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. 20and 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.