102,000 Toyota Tundras and Lexus LXs Recalled for Potential Engine Failure

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Toyota Recalls Tundra, Lexus LX for Engine Failuretoyota
  • Toyota is recalling 102,000 vehicles, with both the Toyota Tundra and Lexus LX affected for the 2022 and 2023 model years.

  • The recall stems from machining debris left in the engine during the manufacturing process, which can cause crankshaft main bearing failure.

  • This in turn can cause engine knocking, an inability to start, or loss of power while driving.

Toyota is recalling approximately 102,000 vehicles for potential engine failure, with the recall affecting both the Toyota Tundra and Lexus LX from the 2022 and 2023 model years. The recall is only for the purely gas-powered models and does not affect the hybrid powertrains. Detritus in the engine can lead to a loss of power for the engine, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The recall affects vehicles equipped with the V35A engine, a twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V-6 that is offered with varying power outputs across the Tundra and LX lineups. The NHTSA documents explain that engine machining debris might not have been removed from from the engine during the production process.

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In affected vehicles, if the debris adheres to the crankshaft main bearings and “operation of the eyeing continues at higher loads over time,” the bearings can fail. This can lead to engine knocking, rough running, an inability to start, or a loss of power. Losing power at higher speeds “can increase the risk of a crash.”


The Tundra is also offered with a hybrid powertrain that uses the V35A V-6 engine, but the hybrid model is not included in this recall. NHTSA notes that if a hybrid vehicle experiences an engine failure, it will still have “some motive power for limited distances” and the driver will be warned with audio and visual messages.

Toyota says it is currently working on a solution for the issue and that it will notify owners of affected vehicles by late July. All owners will be provided a repair at no cost under warranty, and owners can also check the NHTSA recalls website to see if their vehicle is affected.

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