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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 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 252002

(reported on)


  • miles


While driving something in steering wheel broke and lost control of steering. Steering wheel would no longer turn wheels on vehicle. Dealer contacted.

- Eureka, MO, USA

problem #4

Jul 182001

(reported on)


  • miles
When turning left and accelerating, the steering wheel "sticks" and must be manually pulled back to center

- Fishers, IN, USA

problem #3

Dec 272000

(reported on)


  • miles
While making a left turn the steering wheel sticks/locks instead of automatically returning to center, the problem seems to be more noticeable in warm weather, dealer has been unable to find the problem. Nlm

- Mustang, OK, USA

problem #2

Aug 102000


  • miles
While turning the wheels froze, and I was unable to control the car. I had to jam on the breaks in order to keep myself from going off the road...very dangerous situation.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 071999


  • miles
When accelerating from a stop and making a left turn, steering assembly will momentarily not return to center, but will stick at ~30degrees left of center. Effort is required to return steering to center, else it will remain in locked position. Only affects left turns and only when accelerating, otherwise undpredictable (not _every_ turn). Not related to engine or external temperature.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

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