More Toyota recalls

The recall notices continue for Toyota as it announces a recall of 8,000 Tacoma pick-up trucks in the US, over fears about defective front propeller shafts.

Toyota said it was voluntarily recalling “a small production run of certain 2010 model-year Tacoma 4WD trucks”.

“The front shaft in these vehicles may include a component that contains cracks that developed during the manufacturing process,” the company said in a statement.

The cracks could lead to the front prop shaft, which were built by engineering firm Dana, separating and falling from the truck, causing drivers to lose control of the vehicle.

The front prop shaft sends power to the truck’s front wheels when it’s in four-wheel drive. Two-wheel drive pickups are not included in the recall, according to Toyota.

Toyota said it would start notifying owners by mail in mid-March.

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