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Toyota to recall 100,000 vehicles over risk of stalled engines

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“Drivers are also provided with signs to look for that might precede the safety problem — engine knocking and rough running can tip them off to the fact that they need to stop driving the vehicle or risk stalling/loss of motive power, which is the real danger here,” Brooks said.

By Aaron Gregg
June 4, 2024

Toyota will recall roughly 102,000 vehicles over concerns that stray debris in the engine can lead to a stall and loss of drive power, federal regulators said.

The recall will include about 3,500 Lexus LX 600 SUVs with the model years 2022 or 2023, and 98,600 Toyota Tundra pickups from the same time period, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency warned that those vehicles’ V35A engines produced during that time period at certain factories may not have had machining debris cleared during assembly.

“If the aforementioned machining debris adheres to the bearings and operation of the engine continues at higher loads over time, failure of the bearings may occur,” NHTSA wrote. “This can lead to potential engine knocking, engine rough running, engine no start and/or an engine stall.”

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