Toyota Recalls Sienna Minivan

Yet another recall for troubled

The Japanese carmaker, the world’s largest in 2008, is recalling all Sienna Minivan models produced, registered and sold from 1998 to 2010. That is projected to be around 600,000 in the United States and 270,000 in Canada. The recall is due to corrosion that may occur after long term exposure to road salt, which in the worst case may separate the spare tire from the vehicle.

Other models will be tested and inspected by Toyota. This includes the Land Cruiser, Land Cruiser Prado and Rav4.

Last Tuesday, Toyota halted sales of Lexus GX 460 Luxury SUV worldwide after the magazine Consumer Reports said that the vehicle pose a “security risk” when handling certain curves. It has not recalled the model yet however.

The US recall is in effect in the District of Columbia and the following cold-weather states: 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.