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Some 2011 Toyota Siennas, including 12,600 in Canada, are being recalled to replace a bracket for the brake light switch. (Jae C. Hong/Associated Press)
Toyota is recalling 82,381 Sienna minivans in Canada as part of a larger recall to fix components that can break down over time because of road salt and cause the spare tire underneath the car to detach.
The recall includes Siennas from the 2004 through 2011 model years.
Toyota Canada said some of the vehicles were involved in a recall issued in April 2010.
""The recall remedy included the addition of a water splash protector and an anti-rust agent application to reduce the effects of corrosion," the company said in a statement. "If the splash protector is misplaced or falls from the vehicle on these 2004-2010 model year vehicles, the spare tire carrier assembly cable may not have sufficient anti-rust protection even after the anti-rust agent application that was part of the recall remedy."
The Canadian vehicles included in the recall come in addition to 450,000 Siennas being recalled in the U.S. for the same problem.
The company says it isn't aware of any accidents, injuries or deaths related to the problem, but the parts will be fixed as a precaution.
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