Toyota Issues Pickup Truck Recall
Toyota has issued a pickup truck recall affecting about 36,000 V-6 Tacomas in North and South America. According to the automaker, the 2016-2017 model year trucks can stall without warning. About 32,000 of the affected vehicles are in the U.S., with the rest being in Canada, Mexico, Bolivia and Costa Rica.
An engine crankshaft timing rotor in the trucks may have excessive anti-corrosion coating. This can cause the crank position sensor to malfunction. As a result, the truck might stall, misfire or run roughly. If the vehicles stall while the driver is traveling at high speeds, a crash could occur.
It is unclear whether any injuries or accidents have resulted from the defect. Beginning next month, owners of affected vehicles will receive recall notices. Dealerships will fix the problem by replacing the crank position sensors.
“Stalling out while in drive could cause a serious accident. If you own one of the vehicles affected by this pickup truck recall, make sure you have it repaired as soon as possible,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
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