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Accelerator Pedal Problems of Toyota Sienna



Toyota Sienna owners have reported 12 problems related to accelerator pedal (under the vehicle speed control category).

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2005 Toyota Sienna 1
Failure Date: 04/01/2010

Will someone please call me ASAP. My Toyota Sienna suddenly accelerated last week in des moines, IA. Toyota is saying that Siennas are not under recall. I was traveling with my husband and two children. The brakes could not stop the vehicle, nor did shifting it into neutral, park, or reverse. The only thing that worked was pulling the key from the ignition at about 75 miles per hour. The Toyota Sienna is a time bomb. The sudden acceleration of my Sienna has happened at least two other times. Toyota is claiming that the floor mats caused it but my husband and I checked the floor mats, they were not the problem. Toyota wants us to come get the van but it's not safe. From NHTSA web site. Updated 05/24/10 updated 03/09/11.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna 2
Failure Date: 03/10/2010

2004 Toyota Sienna steering problem the consumer stated the dealer fixed the steering problem. However, the consumer had to return the vehicle because the problem resurfaced. The steering was never the same. There were times when the steering would become stiff, but the problem would go away once the vehicle warmed up. The consumer also stated the clip that holds the floor mat in place comes off easily.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2005 Toyota Sienna 3
Failure Date: 06/30/2005

Contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The vehicle has severe hesitation, almost impossible to drive the vehicle on a wet road or on a snowy road. Gas pedal and transmission do not seem to connect. No crashes. No police reports. No fires. The vehicle has been to Toyota dealer 5 times; the mechanic came back and said they found nothing wrong with vehicle. (11/08/05) the transmission would down shift very harsh on turns and on hills. The service dealer placed an upgraded computer in the vehicle but the problem worsened.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2005 Toyota Sienna 4
Failure Date: 05/16/2005

Owner of 2005 Toyota Sienna le minivan purchased in December 2004. 1. Noticed that this problem started to occur over the last two months and the occurrence has increased in frequency. 2. Description of problem: when depressing the accelerator pedal to accelerate from a stop, the throttle will occasionally fail to respond to the initial pressure being applied to the pedal. Continuing to depress, or applying additional pressure to, the accelerator pedal will eventually cause the throttle on the engine to engage and this results in an unanticipated surge in engine output and acceleration. My concern is that this unanticipated engine surge and acceleration could lead to and/or cause a traffic accident. 3. Brought this problem/issue to the attention of the service department at lombard Toyota (lombard, illinois). Spoke with two different service writers at lombard Toyota and they both mentioned that this was a known issue by both Toyota and the dealership. Lombard Toyota mentioned that they are currently unable to do anything to correct this problem/issue at this time.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2002 Toyota Sienna 5
Failure Date: 02/24/2005

While pulling into a parking space vehicle accelerated. As a result, vehicle jumped the curb and crashed into a store window. No injuries reported.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2000 Toyota Sienna 6
Failure Date: 02/19/2005

The vehicle accelerated while driving in the neighborhood. The brake was on, and the vehicle went to 40 mph. Consumer was able to stop by shifting into park, applying the emergency brake, and turning the key off.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna 7
Failure Date: 08/20/2004

On two separate occasions vehicle hesitated when applying the accelerator pedal from a stop position. Vehicle taken to the dealer on two separate occasions, and they were unable to duplicate the problem.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna 8
Failure Date: 08/12/2004

Accelerator fails to respond for 1-2 seconds in an emergency acceleration situation. When entering a road from a stop sign, I hesitated thinking there was no room. A vehicle let me in. When I hit the accelerator to make it safely, the vehicle failed to respond for 1-2 seconds. The car letting me slowed down to let me in, but not enough to allow for this delay and he nearly rear-ended me. It was scary to not have the car respond. I have seen many other complaints filed about this and the dealer response always seems to be that this is how the electronic throttle control performs. I believe this needs to be recalled so that Toyota can make this electronic device respond immediately as opposed to taking 1-2 seconds.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna 9
Failure Date: 01/28/2004

Distances between the gas and brake pedals were designed poorly. The pedal pad was 2x4 inches. When transferring feet from one pedal to another consumer's foot would get stuck between the pedals.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2000 Toyota Sienna 10
Failure Date: 08/12/2001

While traveling at 50 mph and when depressing acclerator vehicle would not gain speed or shift into reverse. Dealer was contacted. Please provide further information.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2000 Toyota Sienna 11
Failure Date: 10/27/2000

On the morning of oct. 27, my wife drove the car to mid town, manhatton. She drove the car from a car park at 43 street. Suddenly she heard a slight sound and the car lost gear and slided to the middle of the street and dead off. She pressed the gas pedal, no reaction. She used bra and steering suddenly stopped working. That is a busy street, a car almost hit her. She put the car back to parking and restarted the car and drove away. She thought that happened because she forgot to start. ( she forgot she drove 10 feet from the car park). That was a busy day, she forgot telling me. On the afternoon of the same day. I drove the car to boston to see an customer. On the way back, I found there was a strange sound whenever I pressed the gas pedal it sounds like an old shabby car driven over 10 years. I stopped on the shouder and checked the tires and I could not found anything. I drove back to the high way I-91 south again, suddenly, I heard and strange sound, the car lost gear again, it became slowly and slowly. I pressed the gas peddle hardly and that was no use. I pressed the emmergency lights and change to the slow lane. A truck behind me reached me fast. My car forced his truck passed me over the shoulder because there happened to be a car in the middle lane. I was shocked to death. Without the truck driver's alert and skillful changing lane, I would definately a dead man. I stopped on the shoulder and tried all dears, none of them was working. I restarted the engineand no use. I called the aaa tow truck and I was towed back to fort lee new jersey at 2:30 in the morning. Before this incidence, the left rear strut was leaking, they changed the left rear shock and we did a tune up and rotate and balance 10/01/2000. Both me and my wife risked our lives for Toyota's deffects cars. I would not want to risk my family lives to this car again. I strongly require Toyota recalls this car. I would rather buy an american car. If they do not allow us to return, change a new car.

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 1998 Toyota Sienna 12
Failure Date: 07/09/1998

Vehicle lost complete control between 20-60 mph when driver released foot from the gas pedal. He felt the car rapidly slowing down, dealer has repaired the vehicle four times, and the same incident occurred again. The dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

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