Toyota Recalls 2018 Camry Over Having Larger Pistons In Its Engine!

Toyota is conducting a safety campaign in the United States that affects certain 2018MY Camry vehicles, for a rather unusual problem.

As revealed by the carmaker, the engines could have been equipped with pistons larger in diameter than the original specification.

This was an assembly error that could cause the cars to run rough, emit smoke from the exhaust and create an abnormal sound. Moreover, drivers will get warning lights and messages and a reduction in power, too. In extreme cases, the affected Camrys could stall, which would increase the risk of a crash.

How many cars will be taken back?

There are 1,730 units of the 2018 Camry in the USA included in this recall, and all owners will be notified by the company, via first class mail, by late May, and advised to schedule an appointment with an authorized dealer.

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A new engine will do the trick

Subsequently, technicians will check the production date code of the pistons in the engine, and if the aforementioned parts are found, then they will replace the engine completely with a new one. All work will be done at no cost to customers.

The eighth generation Toyota Camry has been on sale since mid-2017. It’s offered in seven grades for the gasoline-powered models, and four trim levels for the Hybrid. Pricing starts at $23,495 and stretches all the way up to $34,950 for the XSE V6.

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  • Nick099

    Well, that is something you don’t see every day.

  • Moveon Libtards

    Toyota is just plastic junk anymore. Recalls after recalls. Reminds me of crappy Tesla and its horrible quality and reliability issues.

  • Autoexperte

    nothing against the recalls of Volkswagen “clean diesel bluemotion TDI”

  • Mr. Crankypants

    First year production seems to remain a risk no matter what the make.

  • Six_Tymes


  • Bash

    Rolling eyes.

  • Harry Nimmergut

    This is recall #2 for the ’18 Camry. As I keep telling folks, DO NOT buy a first-year vehicle from ANY MANUFACTURER!

    • SteersUright

      Always prudent advice. But if you’re leasing then merely an inconvenience since you’re fully covered and will likely get a loaner.

  • smartacus

    How can they have this problem when they got that
    brother in safety glasses checking things from behind?

  • :/ Yurr

    Well that’s nice of them.


  • Harry_Wild

    New engine removal and install is easy with a hydraulic hoist.

  • Six_Tymes

    pretty crazy recall. is this the first of its kind?

  • droidtomtom

    This is an improvement over how they handled the 2007 Camry’s defective piston rings that caused excessive oil usage. 3 quarts in 2,000 miles was ridiculous for a new car. Another first model year issue. Glad to see they are doing the right thing this time.

  • getoffme

    Must be one of those American made ones. SMH.

  • Danai Kitudom

    I’ll enlarging engine block instead.

  • gary4205

    I could almost see pistons somehow too small, but how do you put in pistons too BIG?

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