(AP) – Toyota is recalling nearly 16,000 new Tundra pickups in the U.S. because of problems with a propeller shaft connected to the rear axle.
A Toyota spokesman in an e-mail said that there were no accidents or injuries linked to the recall. The rear propeller shaft helps drive the rear axle, which turns the rear wheels.
Toyota says the shaft could separate at the joint and immobilize the truck.
The Japanese automaker has learned of 1 case that could be linked to the problem. It involves noise coming from the truck’s undercarriage.
Owners will be notified of the recall later this month.