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1998 Toyota Sienna brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 252002


  • miles


I have had multiple problems with both sliding doors on my minivan. I had rattles fixed on 3 separate occassions and recently took the van in because the driver side sliding door would not open without putting the weight of my body behind it. The dealer shrugged it off by saying there was a coke spilled in the door. The dealer cleaned "the coke" and the door is still sticking shut. Now the tailhatch handle has broken off and I can no longer open the tailgate. I have also had problems with the suspension. The van feels like the front wheels are pulling to one side. I have had it aligned on numerous occasions and the dealer says there is nothing wrong. The other day it felt like the front wheel was going to fall off. I have also had the brakes worked on (at my expense) because the dealer said I left the parking brake on all the time. I no longer leave the parking brake on and the brakes are beginning to sqeek and squeal again.

- Grapevine, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 061998


  • miles
Accepted for arbitration by wa state atty general

- Redmond, WA, USA

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