Toyota Tacoma Recall 07V324000
Propeller Shaft May Separate at the Front Joint
Drive Train, August 1, 2007
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
The rear wheels are connected to the transmission by the propeller shaft. The shaft rotates and drives the rear wheels. There is a possibility that the shaft may fracture due to a casting issue with the metal. This could cause a loss of vehicle control.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the propeller shaft may fracture without warning. Please contact your Toyota dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The propeller shaft to the rear wheels could fracture due to a casting issue. This could cause a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will replace the rear propeller shaft. The Toyota Recall number is 70D. This recall began on August 1, 2007.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2007
Manufacturer's Report Date: August 1, 2007
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V324000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 108
Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH FOUR WHEEL DRIVE, A SECTION OF THE REAR PROPELLER SHAFT MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY CAST.
Consequence: THE FRONT SIDE OF THE REAR PROPELLER SHAFT COULD SEPARATE AT THE JOINT AND COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE ROAD SURFACE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE POSSIBILITY OF A CRASH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR PROPELLER SHAFT WITH A NEW ONE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 1, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
Notes: TOYOTA RECALL NO. 70D. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration