The Toyota Tundra and Lexus LX from the 2022 and 2023 model years are included in the recall, which involves about 102,000 cars due to a possible engine failure. The hybrid powertrains are unaffected by the recall, which is limited to simply gas-powered cars. The engine’s ability to produce power may be compromised by debris.

The 3.4-liter V-6 twin-turbo engine, which comes in different power ratings for the Tundra and LX lines, is the engine fitted in vehicles affected by the recall.

Should debris stick to the main crankshaft bearings in concerned cars and “operation of the eyeing continues at higher loads over time,” the bearings may fail. Engine knocking, rough running, not being able to start, or losing power can result from this. A higher speed at which power is lost “can increase the risk of a crash.”

A hybrid powertrain option for the Tundra is also available; however, this recall does not apply to the hybrid model. It is powered by the V35A V-6 engine. The NHTSA states that in the event of an engine failure, a hybrid car will still have “some motive power for limited distances” and will alert the driver through both visual and audible cues.

Toyota says to be working on a fix for the problem and will get in touch with owners of impacted cars by the end of July. Under warranty, all owners will receive a free repair; also, owners can visit the NHTSA recalls website to determine whether their car is included in the recall.

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