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Put the brakes on your Lexus, there’s been a recall

If you’re driving a Lexus, it might be high time for a tune-up. Toyota (NYSE: TM) announced yesterday that it is recalling 370,000 vehicles worldwide, including 2,500 in Australia. The affected models include Lexus RX400Hs constructed between June 2006 and December 2008, as well as Lexus IS350s manufactured between April 2010 and July 2011.

For the RX400Hs, hybrids might literally be the hottest vehicles on the block. Toyota is taking this model back to fix potential overheating problems that would cause the car to stop. For IS350s, bolts in the car’s engine could cause its valve control system to become loose, adding a rattle to the engine’s roar.

No accidents or injuries have been reported, and all repairs will be completed free of charge.

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