Toyota to Recall 8,000 Tacoma Trucks

If you’ve got a Toyota that hasn’t been recalled yet, just wait a few more months. After recalling over 8 million cars worldwide due to the killer accelerator pedal, the Japanese manufacturer had to deal with another disaster: the ABS software from the new Prius was all wrong and caused braking problems.

Most Toyota dealers worldwide were hoping this whole thing would eventually be settled, but the USA branch has another surprise for its clients: “it will conduct a voluntary safety recall to inspect the front drive shaft on a small production run of certain 2010 model year Tacoma 4WD trucks.”

“The front shaft in approximately 8,000 vehicles may include a component that contains cracks that developed during the manufacturing process.  As those vehicles are used, the cracks may eventually lead to the separation of the drive shaft at the joint portion.”

“This condition only involves two specific front drive shaft production lot numbers installed in certain 2010 model year Tacoma 4WD vehicles. No other Toyota or Lexus vehicles are involved,”
Toyota added.

The automaker announced that dealers need to identify lot numbers located on the front drive shaft and that the inspection only takes 10 minutes. Unfortunately, changing the affected driveshafts will take a lot more.

Judging by the way things are going, the Japanese manufacturer might just find something wrong with all its cars.
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