Recalls and TSBs

2013-14 Toyota Tacoma 4-cyl Recalled – Defective Valve Springs

Toyota announced that it is recalling around 4,000 Tacoma pickups with 4-cylinder engines due to defective valve springs.

2013-14 Toyota Tacoma 4-cyl Recalled - Defective Valve Springs

Toyota is recalling about 4,000 4-cyl Tacoma pickups due to valve issues. Sounds like it could be serious, if you are affected, get it looked at ASAP.

The recall will affect only the Tacoma pickups that have a 2.7-l 4-cylinder engine. The valve springs in these engines “could develop cracks and break over time due to improper maintenance of manufacturing equipment used to make the part.”

If the valve springs break, Toyota says ‘abnormal noise and rough engine performance can be noticed.” It also might lead to the engine failing completely and stop working while the truck is being driven. YIKES!

Owners will be notified by first class mail with recall notice information and how to get it fixed under warranty. You could also call Toyota’s customer service number at 1-800-331-4331 for more information.

Sounds a bit worriesome to us, we would get it looked at ASAP.

  • Joel Hicks

    Thanks for this info. Will this recall include 5 speed manual 4 cyl Tacoma’s?

    • Tim Esterdahl

      Joel,

      The easiest way to answer your question is to say, if you were included in the recall, you should have gotten a notice by now.

      -Tim