2008 TOYOTA SIENNA VIN: 5TDZK23C38S202911

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Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 5TDZK23C38S202911 Decoding Toyota Vin Decoder

Error Text

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Make

TOYOTA

Manufacturer Name

TOYOTA MOTOR MANUFACTURING, INDIANA, INC.

Model

Sienna

Model Year

2008

Series

GSL20L/GSL23L/GSL25L

Trim

LE

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc

Plant State

INDIANA

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)

3456

Displacement (CI)

213.58310433156

Displacement (L)

3.5

Engine Model

2GR-FE

Engine Power (kW)

219.9815

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

295

Cooling Type

Water

Engine Brake (hp) To

314

Engine Manufacturer

Toyota

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

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

2008 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:
16.9%

2008 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 Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat, 3rd row
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

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

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 5TDZK23C38S202911

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING ENGINE

August 25, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11350809
Consumer Location: FAIRFIELD, CA
VIN: 5TDZK23C38S****

Summary of Complaint

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, VSC LIGHT AND TRAC OFF LIGHT ON AND OFF LIGHT INTERMITTENT. AT ANY TIME THE LIGHT GOES ON AND OFF. IT IS NERVE BREAKING KNOWING THAT THE WARNING LIGHT AND THE PROBLEM CAN NOT BE FIXED BY TOYOTA. I HAVE MY TOYOTA SIENNA 2008 AND IT HAVE A VERY LOW MILES DUE TO LIGHTS SAFETY REASONS THAT CAN NOT BE SOLVED BY TOYOTA. EVERY TIME WE COMPLAIN, WE WERE ALWAYS TOLD THAT BRING THE CAR IN WHEN THE LIGHT GOES ON. THE PROBLEM IS WHEN THE LIGHT GOES ON IT WILL BE OFF WHEN WE GET TO THE DEALERSHIP. WE NOTICED WHEN THE CAR REACHED APPROXIMATELY 98,000 MILES. THE CAUSE OF THE ON AND OFF LIGHTS ARE UNKNOWN.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

July 13, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11343782
Consumer Location: BOISE, ID
VIN: 5TDZK23C38S****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING, THE TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM WARNING CAME ON WHEN THE ROADS WERE CLEAR AND DRY. ALSO, THE AUTOMATIC BRAKING STARTED GOING OFF WHEN MAKING TURNS ON CLEAR ROADS. WHENEVER WE TRAVELED THE HIGHWAY AND WERE MAKING A TURN AT GREATER THAN 35 MILES PER HOUR, THE WARNING SOUNDED AND THE BRAKES WENT OFF.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

April 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11320604
Consumer Location: ALVARADO, TX
VIN: 5TDZK23C38S****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING WITH MY AUTISTIC CHILDREN THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, THE VSC LIGHT AND THE TRAC OFF LIGHT ALL CAME ON AND THE WHEELS LOCKED UP ON THE RIGHT SIDE AND THROUGH THE VAN INTO A DITCH. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS SINCE THIS VEHICLE WAS MADE FOR FAMILIES. I AM NOW KEEPING A LOG AND I DO PLAN ON RETAINING AN ATTORNEY AS NO ONE HAS ADDRESSED THIS ISSUE AS A SAFETY HAZARD. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

January 14, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10945408
Consumer Location: FRANKLIN, WI
VIN: 5TDZK23C38S****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER SIDE SLIDING DOOR HAS SNAPPED CABLE. VAN WAS PARKED AND BUTTON WAS USED TO OPEN DOOR. HEARD POP/CRUNCH SOUND. WAS ABLE TO FORCE DOOR SHUT. DOOR IS UNABLE TO BE OPENED AND REMAINS CLOSED; EVEN WHEN POWER SLIDING DOOR OPTION IS TURNED OFF. NO DAMAGE SEEN INSIDE OR OUTSIDE OF VEHICLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 29, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10885242
Consumer Location: PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI
VIN: 5TDZK23C38S****

Summary of Complaint

THE DASHBOARD AIRBAG INDICATOR LIGHT IS FLASHING WHEN THE VAN IS TURNED ON.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 12, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10875421
Consumer Location: SPANISH FORK, UT
VIN: 5TDZK23C38S****

