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Toyota recalls over 100,000 vehicles over stalled engine concerns

Federal regulators said Toyota was recalling about 100,000 vehicles because debris inside the engine could cause the engines to stall or break down. Announced last week.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recall affects approximately 3,500 Lexus LX SUVs released in 2022 and 2023, and just under 100,000 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks released in the same period.

The affected vehicles were equipped with V35A engines, but manufacturing debris may not have been removed during assembly, meaning some debris could have become dislodged and damaged the engine, the agency said.

The manufacturing issues are being worked out for later models, but for cars already on the road, a recall is the only way to fix the problem.

Airborne debris “can cause engine knocking, engine running, failure to start, or engine stalling,” the NHTSA wrote in its report.

A solution to the problem was not immediately clear in the recall report, and affected vehicles may need to have their engines disassembled to make sure there are no foreign objects inside. Officials said repairs would be free of charge.

Officials said there have been no injuries or fatalities linked to the defect and that the issue was discovered in a March 2022 engine failure report.

Vehicle owners will receive formal notice of the recall late next month, according to regulatory filings.

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