Toyota has annoucned a recall 94,000 of its new 2011 Toyota Sienna. Apparently, the stop lamp switch bracket, which provides the light for the Sienna’s brake lights after the brake pedal has been pushed was built too close to the break. So when the parking brake pedal is fully applied, the stop lamp switch bracket gets messed up. So you might have the crazy situation where th brake lights stay on or, worse, the brakes could become partially engaged leading to brake vibration, noise, illumination of the brake warning light, and probabaly a host of other things we can’t think of but will happen.
I’m probably making this out to be more dramatic than it is. But, still, it is not good for Toyota to get another recall. If a company needs a recall holiday right now other than Johnson and Johnson, it is Toyota.