Toyota Canada Recalls 870,000 Sienna Vans – Halts Sales of Lexus GX 460 – Spare Tire Cable – Cornwall Ontario – April 17, 2010

Cornwall ON – Bad news for Toyota as 870,000 Toyota Sienna, including ours, have been recalled.

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Toyota Canada said Friday the voluntary recall affects 270,000 two-wheel-drive Siennas from the 1998-2010 model years.

“Toyota Canada is asking owners of affected vehicles to bring their vehicles to their local dealership for an inspection in order to assess the condition of the spare tire carrier assembly,” the automaker said in a statement.

Affected Sienna owners will receive a letter in the mail beginning next month, with subsequent notices once a fix has been developed.

Earlier this week, Toyota halted sales of its Lexus GX 460 after the influential magazine Consumer Reports gave the sport-utility vehicle a “Don’t Buy” rating amid concerns it could roll over on tight turns. On Friday, Toyota said it had confirmed what the magazine found in its road tests and will not sell any more GX 460s until the flaw is fixed.

We’re hoping to hear from the local Toyota dealership on Monday and see how they’re coping with all of the recalls that have impacted Cornwall area owners.   So far I love our new Sienna except for wind noise from the windshield.

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