Recall of 2007 4WD Tundras For Possible Propeller Shaft Defect
Jason Lancaster | Jan 03, 2008 | Comments 8
Toyota has announced a safety recall on certain 2007 model year Tundra four-wheel-drive pickup trucks. The recall will effect approximately 15,600 units.
The Details: From Toyota’s press release “On certain 2007 model year Tundra vehicles, there is a possibility that a joint in the rear propeller shaft may have been improperly heat treated, resulting in insufficient hardness. In the worst case, a section of the rear propeller shaft may separate at the joint. There has been one case reported among all affected vehicles that may relate to this condition. The one case involved abnormal noise and did not involve an accident.”
Symptoms: According to the press release, an “abnormal noise” led to Toyota finding the problem. While there are literally hundreds of things that can cause an “abnormal noise”, you might want to contact your local Toyota dealer if your 4WD Tundra is exhibiting signs of rear-end noise that varies with RPM.
Am I Effected? If your trucks is part of the recall, you will be notified via first class mail beginning in late-December 2007. If you receive a recall notice you should contact your local Toyota dealer to schedule an inspection. If the inspection indicates the shaft wasn’t properly heat treated, the shaft will be replaced. This recall does NOT effect all 4×4 Tundras as some media outlets have insinuated.
Contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331 if you have questions, but you will be notified if your vehicle is suspected to have the defect. Again, this does not effect all 4wd Tundras.
Filed Under: Tundra Recalls
I’m definitely waiting until 2009 to purchase a new Tundra. there are WAY too many “bugs” so far, it’s rather dissapointing.
I used my 4wd drive in the snow and it made an awfull clanking noise , I had to turn it off. Its a shame Toyota has produced such a bad truck !!
Friend of mine just got a 2007 Tundra. 4wd, v8. Runs real good. Has about 5,000 miles on it (dealer parts truck).
He uses it to tow, back country, etc.
Seems real nice, lots of power. He no longer drives his jeep.
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I have had my 2007 Tundra Crewmax Limited 5.7 for a little over a year now. At the 5000 mile oil change they replaced my driveshaft because of a bad ‘clunk’. When I just went back at for the third oil change at 13,800 miles they had to replace my front differential due to a vibration upon deceleration. Toyota bought an extended warranty for 7 years & 100,000 miles on the power train. No cost to me. I was told these components were built by US suppliers and their quality control was bad…so Toyota is making good on the bad quality of American made parts. I’ve also had the JBL system replaced twice and the rubber strips on both sides of the roof line blow off in car washes. Kinda feel like I bought an expensive Dodge Truck. If it weren’t for the extended warranty I would try to replace it.
When I took my 2008 Toyota Tundra 4wheel drive in for the 5000 mi check up I told them of my problem with the gas pedal sticking (X3 times) A very scary thing. I was told that there was no problem, no other complaints, not to worry. It has happened twice since then. Now I see that there is a recall. Same thing with my 2004 Tundra. Why can’t Toyota be straight with people?
Cris – Toyota says that they didn’t know they had a problem until a few months ago. I don’t think that the dealer was intentionally lying to you, but I hear what you’re saying. If someone at the dealership had listened, maybe Toyota would have found this problem months ago.
My 2007 Crewmax 5.4 started loud rear end noise a week ago and is getting worse. Just finished a 1100 mile hunting trip and getting worried. Going into the dealer this week. Has just over 100K miles. Appreciate the posting of the possible propeller shaft cause.
Will report back final outcome.