2011 Toyota Tundra Recalled For Driveshaft Issues

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

Toyota is voluntarily recalling 51,000 Tundra pick-up trucks regarding a defect that reportedly occurs in 0.05 percent of Tundras sold. A drive shaft component, known as the slip yoke, may have been casted incorrectly, leading to a possible part failure.

Although no injuries or deaths have been reported, Toyota is notifying dealers to be on the look out for a specific batch of part numbers, and instructing owners via first class mail on how to have their truck inspected. The process only takes 10 minutes, however the driveshaft may have to be placed, necessitating much more time in the shop.

Owners who wish to contact Toyota regarding the recall can do so at www.toyota.com/recall or by calling the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

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  • Ray Ray on Apr 26, 2011

    Good no one got hurt from this issue. I doubt anyone will or can get hurt. Say if this part fails while driving, I think the worst that can happen is part of the shaft falling out (worst case scenario). If this happens you can still control the vehicle to stop safely. Great move on Toyota for discovering this issue before things got worse. Problems do happen, but this has to be the worst timing for Toyota recalls since the GM & Toyota war is on. This will just give Toyota haters another reason to rant on Toyota.

  • Alan Alan on Apr 26, 2011

    Looks like "Ray" is the PR Spokesperson for Toyota.