Toyota Recalls 744,000 Sienna Minivans for Faulty Sliding Doors
Toyota can be recalling 744,437 Sienna minivans within the United States for sliding doors that will may not latch properly as well as also also possibly could open while driving, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The 2011–2016 Sienna has power sliding doors that will, if stopped during operation due to something such as ice blocking the door latch, can overload the electric motor’s circuit, trip the fuse, as well as also also prevent the door coming from being closed entirely. Toyota has received at least nine reports as well as also also 390 warranty claims because of that will problem since January 2014, including for doors that will opened while the minivans were in motion, the company said. A total of 1230 cars are in dealer inventory as well as also also legally cannot be sold.
Toyota did not specify a repair although will notify owners to bring their vans to dealers in late January. If the problem occurs, a door-open warning light should appear on the dash, as well as also also the power sliding function will be capable of being disabled, allowing the door to latch completely.