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Toyota Sienna repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (12%)

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Toyota Sienna electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (35%)

< $100 (24%)

Chart based on 249 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

7000 mi Bluetooth connectivity 
10000 mi Speedometer is not accurate. Dealer said that it is intentionally done but didn't know why. 
Air Conditioner was blowing hot air. The diagnosis was the factory forgot to charge the AC system. It was charged and dye was added. So far, so good 
11000 mi Cruise control stalk lighting flickers when illuminated. The dealer said the cruise control stalk needed to be replaced. Right after replacement, I noticed the light flickering again. The new stalk did not fix the problem. 

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2014 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

6000 mi Power liftgate not stopping when person in the way on close. Able to show service writer, mechanic said no code, reported to Toyota. 
16000 mi Passenger power sliding door makes a loud popping noise when opening periodically. No codes found, unable to reproduce on this trip, and told no open TSB related to problem. 

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2013 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

54560 mi

C $1377
Side door rear latch would not lock close. Than the latch on the front of the same side door would not open. 

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2013 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

5000 mi TPMS light on 
14300 mi Turn signal unit went bad and was making a high pitched noise when activated. Replaced and now it's fine. 

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2012 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

9300 mi Driver side electronic sliding door not working after a arctic storm. 
7000 mi

US $3
Power sliding door was broken. Dealer found blown fuse. 
38000 mi CD player stopped working 
8000 mi dead battery 
6000 mi Auto-dimming rear-view mirror does not auto dim. Dealer said EZPass reader, which is on windshield, obstructed mirror, whose sensor is on the mirror side. 

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2012 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

187-horsepower 2.7L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

32000 mi Window motor on rear passenger window was dead. Noted by body shop during check after repairing front passenger door. It was scarped against a pillar in a parking garage. Toyota said motor was dead and replaced under warranty. 

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2011 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

47700 mi

C $450
Fan motor very noisy at all speeds. Fan was replaced 
39000 mi Tire pressure system controller was faulty. At first they replaced a single sensor in a wheel. 2nd trip back they replaced entire main unit. 
39000 mi Electric switch above rear view mirror that controls both sliding rear doors worked intermittently. Dealer replaced entire unit. Now works without issue. 
8000 mi Power door repair, was making a loud noise. 
13000 mi Sliding Doors make popping noise when opening. Dealer lubed door. Noise back the same day, lubing had nothing to do with it. Sliding doors make popping noise when opening. Dealer ordered new motors. Sliding doors make popping noise when opening. Replaced door motors. 
35800 mi

C $750
accessory electrical plugs not working 
74000 mi Center screen would go blank or all white. Total replacement under ext warranty. 
26000 mi Couldn't open the passenger side sliding (power) door from the overhead console switch. 
55800 mi

C $350
windshield washer pump sensor or float wasnt working. replaced reservoir. 
40000 mi

US $1500
Automatic door motors. Doors are slow to operate. but functional. 
60000 mi

US $75
Security system going off when car was sitting parked (when it shouldnt) Found faulty hood latch switch. Hood latch and switch replaced. Now no more false alarms. All is A-ok. 
45000 mi Passenger side seat cannot move. Passenger side safety belt sensor malfunction. Drive side seat move but not continuously. 
6000 mi Bluetooth connection stopped working 
92000 mi

US $79
3rd battery in 18 months. 
16740 mi Overhead console button to open power doors. Button failed to work. Replaced as warranty. 
18380 mi Replacement overhead console buttons did not work. Needed to replace again 
39460 mi Passenger fan motor making loud noises and not blowing at full speed. Fan was replaced under warranty, which corrected the issue. 
20700 mi passenger rear auto door not working 
51300 mi

US $450
Rear lock alarmed constantly. 
25000 mi Satellite radio inoperative. Blue tooth connection inoperative. Dealer has ordered new satellite antenna. 
27000 mi Blue tooth would not connect to cell phone. After a new satellite connnector on the roof was installed the problem persisted until everything was erased and started over for synching. Sat radio and blue tooth work fine. Side door still pops. 
31000 mi Sliding door motor replaced drivers side 

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2011 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

