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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,374 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 222007

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,749 miles


This is a second major leak of power steering fluid in which the fluid is leaking internally inside the steering rack. The first leak was repaired under Toyota warranty on 3/22/07. The second event, same failure symptoms from 2/17/08.

- Rocky River, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 272006

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
: the contact stated that the power steering failed every 30,000 miles. During failure, the steering became very stiff while driving at 15 mph, which made the vehicle difficult to turn. This occurred on 2 separate occasions. The vehicle was taken to a private repair shop, where the mechanic determined that the power steering shaft had leaked all of the steering fluid.

- Bronx, NY, USA

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