Toyota Recalls 870,000 Sienna Minivans
April 17, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Toyota, the beleaguered Japanese automaker, is once again, forced to issue a safety recall for one of its vehicles. This time, it’s 870,000 Sienna Minivans, sold in the United States and Canada. Toyota’s announcement says that corrosion from cold weather climates could cause the spare tire to fall onto the roadway.
This latest recall comes right on the heels of the devastating Consumer Reports finding that Toyota’s Lexus GX 460 luxury SUV posed a serious “safety risk.” Toyota halted all sales of the Lexus SUV, but has stopped short of a recall.
Meanwhile, owners of Sienna Minivans beginning from the 1998 model year, should have their vehicles inspected by a Toyota dealer for signs of corrosion to the cable securing the spare tire.
According to Reuters, the U.S. recall covers the cold weather states of the District of Columbia, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia.