I've bought my Tacoma new back in Jan 2010. All was well and good until 2 days ago when the drive shaft randomly fell off entirely on the interstate... I retrieved the shaft and threw it in the back of truck and called a wrecker to bring it to the closest service center. Later that night I became curious and after a quick Google search discovered this:
The exact same problem described in this recall notice happened to me. I never directly received notice from Toyota regarding the recall. A VIN check does not pull up this particular recall, and Toyota says they cannot give me more details without the "recall number", which does not seem to be readily available. Particularly, I'm looking for the affected VIN range and/or production dates of the affected trucks. My theory is that I simply fell through the cracks and my truck was only on the lot a matter of weeks before I purchased it, and was told by the salesman that they were trying to push trucks out the door at the time.
Has this happened to anyone else? And any ideas how to continue my research?