The recall affects Toyota Siennas from model years 2005-2007, 2009 & 2010, according to a press release the automaker issued on October 18.

“Grease inside the shift lever assembly could transfer to other internal components,” causing them to malfunction, Toyota said.

The issue could cause the shift lever to slip out of park without the brake being pressed, which could potentially lead to the van to rolling away and causing a crash.

Toyota dealers will remove and replace an “appropriate amount” of grease and replace the shift lock solenoid.

In 2016, Toyota recalled nearly three-quarters of a million Siennas in the U.S. over a defect that caused sliding doors to open while the van was moving.

Toyota claims it is not aware of any injuries or other incidents associated with the recall.

The automaker said owners will be notified by mail by mid-December.

Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/recalls/toyota-recalls-310000-sienna-minivans#ixzz4wW18CpLX

Source: Autoweek

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