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Toyota Tacoma Recall 13V557000

Unexpected Engine Stall and/or Failure

Engine, November 7, 2013

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The engine could fail prematurely or stall unexpectedly due to a broken valve spring.

What Should You Do?

Toyota will notify owners beginning December 2013. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

Summary:

The engine in the vehicles being recalled may have been assembled with valve springs that can break over time. If a valve spring were to break the engine could fail and/or stall unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the valve springs in the affected engines to correct this concern.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2013

Manufacturer's Report Date: November 7, 2013

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V557000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ENGINE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,795

Summary: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Tacoma vehicles manufactured July 1, 2013, through October 11, 2013. The engines of the affected vehicles contain valve springs that may break over time.

Consequence: If the valve springs break, the engine could fail and stall while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the valve springs, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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