Toyota Tundra Recall, Driveshaft Failure

Here’s the latest Safety Recall from Toyota

Note; Safety Recalls are performed at no cost to the vehicle owner. Even if you’re not the original owner of the vehicle.

TOYOTA / TUNDRA 2010
Manufacturer: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr’s Report Date: MAR 09, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V091000

Component: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 TUNDRA VEHICLES WITH FOUR WHEEL DRIVE, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT AN IMPROPER WELD EXISTS AT THE UNION OF THE PROPELLER SHAFT AND YOKE. DUE TO THIS IMPROPER WELD, THIS JOINT MAY SEPARATE AND THE SEPARATED SHAFT MAY COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE ROAD SURFACE.

Consequence:
THIS MAY RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT PROPELLER SHAFT FREE OR CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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