In the affected vehicles, the drive shaft slip yoke may break due to improper casting. The slip yoke is integral to power delivery from the engine to the wheels.
This type of failure has been confirmed in one owner’s vehicle, but no injuries or accidents have been associated with the condition, Toyota says.
Owners of the affected vehicles will get a letter from Toyota advising them of the recall. Dealerships will inspect and replace the rear drive shaft if necessary at no charge. Concerned owners can call Toyota at 800-331-4331 or visit the company’s recall website for more info.