Summary of Complaint

TOYOTA CABLE FRAYED ON AUTOMATIC SLIDING DOOR (IT WAS FINE ONE OPEN THEN HAD A TERRIBLE SOUND THE NEXT AND WE COULD VISUALLY SEE THE FRAYED CABLE FROM THE OUTSIDE), HOWEVER THE 2008 IS NOT IN THE DESIGNATED YEARS (2004-2007) TO HAVE IT FIXED UNDER EXTENDED WARRANTY. ORIGINALLY 3 CALLS TO TOYOTA CUSTOMER SERVICE PROVIDED ME THAT IT WAS COVERED BUT I HAD TO SPEAK TO A SUPERVISOR AFTER READING THE PAPERWORK ONLINE TO EXPLAIN THAT ALTHOUGH I WAS PART OF THE EXTENDED WARRANTY FOR CABLE AND LATCH MECHANISMS, THAT THE LATCH MECHANISM IS THE ONLY PART THAT APPLIES TO THE 2008. IT'S SO CONFUSING, THE CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENTS CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT. TAKING IT TO THE DEALERSHIP TO HAVE THEM TELL THE 2008 CABLE ISN'T COVERED WOULD HAVE COST ME $110. THE REPAIR IS $1500-2000 ON A CAR ONLY WORK 8K OR SO. BEING THAT THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE IN THE PAST IS UPSETTING. AND THE FACT THAT THE WARRANTY ENHANCEMENT BULLETIN IS SO CONFUSING THEIR OWN EMPLOYEES DON'T UNDERSTAND IT IS ALSO RIDICULOUS. FROM READING ONLINE IT SEEMS OTHERS ARE STILL HAVING THIS ISSUE.

Components: WHEELS

July 14, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10780608
Consumer Location: LAKE GENEVA, WI
VIN: 5TDZK23C38S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 TOYOTA SIENNA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 5 MPH, THE SPARE TIRE ON THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE DETACHED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V273000 (TIRES); HOWEVER, THE PART WAS UNAVAILABLE TO PERFORM THE REPAIRS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REMEDY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000. UPDATED 2/4/16 *CN UPDATED 02/16/16.*JB

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 02, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10672657
Consumer Location: WAYLAND, MA
VIN: 5TDZK23C38S****

Summary of Complaint

BOTH POWER SLIDE DOORS DO NOT WORK BY PRESSING THE BUTTONS ON THE CENTRAL CONSOLE NOR ON THE SIDE OF DOORS. IT FIRST HAPPENED ON THE LEFT DOOR AND THEN HAPPENED ON THE RIGHT DOOR RECENTLY. THE SLIDE DOORS DO WORK BY PULLING THE HANDLES FROM THE OUTSIDE. THE FAILURE POST A SERIOUS SAFETY CONCERN THAT IF THE VEHICLE INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT, THE PASSENGERS IN THE 2ND AND 3RD ROWS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO LEAVE THE VEHICLE QUICKLY WITHOUT THE IMMEDIATELY HELP FROM THE OUTSIDE, ESPECIALLY FOR THE MINORS AND DISABLES. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

August 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10629495
Consumer Location: LEESBURG, FL
VIN: 5TDZK23C38S****

Summary of Complaint

DASH BOARD CRACKED OVER GLOVE BOX, THEN ANOTHER CRACK APPEARED ON THE LEFT SIDE NEAR THE SIDE WINDOW DEFROST VENT. WONDER IF IT WOULD AFFECT AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT? *TR

Components: SEAT BELTS

April 23, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10584435
Consumer Location: DECATUR, GA
VIN: 5TDZK23C38S****

Summary of Complaint

THE FRONT DRIVER'S SEAT BELT BECAME JAMMED AND COULD NOT BE RELEASED. I WAS 3 MILES AWAY FROM HOME AND, AFTER STRUGGLING FOR A WHILE, HAD TO DRIVE HOME WITHOUT WEARING A SEATBELT. WE HAD TO TAKE APART THE INTERIOR PANEL TO FIX THE SEATBELT. I HAVE GOOGLED AND APPARENTLY THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM FOR THE SIENNA. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

