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8.1

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,687 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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2004 Toyota Sienna brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 252007

Sienna 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62 miles

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

I own a 2004 Toyota Sienna I bought new that has had to have the brake pads replaced 3 times in 62,000 miles. The last 2 sets only lasted 17,000, but the factory ones lasted 27,000. It' was worn out rotors, and had to replace those twice. It wa sbecoming very expensive, and seemed to be a product default. No other mini van I drove had anything like this.

- Cranberry Township, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 082006

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles
2004 Toyota Sienna, left outside in long term parking for three weeks, during that time it rained a lot. Upon return and backing out of parking spot, a popping sound was heard. Since then every time the brake is depressed a thumping noise can be heard from the tire. Inspection of the tire didn't reveal anything stuck in them that would cause the noise. After bringing it to the dealer for servicing, the technician explained that rust build on the rotor actually fused to the brake pad thus causing the popping noise. The thumping noise when the brake is applied is caused by the brake pad rubbing against the rust on the rotor. Toyota motor Corp. Has refused and so has the dealer to replace the rotor since they say it is a wear and tear item and has exceeded the warranty period so I will have to come up with the money to replace them. There should not be that much rust on any part of an 04 Sienna that it would fuse to another part of the vehicle. This is a defect and should be handled by the manufacturer.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #1

Sep 012004

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
Brake degradation on 2004 Toyota Sienna. Toyota Sienna brakes began to severly deteriorate at 14,000 miles. Pads worn beyond safe use and rotors glazed and warped.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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