Toyota Tacoma Recall Affects 36,000 Vehicles
Anti-corrosion coating could lead to crank sensor malfunction.
Toyota is known for reliability. It’s one of the few automakers in the world that makes vehicles capable of lasting numerous lifetimes. But hey, no one’s perfect. And Toyota just issued a large recall for a bunch of Tacomas.
The issue, according to Fox News, affects pickups fitted with the 3.5-liter V6 engine and relates to the crankshaft timing rotor. Apparently, the rotor may have left the factory with an excessive amount of anti-corrosion coating, which could potentially lead the crankshaft position sensor to malfunction. If this were to happen, the Tacoma could run harshly, misfire, or even come to a complete halt. That’s definitely not what you want from a brand-new truck.
The recall affects 36,000 trucks from the 2016 and 2017 model year with the majority of the Tacomas – 32,000 of them – sold in the U.S. The remaining vehicles are spread out between Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, and Bolivia.
The fix is simple and involves swapping out the engine’s crankshaft position sensor,
which Toyota will do at no charge.
Fox News reports that Toyota hasn’t stated whether the malfunction has resulted in any injuries or accidents, with owners expected to get notifications towards the beginning of July. The fix is simple and involves swapping out the engine’s crankshaft position sensor, which Toyota will do at no charge.