2018 Toyota Camry Recalled Because of Large Pistons

Toyota is recalling selected 2018 Camry sedans equipped with 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engines in USA because of an unusual and potentially serious engine problem.

According to the Japanese automaker, some 1,730 examples of its midsize sedan may have engines that were produced with pistons that are too large. These out-of-spec parts could “cause the vehicle to run rough, create an abnormal sound, emit smoke from the exhaust and illuminate warning lights and messages.”

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These overlarge pistons could result in a loss of power, or cause the engine to stop running altogether. Toyota says that the problematic pistons are “from a particular production period,” late December 2017 through mid-January 2018.

That is why the number of models affected by the campaign is relatively small compared to the total production of such a high-volume model. Toyota have sold 387,000 Camry sedans in 2017 alone.

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