In a recent announcement, Toyota has announced that it will recall more than half a million minivans due to an issue with the vehicles’ sliding doors. The issue, found in Toyota Sienna models manufactured from 2011 to 2016, involves a circuit issue which can cause the doors to not properly latch when closed and suddenly open while in motion, potentially leading to accidents.
What Is the Issue?
According to Toyota, if the sliding doors are impeded or disrupted while opening, a circuit can become overloaded and open a motor fuse. The opening doors can be very dangerous and cause accidents, or even worse, cause occupants to fall out of the vehicles especially at high speeds.
While no known accidents or fatalities have been reported in connection with the issue, Toyota is not taking any chances and will proceed to recall 850,000 units sold globally, with 744,000 coming from the United States and 60,000 from Canada. While affected owners will not be notified until mid-January 2017, Toyota will offer repairs for free.
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