2016-2017 Toyota Tacoma: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected:
Approximately 32,000 model-year 2016-17 Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks equipped with the 4.0-liter V-6 gas engine.

The Problem: The V-6 engine crankshaft timing rotor may have been produced with an excessive amount of the anti-corrosion coating. This can cause the crank position sensor to malfunction, triggering the malfunction indicator light, rough running, misfiring or in some cases stalling and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Toyota dealers will replace the crank position sensor free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: Toyota will begin contacting owners in mid-July. Owners can call Toyota at 800-331-4331, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more. Owners also can visit the Toyota recall site and enter their VIN.

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4.0L engine is with the older model, why are you showing the new model with the 3.5L engine?

Fake news once again...


fake news? Looks like real news to me! Don't get hung up over PUTC using clip art for this story.

the real news is that over 30k Tacoma 4.0 trucks are being recalled or getting an owner alert.


Clearly got the wrong info. 4.0 ended in '15

Since the 4.0 and 16-17m.y. are incongruent, its probably the new truck/motor. They're defective sensors, possibly from a new supplyer/ production facility, since they only started building this engine in the States recently.


oxi might get upset and call these comments racist since they are critical of Toyota, a Japanese corporation building a truck in Mexico.

He gets very defensive when it comes to the Tacoma.

the real news is that over 30k Tacoma 4.0 trucks are being recalled or getting an owner alert. posted by: papajim | Jun 5


Every other story on other websites today makes no mention of the 4.0 engine. They just refer to V6 engines and go on to say that no 4 cylinder engines are affected.

Not a big problem. Fords have been stalling and increasing the risk of a crash for years due to defective throttle bodies.If its good for Ford it should be good for Toyota.

Lol, the 4.0 was used in the last generation Taco's, the 2016+ Taco's have the 3.5 V6

I know plenty of people that would gladly take the 4.0L in their 2016-2017 Tacoma's

I saw this article on my local news website last Friday. What took so long to get this out here?

4.0 is a typo. oxi's truck is still being recalled.

I know plenty of people that would gladly take the 4.0L in their 2016-2017 Tacoma's Posted by: Jimmy


Agree totally. The 4.0 was a truck engine. The 3.5 is an orphan child.

Ummmmmmm. they don't produce the 4.0 in the Tacoma anymore..... that went out in 2015.... get your facts straight PUTC

Recall what doesn't exist?

Hahaha hahaha hahaha, coward that's why ford is the number one, all the garbage motors cry about it, GO FORD AND GO BIG.

Thanks johnny dum dum keep using my username and pretending that I like garbage motors because I DON'T. HAHAHA HAHA.

Bogus story!

I drive a 4-cylinder Tacoma!

Toyotas are so good that their only recalls are for making the anti corrosion too good.I wish all car companies were liek Toyota.
Have you ever noticed the difference between Ford fan boys and the rest of the fan boys? The Ford fan boys seem like children. Whats's up with that?

Toyota dealers will replace the crank position sensor free of charge..............................................Be aware this is being done just to get the truck through the warranty period. After the warranty is up you will pay, these motors are going to need new timing chains. Toyota is full of it, they are just buying time.

Over priced, over rated junk


So explain why Toyota trucks retain their value better than any vehicle on the planet?

Typical liberal full of hate...

Toyota still the most valuable auto company the world over!!!


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