TORRANCE, California — Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. is recalling approximately 25,500 2015 Toyota Sienna minivans because the second-row overhead assist grips could detach, potentially striking vehicle occupants, the automaker said.
This is part of a larger global recall of approximately 30,000 Siennas.
"The involved vehicles are equipped with left and right side second-row overhead assist grips mounted to the roof rails," said Toyota in a statement on November 26. "In the event of a collision that results in deployment of a curtain shield airbag, an assist grip could detach from the mounting bracket under some conditions.
"If an assist grip completely detaches, it may contact an occupant, increasing the risk of injury in a crash."
Toyota said it is not aware of any injuries or fatalities linked to the recall.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not posted any information about the Sienna recall.
Toyota dealers will modify the headliner under the second-row overhead assist grips. A date has not been specified for the recall. Owners can contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
Edmunds says: Owners should wait for official notification by mail before scheduling a service appointment. But if you have a concern in the meantime, it's best to contact your dealer.