1998 TOYOTA SIENNA VIN: 4T3ZF13C8WU079651

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VIN 4T3ZF13C8WU079651 Decoding Toyota Vin Decoder

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Make

TOYOTA

Manufacturer Name

TOYOTA MOTOR MANUFACTURING, KENTUCKY, INC.

Model

Sienna

Model Year

1998

Series

MCL10L

Trim

LE/XLE

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Inc

Plant State

KENTUCKY

Series2

Wagon body style

Body Class

Minivan

Doors

5

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1D: 5,001 - 6,000 lb (2,268 - 2,722 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4x2

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

3000.0

Displacement (CI)

183.07123228419

Displacement (L)

3.0

Engine Model

1MZ

Engine Power (kW)

144.6658

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

194

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

1998 TOYOTA SIENNA Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

1998 TOYOTA SIENNA Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 4T3ZF13C8WU079651

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 01, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10731891
Consumer Location: CARLSBAD, CA
VIN: 4T3ZF13C8WU****

Summary of Complaint

HORN WORKED INTERMITTENTLY AND NOW NOT AT ALL.

Components: SEAT BELTS

August 18, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10283614
Consumer Location: BEATRICE, NE
VIN: 4T3ZF13C8WU****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 1998 TOYOTA SIENNA LE. ALL OF THE SEAT BELTS DO NOT RETRACT BACK INTO THE PANELS WITHOUT HELP FROM THE PASSENGERS. IF YOU LEAN FORWARD THEY STAY WHERE THEY ARE EXTENDED TO. I HAVE HAD THEM LOOKED AT AND THE TECHNICIAN SAID THE RETURN SPRINGS HAVE ALL RELAXED. THIS IS THE 4TH TOYOTA AUTOMOBILE I HAVE OWNED AND ALL OF THEM HAVE DONE THIS. I DON'T KNOW HOW THIS CAN BE SAFE? *TR

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

February 08, 1998
NHTSA ID Number: 10106045
Consumer Location: HUNTINGTOWN, MD
VIN: 4T3ZF13C8WU****

Summary of Complaint

SINCE OUR PURCHASE OF OUR 1998 TOYOTA SIENNA VAN WE HAVE EXPERIENCED SPARATIC PROBLEMS WITH BOTH SLIDER DOORS OF THE VAN. I HAVE TAKEN IT TO SEVERAL TOYOTA DEALERSHIPS WHERE THEY TELL ME THAT THE RUBBER STRIPPING HAS TO REMAIN CLEAN. I FOLLOWED THEIR SUGGESTION AND TO THIS DAY IT IS STILL HAPPENING. THIS POSES A PROBLEM WHEN BOTH DOORS WILL NOT OPEN AND EVERYONE HAS TO CLIMB THROUGH THE FRONT DOORS.*AK

Components: TIRES

October 27, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 768999
Consumer Location: GEORGETOWN, TX
VIN: 4T3ZF13C8WU****

Summary of Complaint

TREAD SEPARATION EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED IN CURRENT RECALL SITUATION. I'M CONFIDENT FIRESTONE CONTINUES TO HIDE SOMETHING. DT

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

August 20, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 766273
Consumer Location: SANTA MONICA, CA
VIN: 4T3ZF13C8WU****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKES HAVE BEEN NOISY SINCE THE CAR WAS PURCHASED. THEY HAVE ALSO BEEN SPONGY AND NEEDED A LOT OF PRESSURE TO STOP. THE FRONT DISCS WERE RESURFACED AND PADS WERE REPLACED WHEN THE CAR WAS 7 MONTHS OLD! THE NOISE CONTINUED, THE CAR PULSES WHEN I TRY TO STOP AND AT 54,000 MILES THE FRONT ROTORS ARE WARPED. I DRIVE MAINLY ON FLAT ROADS AND DON'T RIDE MY BRAKES. THE ROTORS SHOULD NOT HAVE WARPED! 1998 SIENNAS CLEARLY HAVE BRAKE PROBLEMS AND IT'S TIME TOYOTA ADDRESSED THIS ISSUE PROPERLY!*AK

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 04, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 8009405
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4T3ZF13C8WU****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE EXITING INTERSATE AT 15-20 MPH TRANSMISSION LOCKED UP. WHEELS INSTANTLY LOCKED UP WITH MOTOR RUNNING. DEALER WAS NOTIFIED, AND WILL HAVE TO REPLACE TRANSMISSION. PLEASE PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION. *AK

