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Toyota Tacoma Recall 07V324000

Propeller Shaft May Separate at the Front Joint

Recall Details

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.

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.

Drive Train, August 1, 2007

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
August 1, 2007
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
108
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
07V324000
Component
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

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.
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