October 10, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10365004
Consumer Location: NEWVILLE, PA
VIN: 5TDZK23C38S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 TOYOTA SIENNA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO PARK, THE VEHICLE IT SUDDENLY ACCELERATED FORWARD. THE CONTACT APPLIED THE BRAKES ABRUPTLY AND WAS ABLE TO STOP THE VEHICLE FROM MOVING ANY FURTHER. ON A SEPARATE OCCASION WHILE DRIVING 20 MPH, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY AND CAUSED THE CONTACT TO CRASH THROUGH A FENCE, CAUSING DAMAGES TO THE VEHICLE FRONT END. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE CONTACT CALLED THE DEALER BUT NO ACTION WAS TAKEN. THE CONTACT BELIEVED THE VEHICLE WAS EXTREMELY UNSAFE TO DRIVE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 25,000.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

August 29, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10308446
Consumer Location: CHICO, CA
VIN: 5TDZK23C38S****

Summary of Complaint

PISTON SLAP ON TOYOTA 3.5 L V6 SINCE NEW. VERY LOUD WHEN COLD IN COOLER TEMPERATURES..CA ARBITRATOR AGREES WITH TOYOTA THAT THIS IS NORMAL FOR THIS ENGINE. I CANNOT SELL THIS CAR WITH THIS NOISE BUT TOYOTA DOESN'T CARE. TOYOTA HAS HAD A FEW COMPLAINTS BUT NO FAILURES YET. PISTON SLAP WEARS THE PISTON PREMATURELY AND COULD IN MY OPINION LEAD TO FAILURE. THIS IS MY 2ND COMPLAINT TO YOU PEOPLE FOR THE SAME ISSUE. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

January 10, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10303413
Consumer Location: EDMOND, OK
VIN: 5TDZK23C38S****

Summary of Complaint

TOYOTA SIENNA 2008 MODEL. HALTED TO MAKE A TURN IN A PARKING LOT, LESS THAN 5-10MPH. SUDDENLY ACCELERATED AND HIT ANOTHER VEHICLE EVENTHOUGH I WAS PRESSING HARD ON THE BRAKE PEDAL. NOT MENTIONED IN THE RECENT VEHICLE RECALL BY TOYOTA. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 08, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10279379
Consumer Location: CHICO, CA
VIN: 5TDZK23C38S****

Summary of Complaint

2008 TOYOTA SIENNA 3.5 V6 HAS HAD PISTON SLAP SINCE NEW. TOYOTA KNOWS THAT THERE IS A FLAW IN ALL OF THESE ENGINES BUT BECAUSE THERE HAVE BEEN NO FAILURES AND FEW COMPLAINTS , THEY ARE CHOOSING TO DO NOTHING ABOUT IT. I LIKE ENGINES AND I KNOW THAT WHERE THERE IS NOISE THERE IS EXCESSIVE WEAR AND POTENTIAL FUTURE FAILURE. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

November 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11440625
Consumer Location: GAP, PA
VIN: 5tdzk23c18s****

Summary of Complaint

Anti skid/slip malfunctions, Brakes are automatic applied while turning a corner. When this happen one dry road surfaces it was harder to control the car. This happen multiple times in the pass. Yes my safety and others on the road was put at risk. Yes been confirmed by independent service centers. 4.) UNKNOWN 5).No. The warning indicator light and buzzer comes on at the time the incident happens.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

September 02, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11431470
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5tdzk23c48s****

Summary of Complaint

The dashboard lights up. abs and traction control light, vsc and brake. It seems like the bushings by the rack and pinion become loose and leads to random brake failure.

Components: STEERING VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

June 12, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11420705
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: 5TDZK22CX8S****

Summary of Complaint

2008 Toyota Sienna. Driving down steep right turns, VSC light comes on, urgent beeping alarm and tires grip and grip vehicle brakes going 20-30+ mph on dry road. Very scary and dangerous, and has continues repeatedly over the past year on curvy right turns. Local mechanics don't know what is wrong with the vehicle. Many Sienna owners have similar problems listed on Carguru. https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/Discussion-c9152_ds656326 Please insist on a manufacturing recall for this vehicle. It is unsafe and could easily cause an accident. Thank you. Concerned original car owner.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

April 06, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11416627
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: 5TDZK22C78S****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKES HAVE BEEN REPLACED, AND CHECKED SEVERAL TIMES MAKE A LOUD GRINDING NOISE IN WET WEATHER WHEN BACKING UP AND SOMETIMES WHEN APPLYING PRESSURE WHILE DRIVING ALSO A 🔊 NOISE AND BRAKES SEEM TO SLIP HAVE HAD TO PULL OVER BECAUSE IT SCARES ME CAN NOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG BUT CONTINUES TO PERSIST. BOTH IN HIGHWAY DRIVING AND REGULAR STREET DRIVING

