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Engine Debris: Toyota Recalls 102K Tacomas and Lexus SUVs

Machining debris left inside the engine of some Tacoma trucks LX SUVs may pose a crash hazard in conventional gas vehicles.
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Toyota issued a voluntary recall of approximately 102,000 2022-23 model-year Tacoma pickup trucks and Lexus LX SUVs on Thursday due to an issue that may pose an increased risk of a vehicle crash.

“There is a possibility that certain machining debris may not have been cleared from the engine when it was produced. In the involved vehicles, this can lead to potential engine knocking, engine rough running, engine no start and/or a loss of motive power. A loss of motive power while driving at higher speeds can increase the risk of a crash,” the automaker wrote in a press release.

Toyota said it is currently working on a remedy for the issue and that it will notify owners by “late July” on next steps. However, if drivers notice any of the warning signs or symptoms cited above, Toyota advises they stop the vehicle when it is safe to do so and then contact a Toyota dealer for assistance.

According to Toyota, the recall impacts conventional gas engines only, and doesn’t apply to hybrid owners at this time.

Auto news and information site Pickup Truck + SUV Talk, cited cost estimates for an engine replacement to address this issue in excess of $30,000 (MSRP, with labor), although those fees would likely be waived as part of the recall.

This week’s recall comes just months after Toyota recalled more than 380,000 2022-23 Tacomas for a “rear axle shaft separation” defect.

GearJunkie’s requests for further comment were not immediately returned. This story will be updated as it develops.

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