Toyota recalls 615,000 Sienna minivans

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11: The Toyota Motor Corp. logo is displayed on a car on April 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Four automakers, Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Mazda, are recalling over 3 million vehicles worldwide over a passenger-side airbag issue. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Kevork Djansezian

TORRANCE, Calif. Toyota said Thursday that it is recalling 615,000 Sienna minivans in the U.S. because they can inadvertently shift out of park and roll away.

The recall involves Siennas from the 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009 models years.

Toyota said Thursday that the shift locking device can potentially be damaged. If that happens, the minivans can shift out of park even if the driver isn't depressing the brake pedal.

Toyota said it has gotten reports of 21 accidents and 2 injuries related to the problem.

Dealers will replace the shift-lock device for free.

Toyota in August also recalled 342,000 Tacoma pickup trucks because of malfunctioning seat bets.



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