Braun Corporation (Braun) has issued a recall for 595 modified 2017-2020 Toyota Sienna vehicles.
The problem is that the steering shaft extensions may have been improperly manufactured, which could cause the extensions to fracture.
If the steering shaft extension completely fractures, it will result in sudden loss of steering control, and it could lead to a crash.
In July 2019, Braun was notified of 2 steering shaft extensions that had broken. An inspection on July 8 revealed that the steering shaft was manufactured improperly with thinner walls than specified, which could lead to a fracture of the extension.
The recalled vehicles were produced with potentially defective steering shaft extensions between February 19 and April 18, 2019.
Customers should bring their recalled vehicles to a mobility dealer for free removal and replacement of the affected steering shaft extension.
Braun has notified owners, and dealers will replace the steering shaft extensions, free of charge. The recall began July 25, 2019. Owners may contact Braun customer service at 1-800-488-0359.