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U.S. intensifies investigation into Corolla stalling

The U.S. government has beefed up its investigation into Toyota’s Corolla and Matrix vehicles because of a possible engine defect that might cause them to stall. The investigation into the 2005, 2006 and 2007 model year Corolla and Corolla Matrix cars in the U.S. began Aug. 18, NHTSA said.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement that it was raising its preliminary evaluation to a more serious scrutiny called an engineering analysis to look into the problems that could cause the engine to stall, not start or to shift gear harshly. Get the full story »

Lexus recall 3 years in making, Toyota says

Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday that it had received reports more than three years ago of faulty engine valve springs at the center of a U.S. recall of nearly 139,000 luxury Lexus vehicles it announced last week.

Toyota plans to recall 270,000 luxury Lexus and Toyota Crown vehicles across the U.S., Japan, Canada, Australia, Europe and other countries due to the potential defects that could lead to engine failures. Get the full story »