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: Camshaft Trouble Piles up for Tundra

05-28-2007, 05:16 AM
Mark Rechtin
Automotive News
May 28, 2007 - 1:00 am

LOS ANGELES -- A batch of camshaft failures in 5.7-liter V-8 engines has dinged the launch of the Toyota Tundra ( pickup (

Camshafts ( in 20 engines have snapped, says Toyota spokesman Mike Michels. The outside camshaft supplier, which Toyota declined to identify, has traced the problem to "a metallurgical defect in the casting, a flaw in the metal which they have corrected," he says.

To date, Toyota has built 30,000 of the engines, and the company is determining how many might be affected. Michels says that it was "an early batch," and that "Toyota is confident in the production from that point on."

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My take: if they've truly caught it early, and it won't be a problem for many owners down the road, little harm done to their rep. Toyota's rep will only take a serious hit if two things happen:

--major failures out of warranty
--Toyota doesn't step up, and makes customers foot the bill

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05-29-2007, 03:50 PM



05-29-2007, 04:45 PM
Another issue with this truck. Nothing seems like it is going right for Toyota with it at all, now even stuff in that great motor is breaking.