fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,833 miles

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2012 Toyota Sienna steering problems

steering problem

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2012 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012015


  • 40,000 miles


The vehicle is making clicking noise when wheels are turned and the vehicle is in low speeds forward and in reverse. It appears that the clicking noise comes from the steering system and/or wheels. The clicking sound is becoming louder and louder. Also, it appears that the wheels "jerk" slightly when turned left/right and in motion.

- Tucker, GA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012014


  • miles
Steering wheel column (or part of the steering wheel is making a clicking sound when turning wheels in low speeds or in reverse. The clicking sound is getting louder and the wheels appear to "skip" or "jerk slightly" when turned. I thought that it was a typical or individual issue, but a lot of Toyota Sienna owners are experiencing the same issue.

- Tucker, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 152012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 1,500 miles
Joining highway in a situation where vehicles giving way cause hesitation and then give way causing braking then acceleration repeatedly, transmission refused to downshift on kick down, vehicle would not accelerate, actually slowed significantly forcing following vehicles to brake.vehicle eventually began to pick up speed.generally poor response from transmission in all modes. Transmission drops out of drive at low speeds causing engine to race before taking up drive, very hard to operate vehicle smoothly.. excessive engine vibration and noise for this price point, known more refined diesels knocking from steering column on constant radius turns when making small steering corrections, detectable at low and moderate to high speed.

- Bayside, NY, USA

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