Toyota Recalls 100,000 SUVs and Trucks Over V-6 Failures

Lexus GX and Toyota Tundra V-6 failures explained.

Toyota has recalled the twin-turbo V-6s in certain 2022 and 2023 Toyota Tundras and Lexus GXs over premature failures related to manufacturing debris.Zach Bowman

Toyota has recalled 102,000 current-generation Toyota Tundras and Lexus GX SUVs powered by the company’s twin-turbo V-6. Toyota said machining debris might not have been properly removed from 2022 and 2023 model year engines that went into non-hybrid trucks. The result, Toyota said, can be anything from knocking to rough running to not starting or failing while driving. Obviously, if your engine suddenly shuts off on the highway, you’re in for a bad time.

There have been anecdotal reports over the last couple of years of Toyota’s twin-turbo mills being less reliable than the 5.7-liter V-8 they replaced. A quick Google will find plenty of horror stories about catastrophic failures. It’s very un-Toyota, and the company’s reputation for iron-clad reliability throws the problem into sharper relief.

Toyota said the problem only affected non-hybrid trucks, and that it will contact owners affected by the recall by the end of July. For now, the remedy is unclear, and Toyota said it is still figuring out a solution. We’re guessing it is looking for ways to not be on the hook for 100,000 replacement engines. For more information, hit the Toyota website, and if you own an affected truck, it might be a good idea to call your local dealer.

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