Components: AIR BAGS ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 28, 2001
NHTSA ID Number: 753090
Consumer Location: GAITHERSBURG, MD
VIN: 4T3ZF13C8WU****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE OPERATING THE VEHICLE THE HORN WILL SUDDENLY BECOME INOPPERATIVE CAUSING AN EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS SITUATION OF OPERATING THE VEHICLE WITHOUT THE HORN. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE TOYOTA DEALERSHIP ON 08/28/2001 WHERE I WAS TOLD THE CLOCK SPRING CONTACT WAS DISTORTED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED ($470.00) NOT 3 WEEKS LATER THE EXACT SAME THING HAPPENED, THE HORN SUDDENLY BECOMES INOPPERATIVE. I WAS TOLD THIS WAS NOT COVERED BY OUR EXTENDED WARRANTY WHICH WE PAID ALMOST $900.00 DOLLARS FOR. THE IS OBVIOULSY A VERY SERIOUS SAFTEY CONCERN AND ARE THERE ANY AVENUES TO PERSUE TO HAVE THIS PROBLEM PAID FOR BY TOYOTA? I AM VERY DISPLEASED WITH TOYOTA AND THERE EXTENDED WARRANTY POLICY.*AK

Components: TIRES

September 01, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 730784
Consumer Location: NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR
VIN: 4T3ZF13C8WU****

Summary of Complaint

ON 9 AUGUST, 2000 EXPERIENCE A SEVERE STEERING WHEEL FLUCTUATION WHEN DEPARTING A PARKING LOT AT APPROXIMATELY 5 MPH. STOPPED AND CHECKED TIRES, APPEARED OKAY. PROCEEDED TO DRIVE HOME, AT NIGHT, CHANGED TO LESSENING VIBRATION WITH INCREASE OF SPEED. TOOK CAR TO DEALER TO HAVE CHECKED OUT. THEY REPORTED THAT STEERING AND CHASSIS SYSTEMS WERE GOOD, THAT THE PROBLEM WAS BAD TIRES. THEY DID NOT ELABORATE ON WHAT WAS BAD WITH THE TIRES.......TOOK VEHICLE TO TIRE DEALER, NOT FIRESTONE, AND HAD THEM INSPECT AND SUBSEQUENTLY REPLACE ALL 4 TIRES. THEY STATED THAT THE TREAD WAS SEPARATING ON THE INSIDE AREA OF THE LEFT FRONT TIRE. RETAINED OLD TIRES AT MY HOME FOR REVIEW IF NECESSARY. ONLY THING I NOTICED WAS ABNORMAL WEAR ON INSIDE AREAS OF ALL 4 TIRES.......NO VIBRATION EXPERIENCED AFTER TIRES REPLACED......ORIGINAL TIRES HAD BEEN BALANCED, ROTATED AND ALIGNMENT COMPLIED WITH AT THE DEALERS AT PRESCRIBED INTERVALS.....NO PROBLEMS WITH TIRES OR VEHICLE EXPERIENCED UP TO THE TIME OF FAILURE( DOT NUMBER: W2MOF6L178 TIRE SIZE: P205/70R15 )

Components: TIRES

September 01, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 730784
Consumer Location: NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR
VIN: 4T3ZF13C8WU****

Summary of Complaint

ON 9 AUGUST, 2000 EXPERIENCE A SEVERE STEERING WHEEL FLUCTUATION WHEN DEPARTING A PARKING LOT AT APPROXIMATELY 5 MPH. STOPPED AND CHECKED TIRES, APPEARED OKAY. PROCEEDED TO DRIVE HOME, AT NIGHT, CHANGED TO LESSENING VIBRATION WITH INCREASE OF SPEED. TOOK CAR TO DEALER TO HAVE CHECKED OUT. THEY REPORTED THAT STEERING AND CHASSIS SYSTEMS WERE GOOD, THAT THE PROBLEM WAS BAD TIRES. THEY DID NOT ELABORATE ON WHAT WAS BAD WITH THE TIRES.......TOOK VEHICLE TO TIRE DEALER, NOT FIRESTONE, AND HAD THEM INSPECT AND SUBSEQUENTLY REPLACE ALL 4 TIRES. THEY STATED THAT THE TREAD WAS SEPARATING ON THE INSIDE AREA OF THE LEFT FRONT TIRE. RETAINED OLD TIRES AT MY HOME FOR REVIEW IF NECESSARY. ONLY THING I NOTICED WAS ABNORMAL WEAR ON INSIDE AREAS OF ALL 4 TIRES.......NO VIBRATION EXPERIENCED AFTER TIRES REPLACED......ORIGINAL TIRES HAD BEEN BALANCED, ROTATED AND ALIGNMENT COMPLIED WITH AT THE DEALERS AT PRESCRIBED INTERVALS.....NO PROBLEMS WITH TIRES OR VEHICLE EXPERIENCED UP TO THE TIME OF FAILURE( DOT NUMBER: W2MOF6L178 TIRE SIZE: P205/70R15 )

Components: STRUCTURE

March 13, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 727619
Consumer Location: TACOMA, WA
VIN: 4T3ZF13C8WU****

Summary of Complaint

BOTH REAR SLIDING DOORS RADDLE & MAKES A STRETCHING NOISE.....

