Toyota to recall about 8,000 model-year 2010 Tacoma pickups in the U.S.

Article by Christian A., on August 25, 2010

Because of the risk of the loss of control from a defect in the front drive shafts, Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling about 8,000 model-year 2010 Tacoma pickups in the US. Toyota had sent a document to US dealers last Thursday.

Reuters obtained a copy of this document, which states that the all-wheel-drive version of the trucks may have a component that has cracks in the joint portion of the drive shaft stemming from an "improper manufacturing process control."

These cracks could result to the separation of the drive shaft. If this separated shaft comes into contact with the road surface, drivers could lose control of the vehicle.

Toyota said that dealers will soon get instructions on how to perform a 10-minute inspection to locate identification numbers. The part may need to be replaced in some of the cases.

This recall comes after a series of Toyota recalls in the past few months that has so far, involved 8.5 million vehicles globally due to the risk of unintended acceleration.

Toyota's statement added that the subject shafts are produced by Dana Holding Corp., and that the affected vehicles were made from mid-December 2009 to early February.

Dana states that about 680 of the 34,000 drive shafts shipped by Dana to Toyota included the suspect parts.

Dana spokesman Chuck Hartlage shared that some Ford and Nissan models also use the parts however, he declined to name these vehicles. Hartlage explained that the issue was detected quickly. The supplier said that very few of the affected vehicles have been sold.

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