Oct. 18, 2017—Toyota announced a safety recall of 310,000 model year 2005–2007, 2009 and 2010 Sienna vans in the U.S.
The automaker notes that the vehicles involved have grease inside the shift lever assembly that could transfer to other internal components, causing them to function improperly.
This could allow the shift lever to be moved out of the “Park” position without depressing the brake pedal. If this occurs when the parking brake is not engaged, it could lead to a vehicle rollaway and increase the risk of a crash.
Shops should replace the shift lock solenoid with a new one, remove the grease, and reapply an appropriate amount of grease.
All known owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail by mid-December.