Vehicles Affected: Approximately 4,000 model-year 2013 and 2014 2.7-liter four-cylinder Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks.
The Problem: According to a Toyota press release, the engine valve springs made by one of two suppliers could develop cracks and break over time due to improper maintenance of the manufacturing equipment used to make the parts. Affected pickups could exhibit abnormal idling noises or possibly a rougher high-rpm sound. Worst-case scenario inlcude engine failure while being driven.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the valve springs for pitted surfaces and replace as necessary. Owners will be directly notified by mail.
What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Toyota 800-331-4331 or go to www.toyota.com/recall and input their truck’s information.