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    Toyota minivans and SUVs being investigated by NHTSA



    Toyota Motor Corp.'s 2004 and 2005 Sienna minivans with power rear liftgates are being investigated by U.S. safety regulators after reports of 14 injuries when the liftgates unexpectedly closed.

    The inquiry covers 142,418 of the minivans, Rae Tyson, a spokesman for National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said Wednesday. The probe began Dec. 1. Gas in high-pressure struts that open and close the liftgates may leak because of a faulty seal, the Washington-based agency said on its Web site.

    Toyota is doing its own investigation and is cooperating with the U.S. agency, said Allison Takahashi, a spokeswoman at the automaker's U.S. sales headquarters.

    Toyota also said Wednesday it will ask owners of 159,100 2001-02 RAV4 small SUVs and 60,700 2001-03 four-cylinder Highlander SUVs to bring their vehicles to dealers to fix possible faulty check engine lights. The lights have been inadvertently illuminating.

    The faulty lights do not affect the vehicles' operation.

    Toyota, the world's second-largest automaker, is facing challenges this year to its reputation for quality. In May, the automaker recalled 987,262 vehicles worldwide, including Corollas and Prius hybrids, because of defective steering shafts.

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    Re: Toyota minivans and SUVs being investigated by NHTSA

    >>Toyota Motor Corp.'s 2004 and 2005 Sienna minivans with power rear liftgates are being investigated by U.S. safety regulators after reports of 14 injuries when the liftgates unexpectedly closed.<<

    I'll let you know when I get my recall notice

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