Recall Alert: 2010 Toyota Tundra

Recall Alert: 2010 Toyota Tundra

Toyota is voluntarily recalling two (that's right, two) 2010 Tundra four-wheel-drive pickups to fix a potential problem with the front propeller shaft, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The issue: A crack can develop in one of the joints that may lead to the driveshaft separating and falling away from the truck, causing the vehicle to lose control.

If this sounds familiar, it's because it's virtually identical to an earlier recall affecting the 2010 Toyota Tacoma.

Toyota discovered the prop shaft issue while dyno testing an affected Tundra at the Texas plant where the trucks are built. An investigation traced the problem to prop shaft supplier Dana Corp., which found that improper part placement in welder tooling could result in a bad weld that would lead to the problem.

Dana concluded that all potentially suspect parts were produced on Oct. 20 and 21.

About 500 Tundras have already been fixed at the factory. Two pickups containing potentially suspect parts were delivered to Toyota dealers and sold.

Owners — both of you — may contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 800-331-4331 or call NHTSA's hot line at 888-327-4236 for additional assistance. Dealers will replace the front propeller shaft for free.

Comments

Amazing, that's got to be some kind of record.

Ouch nuff said

Sounds like Toyota needs to start making thier own parts so they have better quality control.

Why not just call the owners, have the truck towed in, give them a loaner and call it good? Or yet fix it in their driveway.

Wow, I've never seen that before!!!

Time for more congessional hearings.

Recall Recall Recall.

Toyota Sienna driver hits Canton Walgreens
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that sucks. good thing they found about it soon and not late.

Odd news like this only comes from Toyota.

Wow they got it narrowed down to two trucks. Awesome. So when like 60,000 drive shafts fall off and people crash I'll be able to go to sites like yahoo and others and hear all Toyota lovers call everybody a liar and say they are looking for a law suit because Toyota couldn't duplicate the problem. LOL

Wow, sucks to be those two people :)

@Jason

Dana would be liable, not Toyota!

@Toyota Buyer

Another case of somebody trying to get their 15 minutes of fame, can no longer afford their Sienna or just a plain idiot like Mr. Sikes and his Prius...

I would not be suprised if this ended up as a showboat case like the others...

"Potentially suspect part", "could result in a bad weld". Most likely will oulast the competition. Unless the owner already swapped them out for aftermarket axles.

Wasn't Dana responsible for not rust-proofing the Tacoma frames that led to Toyota buying those back? They really need to get a better parts supplier.

Joe B,
No. Read on...

Toyota Tundra Frame Supplier Dana Off The Hook, No Rust Fix Yet:
http://www.tundraheadquarters.com/blog/2009/11/20/toyota-tundra-frame-rust-dana/

They only sold 2 trucks???? Wow, that's not good, but neither are their full size trucks.

Toyota will never blame their American parts suppliers like CTS & Dana, unlike Government Motors. Toyota has high expectations of themselves, that's why.
Do lower expectations of Ford make their recalls OK? Why is it that of Ford's 14M recalled Faulty Wiring Harnesses, that only 7M have been fixed in the past three years?

Actually Chrysler's recalls are usually small numbers,and the vehicles actually with problems are fewer than the number they recalled !!

Working at a Chrysler dealer, we had a recall for 30,000 vehicles,less than 90 nationwide had a problem or showing signs of a future problem !! And it was also a minor issue !



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