17 Apr 2010

Another recall by Toyota

12:48 pm on 17 April 2010

Toyota is to recall 600,000 Sienna minivans in the United States because of corrosion problems.

Toyota said rust could lead to the van's spare tyre breaking free from a retaining cable, causing a hazard for other vehicles.

The recall affects Siennas made between 1998 - 2010.

Earlier this week, Toyota suspended sales of the 4WD Lexus GX460, following a report that it had a high risk of rolling over.

Toyota also said it would test all of its other SUV models, including the Land Cruiser, Land Cruiser Prado and Rav4.

Toyota has recalled more than 8 million vehicles since late 2009 for brake and accelerator defects.

The BBC reports it is facing 97 lawsuits for damages for injury or death linked to claims that cars were faulty.