According to FOX News, the recall involves 2016 and 2017 V6-equipped Tacoma pickups. 32,000 of the Tacomas were sold in the U.S. and the rest were sold in Canada, Mexico, Bolivia, and Costa Rica.
In a release, Toyota revealed that the engine’s crankshaft timing rotor may have been produced with excessive anti-corrosion coating. As a result, the crank sensor may malfunction, causing misfires and stalls.
Experiencing a stall while the vehicle is in operation greatly increases a motorist’s risk of being involved in a collision.
Vehicles owners will be notified of the recall beginning next month; in the meantime, owners may check to see if their vehicle has been recalled by visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website.
Toyota has said dealers will replace the crank position sensors in recalled vehicles for free.