Toyota Motor Corp. announced they are recalling 600,000 Sienna minivans in the U.S. due to potential rusting spare tire cables. The cables risk breaking and thus causing a road hazard. This recall covers the 1998-2010 model year Siennas with two-wheel drive that were sold or registered in 20 cold-climate states.
Toyota is concerned that rust from road salt can cause the cable that holds the spare tire in place to rust and break, causing the tire to fall off and land in the road. This issue poses obvious safety concerns for other drivers on the road.
The company specifically mentioned that the recall involves Toyota Siennas in the District of Columbia and other states which include: 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. Toyota is working on a fix and customers should receive a notice advising them to bring their minivan to the dealer for an inspection.
Toyota has already recalled more than 8 million vehicles due to faulty accelerator pedals.
Wow, they really can't catch a break, can they?