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11416628
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: 5TDZK22C78S****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN USING HEATED SEAT FEATURE DRIVERS SIDE REMAINS HEATED EVEN LONG AFTER BEING OFF. HAVE CHECKED FUSES AND STILL SAME ONLY USE SEASONAL. SOMETIMES FEELS LIKE HEAT IS ON WHEN NOT IN USE

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

April 06, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11416631
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: 5TDZK22C78S****

Summary of Complaint

CAR SPEED VARIES WHEN DOING A MODERATE SPEED EXAMPLE 40 MPH SOMETIMES FEELS LIKE ITS ENGINE SLIPS AND SPEED SLOWS CAR JUMPS FORWARD FEELS LIKE ENGINE SLIPS OR GEAR SHIFTS. ENGINE BOGS DOWN OR SOMETIMES REVS UP A LITTLE..SCARES ME SOMETIMES BUT NO CHOICE BUT TO DRIVE

Components: STEERING VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

March 23, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404919
Consumer Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
VIN: 5TDZK23C28S****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE ON AN ON-RAMP; THE VEHICLE AT ABOUT 35 MPH STARTED BLINKING THE SLIP LIGHT AND SLOWED THE VAN DOWN, ALSO CAUSING I THINK THE BRAKES TO ENGAGE WITH FORCE. HAPPENS WHILE DRIVING NORMALLY AND ON RAMPS. I HAD THE RACK AND PINION REPLACED AND STILL HAS DONE THIS.

Components: STEERING VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

October 23, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11378530
Consumer Location: FORT WORTH, TX
VIN: 5TDZK22C28S****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL WILL UNEXPECTEDLY ENGAGE IN INSTANCES WHERE IT SHOULDN'T ACTIVATE. THE MOST COMMON IS A LONG, SLIGHT CURVE ON AT FREEWAY SPEEDS ON DRY PAVEMENT. THE SECOND MOST COMMON SCENARIO IS ACCELERATING TO ENTER THE FREEWAY. WHEN VSC ENGAGES, THE VEHICLE WILL LURCH TO THE SIDE IT WAS ACTIVATED ON AND CURTAIL ANY ACCELERATION. THIS MAKES THE VEHICLE HARD TO CONTROL WHEN ON A FREEWAY CURVE AND WHEN ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE TO MERGE ONTO THE FREEWAY, CAUSING UNEXPECTED MOTION THAT IS A HAZARD TO REMAINING ON THE ROAD OR CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO BE IN AN ACCIDENT WITH OTHER VEHICLES. THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT THERE ARE MALFUNCTIONS IN ANY SYSTEM THAT WOULD CAUSE THIS TO OCCUR. NOTE: MILEAGE ON THE ODOMETER IS ~170,000 MILES.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 29, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11372319
Consumer Location: SACHSE, TX
VIN: 5TDZK23C88S****

Summary of Complaint

2008 SIENNA DASHBOARD CRACKING AND IS SHINY AND STICKY. THE SHININESS PRODUCES A GLARE ON THE WINDSHIELD AND IS A SAFETY HAZARD. THIS PROBLEM STARTED A FEW MONTHS AFTER THE 10 YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY OFFERED BY TOYOTA EXPIRED. TRIED CONTACTING TOYOTA AND REFUSED TO HELP.

Components: STEERING

October 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11363846
Consumer Location: ERIE, PA
VIN: 5TDZK22C18S****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING MY STEERING LOCKED UP. I TOOK IT TO A LOCAL GARAGE AND THEY INFORMED ME I NEED A NEW RACK AND PINION.

