Toyota recalls Tundra, Lexus LX models over engine stalling risk

Federal regulators said Toyota will recall about 102,000 vehicles because of concerns that debris trapped in the engine could cause the engine to stall and reduce drive power.

The recall will cover about 3,500 Lexus LX 600 SUVs with 2022 or 2023 model years and 98,600 Toyota Tundra pickups from the same time period. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency warned that those vehicles with V35A Machining debris may not have been cleaned off during assembly of engines produced at some factories during that time period.

“If the above-mentioned machining debris becomes stuck to the bearings and engine operation continues at high loads over time, the bearings may fail,” NHTSA wrote. “This could result in problems such as possible engine knocking, engine rough running, engine failure, and/or engine stalling.”

NHTSA said hybrid vehicles can only drive for a limited distance in the event of an engine failure.

According to a timeline made public by the agency, the recall was triggered due to reports of engine malfunctions in March 2022. The timeline does not mention any injuries or deaths due to the engine problems.

There is no solution available yet to fix the problem. Owners of affected vehicles are expected to be notified by July 29. Owners are advised to contact the NHTSA safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 with any questions.


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