WASHINGTON (Dec. 2, 2011)—Toyota Motor North America Inc. is voluntarily recalling 210,000 Toyota Siennas, model years 2011 and 2012, for incorrect load ratings on the vehicles' tire pressure placards.
Incorrect load information on the placards could lead to tire overloading and tire failure, Toyota said.
The company will mail corrected placards to vehicle owners, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said there was no schedule as yet for the mailing. Meanwhile, owners may call Toyota at 800-331-4331.
Also, American Honda Motor Co. is voluntarily expanding a previously announced recall of certain Hondas and Acuras, model years 2001 through 2003, for defective inflators in driver's-side airbags.
Honda has learned of several incidents in which the airbag inflators deployed with excessive force, causing injuries and even fatalities, the company said.
Honda has determined that about 640 vehicles contain the defective inflators, but it is impossible to determine which vehicles have them, the company said. As well as recalling 273,000 vehicles, Honda said it will inspect another 603,000 vehicles and replace airbag parts as necessary.
Recalled vehicles include 2001 and 2002 Accords, 2001-2003 Civics, 2001-2003 Odysseys, 2002 and 2003 CR-Vs, 2003 Pilots, 2002-2003 Acura 3.2 TLs and 2003 Acura 3.2 CLs.