Components: TIRES

May 27, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 723615
Consumer Location: KINGWOOD, TX
VIN: 4T3ZF13C8WU****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE TRAVELING, @ APPROX. 60 MPH, ON A STATE HWY., THE REAR PASSENGER TIRE BLEW OUT. DRIVER IMMEDIATELY PULLED OFF THE ROAD. IT APPEARS THE TIRE COMPLETELY PEELED AWAY FROM WHEEL. OWNER INCURRED EXCESSIVE TOWING FEES AND TIRE REPLACEMENT COSTS NOT EXPECTED ON A 2 YR. OLD VEHICLE WITH ONLY 22,000 MILES. *AK( DOT NUMBER: TIRE SIZE: P215/65R15 )

Components: VISIBILITY

August 20, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 707280
Consumer Location: SPRINGVILLE, UT
VIN: 4T3ZF13C8WU****

Summary of Complaint

THIS 98 SIENNA XLE HAS HAD THE WINDSHIELD DISTORATION SINCE DAY ONE, AND THE TOYOTA REPRESENTATIVE SAID THE COMPANY HAS NO INTENTION OF FIXING IT SINCE NO ONE HAS DIED. BUT IT CASUSES EXCESSIVE EYE STRAIN AND WILL ONE DAY KILL SOMEONE. ALSO THE CHIPPING THEY BLAME ON LEAD FREE PAINT SOMETHING THEY SAID IS ALL RALPH NADERS FAULT. YET THE DESIGN ALLOWS FOR THIS CHIPPING CAUSED BY ROCKS TO BE GREATER BUT IT WAS NOT POINTED OUT WHEN I BOUGHT THE VAN. THEY TOYOTA ABSOLVES ITSELF OF ALL PROBLEMS. IT IS JUST A CONSUMER RIP OFF-THEY WANT ME TO PAY TO REPAINT AND IF I WANT A NEW WINDSHEILA I HAVE TO BUY ONE THOUGH THE DISTORION IS CLEAR ON THE 98 WHEN YOU DRIVE AND LOOK FROM RIGHT TO LEFT. SO CLEAR IT WEARS ON YOUR EYES. THE 99'S SEEM TO HAVE DISTORATION BUT IT IS NOT AS PERCEPTABLE WHEN DRIVING AS THE 98 WINDSHIELD. *AK

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

February 01, 1999
NHTSA ID Number: 608976
Consumer Location: TORRANCE, CA
VIN: 4T3ZF13C8WU****

Summary of Complaint

THE BRAKE DRUM WAS OFF, RESULTING IN BRAKE CYLINDER RUPTURE AND FLUID LEAKING INTO BRAKE SHOE. YH

Components: STEERING

September 07, 1998
NHTSA ID Number: 780401
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4T3ZF13C8WU****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE SKIDDED @40-45 MPH ON WET SURFACE, CAUSING DRIVER TO LOOSE CONTROL.

Components: STEERING

August 16, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11220335
Consumer Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL
VIN: 4T3ZF13C6WU****

Summary of Complaint

GEAR SHIFTER MOUNT UNIT ON THE STEERING COLUMN BROKE APART, STRANDING THE VEHICLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 22, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11042613
Consumer Location: OMAHA, NE
VIN: 4T3ZF13C7WU****

Summary of Complaint

AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY IN A FRONT END COLLISION. WE WERE TRAVELING AT ABOUT 65MPH ON THE INTERSTATE WHEN ANOTHER VEHICLE LOST CONTROL, WRECKED, AND CAME TO A COMPLETE STOP IN OUR LANE AND FACING US. MY HUSBAND BRAKED HARD BUT WE COULD NOT AVOID THE VEHICLE. WE TRULY HAVE NO IDEA HOW FAST WE WERE GOING AT IMPACT BUT I WOULD GUESS 30-40 MPH. IT HAD JUST STARTED RAINING LIGHTLY PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. SEAT BELTS AND GOD SAVED US. NO MAJOR INJURIES.

