Again, Toyota? Company to Recall 270,000 Lexus and Crown Cars Worldwide

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Toyota’s been having a tough year. After recalling millions of cars cars since November due to faulty brake and gas pedals, the company is now recalling more than 90,000 Lexus and Crown vehicles in Japan, this time over defective engines.

The major flaw is in valve springs, which are essential to any car engine. The defect could make cars stall while in motion.

A Toyota spokesman told the Associated Press that overseas recalls will come soon, adding up to around 270,000 cars around the world. Toyota will recall about 138,000 cars in the U.S. (See if Toyota made TIME’s Top 10 Product Recalls list.)

In total, Toyota has now recalled more than 8.5 million vehicles for problems ranging from defective gas pedals to software errors. Last week, the company recalled 17,000 Lexus models after noticing fuel can spillage after rear-end crash testing.