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11362516
Consumer Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL
VIN: 5TDZK23C68S****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION HAS BEGUN SLIDING

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

October 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11362403
Consumer Location: CARY, NC
VIN: 5TDZK22C68S****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN DRIVING NORMALLY IN DRY CONDITIONS, THE VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL ENGAGES WHEN MAKING SLOW TURNS AT ABOUT 45 TO 55 MPH. IT HAPPENS MOSTLY WHEN STEERING TO THE RIGHT BUT CAN HAPPEN WHEN TURNING LEFT. THIS RESULTS IN DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WHERE THE BRAKES UNEXPECTEDLY ENGAGE OR THE CAR DOWN SHIFTS TO A LOWER GEAR. IT HAS ALMOST CAUSED A WRECK AND HAS PLACED ME AND OTHERS IN DANGER. THE PROBLEM BEGAN ABOUT 2 TO 3 YEARS AGO AND HAS BECOME PROGRESSIVELY WORSE. OTHER OWNERS OF THIS MAKE AND MODEL HAVE REPORTED SIMILAR ISSUES WITHOUT RESOLUTION BY TOYOTA, DEALERS OR AUTO REPAIR SHOPS. I AM ONLY ABLE TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE BY REMOVING THE FUSE THAT CONTROLS THE STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEM. SEE HTTPS://WWW.CARGURUS.COM/CARS/DISCUSSION-C9152_DS656326 FOR ONE EXAMPLE OF A DISCUSSION THREAD. GIVEN THE PERVASIVENESS OF THIS PROBLEM, IT IS APPARENT THAT THIS IS A SYSTEMIC PROBLEM WITH THE ENGINEERING OR MANUFACTURING OF THIS VEHICLES AND TOYOTA SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING PROBLEM.

Components: STRUCTURE

December 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11361310
Consumer Location: SUGAR LAND, TX
VIN: 5TDZK22C98S****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE HAS 138,000 MILES AND WHEN I INQUIRED ABOUT FIXING THE SLIDING DOOR, I WAS TOLD THAT THE RECALL WAS OVER IN 2016; HOWEVER, I KNOW OF A PERSON THAT WAS ABLE TO HAVE HIS VEHICLE FIXED BY TOYOTA. IN FACT, TOYOTA REPLACE BOTH THE DOOR SLIDING COMPONENTS / LATCHES. FOR MY VEHICLE I TRIED GETTING TOYOTA TO FIX THIS LAST YEAR AND TRIED AGAIN TODAY BUT TOYOTA WILL NOT COVER THESE REPAIRS. I WANT IT DOCUMENTED THAT THIS VIN HAS NOT BEEN FIXED REGARDING THE SLIDING DOOR AND SHOULD A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE ARISE IN THE FUTURE DUE TO THESE DOORS, THIS WILL SERVER AS DOCUMENTATION. THE ISSUE BEGAN ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO WHEN THE DRIVER SIDE SLIDING DOOR WOULD NOT OPEN. THIS YEAR I HAD TO TAKE IT ON MYSELF TO TRY AND FIX THE ISSUE DUE TO TOYOTA NOT WILLING TO COVER THE COSTS. THE CABLE FOR THE SLIDING DOOR HAD FRAYED AND WHEN THE DOOR WAS MANUALLY OPENED, IT WOULD ONLY OPEN SOME BUT NOT FULLY. THE ROLLER LATCH FOR THIS DOOR ALSO APPEARS TO BE BENT AND NOW THE DOOR IS CLOSE TO HITTING THE SIDE PANEL WHEN OPENED; I HAD TO REMOVE THE CABLE COMPONENTS MYSELF TO ALLOW THE DOOR TO OPEN. I BELIEVE THE ESTIMATED REPAIR COSTS FOR HAVING BOTH DOORS MECHANISMS REPLACED IS $4,000 AND I CANNOT AFFORD THAT COSTS. IN 2016 I DO NOT RECOLLECT BEING INFORMED BY TOYOTA REGARDING THE SLIDING DOOR ISSUES AND NOW MY VEHICLE CANNOT BE REPAIRED FOR THAT SERVICE PROGRAM HAS EXPIRED.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

August 12, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11349659
Consumer Location: EAST STROUDSBURG, PA
VIN: 5TDBK22C98S****

Summary of Complaint

MY VSC AND SLIP DASHBOARD INDICATORS GO ON WHILE I DRIVE ON DRY ROAD AT SPEEDS BETWEEN 40-50 MPH. THE CAR THEN GIVES ME KICK BACK ON STEERING AND BRAKING, ALMOST AS IT LOSING CONTROL OF MY VEHICLE. IT THEN GOES AWAY RANDOMLY. IT IS DIFFICULT TO REPLICATE THE SITUATION BUT IT TENDS TO OCCUR ON SPEEDS ABOVE 35MPH AND ON A CURVED ROAD STEERING.THIS HAS OCCURED WHILE ON THE HIGHWAY AND ON REGULAR ROADS.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

