Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50 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.

2013 Toyota Sienna engine problems

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2013 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 232012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 50 miles


From the onset of purchase of a 2013 Toyota Sienna xle, the air conditioner has emitted a foul odor that smells like mold. Nor will the A/C system adequately cool the vehicle until being driven sometimes as long as ten miles, if then. We have been told to turn off the A/C before arriving home to eliminate the odor and given a Toyota print out that this is a known problem that is specific to the 2013 Toyota Sienna. On the last scheduled maintenance freon was added but did not eliminate the odor or improved the A/C output. The foul odor never goes away while driving and may be an environmental hazard for persons with a lung or breathing condition. This is a totally unacceptable solution for the risk of being exposed to a potential dangerous and unknown noxious fume to the owner of the vehicle.

- Brandon, FL, USA

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