Toyota begins recall of Lexus, Crown cars
TOKYO — Toyota has started recalling Lexus and Crown luxury vehicles in Japan over an engine defect in the latest setback for the automaker, which is beset with quality problems. Toyota Motor Corp. said actions in overseas markets will follow soon. The world’s top automaker told the government today it is recalling 91,903 vehicles in Japan for flaws in the valve springs. The defect could make the vehicle stall while it is moving. About 138,000 of the Lexus vehicles are in the U.S.