Toyota recalls trucks for rear drive shaft defect

Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Co <7203.T> is recalling 51,000 Tundra pick-up trucks for the model year 2011 due to a potential defect in the rear drive shaft.

The company estimates that that 0.05 percent of the vehicles recalled may have a component-- a slip yoke-- that could break because of improper casting.

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There has been one slip yoke failure, but no injuries or accidents linked to the problem, Toyota said.

(Reporting by Deepa Seetharaman; Editing by Derek Caney)