hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,425 miles

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2013 Toyota Sienna steering problems

steering problem

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2013 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 262016


  • 94,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Sienna. While driving approximately 15 mph, the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard when depressed. The vehicle accelerated without warning, the steering wheel seized, and the brakes failed to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the brake booster failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the rear passenger door latch detached when the contact attempted to open the door. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 94,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 012015


  • 49,000 miles
Steering column made clunking noise and stuck. I had to pay out of pocket to fix this problem because it is a serious safety issue.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 012015


  • 49,900 miles
Clunking noise when turning steering left to right and vice versa. Steering intermediate shaft issue is a well-known problem.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 032014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 24,800 miles
There are 2 problems I am experiencing with my 1 yr old Toyota 2013 Sienna van - 1> rattling noise coming frm back of 2nd row or 3rd seat - very hard to pinpoint source, took it to my dealer for 25K svc, explained, was notified they will run this check on my 30K mileage svc as van needs to be left for 3 to 4 hrs with them. There are a lot of internet blogs and postings on this issue, with some getting Toyota to replace 2nd or 3rd seating completely with a brand new seat and thus making noise disappear 2> when turning the steering wheel, whining noise in the background can be heard at very lo w speed around 15-25 mph or even less, very annoying and disturbing for any car driver.I believe that is may also signify an underlying problem, waiting to get out of control. With a range of moving parts working in tandem, it is difficult to figure out the source of such abnormal car sounds. However, one thing you can be sure of, is that the noise, in this case, is created due to some problem in the steering wheel assembly itself. The likely candidates are the power steering pump, pulley, or the belt. I believe - Toyota again is aware of this issue - as there are numerous blogs and postings on this issue as well, they should come out clean and make the necessary repairs asap prior an injury or fatality happens again. With all the re-calls Toyota has been issuing I urge NHTSA to quickly act on it - prior new lawsuits or death occurs. Please help common man like me and others here to fight this behemoth giant !

- Marietta, GA, USA

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