Toyota vehicles are in the process of being recalled due to faulty engines. The recall extends not only to Toyotas but also the popular luxury Lexus brands. This further adds to woes felt by the Japanese automaker who has all but been de-throned from their crown as the king of quality.
The quality issue deals with a piece of the motor being made up of cheap metal, which can break. Toyota owners could experience rough idling before the problem causes the engine to stall.
So far, no injuries or deaths have been attributed to the problem, and Toyota is sending owners of cars affected by the recall a card in the mail.
138,000 Lexus cars could be affected by the recall as well. Toyota estimates that the likelihood that a problem will come out from this known issue in about .2% of cases.
Toyota isn't taking any chances anymore. Why not? After the government cracked down on them and questioned their quality issues in the wake of multiple recalls, they would rather be safe than sorry.
Will I still purchase a Toyota? It all depends on what type of deal I got on it. Overall, all car manufacturers have their problems. If I were to buy any car I wanted, I would get a BMW (when have you heard of a BMW recall? Exactly) If I were to buy any car I could afford, I would get a Kia or Hyundai...because...that's what I can afford.