Toyota recalls 270,000 vehicles over faulty engine fear

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Toyota is to recall 270,000 cars worldwide - including 138,000 vehicles in the US - because of an engine fault.

The Japanese company said the recall included seven luxury Lexus models - some of them in the UK - and the popular Toyota Crown.

The latest quality problem follows the recall of more than 8m vehicles which had problems with sticking accelerator pedals earlier this year.

Roland Buerk reports from Tokyo.

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