Toyota has just announced a recall that will affect 116,507 Toyota HiLux four-wheel drive petrol and diesel vehicles, built between January 2005 and February 2010.
The issue was raised due to a fault that may occur with the tailshaft centre bearing support bracket on four-wheel drive models. In rough conditions – especially continuous corrugated off-road surfaces and cattle crossings – and during on/off accelerator circumstances, the support bracket may break and detach.
Just 19 cases have been reported at this stage so Toyota is advising the recall simply as a precaution. No injuries have resulted from any of the reports either.
Toyota says it will notify all owners of the potential problem asking them to take their cars to a local Toyota dealer to have the parts rectified before any problems occur, free of charge.