Toyota Motor is to recall its top-of-the-range Lexus LS460 sedans on concerns about the vehicle’s engine stalling, a news report said on Thursday.

The Nikkei business daily reported that Toyota is considering recalling tens of thousands of the Lexus LS460s worldwide. The model’s engine reportedly stalls while the vehicle is running and in the worst-case scenario, might not restart, the daily said.

Toyota has received no reports of accidents related to the problem, the paper said. The automaker is in the process of investigating the cause of the problem. It would be the latest in a series of quality problems for Toyota since last fall.

The world’s biggest automaker has recalled more than 10 million vehicles worldwide over problems with accelerator pedals, floor mats and brakes, which put a dent into its reputation for quality and safety.


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