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Loud engine vibration felt on steering wheel (3.5-liter 2GR-FE V6)
I bought a 2009 Toyota Sienna LE with 9050 miles and i am starting to notice this: When the car is stopped (for example at a red light, gear in D position) i feel a uncommon vibration on the steering wheel that even the passenger can feel, i feel vibration on the steering wheel and when i drive every time it hits 1300 rpm the engine makes a humming noise
This vibration is really annoying and not normal for a new car like this, specially a Sienna. In all the cars that i've had, none got this issue.
- At cold start in the morning (30 F) this issue is more evident but when engine is warm it diminishes slightly.
- This "vibration" is heard the most when i am on reverse and the car has to go very slowly over a bump (to get in my garage).
I go very slowly on the gas pedal and while the car is going over the bump (in those 2 seconds) the vibration is crazy! If i just give the car enough gas to keep it half way of the bump, you feel your butt vibrate!
What can be doing this? I am really desperate...
Thanks for your time
PS: Car is under warranty and of course 3 of the dealers in my town told me it was "normal". Just the "Toyota way"
Don't forget that this engine is the 3.5-liter 2GR-FE V6, the same used in the Lexus RX350!
I've test driven another Sienna 2009 with 35K miles and it doesn't vibrate like this at all! Yes the engine was loud but it didn't make the steering wheel vibrate!