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#117 of 166 Re: Any One has brake problem with 2010 van sienna? [audit2000]
Aug 03, 2010 (5:55 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 166 2004 Sienna Brake failure
Aug 22, 2010 (4:13 pm)
#119 of 166 2004 Sienna Brake failure
Jul 13, 2010 (8:00 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 166 Re: 2004 Sienna Brake failure [roledan]
Jul 13, 2010 (10:09 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.
#121 of 166 Re: 2004 Sienna Brake failure [ateixeira]
Jul 13, 2010 (10:57 am)
Thank you for the reply. yes, we had the brake fluid changed before our trip. Our mechanic said toyota doesnt have a recommended schedule change for brake fluid but he changed the fluid becuse it was looking black.
#122 of 166 Re: 2004 Sienna Brake failure [roledan]
Jul 13, 2010 (11:09 am)
I had clutch lines that looked like that, yuck.
Wonder if he really got ALL the air out? I'd be tempted to use blue fluid to see when it really got cleared out.
#123 of 166 Re: 2004 Sienna Brake failure [roledan]
Aug 22, 2010 (4:13 pm)
If you haven't found a solution to the problem yet, please have the mechanics check you master brake cylinder. I had a similar problem. Took the car into dealership before July 4th vacation and was told rear brakes needed replacing. Had those done. While on our trip, my husband kept complaining about the brakes and that the pedal needed to go to the floor to engage brake. When we got back took the car to a private mechanic that we have used regularly in the past and was told the master cylinder needed to be replaced. $750 later and I can definitely feel the difference with the brakes. I have a 2005 Sienna with about 114K. Good luck.
#124 of 166 Re: i have the same problem i need your advice [jim374]
Sep 28, 2010 (9:06 pm)
My van is now 204000 miles. After the dealer replace the front rotors and front pads at 190000 miles, the locking problem went away. Now, I'm tempted to check the brake pads after 12K miles of driving since the last repair to see the brake condition. When driving, I noticed that the slight noise is starting in the front again. yikes!
My van needs new timing belts (last replaced at 102K), new shocks/struts (never been replaced). The dealer recommend to do valve adjustments but I don't trust them after the poor brake job. Overall, the van is great condition but should I trade it in or should I keep it till 300K.
#125 of 166 Re: No brakes unless pumped 3-4 times HELP!!! [siennaman81]
Nov 25, 2010 (2:42 pm)
make sure that your bleeding procedures are correct
#126 of 166 Re: i have the same problem i need your advice [knang8888]
Nov 25, 2010 (2:45 pm)
alot of times, people put really cheap autozone pads in their cars and the pads are too hard. so when the brakes r applied then the system thinks you're slamming on brakes either locking it or applying abs when its not necessary. Just make sure you put in dealer stuff only.