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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,801 miles

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2007 Toyota Sienna brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 052016


  • 149,000 miles


The contact owned a 2007 Toyota Sienna. While driving 45 mph, the brake pedal was abruptly depressed and caused the contact to lose control of the vehicle. As a result, the contact's vehicle skid and crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and was deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 149,000. Updated 08/02/16

- Hazelwood, MO, USA

problem #5

Sep 152015


  • 174,000 miles
I opened the rear door and it would not shut. I took it to a mechanic that sent me to a body shop who referred me to the dealer. The center assembly hinge needs to be replaced. The door closed but had a crack and today when made a left turn the door opened by itself. Imagine if a child was in the back seat!!!

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #4

Apr 292015


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Sienna. While the vehicle was parked on a slight incline without the key in the ignition, the contact heard an abnormal noise. The vehicle rolled down a hill and crashed into a house. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Goodlettsville, TN, USA

problem #3

Oct 012010

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles


The original brakes (front) were replaced in 2010. After that I started getting noise when the brakes were applied. Several visits I requested they replace the brake pads again. After a little time the noise returned. Performance Toyota in fairfield, Ohio could not repair the brakes to stop the noise. I then went to tire discounters in hamilton, Ohio. Again after several visits the noise in the front brakes remained. I paid for service to the brakes. I paid for a lubricant to be placed on the brakes. Again noise returned. Again noise in rear brakes getting really bad now can"T hear the noise in the front anymore due to drown out by the rear. Picked up daughters/friends from school, explained sorry for the noise I have it checked out they say nothing wrong with them. Daughter says mom you think the sound is bad inside the van you should be outside when you drive up it is really bad. 10/18/2014 returned to performance Toyota in fairfield. I explained the above about my brakes and the noise still present on my van. I asked service writer if there was a recall on a the brakes issue. She said no there was no recall. And I see you have had brake issues since 2010. Finally she stated you know we have had issues when the original factory brakes are replaced with ?after market brakes? there have been problems with noise on Sienna"S/pathfinders you know larger vehicles, but not all of them just a few like yours. She stated due to cost they used after market brakes and only few have issues.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #2

Mar 232013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 58,500 miles
While attempting to drive to work while on a parkway (with no shoulder to pull over on) suddenly there was a dragging feeling as if the parking brake was applied. I immediately pulled off at the nearest exit and pulled over, my brake pedal felt extremely hard like it was stuck down. I put the car in park and pulled the brake pedal up with my foot, then pushed down on it several times again, at this time it seemed fine but I decided not to go to work but drive directly to the Toyota dealer which was not far from where I was. The problem continued and I again pulled over and repeated the "pulling up of the brake pedal at which time I smelled something burning, I then continued about a block and a half to the dealership service department. Upon arrival that is when my dashboard lit up with several warning lights. After the service department diagnosed the problem of a bent bracket on my brake pedal assembly I did some research of my own and discovered that there was a factory recall of the 2011 Toyota Sienna's for the exact same problem (the part number 47110-08080). Neither the dealership, Toyota motor company or Toyota extra care (the very expensive extended warranty that I purchased) wanted to take responsibility for the problem. I was told that the brake pads and rotors would not have been damaged if I did not excessively drive the vehicle, when I asked them what they considered excessive they could not answer. I explained to them that there was no shoulder on the parkway that I was traveling on, but I did exit at the first possible one and drove approximately 1 mile to the dealership/service department. I am extremely unhappy and quite honestly not comfortable with the vehicle and the Toyota motor company itself. I hope that Toyota will accept responsibility for this faulty part and take the proper measures to correct this very unsafe issue!

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 222012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 81,307 miles
On mon 10/22/2012 at 11:15 am I experienced sudden uncontrolled acceleration driving my van. I was traveling on I-696E in detroit at a constant 70mph, then slowed to 45mph due to construction. As traffic cleared the construction, I pushed the accelerator pedal to pass a semi-truck. I felt the accelerator continue to depress, I completely pulled my foot off but the pedal did not come back nor did the vehicle slow down. Rather, it did just the opposite and continued to accelerate. I attempted to brake hard with no response--the vehicle did not slow down. Then I put the van in neutral to slow down the engine with no results, the van continued increasing 60+mph with no foot on accelerator. This is when I became extremely frightened. The vehicle was pulling from side to side. I looked down to see if there was any interference from the floor mat and none was seen. I tapped gas pedal - no response. Next I put van back in drive and braked --no response again. Then I downshifted to 4th, the engine did not slow, and further downshifted to 3rd gear. Finally, the engine responded and slowed. I used the gas pedal cautiously as I then shifted to 4th so that I could exit the freeway. I parked at my office & immediately called my husband first and explained what happened and I then immediately called the our Toyota Suburban dealer. They told me to bring it in for inspection. I was still shaking when I brought the vehicle in and extremely upset. After two inspections, they stated sudden acceleration was caused by the floor mat. Although this seems reasonable, it does not explain why brakes failed to overcome the engine, and shifting to neutral failed to disengage the transmission. The vehicle scares me to death. I do not know what to do next. I consider myself a serious witness as a registered nurse (rn/bsn) with 20 yr manual driving. Ref Toyota case #[xxx] and #[xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA

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