Toyota recalls Sienna minivans over roll-away risk

Toronto, Ontario — September 26, 2013 — Toyota Canada has announced it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 56,211 Sienna minivans. The recall affects model years 2004-2005 and 2007-2009. 

The subject vehicles are equipped with a shift lever assembly which contains a shift interlock system. One of the components of the interlock system is a shift lock solenoid that is mated with a slider and stopper to prevent the shift lever from moving out of “P” position unless the ignition is “ON” and the brake pedal is depressed. Due to either a manufacturing variation in the dimensions of the stopper or the existence of a burr on the slider, there is a possibility that the stopper could be damaged and the shift lever could be moved out of “P” position without depressing the brake pedal. This could result in vehicle roll away.
All known owners of the subject vehicles will be notified by first class mail to return their vehicles to a Toyota dealership for replacement of the shift lock solenoid.
Detailed information is available to customers by calling the Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8.

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