By David Thomas on May 28, 2007
In some of the first 2007 Toyota Tundra pickups that rolled off the assembly line, optional V-8 engines are failing due to faulty camshafts. The company says the problem should only impact a limited number of the redesigned full-size pickups, but hasn’t yet figured out what that number is. The company sold 37,000 of the new Tundras with the powerful 5.7-liter V-8 in its first three months on the market.
The company is replacing the entire engine of any truck affected by the problem, which stems from a part built by an outside supplier. So far, 20 trucks have reported the engine failures, and Toyota is actively tracking down the vehicles at risk. When we get more information about the investigation, we’ll post it here.
Toyota Fixing Engine Failures in New Tundra truck (USAToday)
2007 Toyota Tundra Expert Review (Cars.com)
Cars.comparison: Full-Size Trucks (Cars.com)
Toyota Tundra Gets Top Frontal Crash Test Rating (KickingTires)
Revisiting the 2007 Toyota Tundra (KickingTires)
Toyota Offering $1,500 Rebate on All-New Tundra (KickingTires)
More Toyota Tundra News (KickingTires)
Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David