2017 Toyota Tacoma: Recall Alert

2017 Toyota Tacoma

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 800 model-year 2017 Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California between Oct. 12 and Oct. 17, 2017

The Problem: During the manufacturing process, the oil galley in the rotor for the brake booster vacuum pump assembly may have been improperly machined possibly resulting in a sudden loss of brake assist. Loss of brake assist could increase the risk of a crash and injury.

The Fix: Toyota will notify owners May 31 and dealers will replace the brake booster vacuum pump for free.

What Owners Should Do: Toyota will begin notifying owners May 31. Owners can call the automaker at 888-270-9371, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit NHTSA's website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Local Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check other recalls and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Toyota Tacoma

Manufacturer image


@GMS. Just as I thought. All talk thanks for playing.

Thanks for proving my point. I do not have to prove anything. What i stated can easlily be verified. All one has to do is look.

Posted by: Smokin’ a 6.2 | Apr 18, 2018 4:56:53 PM

So smokin' the weed what was the point of you saying you had 20 years of engineering experience if anyone can *just look it up*. Boy you better light up another used pop can and smoke what's left of your tiny brain. LMBO!!!!!!!!!!

"I do not have to prove anything."

Yup smokin' the weed, that's because you can't prove you're point stupid dope head.

@johnny. Nice 5th grade vocab. Time to take yiur nap. Come back when you get your GED.

@GMS. Just as I thought. All talk thanks for playing.

Posted by: Smokin’ a 6.2 | Apr 18, 2018 5:44:49 PM

@Smokin' a 6.2, you are not an engineer.

@ GMS. Whatever you say dude. I provided my education and asked you to share. All you have done is backed down and back peddled. Keyboard warrior.

smokin' the weed can't prove her point or care too. To bad, now I'd think someone with 20 years of engineering experience wouldn't be so scared or shy to give some intel. Hell, I think they would be proud to give us some of this insight to show us they really know what they talking bout about. smokin' the weed can't though, just another kid lost in his mom's basement smoking dope talking smack on the net thinking it makes him cool. LMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I also work in the auto industry with about a dozen engineers and more than half of them are dumber than a bag of rocks. I'm not saying you are but thinking your smarter than someone else because your an "engineer" is wrong.

"All you have done is backed down and back peddled"

smokin' the weed it's not nice to talk bout yourself like that. That's all you done is backed down by telling us *look it up yourself* and now by arguing like a 15 year old. LMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

smokin' the weed provided and proved are to different terms, maybe you should learn the definition of them two words. LMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@TNTGMC --One of the other sites I go to have many who comment on how great the 3800 is and there are a number of readers on that site driving older Buicks and GMs with those engines that have had them for years with no issues. I never had one of those but my 2.2 I-4 has been an extremely reliable engine over the 19 years that I have had it. I have had a 73 Chevelle with a 350 2 barrel that was very reliable and extremely quick. The 2 most reliable and best running vehicles I have ever had were the 73 Chevelle and my 99 S-10 with the 2.2. Most of my other vehicles have been very good. I will say that my wife's past 2000 Taurus with the 2.0 OHV was a great engine and very quick.

@ Jeff

My mother had a 2001 impala Ls and we put right under 200k on that until my 18/ year old sister took it out one night and hammered on it, got it stuck, and blew the head gasket. I wanted to beat her!!!! They are such workhorses. I remember my dad coming home and telling me they were replacing it with the 3.5L and 3.9L...not horrible motors but nothing compared to the 3.8L. All the Bonneville's, Impala's, Grand Prix's, Century's, and Regals have that motor in them. If u have a kid in High school... Thats the motor to get BC they are very reliable!!!

My brother in law also owned a s10 5 speed that he drove out to farm with the 2.2L in it. He absolutely abused that little 2wd truck and he got 212k on it before it threw the timing chain and fried it. The body was all beat to crap...it had hard gravel miles on that thing from the day he bought it...just under 60k miles when he got it. Great little truck

Rusted out everywhere, passenger door latch broke, tailgate was stuck! But she ran hard!

Yet he still buys Ford's!!! Like my father in law, but when they want a beater that will last to drive back and forth to the farm and truck yard....they buy GM. Go figure!!!

That's why I buy GM BC they last, and are reliable.

The 3.8 pushrod Buick V6 came from a truck engine design dating back to the 1960s, GMC, I think. It remained in production in some application or another for about 50 years. As other commenters have noted, it was found in quite a few GM brands over the years. Not exactly rocket science, but a dependable little motor that was well liked.

During the 1980s some NASCAR teams used the 3.8 in some of the Grand National and Sportsmen divisions, and in highly modified turbo form it qualified on the pole of the Indy 500 (1984?) driven by Rick Mears if memory serves.

Edit. Not 1984. It was 85. Not driven by Mears either. The Buick took two of the three first row slots.

@TNTGMC--My S-10s body is like new with the original paint. Eventually I am giving it to my nephew and his wife who are retired. My nephew likes to work on vehicles but he wants to keep my S-10 original. My nephew has a 2014 diesel Ram 2500 Laramie which he uses to haul trailers and do things around the farm. He is building a large metal building with a lift and space to keep his vehicles. My nephew retired after 25 years with the Coast Guard. He has restored a number of vehicles in the past including 70's Camaros.

@ GMS. Whatever you say dude. I provided my education and asked you to share. All you have done is backed down and back peddled. Keyboard warrior.

Posted by: Smokin’ a 6.2 | Apr 18, 2018 6:02:18 PM

Sorry dude, I am currently jumping between airports and in the rush I misread one of your earlier comments. So you are a welding engineer huh, well that explains why you dropped the ball on the plastic intake manifold comment. Plastic intake manifolds became popular because they offered much less heat transfer into the incoming air stream. This meant more HP and overall better driveability and control over emissions due to the plastic acting more like a insulator against the engine block and heads. This was a far more beneficial effect than the couple pounds savings over an aluminum design.

The comments to this entry are closed.