December Safey Recalls Include Toyota, Nissan, Ford and Cadillac Automobiles
As 2011 drew to a close there was something of a rush of automotive recalls announced by Japanese and domestic brands. The single largest recall was also the most innocuous from a safety standpoint, with Toyota forced to call back 210,000 examples of the 2011 and 2012 Toyota Sienna minivan for having a typo on the vehicle weight capacity label. The Sienna's sticker states that it can haul more total mass in the form of cargo and weight than is actually possible for the vehicle to handle safely, which has prompted Toyota to ask dealers to affix the proper sticker to the van. Toyota has also been forced to call back a much smaller number of 2010 and 2011 Toyota Corolla sedans in order to correct the improper installation of accessory navigation and entertainment systems by a dealership conglomerate in the American southeast composed of 178 franchises. 518 automobiles in total must have their A-pillar trim inspected in order to ensure that it was put back into place without posing a danger of falling onto the driver.