July 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11339611
Consumer Location: KINGSTON SPRINGS, TN
VIN: 5TDZK22C68S****

Summary of Complaint

ON INCLINES, THE VSC LIGHT WOULD COME ON, CLICKING NOISE NEAR THE STEERING COLUMN. THE CAR WOULD LOSE POWER. I HAVE MECHANICS CHECKED OUT. CV JOINT AND BALL BEARING REPLACED. PROBLEM PERSISTS.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 13, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11331498
Consumer Location: LANCASTER, CA
VIN: 5TDZK22C58S****

Summary of Complaint

LIFT-GATE FRAME CRACKING AROUND LEFT HINGE. SAFETY HAZARD AS THE LIFT-GATE COULD BECOME UNSECURED WHILE DRIVING, OR DURING OPERATION, RESULTING IN INJURY OR CRASH. *TR

Components: STEERING ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

June 08, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11330408
Consumer Location: GRESHAM, OR
VIN: 5TDZK23C98S****

Summary of Complaint

ABOUT A FIVE YEARS AGO THE SLIP INDICATOR LIGHT (CAR WITH SWERVY LINES) STARTED COMING ON INTERMITTENTLY WHILE TURNING ON HIGHWAYS ETC. (BUT NOT WHEN ANY RISK OF TIRES SLIPPING). I BROUGHT IT TO TOYOTA THREE DIFFERENT TIMES OVER THE YEARS AND TOYOTA ALWAYS STATES THEY CAN NOT DUPLICATE ISSUE AND STATES THEY CAN?T FIX IT BUT MAYBE DRIVE SLOWER (REALLY IT HAS NOTHING TO WITH MY SPEED AFTER YEARS OF DEALING WITH THIS ITS BEEN SOMETHING WE JUST DEAL WITH). THE VSC LIGHT ALSO COMES ON AND ALARM SOMETIMES SOUNDS WHILE DRIVING. TWO MORE TRIPS TO TOYOTA AND SEVERAL VISITS TO DIFFERENT MECHANICS AND NOBODY CAN FIND OUT THE PROBLEM. IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS THE ABS SYSTEM IS ALSO BEING ACTIVATED WITHOUT ME APPLYING THE BRAKES. IT DOES IT WITHOUT WARNING. ALL OF THESE ISSUES CAN BE ON A CURVE AT DIFFERENT SPEEDS OR ON A SLIGHT OR MEDIUM TURNS (NOT REAL SHARP TURNS), GOING UPHILL OR DOWNHILL AND LEFT OR RIGHT. OUR VAN HAS ABOUT 150,000 MILES ON IT NOW ON 2020 BUT WHEN THE PROBLEM FIRST STARTED IT ONLY HAD AROUND 110,000 MILES ON IT. WE HAVE CHANGED BRAKES, TIRES, ROTORS, BRUSHING ON ADVICE FROM DIFFERENT MECHANICS TO TRY TO FIX THE ISSUE. NOTHING WORKS. TOYOTA CANNOT FIGURE IT OUT. IT'S BECOMING MORE DANGEROUS BECAUSE NOW THE ABS IS BEING ACTIVATED WITH THIS PROBLEM. I CAN'T TELL IF MY BRAKE LIGHTS COME ON SO THAT DRIVERS BEHIND ME CAN TELL THAT I?M SLOWING DOWN VERY QUICKLY. THIS JERKS THOSE IN THE CAR AND I?M AFRAID WE MAY LOSE CONTROL. I HAVE READ ON DIFFERENT WEB SITES THAT THIS IS COMMON WITH A TOYOTA AND IT'S JUST NOT MY VAN. IF I HAD THE MONEY I WOULD BUY A DIFFERENT VEHICLE BUT BEING ON A FIXED INCOME I DON'T HAVE THE LUXURY TO DO SO. HOW CAN A CAR COMPANY HAVE SO MANY COMPLAINTS FROM CONSUMERS ABOUT THIS COMMON PROBLEM BUT STILL CAN'T TELL US HOW TO FIX IT? IT'S TOYOTAS DESIGN THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO TELL THE CONSUMER WHAT IS CAUSING THIS ISSUE AND HOW TO FIX IT. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

