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Toyota recalls 36,000 Tacoma pickups in North, South Americas for stalling risk

Toyota says an engine crankshaft timing rotor may have been produced with excessive anti-corrosion coating, which could cause the crank position sensor to malfunction.

autos Updated: Jun 02, 2017 15:32 IST
The logo of Japanese car manufacturer Toyota is seen above the entrance of a showroom of Swiss Emil Frey AG in Safenwil, Switzerland.
The logo of Japanese car manufacturer Toyota is seen above the entrance of a showroom of Swiss Emil Frey AG in Safenwil, Switzerland. (Reuters file photo)

Toyota is recalling 36,000 Tacoma pickups in North and South America because they can stall without warning.

The recall involves Tacomas with V-6 engines from the 2016 and 2017 model years. Most of the trucks — 32,000 — are in the US. The rest are in Canada, Mexico, Bolivia and Costa Rica.

The company says an engine crankshaft timing rotor may have been produced with excessive anti-corrosion coating, which could cause the crank position sensor to malfunction.

If the sensor malfunctions, the vehicle may run roughly, misfire or stall.

Toyota Motor Corp won’t say if there have been any reports of injuries or accidents related to the defect.

Vehicle owners will be notified of the recall starting next month. Toyota dealers will replace the crank position sensors for free.