Toyota Recalling 15,600 2007 Tundra Pickup Trucks

Toyota has announced that it is recalling 15,600 Tundra 2007 Tundra four-wheel-drive pickup trucks because “a rear propeller shaft may separate at the joint.”

“There is a possibility that a joint in the rear propeller shaft may have been improperly heat treated, resulting in insufficient hardness,” Toyota said in a statement.

There have been no accidents or injuries associated with the recall and last month the Tundra became the first truck named an IIHS “top safety pick.”

Toyota recalling 15,600 Tundra pickups [Reuters]
(Photo:REUTERS/Gary Cameron)

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  1. azntg says:

    In the spirit of the somewhat obnoxious Tundra ad on TV: “A Toyota?” “Get out!”

  2. CaptainConsumer says:

    Toyota, moving forward……unable to stop…..or steer

  3. ageshin says:

    Propeller shaft? It’s a boat? Perhaps they mean a drive shaft.
    Ageshin

  4. markio says:

    What!?! A Toyrota recalled? I thought God’s gift to mankind were made of gold and lasted forever. This can’t be true. It must be the end of the world.

  5. SarcasticDwarf says:

    But it is a foreign truck, it must be better than American trucks because we all know foreign vehicles are perfect and American vehicles are terrible!

  6. Sudonum says:

    @SarcasticDwarf:
    I believe this one is made in the good old USA

  7. PølάrβǽЯ says:

    @CaptainConsumer: Actually, when a “propeller” shaft (drive shaft) breaks, the vehicle is unable to GO; it can still stop and steer just fine.

    @Sudonum: But still owned and designed and engineered by the Japanese.

  8. imsupermattt says:

    This likely a manufacturing concern, not engineering. I don’t have any intimate knowledge of the their practices, but I would guess the propeller (aka drive, its the same thing) shaft was manufactured and heat treated in the US.

    Anyway, someone in Toyota made a good catch, albeit a little too late, the the shafts had a bad heat-treat.