The new Toyota Tundra has had quite a few dings against it lately. First the truck failed to grab 5 stars in safety tests (two times), Toyota started to offer rebates on some of the configurations, and now there are camshaft quality issues.
Reportedly there have been 20 Tundras equipped with the 5.7L V8 that have had their camshafts snap. Toyota says the problem has to do with one of their distributors. Luckily the problem was caught early, before it could affect a large number of the trucks.
Toyota is trying to figure out how many of the trucks are affected out of the 30,000 engines that have been built, but they feel that it was an early batch of the engines. The automaker is confident in the current engines that are being produced.
The automaker rushed the 5.7L V8 to the market before its original summer 2007 intro date due to pressure from dealers. Dealers and product planners felt that the 4.7L V8 would not make a large enough impact.