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Toyota’s Lexus Models May Have Engine-Stall Problem

Toyota Motor Corp. said 270,000 of its Lexus-brand vehicles may have a problem causing engines to stall, less than a week after the Japanese carmaker stopped selling another Lexus vehicle because of a risk of fuel leaks.

As many as seven Lexus models and Toyota’s Crown may be affected, and the carmaker is considering its next step to address the problem, spokeswoman Ririko Takeuchi said by phone in Tokyo today. The company may recall the Lexus LS460 sedan because of engine stalling, Nikkei English News reported earlier, without saying where it got the information.