Toyota recalls 2013 and 2014 Tacoma vehicles

Engines contain valve springs that can eventually break.


Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America is recalling certain model year 2013 to 2014 Tacoma vehicles manufactured July 1, 2013, through Oct. 11, 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The engines of the affected vehicles contain valve springs that may break over time.

If the valve springs break, the engine could fail and stall while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the valve springs, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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