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Toyota Tundra recall: Nearly 50k trucks recalled for loose axle nuts

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Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling nearly 50,000 2022 Toyota Tundra trucks, hybrid and non-hybrid, for a situation where the rear axle could separate.

The Toyota Tundra recall issued on June 23, 2022, says 46,176 trucks are affected, including our long-term test truck, due to “flange nuts on the axle shaft sub-assemblies can loosen over time and potentially cause one or both axle shaft sub-assemblies to separate from the axle housing,” according to the NHTSA 22V445000 document.

These trucks include all 2022 models whether they are hybrid or non-hybrid powertrains.

Toyota says dealers will inspect the rear axle assembly, tighten the axle flange nuts and replace any damaged axle-related components.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed by July 15, 2022 and owners can check their app to see the latest recalls on their truck as well.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

This is likely related to this YouTube video where an owner lost his rear axle on his truck. Luckily the truck was not damaged, but it could have been really dangerous.

In the video, he talks about losing the axle and questions Toyota’s quality control on the truck.

This recall is just one of a myriad of early problems on the new 2022 Toyota Tundra and while Toyota has addressed them one by one there seems to be new ones popping up all the time right now.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V445000
Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Components POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected 46,176

Editor’s note: This information was copied directly from the NHTSA website. If you have questions or concerns about this Toyota Tundra truck recall, please contact Toyota Motor Corporation North America directly.

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Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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