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Toyota Tundra, Engine, Truck
May 29, 2007 (9:44 am)
.067%. Even so, still a pretty tiny number.
May 30, 2007 (9:39 am)
New engine. Sounds like a supplier issue more than a Toyota issue.
I doubt it'll blow up into some huge catastrophe like the GM piston-slappers or the self-ejecting sparkplug Triton motors but Toyota really needs to reel this one in.
20 reported failures is peanuts, 20 thousand is a nightmare.
#4 of 44 Will be interesting to see
May 30, 2007 (10:21 am)
what the final numbers are.
#5 of 44 Kudos to Toyota
May 30, 2007 (9:31 pm)
Give Toyota credit for fixing the issue before it grows into a mass recall.
I can think of some other automakers who would have ignore this issue untill it affected a large number of engines. Kudos to Toyota for taking care of their customers.
#7 of 44 Re: Meh. [anythngbutgm]
May 31, 2007 (2:17 pm)
I wonder if it will be more or less of a catastrophe than the Toyota sludge fiasco.
May 31, 2007 (2:31 pm)
I would say less, much less. 20 failures out of 30,000 engines is a very slight issue.
#9 of 44 Re: Less [bakemono]
May 31, 2007 (3:11 pm)
The fact that Toyota is considering a recall suggests that they think the problem might not be so small. Could the 20 failures be the tip of an iceberg? What will happen when more of the 30,000 get additional miles on them?
Only time will tell.
#10 of 44 Re: Less [trucktricks]
by kcram HOST
May 31, 2007 (6:18 pm)
I agree. Considering the market (the last real American stronghold) and the fact that this is a launch vehicle instead of just a new engine, Toyota can't afford to fall on their face less than 6 months out of the chute. Fast action on all potential engines is the only way to avoid a PR nightmare.
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