Toyota's Chinese unit is recalling Lexus RX300s imported in 2004 and 2005 due to faulty crankshaft pulley. It's part of a global recall announced last week.

Around 426 vehicles made between 1 June 2004  and 31 March 2005 are affected.

The amount of adhesive applied between the inner and outer rings of the crankshaft pulley may be insufficient and could cause the outer ring to become misaligned, resulting in abnormal noise and/or the charging system warning light illuminating.

In some cases the power steering belt may dislodge.