Toyota recalls 466,000 units over rust and brake pedal issues

Article by Christian A., on May 25, 2014

Toyota Motor Corp. has issued recalls for 466,000 vehicles around the world due to rust corrosion and brake pedal issues. The recall covers around 460,500 vehicles in North America -- 10,500 2013 Lexus GS sedans in the United States and Canada; and 450,000 2004-2011 Sienna minivans in colder climate salt belt regions.

The Siennas may experience rust corrosion in the spare tire assembly cable, no thanks to defective water splash protectors that could result from protectors’ placement or the protectors becoming loose.

The corrosion is a result of high concentrations of road salt, which may reach the spare tire assembly cable when the splash protectors fail. Some of the units were also covered by a recall in April 2010, which fix included the addition of a water splash protector and an anti-rust agent.

Toyota spokesman John Hanson said the Japanese carmaker has yet to decide when it would inform the owners of affected Siennas about the recall. Toyota is also recalling he GS units due to a brake system that may incorrectly detect the brake pedal force.

The issue is traced to a manufacturing error at Toyota’s Tahara site in Japan. The carmaker said that when the system incorrectly detects brake pedal force, the Lexus GS sedan may slow without warning with brake lamps failing to illuminate.

Hanson said Toyota will inform owners of the affected Lexus GS of the recall in June. Hanson noted that there have been no accidents or injuries tied with the recalls.

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