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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 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 engine problems

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2002 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 102009


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Sienna. Whenever the charcoal canister or any minor malfunction occurred in the vehicle the traction control was deactivated. The traction control also deactivated when the fuel cap was not replaced properly on the fuel tank. The failure has occurred several times and the dealer stated that they are aware of the defect; yet, they require the contact to come in whenever the check engine light was illuminated. The contact was concerned about the safety risk since it rains in Florida and the traction control when activated engaged itself to assist with traction. The contact had to replace the charcoal canister valve. The dealer also stated that the failure was normal and not a danger. The contact is concerned about the safety risk. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Sarsota, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Oil sludge: It took some doing but Toyota finally did pay for a new engine.

- High Point, NC, USA

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