Toyota recalls 310,000 Sienna minivans for faulty shift lever

This week, Toyota issued a safety recall for 310,000 Sienna minivans in the U.S. over a faulty shift lever.

Due to excess grease in the shift lever assembly, the internal components can malfunction. If left unfixed, the grease can transfer inside to other parts of the shifter and cause the Sienna to move from “Park” without putting a foot on the brake, increasing the chance of rollaways and crashes.

Model years 2005-2007, 2009 and 2010 Toyota Sienna minivans are included in the recent callback. Owners of the affected vehicles will receive notification in the mail by mid-December.

Toyota recalls 310,000 Sienna minivans for faulty shift lever

The problem lies in the shift lever assembly, where excess grease can transfer and cause the internal components to function improperly.

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To address the issue, dealers will replace the shift lock solenoid, remove the grease and then re-apply with an appropriate amount, at no cost to the customer.

You can view any open recalls on your vehicle by entering in the VIN number on the NHTSA recall page,here.

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