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.
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.