is in real trouble. The company has been facing problems for producing faulty cars. Toyota
In January 2010,
recalled 2.3 million vehicles over faulty accelerator pedals and of those, 2.1 million vehicles were floor mat recall. Toyota
In late 2009, the company recalled 3.8 million
and Lexus models due to floor mat problem. Toyota
On July 2, 2010,
Toyota recalled its Lexus models over faulty engine in . This came as a shock to the Japan officials in the U.S for they were not prepared for this. Of the total 2,70,00 Lexus models, 1,37,000 had been sold in the Toyota U.S.
The U.S. Lexus models- IS 350, GS 350, GS 460, GS 450h, LS 460, LS 600h L contains faulty valve springs which could cause stalling in traffic. The company has not yet given out the model years or dates of manufacturing.
Mark Templin, Lexus U.S. sales chief said that drivers “in most cases” will have warning signs such as rough idling or engine noise.
The repair of the vehicl would cost Toyota a whopping $227 billion.