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Toyota recalls Tundra and Lexus LX models due to engine failure

Toyota will recall nearly 102,000 vehicles over concerns that stray debris in the engine could cause the vehicle to stall and lose driving power, federal regulators said.

The recall will include approximately 3,500 Lexus LX 600 SUV models from 2022 or 2023, and 98,600 Toyota Tundra pickups from the same time period. according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency warned that those vehicles are V35A Machinery debris may not have been removed during assembly from engines produced during that time period at certain plants.

“If the above operating debris adheres to the bearings and the engine continues to operate at higher loads over time, bearing failure may occur,” NHTSA wrote. “This may result in possible engine knocking, engine rough running, engine not starting and/or engine stalling.”

NHTSA said hybrid vehicles can continue driving limited distances in the event of an engine failure.

The recall was a result of reports of engine failure in March 2022, according to the schedule announced by the agency. The schedule did not mention any injuries or deaths resulting from engine problems.

There is no treatment available yet to fix the problem. Notifications are expected to be sent to owners of affected vehicles by July 29. Owners are encouraged to call the NHTSA Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 with any questions.

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