Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall of Tundra Trucks

Toyota is recalling about 51,000 of its Tundra trucks to inspect rear drive shafts that may include a component that could break.

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Toyota Motor Sales USA said Tuesday an estimated 0.5 percent of the vehicles may have a faulty slip yoke because of improper casting during the foundry process.

Toyota stock fell about 2 percent after the news broke Tuesday afternoon. Click here for real-time stock quotes.

The company is aware of one slip yoke failure. There are no reports of accidents or injuries related to the condition.

The recall involves only Tundras from the 2011 model year. Recall notification letters will be sent out starting next month and will be available on Toyota's web site.

Inspections and any replacements made will be free of charge.

Last week Toyota recalled more than 300,000 RAV4 and Highlander vehicles so it could fix an airbag issue.

In February, Toyota recalled 2.17 million vehicles due to potential floor mat/pedal entrapmentconcerns that could lead to unintended acceleration. The company has recalled more than 14 million vehicles since 2009.

The news came amid projections by U.S. dealership groups of supply disruptions stemming from last month's Japan earthquake.