Components: SUSPENSION SERVICE BRAKES

November 24, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10928925
Consumer Location: HILLSBOROUGH, NJ
VIN: 4T3GF19CXWU****

Summary of Complaint

STARTED TO GET CLUNKING/RATTLING NOISES ON HIGHWAY THAT SOUNDED LIKE IT WAS COMING FROM FRONT LEFT DRIVER'S SIDE. REDUCED SPEED TO 50 MPH. ABOUT 5 MILES FROM HOME BRAKE LIGHT CAME ON. PULLED OVER AND FOUND BRAKE FLUID LEAKING AROUND FRONT DRIVERS SIDE TIRE (ABOUT 9PM). SLOWLY DROVE TO MECHANIC ABOUT 2 MILES AWAY AND LEFT CAR OVERNIGHT. RETURNED NEXT MORNING AND EXAMINED BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR. FOUND VERY LITTLE FLUID IN RESERVOIR - DISTRIBUTED ACROSS THE ENTIRE BOTTOM. MECHANIC REPORTED THE FRONT STRUT MOUNTING FAILED (APPARENTLY A PROBLEM WITH THESE CARS). AFTER FAILING THE STRUT PUNCTURED THE BOTTOM OF THE BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR (ABOUT 3/8" HOLE) AT ONE OF THE CORNERS (SEE PHOTO) ALLOWING THE FLUID TO DRAIN. SHOULD I HAVE LOST ALMOST ALL FLUID WITH A 2 CIRCUIT BRAKING SYSTEM? DOES THE RESERVOIR HAVE AN INTERNAL BAFFLE TO PREVENT ALMOST TOTAL LOSE OF FLUID? I AM THE ORIGINAL OWNER AND HAVE ALL MAINTENANCE RECEIPTS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 16, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10927607
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4T3ZF13CXWU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 TOYOTA SIENNA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE WARNING INDICATORS ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL DID NOT FUNCTION WHEN THE VEHICLE REACHED HIGH TEMPERATURES. THE CONTACT STATED THAT ONLY THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR FUNCTIONED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT REFERENCED NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 98V278000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM); HOWEVER, THE VIN WAS NOT COMPLETED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT PROVIDED.

Components: STEERING

June 09, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10724653
Consumer Location: PORTLAND, OR
VIN: 5TDBK23C98S****

Summary of Complaint

CAR STARTED MAKING CLUNKING NOISES WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL. TOOK IT TO A MECHANIC WHO TEST DROVE IT AND EXAMINED THE STEERING. HE VALIDATED THE CLUNKING NOISE AND SAID HE FOUND THE STEERING RACK WAS BROKEN AT THE MOUNT AND NEEDS TO BE REPLACED TO DRIVE THE CAR SAFELY.

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 08, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10643221
Consumer Location: CHULA VISTA, CA
VIN: 4T3ZF13C6WU****

Summary of Complaint

SINCE I BOUGHT MY 1998 USED TOYOTA SIENNA WITH 190XXX MILES, WHEN PRESS A LITTE BIT THE GAS PEDAL ON A UPHILL IT START TO ACCELERATE LIKE CRAZY, I CAN BARELY STOP IT, I MUST TO PUT THE TRANSMISSION IN NEUTRAL TO STOP THE VAN, TODAY I WAS ON A VERY PRONUNTIATED UPHILL AND ALMOST CRASH BECAUSE IT ACCELERATES ITSELF WHEN PRESS A LITTLE THE GAS PEDAL. I''M SCARED TO USE THE VAN AGAIN BUT I DON'T HAVE OTHER CHOISE AND AT THE SAME TIME I'M SCARED TO SELL THE VAN TO SOMEONE ELSE. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 29, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10639985
Consumer Location: PLAINFIELD, NJ
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR IS SHIFTED FROM PARK TO DRIVE AND IT ACCELERATES SUDDENLY WITHOUT ME PRESSING THE ACCELERATOR. PRESSING THE BRAKES DO NOT STOP THE CAR, THE ONLY WAY TO STOP IT IS BY SHIFTING INTO PARK OR NEUTRAL. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE TIRES

July 21, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10621714
Consumer Location: GREENDALE, WI
VIN: 4T3ZF13C0WU****

