Toyota Recalls 744000 Sienna Vehicles In US

Posted: Nov 23 2016, 10:45am CST | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

 

Toyota Recalls 744000 Sienna Vehicles in US
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  • Toyota Recalls 838,000 Sienna over safety issues
 

The minivan was recalled due to safety issues involving the sliding doors.

An official safety recall has been made by Toyota due to the safety issues in the Sienna Mini vans. This recall will affect 838,000 units and out of these total units, 744,000 are included in United States of America. 

Toyota which is a Japanese automaker made an official statement about this recall on their website. The announcement included the fact that the recall will include all Sienna models that have been manufactured from 2011 to 2016.

These make a lot of vehicles to count for but the company is all set to inspect them. Toyota said that they are currently developing a fix for the problem that is faced by these vehicles. As soon as they will find something to look for, they will go with the recall and will officially initiate it. 

The problem arose when a number of complaints were made against the model due to its sliding door opening on its own. It was seen that the sliding door of the minivan could open on its own which can result in deadly accidents.

According to the company it can happen due to a short circuit in the motor that is responsible for sliding the door. Other than that the defect can occur due to the overloading of opening motor’s fuse that can result in failure of the lock while the car is being driven.

According to the company if the door latch remains in un-latched position then it can give way any time and can open while the van is being driven. This can result in the increased risk of injury for the vehicle occupant. There were no reports of accidents of injuries caused by the defect.  

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