problem For 270,000 Vehicles - WSJ.com (http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100701-702642.html - broken link)

Mike
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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Its the Lexus engines built in Japan - BREAKING: Toyota admits 270,000 cars have faulty engines worldwide — Autoblog ...some Toyota Crown, Lexus LS460, Lexus LS600h, Lexus LS600hL, Lexus GS350, Lexus GS450h, Lexus GS460 and Lexus IS350 models will be affected by the recall, and that it will initiate a procedure to fix the problem as soon as it can figure out a way to do so with the least amount of inconvenience to its customers.
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Out of 270-million? I like my chances.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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Well I guess Toyota is still a Toyota (lately).. one well publicized after another..
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