Buy a Tacoma they said. They’re bullet proof they said.

I’ve mentioned a couple times in comments that a friend/coworker was looking to buy a new Tacoma. I had suggested that he at least look at the Colorado/Canyon, and he looked at me like I had a third head.

So he bought his Tacoma on Monday, and didn’t even make it out of the parking lot before the CEL went on. The service department said it threw a code about the cam position sensor, but it was too late to work on it, so he got to drive home from buying his first new vehicle, his dream truck, in a used Altima they gave him for a loaner.

Next day they call to say it was no longer giving any codes, but they were going to dig in and inspect it anyways.

Now here’s where it gets weird to me. They called back that afternoon and said they couldn’t find anything wrong, but they wanted with his permission to pull the motor and inspect the oil pan for metal shavings.


I’m thinking there is something they aren’t telling him. Why the hell would they pull the motor if they weren’t finding anything wrong?

What do you all think?