Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Toyota recalling 834,000 Sienna minivans due to sliding door problems

Toyota Sienna.

Toyota

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 834,000 Toyota Sienna minivans in North America because the sliding doors could open while the vehicle is moving.

The recall involves Sienna minivans from the 2011-2016 model years. About 60,000 of the vehicles were sold in Canada. A majority of the minivans — 744,000 — were sold in the U.S.

Toyota says the problem happens when the door's opening is impeded and the motor's circuit gets overloaded. If the door is unlatched, it could open while the minivan is driving.

Story continues below advertisement

Toyota will repair the doors for free. It is still developing a remedy for the problem.

The company said it will notify owners about the fix by mid-January.

We've redesigned the Drive section – take a look

Report an error
As of December 20, 2017, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this resolved by the end of January 2018. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.