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Toyota Tundra Recall 07V579000

Drive Shaft May Break Without Warning

Recall Details

On some 4WD trucks, improper heat treatment of the slip yoke might have caused its hardness to be insufficient. The yoke may break, causing the drive shaft to separate at the joint and contact the road or the fuel tank, which could result in a loss in vehicle control or a fuel leak. Dealers will inspect the slip yoke and replace the propeller shaft free of charge. The recall began January 7, 2008. The Toyota recall number is 70G.

Our Quick Take

On some 4WD trucks, a problem during production could cause the drive shaft to break without warning. If the drive shaft breaks, it could contact the road or the fuel tank, which could result in a loss in vehicle control or a fuel leak.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the drive shaft could break 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, January 7, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
January 7, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
15,616
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
07V579000
Component
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

Summary
ON CERTAIN 4-WHEEL DRIVE PICKUP TRUCKS, DUE TO THE IMPROPER HEAT TREATMENT OF THE SLIP YOKES THAT HAD BEEN REWORKED DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS, THE HARDNESS OF THE SLIP YOKE MAY BE INSUFFICIENT.
Consequence
IN THIS CONDITION, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE YOKE MAY BREAK CAUSING THE PROPELLER SHAFT TO SEPARATE AT THE JOINT AND COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE ROAD SURFACE OR THE FUEL TANK WHICH COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL OR A FUEL LEAK.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SLIP YOKE AND REPLACE THE PROPELLER SHAFT IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 7, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
Notes
TOYOTA RECALL NO. 70G. CUSTOMERS 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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