Summary of Complaint

IT APPEARS THAT TOYOTA HAS CREATED ARTIFICIAL OBSTACLES TO PREVENT MY OBTAINMENT OF AN ELIGIBLE REIMBURSEMENT FOR RECALL (SAFETY RECALL A9E - TIRE CARRIER CABLE) REPAIRS. IN RESPONSE TO THE RECALL NOTICE I HAD THE CABLE INSPECTED THEN CONTACTED TOYOTA IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RECALL LETTER BUT I WAS DENIED REIMBURSEMENT. ON OCTOBER 2, 2013 I WROTE TO TOYOTA FOLLOWING THE INSPECTION AND ATTACHED THE ORIGINAL WORK ORDER FROM A TOYOTA DEALER FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF PART NUMBER "51900-08010" AS REQUIRED. I RECEIVED AN OCTOBER 17TH RESPONSE SAYING I NEEDED TO PROVIDE ANSWERS TO THREE QUESTIONS:REASON THE VEHICLE BROUGHT INTO THE REPAIR FACILITY; THE REPAIR FACILITY DIAGNOSES, AND THE REPAIR PERFORMED IN ORDER TO CORRECT THE CONCERN. AFTER SEVERAL TELEPHONE CALLS TO TOYOTA CUSTOMER SERVICE AND AGAIN HAVING THE CURRENT CABLE REINSPECTED, OBTAINING AND FORWARDING COPIES OF THE REPAIR ORDER, PROOF OF PAYMENT, AND OWNERSHIP OF THE VEHICLE FOR REPAIR WORK PERFORMED BY A TOYOTA DEALERSHIP USING AN IDENTICAL PART NUMBER FOR REIMBURSEMENT ELIGIBILITY, I WAS DIRECTED TO CONTACT THE MANAGER AT THE DEALERSHIP AND OBTAIN WRITTEN INFORMATION ON THE CAUSE OF THE BREAKAGE THAT OCCURRED NEARLY TEN YEARS EARLIER AND THAT I NEEDED TO CONTACT HIM BECAUSE HE WAS NOT RESPONDING TO THE CORPORATE CUSTOMER SERVICE OFFICE. I SENT A LETTER, DATED JANUARY 20, 2014, TO HIM BUT NEVER EVEN RECEIVED AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. ALTHOUGH I'VE DONE EVERYTHING REQUIRED, SOMETIMES MORE THAN ONCE, HAD REPAIRS COMPLETED USING THE PROPER PART NUMBER, AS SHOWN ON THE REPAIR WORKSHEET ISSUED BY A TOYOTA DEALER, I'VE BEEN DENIED REIMBURSEMENT DUE TO TOYOTA'S OWN DEALERSHIP REPAIR MANAGER'S LACK OF COOPERATION. IF THE REPAIRS WERE NOT DUE TO THE CABLE BREAKAGE AND IF THE REPLACEMENT PART WAS NOT NEEDED, WHY DID THE TOYOTA DEALERSHIP DO THE REPAIR AND CHARGE ME FOR IT? COPIES - LETTERS AND RECEIPTS WILL BE PROVIDED, IF NEEDED. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

May 07, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10588148
Consumer Location: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
VIN: 4T3ZF13C3WU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 TOYOTA SIENNA. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION RELATED TO NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 10V160000(STRUCTURE) AND STATED THAT THE REPAIR WAS NOT TAKEN CARE OF IN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME. THE DEALER INDICATED PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

June 05, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10515398
Consumer Location: SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I CAME HOME AND TURNED MY IGNITION SWITCH OFF BUT MY 1998 TOYOTA VAN KEPT RUNNING.TURNING THE KEY ON AND OFF DID NOT TURN IT OFF. I TRIED SHUTTING IT DOWN WITH THE IGNITION SWITCH AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. I TRIED TURNING IT OFF AGAIN WHILE MOVING THE GEAR SELECTOR LEVER BUT TO NO AVAIL. I BEGIN TO SMELL BURNING RUBBER. I LIFTED THE HOOD AND REALIZED THE ENGINE WAS BEING TURNED OVER BY THE STARTER WHICH WAS NOT DISENGAGING AND STARTING TO SMOKE. THEN TONS OF SMOKE BEGAN BOILING OFF THE STARTER. I DISCONNECTED THE POSITIVE BATTERY CONNECTION AND THE ENGAGED STARTER STOPPED CRANKING THE ENGINE. HEAVY SMOKE CONTINUED BOILING FROM THE STARTER FOR ABOUT A MINUTE LONGER. I WAS VERY GLAD I WAS NOT INSIDE THE GARAGE BECAUSE I THINK THE STARTER COULD HAVE STARTED A FIRE OR THE SMOKE WOULD HAVE SMOTHERED ME. *TR

