Toyota Sienna Recall

Toyota Sienna Minivans Defective Doors

Toyota Sienna Minivans Defective Doors 

Toyota Sienna Minivans Defective Doors dangerous for passenger safety. Although currently unknown whether any accidents or injuries have occurred as a result of the defective sliding doors on the Toyota Sienna models, Toyota has recalled for the 2011-2016 Sienna models in the U.S.

Apparently, sliding doors could open while the vehicle is in motion thereby leading to injuries and potentially, lead to death of the occupants. Toyota is currently working on a fix of the problem.

How Does It Happen:

Toyota Sienna Minivans Defective Doors , according to Toyota, the manufacturer of the Toyota Sienna models that are the subject of the recall, said that when the sliding doors are “impeded,” a circuit can become overloaded, opening a motor fuse.

“If this occurs when the door latch is in an unlatched position, the door could open while driving, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant,” Toyota said in a statement.

Toyota spokesman Victor Vanov declined to say whether the defects have been linked to any accidents, injuries or deaths.

Toyota Sienna Minivans Defective Doors have prompted Toyota to inform the general public and to notify owners in mid-January. Automakers conduct safety-recall fixes for free.  http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2016/11/22/toyota-sienna-recall/94281922/

What To Do:

If you or a friend, neighbor or loved one own the affected models, it is prudent to check with your dealership for details and or to visit the manufacturer’s website at http://www.toyota.com/recall

Also, Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced earlier on in October 2016 that it was conducting a safety recall of approximately 7,100 Model Year 2016 Toyota Highlander vehicles in the U.S.

Toyota was prompted to recall the 2016 Toyota Highlander because of what it referred to as  “a possibility that the wire harness which attaches to the brake fluid reservoir sensor was not connected during the vehicle assembly process”.

Federal standard provisions governing these vehicles require a warning light if there is a drop in the brake fluid level. In the absence of a warning light coming on and alerting the driver that there is a drop in fluid level, such failure or defect could increase the risk of a crash.

When the public was notified by Toyota, it was indicated then that Toyota dealers would check to ensure the brake fluid level sensor wire harness is properly connected, and connect it if necessary.  Furthermore, all known owners of the involved vehicles Toyota said would be notified by first class mail starting in early November 2016. It is therefore, important to check with the Toyota Dealerships especially those owners who may have purchased their vehicles second hand and in cash and, presumably, unknown to the manufacturer unless, of course, details and information regarding new ownership and warranty information between Toyota and second-hand owners have been communicated. http://toyotanews.pressroom.toyota.com/releases/toyota-highlander-recall-oct21.htm

Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time.  For the most up-to-date Safety Recall information on Lexus, Toyota and Scion customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting http://www.toyota.com/recall and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).  Safety Recall inquiry by individual VIN is also available at the NHTSA site: safercar.gov/vin.

If you or a loved one, Call the Milwaukee Accident & Personal Injuries Law Firm of Emmanuel L. Muwonge & Associates, LLC., at (414) 933-4144 for your Free No Obligation Telephone Consultation.

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