The motor for the Electronic Power Steering makes a "whining" noise.

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Asked by Jul 27, 2015 at 08:12 PM about the 2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 7-Passenger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The motor for the Electronic Power Steering makes a "whining" noise every time I turn
the steering wheel. Is this normal? There is no loss of power or function. It is a very low
grade sound and seems to have gotten slightly louder over the last year. I have 65K
miles on it with no major problems.

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Is fluid levels OK?

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It has an electric power steering system with no hydraulics so there is no power steering fluid reservoir.

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I beleive ir gas electric steering, may be going, have it checked out..

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OK.I would guess that the motor is getting bad?

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It does sound like to me as well...

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Is this a common problem for these new electronic power steering systems? The car is only 5 years old. Could this be normal electric motor noise? I have read that the entire steering column will need to be replaced for the Sienna.

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Just had my steering rack replaced. 2006 Sienna with 174,000 miles. Good to go now for another 150,000+

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