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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,333 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.

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2002 Toyota Sienna brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 302002

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


Contact states the brakes are squeaking on her vehicle. There were no warning lights indicating a problem. When she applied the brakes during the winter months the pedal pulsated. If she applied the brakes rapidly, there was a problem stopping the vehicle. The dealer said they could not find anything wrong with the brakes. The brake pads have been replaced, but this did not correct the problem.

- Fredrick, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 012003

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2002 Toyota Sienna and there is a problem with the rear brake rotor drum and pad. Frequest squealing and premature pad wear is evident since 5,000 miles. The dealer told us Toyota recognizes the problem and will investigate a solution. They originally stated they expected a reply by Toyota by July/August 2002. We still do not have any information that leads us to believe this issue will be resoplved anytime soon.

- Bristol, CT, USA

problem #1

Aug 252003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The rear brakes have been squeaking.I have had them checked by the dealer 3 times and each time I was told they were they have continued to squeak and now need to be replaced.I am concerned about the safety of the manufacured brake pads.

- Aurora, CO, USA

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