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Toyota Sienna Recall 10V620000

Toyota Recalls Certain 2011 Sienna Minivans Due to Stop Lamp Switch Bracket Damage

Brakes, December 13, 2010

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Summary:

Toyota is recalling certain 2011 Sienna minivans because the stop lamp switch bracket may become damaged. The proximity of the stop lamp switch bracket and the parking brake pedal may result in damage to the bracket by the operator's foot during application of the parking brake. A damaged bracket may cause the brakes to drag, resulting in brake noise, vibration, and/or illumination of the brake warning light. Braking effectiveness could also be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a new stop lamp switch bracket to correct this issue.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2011

Manufacturer's Report Date: December 13, 2010

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V620000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Potential Number of Units Affected: 94,126

Summary: TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SIENNA VEHICLES. THE BRAKE STOP LAMP SWITCH IS MOUNTED ON A SMALL BRACKET WELDED ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SERVICE BRAKE PEDAL SUPPORT ASSEMBLY. DUE TO ITS PROXIMITY TO THE PARKING BRAKE PEDAL, IN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES THE STOP LAMP SWITCH BRACKET COULD BE DAMAGED BY THE OPERATOR¿S FOOT DURING PARKING BRAKE APPLICATION.

Consequence: THIS COULD RESULT IN BRAKE DRAG WITH ASSOCIATED BRAKE NOISE, VIBRATION, AND/OR ILLUMINATION OF THE BRAKE WARNING LIGHT. BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS COULD BE REDUCED INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRACKET ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. TOYOTA PLANS TO MAIL AN INTERIM OWNER NOTIFICATION IN THE MIDDLE OF JANUARY 2011, TO ADVISE OWNERS OF THE RECALL AND WHEN PARTS ARE AVAILABLE TO COMPLETE REPAIRS. 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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