Washington, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—April 28, 2011.
Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2011 Tundra vehicles equipped with a 3-joint type propeller shaft. Due to improper casting of the slip yokes, there is a possibility that the slip yoke may break, causing the propeller shaft to separate at the joint and come into contact with the road surface.
Consequence: The driver could experience loss of motive power and vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Toyota will notify owners and inspect the propeller shaft and, if necessary, replace it free of charge. The Safety Recall is expected to begin during May 2011. Owners may contact Toyota at 800-331-4331.
Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.