June 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11330108
Consumer Location: CINCINNATI, OH
VIN: 5TDZK22C18S****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE WOULD ENGAGE BRAKES BY ITSELF AND VSC AND TRACTION CONTROL LIGHTS WOULD START FLASHING AND BEEPING WHEN GOING AROUND CURVES OR HITTING BUMPS IN THE ROAD. THIS WAS FRIGHTENING, AND CAUSED ME TO NOT IN GOOD CONSCIENCE SELL THE VEHICLE OUTRIGHT TO ANOTHER PERSON, SO I LOST THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS BY TRADING IT IN. THIS HAPPENED INTERMITTENTLY FOR OVER A YEAR. ESTIMATED FINANCIAL LOSS $4000.00. *TR

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

June 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11327895
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: 5TDZK23C48S****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY AT APPROXIMATELY 70MPH ON DRY ASPHALT ON A SUNNY DAY WHEN THE STABILITY CONTROL WARNING LIGHT CAME ON ALONG WITH RAPID BEEPING. WHAT WAS THE MOST CONCERNING WAS THAT THE BREAKS ACTIVATED TWICE CAUSING ME TO HAVE A NEAR PANIC ATTACK AND I DIDN'T THINK I HAD CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. AFTER A FEW SECONDS, THE BEEPING STOPPED AND I HAD FULL CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AGAIN. THERE WAS NO APPARENT CAUSE FOR THESE SAFETY FEATURES TO HAVE BEEN ENGAGED AND NO LONGER FEEL SAFE DRIVING THIS VEHICLE. THIS IS NOT THE ONLY TIME IT HAS HAPPENED BUT IT WAS THE SCARIEST. THE OTHER TIMES HAVE BEEN AT SLOWER SPEEDS AND THE BRAKES DON'T ALWAYS ENGAGE. I HAVE READ NUMEROUS POSTS ONLINE DESCRIBING THE SAME ISSUE WITH OTHER SIENNAS AND IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE TOYOTA WANTS TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT THIS EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS ISSUE. *TR

Components: TIRES

May 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11325392
Consumer Location: BRIDGEPORT, CT
VIN: 5TDZK23C28S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 TOYOTA SIENNA EQUIPPED WITH BF GOODRICH TIRE, TIRE LINE: ALL TERRAIN K02, TIRE SIZE: 215/65/R16, DOT NUMBER: BFAEAT11. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 55 MPH, THE PASSENGER'S SIDE FRONT TIRE EXPERIENCED A BLOWOUT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO BE INSPECTED OR REPAIRED. NEITHER THE TIRE MANUFACTURER NOR THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER WERE CONTACTED OR NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 134,920; TIRE MILEAGE FAILURE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

May 31, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11324089
Consumer Location: MALIBU, CA
VIN: 5TDZK23CX8S****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN WE GO ON CURVY ROADS, A CLICKING STARTS. IT SOUNDS AS IF IT IS COMING FROM UNDER THE DASH NEAR THE STEERING. ONCE THAT STARTS UP THE TRACTION CONTROL MALFUNCTIONS. THE WARNING ALARM COMES ON AND THE BRAKES ENGAGE ON THEIR OWN. IT DOESN'T SEEM TO MATTER HOW FAST OR SLOW WE TAKE THE CURVE. THIS STARTED ABOUT A YEAR AGO AND CONTINUES TO GET WORSE. I'VE TAKEN IT TO THE MECHANIC BUT HE CAN'T REPLICATE THE PROBLEM BECAUSE THE ROAD ARE MOSTLY STRAIGHT THERE AND THEY COULDN'T PHYSICALLY SEE ANYTHING WRONG. FOR WHAT ITS WORTH, THE PROBLEM HAPPENS WHEN THE ROADS ARE DRY OR WET. THE TIRES ARE GOOD AND SO IS THE PRESSURE. THIS SEEMS TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM IN THIS MODEL OF CAR AND ESPECIALLY THIS PARTICULAR YEAR. FOR EXAMPLES: HTTPS://WWW.SIENNACHAT.COM/THREADS/TRACTION-CONTROL-MALFUNCTIONING.44474/ *TR

Components: STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER VISIBILITY/WIPER

