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Recall 16V858000

Power Sliding Door Opens Unexpectedly While Driving

Recall Details

The power sliding door may not open when commanded, and may open unexpectedly while driving. As of the time of this writing, a repair procedure is still being developed. Dealers will make repairs to resolve the concern free of charge.

Our Quick Take

The power sliding door may not operate properly when commanded, and may also suddenly open unexpectedly even while driving. This would increase risk of injury to vehicle occupants.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Toyota must be performed by a Toyota dealership. Toyota will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in January, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Toyota dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., November 29, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 29, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
744,437
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V858000
Component
STRUCTURE
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Toyota Sienna minivans manufactured January 4, 2010, to August 12, 2016. If the power sliding door is unable to be opened when commanded, such as if the door is frozen shut, the door may subsequently open unexpectedly, possibly while the vehicle is moving.
Consequence
If door opens while the vehicle is moving, there would be an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants.
Remedy
The remedy for this recall is still under development. Interim notices are expected to be mailed to owners by January 21, 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is G04.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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