Normally, a slider and stopper that are part of the shift interlock system prevent the shift lever from moving out of "P" position unless the ignition is on and the brake pedal is depressed.
"Due to either a manufacturing variation in the dimensions of the stopper or the existence of a burr on the slider, there is a possibility that the stopper could be damaged and the shift lever could be moved out of 'P' position without depressing the brake pedal," the company said in a news release.
Vehicle owners will be contacted and told to return their minivans to a dealership to get the faulty component replaced. They can also call 1-888-869-6828 to obtain more information.
The company is also recalling 615,000 Sienna minivans from the same model years in the U.S.