Squeeky Brakes When Backing

toyota
sienna

#1

My daughter has a 2008 Totyota Sienna she bought used and just loves it with one exception. Everytime it is backed up the brakes squeal!!! Only during backing does this occur. I’m not a mechanic no do much of that type thing. I find no other problem with driving the van and the brakes work fine. My concern is; is she doing any damage not getting the brakes fixed or is this just a nuisance and can be ignored. My concern is for her and her families safety.


#2

You might have someone inspect the brakes for worn brake pads.

Toyota’s have wear indicators on the brake pads. And what these do is make a squealing noise when the brake pads become worn. Sometimes they squeal when backing up, when going forward, or not at all.

I just replaced the brake pads and rotors on a 04 Avalon. In this case the wear indicators made no noise. So they wore one of the brake pads right down to the backing plate onto the rotor, destroying the rotor.

Tester