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Toyota recalling thousands more vehicles over engine defect

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TOKYO (AP) - Toyota has started recalling Lexus and Crown luxury vehicles in Japan over an engine defect in the latest setback for the automaker beset with quality problems.

Toyota Motor Corp. says actions in overseas markets will follow soon.

The world's top automaker told the government Monday it is recalling more than 90,000 vehicles in Japan for flaws in the valve springs. The defect could make the vehicle stall while it's moving.

Toyota disclosed the problem last week and said it planned action. It affects some 270,000 vehicles around the world. About 138,000 of the Lexus vehicles are in the U.S.

The company says it's received 220 complaints about the problem but no crashes have been reported.

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