By Jennifer Geiger on September 27, 2013
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 615,000 Sienna minivans from the 2004-05 and 2007-09 model years.
The Problem: Damage to the shift-lock solenoid could cause the shift lever to fail, allowing it to be moved out of the Park position without the driver pressing the brake pedal. If this happens, the van could roll away.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace affected shift-lock solenoids for free.
What Owners Should Do: Toyota will notify owners via registered mail. Owners can call the automaker at 800-331-4331 or visit www.toyota.com/recall for more information.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer