Toyota Tacoma Stalling Problems Result in Recall for 36,000 Pickup Trucks
Approximately 32,000 Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks have been recalled, due to a risk that problems with an improperly manufactured crankshaft rotor may cause the vehicles to stall, posing an accident risk.
The Tacoma pickup truck recall was announced on June 1, following several consumer complaints indicating the vehicle was not running properly or stalled while in use.
While no accidents or injuries have been linked to the Toyota Tacoma stalling problems, the issue may lead to difficulty controlling a vehicle or place the stalled vehicle in a dangerous position.
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Toyota indicates that recalled Tacoma models with V6 engines are equipped with a crankshaft timing rotor that may have been manufactured with too much anti-corrosion coating that may cause the crank position sensor to fail.
In the event the issue occurs, a warning light may illuminate on the dashboard and drivers may begin to notice the vehicle running rougher than usual, or even experience a stall event. Customers are being asked to be aware of the warning light and to contact their local dealer to prevent a further hazard.
The recall includes certain 2016 and 2017 model year Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks that were manufactured with V6 engines. The vehicles were distributed for sale to licensed dealers throughout the United States.
Toyota will begin mailing recall notices to customers by mid-July with instructions on how to schedule a repair appointment at their local dealer, who will be instructed to remove the existing position sensor and replace it with a sensor that has been designed to resolve the misreading, free of charge.
Customers with further questions or concerns regarding the recall are encouraged to contact Toyota Customer Service at 1-800-331-4331 or by visiting Toyota.com/recall or safecar.gov/vin where customers can enter their vehicle identification number to verify if their vehicle is included in the recall.
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