DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp. is voluntarily recalling 51,000 Tundra pickup trucks for the model year 2011 due to a potential defect in the rear drive shaft.
The company estimates that 0.05 percent of the vehicles recalled may have a component-- a slip yoke-- that could break because of improper casting.
There has been one slip yoke failure, but no injuries or accidents linked to the problem, Toyota said in a statement.
Owners will be notified by mail as early as next week. Dealers will perform an inspection estimated to take 10 minutes. If the rear drive shaft needs to be replaced, the repair will be done at no cost to the owner, Toyota said.