Toyota has fought the recall bug quite a bit in the past year, and it appears a new problem has come to light. The high-profile automaker is recalling approximately 94,000 2011 Toyota Sienna's because of a potentially severe issue involving the brake light switch bracket near the parking brake pedal. All of the vehicles incorporated in this Sienna recall were produced before November of this year. Toyota has had enough recalls to require them to take out an enormous payday loan to fix the problems.
Toyota stomps on the Sienna recall
Because of the position of the brake light switch bracket to the parking brake pedal, the Sienna recall had to take place, states Toyota. The brake switch light may malfunction and bend when the parking brake comes into physical contact with it when fully deployed. Toyota described that the brakes could become engaged due to the warped bracket if the damage is sufficient as the brake lights sometimes stay on even if the brakes are not going. Then brake drag can occur, which can eventually impair overall braking performance.
At this time, Toyota has stated that the business isn't aware of any accidents or injuries that have resulted from the brake light switch bracket problem, although the potential for impaired braking could effortlessly cause such trouble, given time.
Getting in contact with 2011 Toyota Sienna users
Any Toyota Sienna drivers will get first class postal mail sent to them as notification. The middle of January, 2011, is when Toyota plans to start sending this mail. Instructions for how Sienna drivers ought to proceed can be included within the letter. The recall section of Toyota's website may also have this information on it.
By late February, Sienna owners facing recall could be contacted again via first-class mail with data concerning replacement parts for the brake light switching bracket. Also, Sienna owners can be expected to go to the nearest Toyota dealer for an installation appointment. Users won't be charged for the service done to their car. Thinking about the parking brake position, a new switching bracket could be installed.
Toyota taking questions
For those who have any kind of questions about the Sienna recall and are a 2011 Toyota Sienna owners, then visit www.Toyota.com/recall or call the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 800-331-4331.