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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
238,333 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Toyota Sienna brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 275,000 miles


Within the last year I have replaced my brake pads replace 3 times. Just last month I replaced my pads, rotors and calipers. But now my pads are grinding really bad again and it's been 30 days since I had new pads, rotors and calipers put on. Something is definitely wrong! I'm worried about the safety of Toyota Sienna van.

- Kirtland, OH, USA

problem #2

Apr 132013


  • 230,000 miles
While driving at slow speeds and depressing the brake pedal, the deceleration is almost zero. Pressing harder on the pedal does nothing to increase the deceleration. This has happened numerous times. I have had the vehicle into the shop several times and nothing could be found. I have replaced the master cylinder with no change. Crashes were averted in some cases by inches.

- Olive Branch, MS, USA

problem #1

Mar 012013


  • 210,000 miles
I replaced my brakes pad and routers less than a year ago and replaced all 4 tires December 2012 at sears. My ABS light and tire pressure light come on every time I drive and recently I pulled out of my driveway at no more than 5 mph and pressed on the brake and I couldn't stop reversing in the street. I fell when I driving the anti brake system tries to work. Because my pedal jumps and vibrates and I hear clicking grinding sounds. I have had to stop intersections because my van wouldn't stop when I needed it too.

- Kirtland, OH, USA

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