Toyota recalls newer Tacoma models due to risk of stalling out

Toyota has announced the recall of 32,000 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks over a risk that the vehicle could stall out, even while in drive.

The recall includes 2016 and 2017 Tacomas with V6 engines, as the crankshaft timing rotor could have been manufactured with excessive anti-corrosion coating, the automaker reports. 

“This could cause the crank position sensor to malfunction,” Toyota says in a news release.

“If this occurs, the vehicle may display a Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL), run roughly, misfire, or in some instances, stall.  A stalling condition while driving at higher speeds may increase the risk of a crash.” 

For those affected, Toyota will send out recall information by mail starting in mid-July. The company has not reported on any injuries related to the recall. The National Traffic Highway Safety Administration did not have any information on its recall database as of Friday morning, June 2. 

On May 3, the NHTSA reported a recall of 227,732 2016 and 2017 Tacoma pickups. This recall was due to the risk of oil leaking from where the rear differential carrier is assembled to rear the axle housing, according to government documents. 

This unrelated recall will kick in on June 12, and dealers will make the necessary fixes free of charge. 

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