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#111 of 149 2008 sienna brake failure
Jul 01, 2010 (12:11 pm)
Brakes would just not catch and hold. 13,600 miles on car. Toyota forensics said I was going 73mph AND braked 5 secs b4 impact adn was going 40 mph at impact. Would not stop by the time I reached stop sign and I hit another vehicle. Sienna caught on fire and a passerby pulled me from the vehicle. Boyfriend had broken back and neck. Grandson in second seat unhurt. Toyota forensics also indicated some problem with the brake. I crushed both feet trying to stop and in hospital a month. Even if toyota forensic are correct, shouldn't a vehichle go from 73 to 43 mph in 5 secs. Then the brakes so hot they caused the van to catch on fire. Any one else have problems with Sienna brakes?
#112 of 149 Re: Any One has brake problem with 2010 van sienna? [ateixeira]
Jul 12, 2010 (8:40 pm)
I have a 2006 Sienna that has developed the same braking issues, it is in the shop now. I have been in one accident and had two very close calls with my grandchildren in the van. I am not a satisfied customer. When the service tech pulled the van into the shop the service manager told me he almost went through the side of the shop!!! Told today the factory replacement master cylinder needs to be replaced, after 1 week in van. The service manager sounds sincere in trying to resolve the problem but after we spoke on the phone for about an hour I don't think he is going to be able to do much. I called Toyota USA and was basically told the problem was mine, not a Toyota issue. How and when I became an engineer I don't know. How many other Sienna owners have this issue and what can we do about it?
#113 of 149 2011 Sienna is an expensive piece of JUNK
Jul 12, 2010 (9:15 pm)
Two days after buying our 2011 Toyota Sienna XLE, we started experiencing steering and braking problems.
Two weeks after buying it, the trunk door stopped operating. It now opens and closes at will.
It is completely misaligned, the door's remote controlled electronics are screwed up and we have to manually force it down to close shut and stay shut.
On top of that, the dealership claims WE "bent" it (there are no dents or dings anywhere btw, and we are lost as to how it got "bent"... maybe we took a sledgehammer to the door joints??).
What next... the passenger seats start sliding at will and the seatbelts start popping out?
This car is a danger.
Of course, Toyota refuses to fix the problem... on a brand new less than 14 day old car (with additional 7 year extended warranty above and beyond the regular warranty).
What's the point of paying close to 40 grand? You get to be the biggest fool you'll ever know.
Trust Toyota - never again.
Note: (This car was purchased in July 2010 from a dealership in MD. The owner lives in NJ and his local area NJ dealership has refused to even consider that the car's mechanism is faulty).
#114 of 149 2011 Sienna Braking Noises
Jul 23, 2010 (8:27 pm)
I just brought a brand new 2011 Sienna V8 LE several days ago.
There are some creaking noises (from brakes) that are quite annoying.
The creaking noise appears when I release the break pedal slowly. the noise comes from front wheels.
This happens when I back the Van from Full stop, or when I go forward after a full stop.
Any ideas about it?
#115 of 149 Re: Any One has brake problem with 2010 van sienna? [fun4all]
Jul 29, 2010 (12:35 pm)
Have you report to the NTSB? I have the same problem with 2010 sienna but dealer could not find what wrong with it. I notice more people complain about the brake. More people are reporting to government then they will look into it. My wife has 2001 Camry has the same braking problem. It is not break good compare with other branch. I will not buy any Toyota in the future.
#116 of 149 Re: Any One has brake problem with 2010 van sienna? [fun4all]
Jul 29, 2010 (12:58 pm)
go to this website report your brake problem. I just put my complaint today.
Good Luck and I hope the government look into the issue
#117 of 149 Re: Any One has brake problem with 2010 van sienna? [audit2000]
Aug 03, 2010 (6:55 am)
Thanks for the gov't website. I have a 2005 sienna and just repaired the front brakes for the 5th time!! The car has 95k miles. the following excuses were given to me over the last year by the same dealership: Your wife is obviously a very aggressive driver!; Toyota is committed to the environmental movement therefore uses pads that are environmentally friendly; the van is heavy and uses car brakes; 17k to 20k on front brakes is normal wear and tear. Time to cut my losses!! Better late than never!
#118 of 149 2004 Sienna Brake failure
Aug 22, 2010 (5:13 pm)
#119 of 149 2004 Sienna Brake failure
Jul 13, 2010 (9:00 am)
I have a 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited AWD with 90,000 miles. On a recent trip after driving about 300 miles on cruise control the brake pedal faded to the floor. I was able to coast to a stop and had it checked out by a mechanic who said everything was fine. They must have overheated. The van has never done this before. I am afraid to drive it now. Has anyone else had this problem?
#120 of 149 Re: 2004 Sienna Brake failure [roledan]
Jul 13, 2010 (11:09 am)
Did the mechanic bleed the brake lines? Air in the lines could make the pedal go soft once there is enough heat in the system.