Toyota, tire maker Toyo issue safety recalls

Author: associated press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Toyota is recalling about 30,000 Sienna Minivans worldwide, saying the 2015 models’ overhead assist grips can detach when an air bag deploys.

The automaker says that the grips, which are mounted to the minivans’ roof rails, could detach from the mounting bracket under some conditions, potentially injuring passengers.

Toyota says it’s not aware of any injuries or fatalities caused by the problem.

Dealers will modify the headliner under the second row overhead assist grips at no cost to owners.

Separately, Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas is recalling some of its Open Country Tuff Duty and Nitto Dura Grappler tires due to potential tread separation.

Toyo knows of two crashes involving the malfunction.

The free recall involves about 175,310 SUV and van tires.

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