Toyota recalls more than 50,000 Tundra trucks

Toyota is recalling about 51,000 2011 model year Tundra trucks to inspect the rear drive shaft.

Suzanne Ashe
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Toyota Motor Sales today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall on about 51,000 2011 Tundra trucks to inspect the rear drive shaft. The rear drive shaft in an estimated 0.05 percent of the vehicles may include a component (slip yoke) that could break because of improper casting during the foundry process.

According to the Japanese automaker, there are no reports of accidents or injuries associated with this condition, and no other Lexus or Toyota vehicles are involved in the recall.

Toyota will inspect or replace the rear drive shaft for free. The inspection takes about 10 minutes, the company said.

Owners of the involved vehicles will receive a letter advising them of the recall. Information regarding the recall is included on the Toyota Web site or by calling Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.