Components: TIRES

March 27, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10453297
Consumer Location: DAVIS, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TIRE SEEMED OUT OF BALANCE AT NARROW RANGE OF SPEEDS (60-65MPH), BUT SMOOTH AT 68MPH FOR MONTHS; RECENTLY NOTICED VEHICLE ROCKING WHEN COLD AND AT LOW SPEEDS; TODAY SAW AN OUTWARD BULGE IN REAR TIRE TREAD (DIRECTIONALLY OUTWARD FROM AXLE). AM SEEKING A REPLACEMENT TIRE BEFORE TREAD SEPARATION. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

December 17, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10444654
Consumer Location: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
VIN: 4T3ZF13CXXU****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER IN WRONG LANE HIT MY VAN, WITH MOST OF IMPACT ON RIGHT FRONT SIDE OF VAN. BOTH VEHICLES WERE TOTALLED IN COLLISION. RIGHT FRONT PASSENGER SEAT BELT INITIALLY HELD, BUT RELEASED DURING COLLISION AND PASSENGER ENDED UP ON DRIVER'S ARMREST. NEITHER AIRBAG DEPLOYED. *TT

Components: AIR BAGS VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 18, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10381713
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 1998 TOYOTA SIENNA RECENTLY THE AIRBAG LIGHT IS ON AND THE HORN AND CRUISE CONTROL ARE NOT WORKING I WONDER IF THIS CAN BE A SAFETY RECALL FOR THE LIFE OF THE VEHICLE OR DO I JUST HAVE TO PAY FOR THE REPAIR. *TR

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

May 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10365070
Consumer Location: SAN RAMON, CA
VIN: 4T3ZF13C0WU****

Summary of Complaint

1998 TOYOTA SIENNA CANNOT LOCK AND UNLOCK BOTH REAR SLIDING DOORS ELECTRONICALLY FROM THE LOCK-AND-UNLOCK BUTTONS OF THE FRONT DRIVE AND PASSENGER CAR DOORS. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

May 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10365069
Consumer Location: SAN RAMON, CA
VIN: 4T3ZF13C0WU****

Summary of Complaint

THE PUSH-BUTTON ON THE INSIDE OF THE SLIDING SIDE-DOORS FAILS TO RELEASE. IN THE CASE THE DOOR IS UNLOCKED, THIS PREVENTS TO DOOR FROM CLOSING. IF THE DOOR IS LOCKED, THE BUTTON DOES NOT RELEASE, KEEPING THE DOOR FROM BEING UNLOCKED AND THUS THE DOOR CANNOT BE OPENED. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

August 25, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10354012
Consumer Location: HAYMARKET, VA
VIN: 4T3ZF13C2WU****

Summary of Complaint

ON AUGUST 25, 2010, I WAS TAKING MY GRANDCHILDREN TO RAINBOW STATION DAYCARE IN OUR TOYOTA SPORTS VAN SIENNA XLE, 1998. WARRENTON TOYOTA DEALER IN VIRGINIA PERFORMED A FULL 100,000-MILE SERVICE ON VAN ON JULY 10, 2010. I TURNED INTO THE PARKING LOT OF THE DAY CARE AT A SPEED OF 5 MPH WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE. WHILE I WAS ABOUT TO PARK THE CAR, THERE WAS UNINTENDED SUDDEN ACCELERATION OF THE CAR AND CAR WENT FROM PARKING LOT TO SIDEWALK AND BEGAN GOING TOWARDS THE OFFICE OF THE DAYCARE. I TURNED THE STEERING TO THE RIGHT AS FAR AS I COULD IN ORDER TO GET AWAY FROM THE ENTRANCE OF THE DAYCARE AND THE LOBBY (BOTH HAVE A GLASS WALL) AND WAS TRYING TO GET BACK TO THE PARKING LOT THE CAR WOULD NOT STOP. I TRIED TO PUSH THE BRAKE AS HARD AS I COULD BUT THE CAR WOULD NOT STOP INSTEAD IT LEFT CAR TIRE TRACK MARKS ON THE SIDEWALK AND THE FRONT LAWN OF THE DAYCARE. THE CAR FINALLY HIT THE BRICK WALL AND STOPPED. FORTUNATELY THE GRANDCHILDREN WERE SAFE. MY RIGHT HAND WRIST BONE (RADIUS) WAS BROKEN. I HAD TO UNDERGO SURGERY. OUR CAR WAS TOTALED AND IS BEYOND REPAIR. TOYOTA IS TRYING TO FIND OUT HE CAUSE OF ACCIDENT. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

