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#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.
#127 of 166 Re: i have the same problem i need your advice [mechanicsworld]
Nov 26, 2010 (9:53 am)
The (st,d)ealer is much more likely to use the cheapest pads available in the marketplace than ANY aftermarket parts shop would even consider stocking.
Just avoid the pads that have a "lifetime" warranty.
#128 of 166 Re: right rear drum break sticking [siennasue]
Jan 28, 2012 (5:11 am)
I realize this is an old post, but I just started having the same problem with my 99 sienna... thumping/clicking sound from rear when I brake. Just wondering if you ever figured out what the problem was? Van brakes fine, just noisy.
#129 of 166 Re: right rear drum break sticking [pattipie3]
Jan 28, 2012 (8:00 pm)
Hi Patti, I took my van to the dealer & was told that the noise was due to the rear brake drums & would need to upgrade to a new style which would run about $600. I then took it to a local car repair shop that a co-worker recommended & they resurfaced the rear breake drums and cleaned & adjusted the brake shoes all for $72 !! and the thumping noise has been gone since March 2008.
#130 of 166 Re: Any One has brake problem with 2010 van sienna? [audit2000]
May 30, 2012 (11:27 am)
I have 06 sienna bought new and the break is weak. I have one hit at the back and two near danger stop. Before I hit the car I drove at 40miles and have 30feet after him, I never expected the car cannot stop until I'm 4feet near by and I need add more force to the break, yet still hit the car at about 15miles and left two dents due to license nuts and my front logo dropped off. this happened less in a year ago with 60K miles in the car and after I have new front pads and fixed a caliper bolt stuck problem for about 30days driving.
After bleed break fluid (I will check rear soon) I retested the break. the full range is about 3.75inches thus too long to use it w/o moving my foot. At 1st one inch I can stop an sliding car at idle speed; 2nd one inch I can hear air push sound; at third one inch the air push sound is obvious; the last 0.75inch needs large force or raise my foot.
Compared with GS300, 1st one inch is nothing, but then nice sensitive and I usually needs 1.5inch for noticeable speed down at 40-50MPH.
I posted my problem in another forum and a few replies either says one has similar hit accident or this is a well known Toyota 'feature'.
#131 of 166 2011 Sienna brakes engage after Stop Lamp Switch Bracket recall replacement
May 24, 2011 (5:49 am)
#132 of 166 2011 Sienna brakes engage after Stop Lamp Switch Bracket recall replacement
May 05, 2011 (5:02 pm)
I recently read a few posts about a malfunction that occurred after a recall repair of the Stop Lamp Switch Bracket so I decided to join this chat and post my experience to share with others.
I brought my 2011 Sienna in for its 1st service after purchase (3500 miles) and at the same time they did the recall replacement of the stop lamp switch bracket. Prior to this my car was running great - no issues at all. As I left the dealership, I noticed the brake pedal felt hard, like a rock with no give or squishiness – like stepping on a rock – and when I did press down on the brake pedal, it was very sensitive and stopped abruptly. This is an issue I never had before, prior to bringing it in for service. At the time, I didn't think it was an issue that maybe it was part of the recall work that had just been done, that they replaced the brake pedal. After about 1 mile, lots of warning lights (including the ABS light) went on and it was very hard to drive & control the car. At that point, I turned around and headed back to the dealership; it was very hard to drive & control the car safely – when I pressed the gas pedal, it was like driving with brakes on, there was lots of resistance & there was a burning rubber smell, when I took my foot off the gas pedal – my car would not glide, but came to an abrupt stop. It was hard to pick up speed & stopping the car became unpredictable. Brake pedal was still hard, with no give. So scary, with my baby in the car! I was so lucky that I didn't get in an accident - I was trying to navigate through a busy intersection during rush hour traffic and there was no place to pull off!!!!
The dealership still has my car after 4 days, they told me it might be a faulty recall part (the switch bracket). Toyota opened a case to investigate this matter and a Toyota engineer is checking out my car this week. Not sure if a new switch bracket will fix the issue - if not, next time I may not be so lucky. It seems this is a serious problem that's been happenning to lots of people - I wonder how many others there are that haven't spoken up? I decided to join this chat forum just to get the word out there to other people. I hope others do the same! It's only a matter of time until a real tragedy happens...after all, these are family cars.