Auto Recalls

Toyota Sienna


TORRANCE, CALIF. — Toyota is recalling 615,000 Sienna minivans in the U.S. because they can shift out of park and roll away. The recall involves Siennas from the 2004-05 and 2007-09 models years.

Toyota said Thursday that the shift locking device can potentially be damaged. If that happens, the minivans can shift out of park even if the driver isn’t depressing the brake pedal.

Owners will be notified of the recall by mail. Dealers will replace the shift-lock device for free.


FRANKFURT, GERMANY — BMW is recalling 176,000 of its 2012-14 vehicles for a problem with the power brake system.

An interruption in the oil supply to a part can mean the loss of power braking assist. Brakes will still work, but the driver would have to press the pedal harder.

Affected BMW models have four-cylinder, 2-liter gasoline engines and include 125i compacts; 320i and 328i sedans; 520i and 528i sedans; X1 28i, 20i and 16i SUVs; X3 20i and 28i SUVs; and Z4 28i, 20i and 18i sports cars.

Owners will be notified by mail if their car is among those that need to be brought in for repair. BMW says if the brake-assist power is lost, drivers should pull over and call roadside assistance.


DETROIT — Mazda is recalling 161,400 midsize cars in the U.S. because the doors can open while they’re being driven.

The recall affects Mazda6 cars from the 2009-13 model years.

The company says the door latch mounting screws can loosen. If the latches come loose, a door ajar light will warn drivers.

The company will notify owners and dealers will put on a thread-locking adhesive and tighten the screws. The recall will start about Oct. 18.



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