Recall: 2011 Tundra: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]11V254000[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]TOYOTA
Model: TUNDRA
Model Year: 2011
MFG Campaign #: N/A

Description: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]POWERTRAIN: DRIVELINE: DRIVESHAFT[/FONT]
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Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 50,939
Date owner notified by MFG: 5/2/2011

Recall Initiator: MFR
MFG's of Recalled Vehicles/Products: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Defect Summary: TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 TUNDRA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE 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. [/FONT]
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Consequence Summary: THE DRIVER COULD EXPERIENCE LOSS OF MOTIVE POWER AND VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary: TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND INSPECT THE PROPELLER SHAFT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE IT FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MAY 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 800-331-4331. [/FONT]



[FONT=&quot]Recall 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).[/FONT]
 

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