Toyota Motor to recall 51,000 Tundra trucks
Toyota Motor to recall 51,000 Tundra trucks REUTERS

Toyota Motors USA is recalling approximately 51,000 Tundra trucks (2011 model year) to inspect the rear drive shaft, the carmaker said in a statement on Wednesday.

The rear drive shaft in an estimated 0.05 percent of the vehicles may include a component (slip yoke) that could break due to improper casting during the foundry process, the statement added.

The carmaker said that is aware of one drive shaft slip yoke failure in a customer-owned vehicle. There are no reports of accidents or injuries associated with this condition.

Owners of the involved vehicles will receive a letter advising them of this recall by first class mail starting in May 2011, it further added.