January 01, 1999
NHTSA ID Number: 10349422
Consumer Location: EVANSVILLE, IN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE PUSH-BUTTON ON THE INSIDE OF THE SLIDING SIDE-DOORS FAILS TO RELEASE. IN THE CASE THE DOOR IS UNLOCKED, THIS PREVENTS TO DOOR FROM CLOSING. IF THE DOOR IS LOCKED, THE BUTTON DOES NOT RELEASE, KEEPING THE DOOR FROM BEING UNLOCKED AND THUS THE DOOR CANNOT BE OPENED. THIS CAN BE REMEDIED BY SLIDING A FLAT BLADE UNDER THE BUTTON TO RELEASE IT. THIS AFFECTS THE 1998 TOYOTA SIENNA. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 31, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10336630
Consumer Location: EAU CLAIRE, WI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WIRING PROBLEM--ELECTRIC GOING ON UNUSUAL PATHS--PUSHING THE BRAKE TURNS ON THE LIGHTS IN THE DASH--I WONDER IF PUSHING THE BRAKE COULD CAUSE ACCELERATION PROBLEMS? *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

January 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10331991
Consumer Location: WESLEY CHAPEL, FL
VIN: 4T3ZF13CXWU****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 TOYOTA SIENNA. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO START THE VEHICLE, IT SUDDENLY ACCELERATED AND THE ENGINE CONTINUED RUNNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALERSHIP WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE APPROXIMATELY 100,000. THE CONSUMER STATED WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS FIRST STARTED AFTER SITTING OVERNIGHT, THE ENGINE WOULD REV HIGH EVEN THOUGH THE GEAR WAS IN PARK. THE CONSUMER STATED HE THEN REMOVED THE KEY FROM THE IGNITION. HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE WOULD CONTINUE RUNNING. UPDATED 06/22/10. *JB

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

July 15, 1999
NHTSA ID Number: 10320263
Consumer Location: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
VIN: 4T3ZF13C6WU****

Summary of Complaint

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PRIUS IN CALIFORNIA THE SAME DID HAPPEN TO US BACK IN 1999 WITH OUR TOYOTA SIENNA VAN. MY WIFE WAS DRIVING ON I-5 IN OREGON. SHE PRESSED THE GAS PEDAL TO OVERTAKE A CAR AND THEN WHEN SHE PRESSED THE BRAKE TO SLOW DOWN THE BRAKES DIDN'T WORK. SHE DROVE INTO THE HWY MEDIAN FENCE TO STOP THE CAR. WHEN WE CONTACTED TOYOTA, THEY DIDN'T ADMIT ANY FAULT WITH THEIR CAR (THE SAME WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW) AND TOLD US IT WAS OUR FAULT THAT WE DO NOT KNOW HOW TO USE THEIR BRAKES. WE HAVE SEVERAL CARS BUT WE DIDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH OTHER CARS. I DIDN'T BUY A TOYOTA AFTER THAT CRASH BUT I AM ALSO WORRIED WHO ELSE THE PART SUPPLIER HAS BEEN SUPPLYING PARTS TO. I CAN BE REACHED AT [XXX] . INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

November 11, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10313932
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: 4T3ZF13C2WU****

Summary of Complaint

MY DAUGHTER WAS DRIVING A TOYOTA SIENNA, SUPERVISED BY MY WIFE. AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT WAITING TO MAKE A LEFT TURN, THE VAN ACCELERATED ONTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC CAUSING A HEAD-ON COLLISION. THE VAN WAS TOTALLED AND THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. NO ONE WAS HURT BUT THE ONCOMING CAR WAS ALSO A TOYOTA, SPEEDING THROUGH THE TRAFFIC. I ASKED THAT BOTH VEHICLES BE INSPECTED FOR SUDDEN ACCELERATION. HOWEVER, THE INSURANCE COMPANY AND POLICE FOUND IT EASIER TO BLAME THE ACCIDENT ON MY DAUGHTER THAN INVESTIGATE THE VEHICLES.

