Toronto, Ontario – Toyota Canada has announced two new recalls, which may affect Sienna minivans and an optional accessory tray-style floor mat.
The Sienna recall affects approximately 270,000 first- and second-generation two-wheel drive Sienna vehicles where the frequent use of road salt may result in excessive corrosion of the spare tire carrier assembly. With continued and prolonged exposure, there is potential for the carrier cable to fail and the spare tire to separate from the vehicle.
Toyota is asking owners of these vehicles to take them to dealerships for an inspection to assess the condition of the spare tire carrier and any potential for separation. All-wheel drive vehicles are not affected, as they are equipped with run-flat tires in place of a spare. All affected owners will be notified by first-class mail of the campaign, beginning in May, and once a remedy is developed, customers will be contacted again and advised of the remedy availability.
The 2011 Sienna is not affected by the recall, and no other Lexus or Toyota vehicles are involved.
The voluntary recall of tray-type floor mats affects approximately 4,774 units. The mats were sold as an optional accessory for certain 2007-2010 Tundra, 2008-2010 Highlander and 2008-2010 Highlander Hybrid vehicles. When the mat is unsecured or not properly installed in the driver’s compartment, there is potential risk for the accelerator pedal to get stuck in the wide-open position.
The tray-type floor mats were sold and distributed only in Canada. At this time, the company is asking customers to remove these mats and not replace them with any other floor mat. All affected customers will be notified by mail and provided with instructions on obtaining a reimbursement.
For more information, visit Toyota or call 1-888-TOYOTA-8.