hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,375 miles

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2007 Toyota Sienna steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 012011


  • 60,000 miles


The steering wheel makes a ticking or clunking sound as it is turned back and forth or when a bump affects one of the front tires which naturally moves the steering wheel one way or the other. There also seems to be excessive "slop" in the steering wheel movement. Dealer has looked at it and said it is a faulty "intermediate steering shaft" and it needs to be replaced. This is a known Toyota issue with other models (2004-2011?). there are two U-joints on the intermediate shaft. One or both of them is wearing out, causing the sound and excessive play. This is a design issue affecting the steering wheel of a motor vehicle. I thought I should record this complaint.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #7

Oct 012015


  • 93,000 miles
Right side seal of steering rack leaks and is a occurring problem on many Sienna vans. Seal may possibly be defective from manufacturer. If the leak is not detected early, then the power steering may fail and thus the vehicle would become very hard to control.

- Prairieville, LA, USA

problem #6

Oct 142015


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Sienna. While the vehicle was being serviced for an unrelated failure, the certified mechanic observed that oil was leaking from the power steering rack. The vehicle was diagnosed that the power steering rack and the axle boots failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 115,000.

- Watervury, CT, USA

problem #5

Mar 172015


  • 160,000 miles


The main spring that supported the entire front of the car just collapsed as I was about to park my car. Thank god it did not happen while I was on the highway. Although there was a safety/service bulletin listed by Toyota on this part they would not cover the replacement cost of almost $1500.

- Orleans, MA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012007

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
When I drive my car or make turns I hear a rubbing sound. My mechanic tells me that the wheel bearing hubs need to be replaced or the wheels will eventually fall off. Probably due from where and tare. I don't under why this would be an issue and why so soon on this car.

- Bayonne, NJ, USA

problem #3

Sep 222014


  • miles
Got oil change for 2007 Sienna today and was told steering rack and pinion may need to be replaced because of leakage. I'm the first owner and the car has been maintained well since the first day. I don't understand what causes the leakage as the car has only 63174 miles as of today. It's unacceptable that the quality of the component is so bad.

- Gardner, KS, USA

problem #2

Oct 062012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 165,000 miles
Rack and pinion bellows on the passenger side torn due to coming into contact with the adjacent fuel/vapor line; (observed while changing the tire.). bellows rubs against the fuel/vapor line when vehicle turns left. Vehicle serviced regularly by the delivering dealer; defect not reported to me.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 112010


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated the steering wheel began to abnormally shake while driving at an unknown speed. She then attempted a turn and the power steering failed. The steering wheel became extremely stiff and difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the rack, pump and steering belt was replaced. The dealer also performed a steering flush. The manufacturer was contacted but would not provide any assistance. The current and failure mileages were approximately 45,000.

- Fairfield , CT, USA

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