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Recall 13V557000

Unexpected Engine Stall and/or Failure

Recall Details

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.

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.

Affected Cars

Engine, November 7, 2013

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 7, 2013
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,795
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
13V557000
Component
ENGINE

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.
Notify
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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