Posted on: September 14, 2010
It’s another recall for Toyota Motor Corp.
The Japanese auto maker is recalling of 94,000 Sienna minivans in the U.S. because of a problem with a bracket holding the brake-light switch.
According to Toyota, “the switch bracket on 2011 Siennas may become deformed by drivers’ feet because of its proximity to the parking brake pedal when it is fully depressed. Depending on how deformed the bracket becomes, in some situations brake lights may stay on or, in cases of significant deformation, the brakes could become partially engaged.”
Drivers who own 2011 Sienna minivans will receive a recall notification in mid-January, with instructions on how to handle the problems related to the recall. The company will provide replacement parts in late February, and then consumers can to make an appointment with a Toyota dealer to fix the problem for free.
As a North Charleston car accident attorney, , I urge Sienna drivers to fix this problem as soon as the replacement piece is available. If the problem causes the breaks to become engaged without the driver’s action, it could cause a serious car accident .
The recall is the latest problem for Toyota, which recalled of more than 8.5 million vehicles earlier this year for multiple issues, which has damaged its reputation for quality.