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10.0

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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Toyota Sienna brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 242000

Sienna

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

At all times when applying brakes they would make a high pitch/grinding noise. Did not affect stopping. Took vehicle to dealer, and was informed that entire braking needed to be replaced. Consumer was also informed that replacement parts are defectively designed, consumer stated that the backing plate is too thin and defective. Left front rear wheel lug nut was cross threaded. Knocking noise from the right front when going over bumps, dealer replaced strut mounts.

- N. Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #7

Feb 172001

(reported on)

Sienna

  • miles
Brakes squeal and grind, dealer states there are no problems.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #6

Apr 011998

Sienna

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes failed.

- Rancho San, 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

Brakes squeak.

- Northridge, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 011998

Sienna

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes making noise. Nlm

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 181998

Sienna

  • miles
While driving at no set speed and when applying the brakes they make loud sounds, and the pedal goes to the floor. Car will keep going through lights and stop. Consumer contacted the dealer, dealer unable to determine the cause of the problem.

- Eastern, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 171998

(reported on)

Sienna

  • miles
Brake make continual noise.

- San Franci, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 051998

Sienna

  • miles
While putting on brakes hears a loud grinding noise intermittently with no warning.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

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