Components: STEERING

December 19, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 10312558
Consumer Location: NORTHVILLE, MI
VIN: 4T3ZF13C1WU****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT A TOYOTA SIENNA MY '98 BRAND NEW IN MAY 1998 AND STILL OWN IT. THIS CAR ALSO HAS DEMONSTRATED A SIMILAR PROBLEM EVER SINCE I BOUGHT THE CAR ' VEERING TO RIGHT. THE DRIVER HAS TO CONSTANTLY CORRECT THE STEERING IN ORDER TO KEEP THE CAR MOVING STRAIGHT. EVEN AFTER THREE ATTEMPTS IN '98, '99, AND 2000, RESPECTIVELY, WERE MADE TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM BY A TOYOTA DEALER (COPY OF THE PAPERWORK CAN BE FURNISHED UPON REQUEST), THE PROBLEM HAS YET BEEN CORRECTED SUCCESSFULLY AS OF TODAY. THIS PROBLEM INCREASES DRIVING FATIGUE ESPECIALLY LONG TRIPS AND IN TURN MAY INCREASE THE CHANCE OF AUTO ACCIDENTS. *TR

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

August 04, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10279384
Consumer Location: GREER, SC
VIN: 4T3ZF13C7WU****

Summary of Complaint

MY 98 SIENNA XLE HAS HAD INTERMITTENT PROBLEMS WITH THE (MANUAL) SLIDING DOORS NOT OPENING WITHOUT AND ADULT PULLING OUTSIDE. THEN MYSTERIOUSLY THE PROBLEM GOES AWAY. TODAY MY WIFE AND KIDS WERE ABOUT TOWN AND COULDN'T GET THE DRIVER'S SIDE SLIDING DOOR TO CLOSE. THE LOCKING MECHANISM IS LOCKED IN THE CLOSED POSITION. SHE HAD TO DRIVE HOME IN TRAFFIC HOLDING A BUNGEE CORD TO KEEP THE DOOR MOSTLY CLOSED WHILE THE KIDS WERE IN THE VERY BACK SEAT. I WORKED ON IT FOR A WHILE WHEN I GOT HOME BUT THERE ISN'T A WAY TO GET THE MECHANISM TO OPEN. IT WILL ROTATE FURTHER BACK (DOWNWARD, AWAY FROM THE LATCH LOOP), BUT NOTHING MORE. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

July 26, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10279171
Consumer Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
VIN: 4T3ZF13C9WU****

Summary of Complaint

1998 TOYOTA SIENNA MINI VAN. INVOLVED IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT WHERE THE MINI VAN RAN INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE ACTUAL COLLISION OCCURRED AFTER THE BRAKES WERE FULLY APPLIED WHEN IT HIT THE VEHICLE IN FRONT. THERE WAS SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THE SIENNA, SO MUCH SO THAT THE RADIATOR WAS DAMAGED AND LEAKING. THE PROBLEM WAS THAT NEITHER THE DRIVERS OR PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG DID NOT DEPLOY. THERE WAS APPROXIMATELY 120,000 MILES ON THE VEHICLE AND ALL MECHANICAL WORK HAD BEEN DONE BY THE DEALER OR OTHER CERTIFIED MECHANIC. SEAT BELTS WERE IN USE AND DID WORK PROPERLY. A CHILD SAFETY SEAT WAS IN USE IN THE SECOND ROW SEAT AND IT ALSO WORKED PROPERLY. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

January 15, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10238730
Consumer Location: HONOLULU, HI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

BOTH DRIVER'S AND PASSENGER'S SIDE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLES BROKE, IN ADDITION TO BOTH OUTDOOR HANDLES FOR THE SLIDING DOORS (TOTAL OF THREE TIMES), AND THE HANDLE FOR THE TRUNK BROKE. FIRST ONE (EXTERIOR SLIDING DOOR) BROKE FOUR YEARS AGO. THEY CONTINUE TO SNAP TO THIS DAY. *TR

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

July 26, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10235889
Consumer Location: TAMPA, FL
VIN: 4T3ZF13C5WU****

Summary of Complaint

1998 TOYOTA SIENNA VAN - REAR PASSENGER SLIDING DOOR HANDLE BROKE OFF WHEN ATTEMPTING TO OPEN THE DOOR (THE DOOR STUCK). THIS IS THE SECOND HANDLE THAT HAS BROKEN ON THIS VAN. THE REAR DOOR HATCH HANDLE BROKE ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO. THIS APPEARS TO BE A DESIGN FLAW AND IS A POTENTIAL SAFETY HAZARD. THERE ARE NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS POSTED ON BULLETIN BOARDS ABOUT THIS PROBLEM. TOYOTA HAS NOT ADDRESSED THIS CONCERN THROUGH A GENERAL RECALL AND APPEARS TO BE BLAMING THE OWNERS. I HAVE HAD MY VAN SERVICED BY A TOYOTA DEALER ON A REGULAR BASIS, SO THIS PROBLEM IS NOT A MAINTENANCE ISSUE. *TR

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