July 09, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 11301825
Consumer Location: ATHENS, AL
VIN: 5TDZK23C18S****

Summary of Complaint

INSIDE DASHBOARD IS VERY STICKY AND ALWAYS SHOWS A GLARE ONTO THE WINDSHIELD WHILE DRIVING (SAFETY ISSUE); THE DASHBOARD DURING THE SUMMER TIME IS VERY MALLEABLE, IF YOU GENTLY PRESS ON IT, IT MOVES AS IF IT WAS MELTING SLOWLY. THIS HAS BEEN LIKE THIS FOR A FEW YEARS, WHEN I CONTACTED TOYOTA THEY SAID THERE WAS A REPLCEMENT PROGRAM FOR THIS IN WHICH OWNERS WERE NOTIFIED IN 2015 AND EXPIRED ON 2018, I EXPLAINED WE NEVER RECEIVED THIS NOTICE AS WE ARE AT THE SAME ADDRESS SINCE 2000 AND ARE THE ORIGINAL NEW OWNERS OF THE VAN, THEY DID NOT AGREE TO REPLACE AS THE PROGRAM HAD EXPIRED. I EXPLAINED THE SAFETY RISK NOT TO MENTION ITS A KNOW ISSUE, THEY SAID YOU DIDN'T RESPOND IN TIME SO THEY WILL NOT PAY TO HAVE IT REPLACED. THE SUPERVISOR WAS RUDE AND SAID THE SAME THING.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

December 03, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11292449
Consumer Location: STAMFORD, CT
VIN: 5TDZK23C98S****

Summary of Complaint

CAR ENGENDERS SELF BRAKING AND CUTTING POWER OFF

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 30, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11283164
Consumer Location: TAMPA, FL
VIN: 5TDZK23C98S****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY ON A SLIGHT CURVE ON DRY PAVEMENT THE SLIP INDICATOR LIGHT WOULD COME ON AND THE ALARM SOUND EVENTUALLY CAUSING THE BRAKES TO ENGAGE AND THE CAR TO JERK ON ITS OWN WITHOUT WARNING. THIS HAPPENS SO OFTEN THAT IT'S DANGEROUS TO DRIVE THE VAN WITH MY FAMILY.

Components: STEERING ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

April 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11279479
Consumer Location: BOONES MILL, VA
VIN: 5TDZK23C78S****

Summary of Complaint

THE TRACTION CONTROL, STABILITY, AND ABS ENGAGE IN TURNS (STEERING INPUT) RANGING FROM SPEEDS OF 25-55 MPH. IT HAPPENS ON FLAT SURFACES, INCLINES AND DECLINES. THE TURN RANGE FROM SHARP TURNS TO SLIGHT TURNS THAT THERE IS NO REDUCTION OF SPEED TO NAVIGATE THE TURN. WHEN IT OCCURS THE VEHICLE RAPIDLY DECELERATES AND PULLS TO THE RIGHT. WHEN TRYING TO ACCELERATE IN A TURN THE VEHICLE WILL NOT ACCELERATE UNTIL THERE IS NO STEERING INPUT. DEALERS AND MECHANICS CAN NOT DETERMINE THE CAUSE. IT HAS BEEN OCCURRING DAILY FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS. THIS HAS CAUSED MANY NEAR CRASHES.

Components: STEERING ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

October 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11271212
Consumer Location: BLOOMFIELD, NM
VIN: 5TDZK23C68S****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ON A SLOPE, INCLINE OR DECLINE, MY TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT ( CAR WITH SQUIGGLES BEHIND IT) COMES ON, A LOUD 'BEEP BEEP BEEP' SOUNDS, AND MY CAR BRAKES ON ITS OWN. ALWAYS HAPPENS WHILE IN MOTION. HIGHWAY DRIVING. 90 PERCENT OF THE TIME WHILE ON AN INCLINE OR DECLINE. IT SCARES THE HECK OUT OF YOU CAUSING AN UNSAFE CONDITION. ADDITIONALLY, WHEN THE BRAKES APPLY, IT PULLS YOU OUT OF YOUR LANE. THE FIRST OCCURRENCE WAS 3 WEEKS AGO. HAS HAPPENED MULTIPLE TIMES SINCE. IT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE INTERMITTENT ANYMORE. YOU CAN COUNT ON IT HAPPENING WHEN YOUR ON A SLOPE.

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