The 2013 and 2014 Toyota Tacoma equipped with the 2.7-liter, inline-four-cylinder engine are being recalled. About 4,000 models may have a defective engine valve spring. The defect could result in a cracked or broken spring that could create rough idle, abnormal engine noises and, possibly, engine failure. Toyota is sending owners notifications via mail.
Here’s the official notice from Toyota: “Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 4,000 Model Year 2013-2014 Tacoma 4 cylinder pickup trucks.
In the involved vehicles, engine valve springs made by one of two suppliers could develop cracks and break over time due to improper maintenance of manufacturing equipment used to make the part. If this occurs, abnormal noise and rough engine performance can be noticed. In some cases the engine could fail and stop while the vehicle is being driven.
Owners of vehicles subject to this recall will receive a notification by first class mail.”
If you have any questions, you can contact Toyota at 800-331-4331 or owners can go to www.toyota.com/recall
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