Plano, TX – July 10, 2022 – Toyota (NYSE:TM) is recalling 46,176 trucks over part of the vehicles’ powertrain detaching from its housing, making the vehicles harder to handle and increasing the risk of a crash.
This recall includes the following vehicles:
- 2022 Toyota Tundra
- 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid
A vehicle’s powertrain propels it forward and consists of axles – which are shafts that transfer rotational power from the vehicle’s transmission to its wheels – as well as the engine and the transmission.
The nuts holding together parts of the Toyota Tundra axle shaft assembly may have been improperly tightened during assembly and may loosen further over time. When this happens, parts of the axle shaft may detach from their housing.
The components in question are the left and right axle shaft subassemblies, with part numbers 47870-0C020 and 47880-0C020.
Detached axle shaft components can cause the loss of vehicle stability and brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash.
If your vehicle is faulty, you may “experience vibration, hear an abnormal noise, and/or observe leaking of differential oil,” according to Toyota.
Other recent Toyota recalls
One of the most recent Toyota truck recalls was in May. The manufacturer recalled nearly 20,000 2022 Tundra pickup trucks over a problem with the rearview camera that was attributed to a software error.
Earlier in May, Toyota issued another stability-related recall, which affected 17 models. Nearly half a million vehicles’ stability control could fail to automatically turn back on after the vehicle was restarted.
One of the more recent Toyota Tundra recalls included the 2021 Toyota Tundra. The vehicles were recalled in December 2021 over a leak in the steering wheel, increasing the risk of a crash and injury.
Owners can take their vehicles to a Toyota dealer for a rear axle inspection and retightening of the axle nuts. Any axle-related components that may have been damaged because of this recall issue will be replaced. There will be no cost to the owner.
Owners should expect to receive information regarding the repair program between July 15, 2022 and July 29, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
More than 40,000 vehicles are included in this Toyota recall. To perform a check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.