TORRANCE, Calif. --- Toyota is replacing engines in some of its new Tundra pickups because of reports of camshafts breaking in the 5.7-liter V-8 engines. According to USA Today, the problem has reportedly occurred in about 20 Tundras so far. Toyota is considering issuing a recall. The manufacturing defect is being blamed on a subcontractor. The problem occurred in the later phases of the manufacture of camshafts that control intake valves. When a camshaft breaks, the engine will just barely work or fail altogether. Instead of fixing the affected engines, Toyota is giving owners new ones shipped overnight to dealers.

Originally posted on Fleet Financials