Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan recall 2.3 million cars, vans

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Toyota, Nissan and Hyundai combined are recalling 2.3 million cars dating to 2004 and for reasons varying from defective shift levers to faulty sensors to brake light issues.

The Toyota recall involves 694,000 Sienna minivans, from the model years of 2004-2005 and 2007-2009, because of the risk of rolling away while parked.

2009 Toyota Sienna part of massive three-manufacturer recall.
2009 Toyota Sienna part of massive three-manufacturer recall.

The Detroit News reported the minivans have defective shift lever assemblies that could be moved out of park without the foot on the brake pedal. As a result, the minivans could rollaway. Twenty-one minor accidents and two minor injuries have been reported.

The Toyota recall covers 615,000 vehicles in the United States, 56,000 in Canada and 23,000 in Mexico.

Hyundai is recalling 760,000 vehicles in North America because of brake light issues.The recall covers the follow models:  2006-2007 Accent, 2009-2011 Elantra Touring, 2007-2008 Entourage, 2009-2011 Genesis, 2007-2010 Sonata, 2006-2008 Tiburon, 2009-2011 Veracruz and 2006-2007 and 2009-2011 Tucson, and the related 2007-2011 Kia Azera.

Nissan is recalled 908,900 vehicles, primarily in Japan, because of faulty sensors that could cause vehicles to stall. The Nissan recall affects the Infiniti M, X-trail sport utility vehicle and Serena minivan.

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