DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. said it has a repair about 600,000 Sienna minivans recalled in the U.S. three months ago for possible corrosion in a cable that holds the spare tire.
The company will remove and repair any corroded sections and will apply anti-rust agents to all cables in each of the vehicles, according to a July 12 letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The letter was posted on the agency's Web site today.
The spare tires can fall off if the cable deteriorates, a flaw more common where salt is most likely to be used on roads during cold weather, the Toyota City, Japan-based automaker maker said in announcing the recall on April 16.
Toyota has had a series of recalls in the past year that have drawn scrutiny from U.S. regulators and lawmakers. The cable defect affects 1998 through 2010 Sienna models. The repairs will be done at no cost to owners.