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Toyota to recall 200,000 Siennas for labeling issue

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling more than 200,000 Sienna minivans, currently the top-selling minivan in the U.S. market, because the vehicle's tire and load information placard is incorrect.
The issue involves 2011 and 2012 models, a report by The Detroit News reported, and could lead to tire overloading and possibly tire failure that would increase the risk of a crash.
Brian Lyons, a spokesman with Toyota, confirmed there is not an issue with the parts of the vehicle itself, just the sticker.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration informed Toyota of the issue in early November, Lyons said, but it did not issue a recall until now because it had to reconfirm the evaluation.
Lyons said it will mail the proper placards to the affected vehicle owners.
Toyota sold 99,865 Siennas through November, an 11.6 percent gain and No. 1 in the U.S. minivan market during the 11-month period. It maintains an 882-vehicle lead over the Dodge Caravan over that period.


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