Steering Rack And Pinion Problems of Toyota Sienna
Toyota Sienna owners have reported 14 problems related to steering rack and pinion (under the steering category).
#1 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2005 Toyota Sienna
The car involved is a 2005 Toyota Sienna. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 5TDBA23C45_. Rack and pinion had to be replaced because of leakage. This steering rack and pinion issue occurred Jul. 17, 2013.
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#2 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2007 Toyota Sienna
The vehicle having this issue was a 2007 Toyota Sienna. The VIN of the problem Sienna is 5TDZA23CX5_. Rack and pinion bellows on the passenger side torn due to coming into contact with the adjacent fuel/vapor line; (observed while changing the tire. ). Bellows rubs against the fuel/vapor line when vehicle turns left. Vehicle serviced regularly by the delivering dealer; defect not reported to me. This issue happened on Saturday, October 6, 2012.
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#3 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2005 Toyota Sienna
The vehicle is a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The VIN of this Sienna is 5TDZA23C05_. First of all, this vehicle has had all routine maintenance performed on a timely basis, and is in very good condition. Car was taken in for routine oil change, and to have a review of a noise coming from the right, driver's side. Was told rack and pinion steering was leaking, and needs to be replaced for a cost of $1200. It was 09/27/12 when this steering rack and pinion issue happened.
#4 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2008 Toyota Sienna
The owner has a 2008 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the steering was defective. The tires were protruding in different angles inward and outward. The abs system would engage independently, the air conditioner was leaking inside the vehicle and the driver's side seat belt would not work because the seat was actually designed for the passenger side, but was installed to the driver's seat . The contact also stated that the rack and pinion was leaking grease. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileage was 2,000. This steering rack and pinion issue occurred August 16, 2010.
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#5 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2005 Toyota Sienna
The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The VIN of this vehicle is 5TDZA22C05_. Power steering appears to be failing, steering is getting stiffer. Has been going on for almost 2 weeks and appears to be getting worse. Had it checked out at Toyota dealership yesterday and they can't pinpoint it at this point but believe that it is either the power steering pump or the entire rack and pinion mechanism. Minimum of $1,000. 00 to fix. It was Tue., Feb. 23, 2010 when this steering rack and pinion issue happened.
#6 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2005 Toyota Sienna
Toyota Sienna 2005 was taken into dealership for regular maintenance service which included a check of the brakes. Was told rear brakes needed to be replaced and that was performed. Was told by dealer that front brakes were fine. 1 month later having problems with brakes still. Took it to private mechanic and was told that master brake cylinder needed to be replaced. I would think this problems would have been detected when it was at the dealership. I am lucky that my brakes did not fail and cause an accident. Other issues with this 2005 Toyota Sienna include having to replace the a/c compressor twice, rack and pinion replaced, and now the rear struts on the tailgate have failed. This vehicle is a serious safety risk. It was Sunday, August 15, 2010 when this steering rack and pinion issue happened.
#7 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Toyota Sienna. The VIN of this Sienna is 5TDZA23CX4_. While making a sharp left turn, I can hear clunk, clunk from the steering column. Dealer says the steering column (rack-pinion) joint is bad, need replacement, not under warranty, will cost 500 to 600 $, not an immediate safety threat , can wait until the noise gets too bad. I am not happy that such things break down at 45,000 miles. This problem occurred on Fri., Feb. 1, 2008.
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#8 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna
The VIN of the problem Sienna is 5TDZA23C24_. The reporting person owns a 2004 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the steering rack alternated between manual and power. The failure occurred twice and seemed to occur only in winter months. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and the steering rack from the firewall to the tie rod ends were replaced at the owners expense. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that the problem was not covered under warranty. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000. The current mileage was approximately 81,500. This problem occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009.
#9 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2002 Toyota Sienna
The car involved was a 2002 Toyota Sienna. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 4T3ZF13C12_. The consumer stated that the power steering rack was defective.
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#10 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1999 Toyota Sienna
The car involved is a 1999 Toyota Sienna. VIN of the vehicle was 4T3ZF19C3X_. When making a left turn vehicle continues to turn left unless manually turning steering back to right, and clicking is heard. This problem occurred on December 25, 1998.
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#11 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1999 Toyota Sienna
The vehicle involved was a 1999 Toyota Sienna. The VIN of the car is 4T3ZF19C7X_. When turning the steering wheel to the left, the steering wheel does not return smoothly. The dealer is replacing the rack and pinion because of the problem. Dealer required one month to fix properly. This issue happened on Tue., Jul. 20, 1999.
#12 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1999 Toyota Sienna
The vehicle is a 1999 Toyota Sienna. The van has a problem with sticky return-to-center after 90 degree left turn. Tends to happen if speed is above 20 miles per hour during turn. Require jerking or swerving to return to center after a left turn. My wife thought I was swerving since the car was swaying but I was just trying to prevent us from making a full circle to the left. The sticking problem happens irrespective of road condition. I have reported it to the dealer, who checked the fluid but did not pursue the problem.
#13 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1999 Toyota Sienna
The vehicle is a 1999 Toyota Sienna. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Toyota Sienna is 4J3GF19C0X_. Rack and pinion failure caused excessive tire wear and vehicle pulling. This steering rack and pinion problem happened on January 7, 2000.
#14 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1998 Toyota Sienna
The car involved is a 1998 Toyota Sienna. The VIN of this Sienna is 4T3ZF13CXW_. Vehicle when turning left such as at an intersection will continue to turn unless the steering wheel is manually returned to the straight ahead position. In other words if you are not paying attention the vehicle will continue to turn and would turn in a circle. This occurs sporadically. When taken to the dealer their repsonse is that Toyota is aware of the problem and that it usually occurs when turning to the right. They are working in the problem. Our feeling is that this is a safety issue and it seems to be getting worse in catching in the left turn mode. Toyota says there is no safety issue. They have been working on this problem for several months or so they say.
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Other Steering related problems of Toyota Sienna:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Steering Wheel problems||16|
|Steering Column problems||16|
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||14|
|Power Steering Fluid problems||12|
|Steering Failed problems||8|
|Hydraulic Power Assist Steering System problems||7|
|Steering Tie Rod Assembly problems||6|
|Steering Is Tight problems||5|
|Steering Noise problems||4|
|Steering Pinion Shaft problems||4|
|Steering Linkages problems||4|
|Steering Wheel Vibrate problems||3|
|Power Steering Failed problems||3|
|Power Steering Hose, Piping, And Connections problems||2|
|Power Steering Pump problems||2|