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#1 of 149 Sienna Brake Failure from ABS Malfuntion
Oct 23, 2006 (3:16 pm)
My Sienna 2005 experience intermittent complete brake failure 3 times within 18,000 miles,the brake pedal goes to the floor and it does not slow down, so I coast until I stop. However, when I release the brake pedal and then reapply the brakes, it works fine. A non-Toyota mechanic thinks it's due to malfunction of ABS. The dealership is unable to finds error codes and brakes work fine when the Sienna is in their hands. I scared that the brakes will not work the next time I reapply the brakes.
Has anyone else experience similar problem or have suggestings?
#2 of 149 Re: Sienna Brake Failure from ABS Malfuntion [linea]
Oct 27, 2006 (9:31 am)
This almost sounds like a bad master cylinder issue. From my days before ABS existed, I remember having to pump the brakes to build up pressure to get a car to stop. Invariably, I would end up replacing the master cylinder and bleeding the brake system. Things would be just fine after this.
It could also be contaminated brake fluid, air in the system or a bad connection between the brake peddle and the master cylinder.
I've got a 2005 but have not experienced a problem with the brakes (only have 8200 miles though.)
#3 of 149 Re: Sienna Brake Failure from ABS Malfuntion [hondaoddity]
Oct 27, 2006 (5:39 pm)
Thanks for the suggestions. They have bleed the brake system and check the master cylinder, but Van brakes continue to fail intermittently.
#4 of 149 Brake Lights
Oct 30, 2006 (7:41 am)
On our Sienna the brake light keeps on coming on.It will flash on and then after a minute os so will go off.Anybody haver this problem? Brakes seem fine no squealing etc.
#5 of 149 2004 Sienna multiple brake noises
Dec 31, 2006 (10:26 am)
I have a 2004 XLE AWD Limited Sienna. We have had problems
all across the board. I have had the van in 3x's for brake
noises...grinding, squeaking, that even runs itself under
the center of the van. Each time they say the brakes are fine and lubricate it greatly. (one set of pads has been replaced, can't remember front or back) Within 5 days, it's all back. When coming up my drive, you almost get a rusty bed springs creaking as the van turns the hill. The kids hear it..it's crazy for a $40,000 tag. We are in the process of looking to buy a Sequoia because this thing has been in the shop more than my old crummy caravan. My list is long.
Can anyone suggest what to tell the Toyota service people to look for? I have read others saying replacing drums etc.
#6 of 149 2002 Toyota Sienna (ce) Service manual
Mar 18, 2007 (9:57 am)
I am looking for a service Manual for 2002 Toyota sienna(ce).If any one have it please post a message.I like to have it on a cd And willing to pay.
#7 of 149 Re: 2002 Toyota Sienna (ce) Service manual [jjoseph2]
by claires HOST
Mar 19, 2007 (10:59 pm)
A good place to ask about this is in our Owners Manuals topic in the Maintenance & Repair Forum. Click the link to read a post from another member who obtained a manual free from Toyota.
#8 of 149 Re: 2002 Toyota Sienna (ce) Service manual [claires]
Mar 20, 2007 (6:08 am)
Hi,Claires Thanks for your help.I am looking for the service manual not the owner's manual. I know Toyota is not going to give me a free service manual.It will cost me around $200.
#9 of 149 Re: 2002 Toyota Sienna (ce) Service manual [jjoseph2]
by claires HOST
Mar 22, 2007 (9:14 pm)
Um, no... probably not. I'm guessing you've already looked on eBay?
#10 of 149 Front Brake Job
Apr 11, 2007 (6:27 pm)
How much should a front brake job go for on a 2001 Sienna?