Toyota announced that it is conducting a nationwide safety recall of approximately 744,437 model year 2011 to 2016 Sienna Minivan vehicles sold in the U.S.
The company released an official order to its dealers to stop selling these models until a remedy has been completed. Currently, there are more than 1,200 new Sienna minivans on dealer lots across the country.
On the involved vehicles, there is a possibility that the automatic sliding doors will open while the vehicle is moving, increasing the risk of an accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, if the automatic sliding doors cannot be opened or are inoperative when commanded, there’s a possibility that it will suddenly open later, which is dangerous, especially if the vehicle is moving.
Toyota would not confirm if anyone has been hurt or killed by this glitch. Meanwhile, the company is still in the process of developing a remedy for this problem.
If you or someone you know sustained injuries in an accident involving a defective automobile, you may be entitled to legal action that may ease your suffering. To learn more about your rights and options, get in touch with an experienced products liability lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900.