2011 Toyota Sienna Q&A
2011 Toyota Sienna Question: The power steering (EPS) in our 2011 Toyota Sienna is dead.
The power steering in our 2011 Toyota Sienna is dead. It uses Electronic Power Steering (EPS) - new in the 2011 model. 49k Miles. The dealer says they have to replace the complete steering column at a cost of $2100. The code they gave me is C1524. I was wondering if anyone had come across this problem and if their solution seems like the right one. I cant believe I already have to have this kind of repair expense in this car. - earle_a
That type of steering is used on other makes. I have had to replace a few mostly on GM vehicles. I suspect it is a simular if not same manufacture. Seems a little early in age on that failure. I checked to see if there were any recalls the best I could without VIN #. I see no recalls or TSBs that would indicate alot of failures. Might ask dealer if the factory will do a customer satifaction adjustment to help with cost. - milesauto
should be under warranty at dealer - globalhelper
C1524 does show as a steering failure and since all the parts are in the column including the steering computer ,it would safe to say that it has failed and can only be replaced as a unit. Make sure you have a good voltage source (I.E. Battery). - castroe
I have been hearing a small clunking noise as I turn the vehicle back from a bigger turn. I have 47500 on the Sienna and the dealership tells me I need a new steering shaft!!! I have had other vehicles for 12 yrs and have never had this problem. The dealership said all I have is Gap insurance but I thought I was covered up to 60,000 miles! - toytotatroubles