Get ready for some more recalls from Toyota. The automaker announced today that it is recalling 94,000 2011 Sienna minivans due to a potential defect with the brake lights. The vehicles being recalled were produced before early November 2010.
“Due to the proximity of the stop lamp (brake light) switch bracket to the parking brake pedal when the parking brake is fully applied, the bracket could, in limited circumstances, be deformed by the driver’s food during parking brake operation,” Toyota said in a statement. “Depending on the amount of bracket deformation, this condition could cause the brake lights to remain on. If the deformation is significant, the brakes could become partially engaged due to contact from the bracket, resulting in brake drag with associated brake noise, brake vibration, and/or illumination of the brake warning light. If this condition is not noticed and the vehicle continues to be driven, braking effectiveness could be reduced.
Toyota said it will start contacted affected owners in mid-January after it has the parts to repair the issue. Owners can contact Toyota Customer Experience Center at 800-331-4331 for more information.
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– By: Omar Rana