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210,000 More Toyotas Recalled

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On: Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 9:56AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


210,000 More Toyotas Recalled

It seems like every other week Toyota is bringing back another model. This once proud company really needs to take a good look at the details that they used to scrutinize over. This time it is the most recent Sienna models from 2011-2012. This time around, it's not something technical, but a glaring error in basic labeling. It seems Toyota didn't comply with Federal Motor Vehicle regulations and failed to display the proper load capacities for specific wheel and tire combinations. This may not seem to be a big issue at first glance, but considering the fact that we are talking about a cargo carrying family-hauler here, proper load capacity certainly seems like something that could come into question now and then. Thankfully, Toyota is sending out a placard with the proper load capacities on it.

Read on for the full report from Safercar.gov...

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Toyota / Sienna2011-2012
Manufacturer:Toyota Motor North America, INC
Mfr's Report Date:Nov 30, 2011
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:11V560000
NHTSA Action Number:N/A
Component:Equipment: Other: Labels
Potential Number of Units Affected:210,000

Summary:

Toyota is recalling certain model year 2011 through 2012 Sienna vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 110, "Tire selections and rims." These vehicles do not meet the requirement for displaying the correct vehicle capacity weight as the rated load for the combination of cargo and occupants.

Consequence:

Incorrect information on the vehicle placard may lead to tire overloading and possibly cause tire failure increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:

Toyota will mail out a corrected placard to customers along with revised owner manual information. This service will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a remedy plan or an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.


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Stephy21 | 10:19AM (Mon, Dec 5, 2011)

How can you put the wrong info on a car? This is a big mistake they better correct it before some on e gets hurt.



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