Toyota has announced recalls of about 10,500 Lexus GS 350 sedans, from the model year 2013, and about 370,000 Sienna minivans, from the model years 2004 to 2010.
Toyota Motor Sales said the Lexus sedans suffer from a possible brake pedal assembly failure that could activate the brakes without driver input, and without activating the rear brake lights. No accidents, injuries or fatalities have been associated with the problem, which Toyota said could result in “unexpected moderate deceleration.”
The Sienna recall involves cars sold in cold climates. They are at risk of salt and water corroding the spare tire carrier because of a faulty foam splash protector. The problem is part of an earlier 2010 recall that offered owners the application of a foam protector and an anti-rust agent.
The announcement by Toyota is the latest in a string of vehicle recalls by many of the major automobile manufacturers selling cars in the United States. It comes as General Motors faces a continual barrage of questions and lawsuits about its failure to issue a recall about an ignition switch problem that has been connected to multiple fatalities. GM knew about the problem for more than a decade before issuing the recalls.