• Mar 18, 2010
The troubles keep mounting for Toyota as the company announced that the number of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles that have been recalled will be going up by two. No, not two million... just two. That means the company has now recalled 8,500,002 vehicles in the past several months. This most recent recall involves a pair of four-wheel-drive Toyota Tundra pickups that may have an improperly welded front propeller shaft.

No word on whether or not these two are also covered by the frame rust issue, but the weld at the point where the propeller shaft and yoke meet could separate, and if the shaft made contact with the ground while in motion, the Tundra could contend for the gold in pole vaulting at the 2012 London Olympics. If nothing else, Toyota might nab a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest and smallest recalls announced in a given year with this tiny callback.

[Source: Inside Line]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Now they're just showing off...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Another victory for "kaizen". What a bunch of bull.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Imagine the paperwork required to recall just two vehicles.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Its probably the same amount for two million.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Huh.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why this is news is utterly stupid, that says a lot! I was watching for Honda's recall news and the others no, they are a no show on here and AB is suddenly mute on that, always driving that "hang Toyota" propaganda! I'm not saying greedy Toyota is squeaky clean but please AB, get off their nuts already, haven't the D3 paid you guys enough already, or this is just a freebie?
      Apart from Toyota recalls, there's nothing exciting here anyway, I'm out!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm waiting for a third person to come forward now with the problem and launch a larger investigation.
      • 4 Years Ago
      How is that even possible? Did Bob take a break when welding and have Carl stand in for him for 2 vehicles or something? And Carl sucks at welding with a robot?
        • 4 Years Ago
        There were really about 500 with the defect. Only two made it into owners' hands.
        • 4 Years Ago
        These recalls would be comical if they weren't pathetic and depressing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just two? Bravo! Outstanding!! Toyota has made it's way back into my heart.

      *applauds*



      NOT.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Shows you what quality control can really be like with an informed and empowered workforce.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well seeing as the problem was discovered over a month ago when someone was dyno-testing a Tacoma and it's taken this long to figure out that Tundras are also affected since Dana made the shafts for them too and to figure out two of the Tundras had slipped out and been sold, I'd hardly say this is exactly an example of stellar quality control. More like slightly slow on figuring things out and not watching their suppliers closely enough.
      • 4 Years Ago
      How did they narrow it down to these two? If it was questionable that 2 trucks shouldn't have made it off the line why were they even passed? This is a really disturbing recall
      • 4 Years Ago
      They sold more than two?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh, what a FEELING!
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