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From: john on 6 Jul 2010 20:54
The company announced the latest quality problems last week, estimated
to affect about 270,000 vehicles around the world. Some 180,000 of the
defective automobiles were sold overseas, 138,000 of them in the
No accidents or injuries have been reported because of the defect.
About 220 complaints have been reported.
Toyota said it was replacing the valve spring in the recalled
vehicles, produced between July 2005 and August 2008 -- Lexus models
GS350, GS450h, GS460, IS350, LS460, LS600h, LS600hL and Crown models.
From The Detroit News:
From: mcbrue on 6 Jul 2010 22:49
So what will that do to the cost of extended warranty contracts?
Will the Lexus reputation be able to spring back after this, do you
Always a pleasure to see such a stable and sober leader of the
community coming in here to help us keep things in perspective.
From: jim beam on 6 Jul 2010 23:59
On 07/06/2010 08:30 PM, Larry Pollard wrote:
> Hey John, when I look up randomly selected cards on
> I can clearly see that Toyota / Lexus typically have fewer recalls and
> of less severity than Ford or GM. So what's your agenda, really?
> American carmaker sent you to Mexico and your wife left you for the
> gardner named Raoul shortly thereafter? Have no fear, the Japanese
> are still making their cars in America,
which is more than can be said for g.m. with all their drive shafts,
brakes, instruments, engine computers, seats, glass and wiring harnesses
being made in china thanks to american taxpayer bailout dollars.
> just apply for a job at
nomina rutrum rutrum
From: ben91932 on 7 Jul 2010 11:03
On Jul 6, 7:49 pm, mcbrue <mcb...(a)aol.com> wrote:
> So what will that do to the cost of extended warranty contracts?
Probably nothing.. Lexus will fix them all before the extended
warantee takes effect.
> Will the Lexus reputation be able to spring back after this, do you
Yes I think Lexus will be just fine.
> Always a pleasure to see such a stable and sober leader of the
> community coming in here to help us keep things in perspective.
That was a touch of sarcasm, right?