Toyota recalling 8,000 Tacomas due to problem in front propeller shaft

By now, we’ve lost count of how many vehicles Toyota has recalled (it’s somewhere north of 8.1 million vehicles). According to a Toyota spokesman, the Japanese automaker is also voluntarily recalling approximately 8,000 four-wheel-drive Tacoma pickups to fix a problem in the front propeller shaft.

Toyota says that a crack can develop in the rear joint of the Tacoma leading to the driveshaft separating and falling away from the truck.

The issue was discovered by Dana Corporation during the manufacturing process of the front prop shaft.

The recall affects Tacoma models that were produced from mid-December 2009 to early Feb. 2010.

– By: Stephen Calogera