Toyota recalls about 744,000 Sienna vehicles in the US

Toyota announced Tuesday a safety recall of about 838,000 Toyota minivans globally, including 744,000 model year 2011 to 2016 Toyota Sienna vehicles in the U.S. The company said that when the sliding doors are “impeded,” a circuit can become overloaded, opening a motor fuse. “If this occurs when the door latch is in an unlatched position, the door could open while driving, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant,” Toyota said in a statement. Toyota spokesman Victor Vanov declined to say whether the defects have been linked to any accidents, injuries or deaths. Toyota will notify owners in mid-January. Automakers conduct safety-recall fixes for free.