2008 Toyota Sienna Recall June 03, 2008 | Toyota Is Conducting A Safety Improvement Campaign Involving 196,222 My 2004-2006

2008 Toyota Sienna Structure,body,hatchback/liftgate Recall | June 03, 2008

Toyota Is Conducting A Safety Improvement Campaign Involving 196,222 My 2004-2006 Toyota Sienna Vehicles Equipped With Power Rear Liftgate Struts. The Gas Struts Used To Help Lift And Support The Rear Power Liftgate Could Wear Out Sooner Than Expected. As The Gas Struts Deteriorate, The Performance Of The Liftgate Will Begin To Degrade And The Power Rear Liftgate Will Operate More Slowly Than When The Gas Struts Were New.

If Not Repaired, The Gas Struts May Not Be Able To Support The Weight Of The Liftgate When It Is Open Eventually, The Gas Struts Could Deteriorate To The Point That The Liftgate Will Fall About Ten Inches After It Reaches The Fully Open Position, At Which Point The Power Motor Will Engage And Power The Liftgate To The Fully Closed Position. This Condition May Cause Injury To A Person Who Is Struck By The Liftgate When It Falls Or When It Is Closing.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Replace The Gas Struts With Newly Designed Gas Struts That Have A Longer Service Life. The Campaign Began On August 8, 2008, And Will Be Mailed In Three Phases Ending In Late December 2008. Owners May Contact Toyota At 1-888-270-9371.

Toyota No. 80c.this Action Is Deemed A Safety Improvement Campaign And Is Not Being Conducted Under The Safety Act. However, Toyota Has Informed Nhtsa That It Will Provide The Modifications Described Above Free Of Charge.

This recall was issued on June 03, 2008 for 2008 Toyota Sienna, manufactured by TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., in response to Structure,body,hatchback/liftgate problems.