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Toyota starts recall 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 says actions in overseas markets will follow soon.

The world's top automaker told the Japanese government Monday that it's recalling almost 92,000 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.

The problem 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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