Toyota has announced another recall, the third one in the past month. This time, it’s for their Tacoma mid-sized pickup. In all, approximately 4000 of the pickups produced for the 2013-2014 model years will be affected.
The recall is for Tacomas that are equipped with the 2.7 liter four-cylinder engine. It has been determined that the engine valve spring could, over time, be at risk of cracking and breaking. The cause of this is the result of the manufacturing equipment being improperly maintained. If the valve spring begins to crack, owners will notice an abnormal noise, or the engine running roughly, or both. Over time, the engine could stop running while the vehicle is being driven, thus increasing the risk of being involved in an accident. Fortunately, the Japanese automaker has not reported any accidents or injuries as a result of the defect.
The latest Toyota recall will have owners, once formally notify via mail, bringing their vehicles back to the dealer for inspection and replacement of the valve spring, at no cost. For more information, or to schedule a service appointment, owners can contact their local Toyota dealer.