Friday, December 2, 2011

Toyota Recalling 210,000 New Minivans to Avoid Impoperly Inflated Tires

  • Vehicle Make / Model:

    Model Year(s):

  • TOYOTA / SIENNA
    2011-2012
  • Manufacturer:

    TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
  • Mfr's Report Date:

    NOV 30, 2011
  • NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

    11V560000
  • NHTSA Action Number:

    N/A
  • Component:

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
  • Potential Number of Units Affected:

    210,000
  • Summary:

    TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 THROUGH 2012 SIENNA VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NUMBER 110, "TIRE SELECTIONS AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENT FOR DISPLAYING THE CORRECT VEHICLE CAPACITY WEIGHT AS THE RATED LOAD FOR THE COMBINATION OF CARGO AND OCCUPANTS.
  • Consequence:

    INCORRECT INFORMATION ON THE VEHICLE PLACARD MAY LEAD TO TIRE OVERLOADING AND POSSIBLY CAUSE TIRE FAILURE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
  • Remedy:

    TOYOTA WILL MAIL OUT A CORRECTED PLACARD TO CUSTOMERS ALONG WITH REVISED OWNER MANUAL INFORMATION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A REMEDY PLAN OR AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
  • Notes:

    OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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