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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,767 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.

2005 Toyota Sienna brakes problems

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2005 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 116,019 miles


On a straight clear, dry road the traction control system activated under constant speed several times. When activated, the indicator light flash, the buzzer sounded and the brakes were applied automatically.

- Brookeville, MD, USA

problem #3

Nov 062013


  • 84,000 miles
On my 2005 Toyota xle limited, the traction control system engaged on its own while driving about 50 mph on a flat road in dry conditions, as a result the brakes engaged on its own and the car shook profusely for a couple of seconds. I had to hold onto the steering wheel to maintain control and avoid going into the neighboring lane. My 2005 Toyota Sienna has 84,000 miles on it. There have been two other incidences when the traction control engaged but the brakes did not. I have only owned the car for 1 week and I am communicating with Toyota but I they have yet to organize a recall for this very dangerous problem. I plan to drive to Canada in this car so I hope we can find a solution.

- Azle, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 222012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 62,050 miles
2005 Sienna was driven to a parking garage and parked for two hours. Upon returning to the Sienna and starting the engine, three lights came on; check engine, vsc, and trac off. Drove vehicle home (150 miles), the 3 lights remained on as well as loss of cruise control and an intermittent compass display. Took vehicle in for inspection at a local Toyota dealer and was told the skid control unit ECU needed to be replaced. I found out there are other complaints and a technical service bulletin on the 2005 Sienna vehicle stability control (also called electronic stability control) system that has caused injuries. Even more remarkable, my 2005 Sienna has only 62K miles and in that time there has been 2 other incidences with the same symptoms. Why has there not been a recall if there are already injuries in the database??

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012010


  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the traction control system engaged while driving at a highway speed, as a result the vehicle engaged the brakes without assistance. The dealer was unable to reproduce the failure. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 89,000 and the current mileage was 91,000.

- Frederick , MD, USA

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