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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Toyota Sienna brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 272002

(reported on)

Sienna

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brakes have been noisy since the car was purchased. They have also been spongy and needed a lot of pressure to stop. The front discs were resurfaced and pads were replaced when the car was 7 months old! the noise continued, the car pulses when I try to stop and at 54,000 miles the front rotors are warped. I drive mainly on flat roads and don't ride my brakes. The rotors should not have warped! 1998 Siennas clearly have brake problems and it's time Toyota addressed this issue properly!

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 292001

(reported on)

Sienna

  • miles
Front brakes were grinding, and steering wheel was shaking, brakes had been repaired several times, but problem continued, contacted dealer, and dealer stated nothing was wrong.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 252001

(reported on)

Sienna

  • miles
I am curious if any reports about potential brake problems have been submitted. I have my brakes checked frequently as they squeak continuously and don't seem to stop the vehicle as they should. There is also a pulling to the right side when braking at any speed, worse at higher speeds. I have been told by a local dealer that there are no recalls, yet have heard from others that there has been. A search here turned up nothing. I am just trying to keep my family safe. Thank you.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Sienna

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Front disc brakes noisy. Nlm

- Carson, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 011998

Sienna

  • miles
Brake disc.

- La Verne, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 101998

Sienna

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front disc brake failure.

- Temple Cit, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 251998

Sienna

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake disc failure.

- Monterey Park, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 011998

Sienna

  • miles
Loud front brake 'grinding' noise when braking hard or moderately hard from 15-20 mph down to a full stop. Began at 5,000 miles or so and does not seem to effect the ability to stop the vehicle. I've spoken with the dealer who indicates there is a fix in the form of new brake pad material but that it's not yet available. The visual inspection did not revela anything unusual. I've contaced the manufacturer and there is a service bulletin (tsb# BR006-98) that I couldn't find on this web site. I don;T think this is a saftey issue but I impatiently await the new parts.

- Ventura, CA, USA

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