As if Toyota has not had its share of recall woes in recent months, the company is poised to announce another vehicle recall in January.
According to Reuters, Sienna mini-van owners are to be notified that there is a defect in the brake system that could reduce the vehicle’s ability to stop safely. Some 110,000 Sienna mini-vans will be involved in the recall, 92,000 of which are here in the U.S. The issue apparently involves the use of the parking brake which could damage the overall braking system.
According to Toyota officials, there have not been any accidents or injuries to date associated with this brake issue. However, a brake system failure is a critical issue and can result in fatalities for drivers of the vehicle and passengers.
The braking problem was supposedly corrected when Toyota installed differently designed parts on all Siennas that were manufactured after this past November 5.
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