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TOYOTA Recalls 870,000 Sienna minivans

 
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TOYOTA Recalls 870,000 Sienna minivans
Will it ever end for Toyota??





Toyota is recalling 870,000 of its Sienna minivans in Canada and the United States because of a potential problem with the cable that secures the spare tire.
The Sienna minivan was not part of an earlier Toyota recall to address accelerator-pedal problems.The Sienna minivan was not part of an earlier Toyota recall to address accelerator-pedal problems. (Toyota Canada)

In cold-weather climates, road salt can corrode the cable and might cause it to snap. The tire could fall off onto the road and cause a crash.

Toyota Canada said Friday the voluntary recall affects 270,000 two-wheel-drive Siennas from the 1998-2010 model years.

"Toyota Canada is asking owners of affected vehicles to bring their vehicles to their local dealership for an inspection in order to assess the condition of the spare tire carrier assembly," the automaker said in a statement.

Affected Sienna owners will receive a letter in the mail beginning next month, with subsequent notices once a fix has been developed.

In the U.S., the recall affects 600,000 minivans in 20 Midwest and northeastern states. The U.S. government says it has received six complaints involving spare tires falling off Siennas.

The Sienna is not one of the vehicles plagued by sticky-accelerator problems.

Toyota Canada also announced Friday a voluntary recall of 4,774 floor mats sold as an optional accessory in some SUVs and trucks.

If the "tray type" mats aren't properly installed on the driver's side, they can catch on the accelerator pedal.

Affected vehicle models are the 2008-2010 Highlander (including the hybrid version) and the 2007-2010 Tundra, Toyota said. The company advised owners who have one to remove it from the driver's side. Refunds are forthcoming.
Bad week for automaker

The recalls are the latest in a litany of woes for the world's largest automaker.

Earlier this week, Toyota halted sales of its Lexus GX 460 after the influential magazine Consumer Reports gave the sport-utility vehicle a "Don't Buy" rating amid concerns it could roll over on tight turns. On Friday, Toyota said it had confirmed what the magazine found in its road tests and will not sell any more GX 460s until the flaw is fixed.

Toyota also must decide by Monday whether it will appeal a $16.4-million US fine that the U.S. Transportation Department has proposed. The penalty is being levied because the company failed to promptly notify regulators about defective gas pedals in some of its vehicles.

Those gas-pedal issues have forced the company to recall more than eight million vehicles worldwide since September.
With files from The Associated Press

Read more: [link to www.cbc.ca]

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Re: TOYOTA Recalls 870,000 Sienna minivans
toyota's are the most dangerous cars.

who would trust a company who can't design something as simple as a gas pedal?
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toyota's are the most dangerous cars.

who would trust a company who can't design something as simple as a gas pedal?
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I don't know. We almost went with a Sienna a few years ago, but found a Buick for cheap for a car rental shop.
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Re: TOYOTA Recalls 870,000 Sienna minivans
Halted production of the Lexus SUV, too, over a Consumer Reports "don't buy" review warning about road hazard tip overs.

It's possible too. Wheel base is very important, and vehicle weight.
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lol
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Toyota is a danger to all of mankind. Poor design, poor build quality, poor service? NO....never mind buy Hyundai.
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Toyota is only going down the same road as GM--establishing a quality name for itself, then getting too overconfident and turning out sh*tboxs instead of real vehicles.
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I have a Toy shit box sitting out front. Plastic falling of and looking surprisingly good none the less. It's paid for, recently turned 888,888 miles and they only thing I had to do was put gas in it, not much, some old guy told me once, 'that's a real sipper,' true, true, change the oil, and add fresh rubber a couple times. I've run the piss out of it. It's boring, average, and I miss my Tundra, but oh well, it's cheap. What the fuck, oh yes, a friend of mine had an old 4 runner, his uncle bet him that it couldn't make it to 400,000 miles, he lost. If the US wants to piss on your parade, it will. Case closed. I wish they still made a Caprice with the LT1 engine, I might buy one, no, I'm poor and will die soon. Good Night.
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I have a Toy shit box sitting out front. Plastic falling of and looking surprisingly good none the less. It's paid for, recently turned 888,888 miles and they only thing I had to do was put gas in it, not much, some old guy told me once, 'that's a real sipper,' true, true, change the oil, and add fresh rubber a couple times. I've run the piss out of it. It's boring, average, and I miss my Tundra, but oh well, it's cheap. What the fuck, oh yes, a friend of mine had an old 4 runner, his uncle bet him that it couldn't make it to 400,000 miles, he lost. If the US wants to piss on your parade, it will. Case closed. I wish they still made a Caprice with the LT1 engine, I might buy one, no, I'm poor and will die soon. Good Night.
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Still doesn't support the American economy. The same is said about hiring scab illegal aliens. There's a reason the companies have all left and what is left pays half what it used to, no support for buy American.
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04/16/2010 11:56 PM
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All righty, welcome to 2010 this isn't the world of your grand pappy. Sorry. This is a not so free market world economy and the idea of built here is loco at this point. Do you want the entire world to buy their prescription medications only when they have been invented and produced in their own country? Do you wish that hollywood had no export because other countries made films for internal consumption only? Do you want Philip Morris and Coco-Cola to have no export. It's a two way street. Get the fuck of buy American Auto all ready. Call for phone support on you internet or insurance, hello India, are we reaching?
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WOW!

WTF is going on with Toyota? This cannot be good for the comapny, massive losses.

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