36300 mi The vehicle has a 21+gal fuel tank. When showing empty,would only take 14-15 gals. Dealer replaced fuel sender, gauge assembly. No change. Vehicle continues to take only 14+ gals after driving past zero "miles to empty". 
11300 mi sliding door jams on occasion 
6000 mi The power doors occasionally became stuck and needs to be closed again to open. 
20000 mi Driver's side power door functioned intermittently when using outside handle. Service writer immediately said he'd replace motor since lubing the door track didn't solve problem long term. Gave me a loaner, car fixed the next morning. 
50000 mi Overhead console power door switch failed for driver's side sliding door. Part replaced under the extended warranty I purchased. 
56000 mi Passenger side electric sliding door operating intermittently. Replaced door drive motor under extended warranty. 
92000 mi Dog getting stuck in closing power doors. Doors would not reverse. Dealer checked doors, and could not repeat problem. 
42000 mi

US $762
replaced control module for opening slider doors and rear door. 
54300 mi buttons for automatic doors, tailgate and sunroof was unreliable. 

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2011 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

187-horsepower 2.7L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

32000 mi Battery would not hold a charge. Roadside assistance jumped started the vehicle and then dealer replaced the battery under warranty. 
46000 mi

US $25
Replaced headlights. One failed and about week later the other failed. I drive with them on because my model doesn't have automatic headlights, so I do expect them to wear out more quickly than normal. 
46000 mi

US $5
Changed bulb in rear tail-light. Difficult to get to -- had to partially remove plastic panel to get to the back of the fixture. Luckily no pieces broke off and it snapped back into place easily. 

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2011 Toyota Sienna 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

109700 mi

US $105
It's been hot and the A/C was having trouble getting sufficiently cold, but it was still cooling. I had the system recharged and a dye and some oil added to check for future leaks. 
125700 mi

US $87
Floor heating was checked, and they thought it was fine, but I still do not find the blower effective or even blowing. The blower works for the mid area and the defrost. 

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2010 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

29000 mi The SRS (airbags) occupant weight sensor wire-harness clip was loose under front passenger seat. Toyota dealer fixed it by re-securing harness clip! Very minor repair. About 90 min in/out of dealer! 

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2009 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

18000 mi

US $900
Air condenser damaged by object hitting it through lower grill. Apparently 'not uncommon' per Toyota dealer. Pleased with service but disappointed a little rock can take out A/C of new van. Poor design. 
9300 mi Car battery replaced , reason dead cell 
20140 mi Heater blower noisy ( intermittent ) 
10540 mi TPMS system required recalibration. The TPMS warning light was constantly on even though the tire pressure was fine. 
52000 mi

US $150
Battery dead. It took 2 trips to the dealer and I had to leave the car over a weekend before they figured out it was just the battery! 
71000 mi

US $130
Door sensor does not work reliably and closed on child's arm. Trip to dealer but no fix. 
40300 mi

US $50
Bad 12v outlet replaced. 
117000 mi blower was going out 
48300 mi

US $90
Low tire pressure sensor error. Sensor erroneously detecting fifth tire with zero tire pressure. All others within tolerance. Of course car only has 4 tires. 

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2009 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

19700 mi A/C was not cold. Leak in a rubber gasket - replaced. 
DRL did not work upon delivery. Initial repair attempt was aborted as I needed the vehicle. 
2000 mi Repaired short circuit that had caused DRL to not operate. 
30000 mi Key remote stopped working and had to be reprogrammed. Called dealer to see if repair would be covered by extended warranty. Dealer never responded to inquiry. Searched internet for remote programming instructions and self-repaired. 

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2009 Toyota Sienna 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

67300 mi

US $250
Replaced battery. Second time since van was purchased. 

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2008 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

42000 mi Climate control circuit board. System wasn't automatically switching from recirc to outside air as the interior cooled down. Earlier attempted reprogramming. This time found bad circuit board. 
111300 mi Passenger side door would not close, replaced motor 
85300 mi

US $180
Wasn't cooling 
105000 mi drivers side blend door continuously cycling- removed motor/actuator housing, opened it and lubed gears. 
86000 mi

US $40
added refrigerant and oil ( with seal conditioner) to fix no a/c compressor problem low tire air pressure light on, air pressure checks good with gauge 
91000 mi

US $50
added more refrigerant and oil to a/c 
178000 mi

US $9
added one can of refrigerant. Van has a small leak at rear fender well. I clean road grime from connection every tire rotation. 
191000 mi

US $5
added one more can of refridgerant 
262000 mi

US $230
replace alternator for slop in bearing. Rebuilt Toyota alt was $350. Replaced front heater blower motor. Intermittently would stop working on all fan speeds 
86300 mi

US $60
factory battery died 
134000 mi

US $630
replaced alternator, bad bearing, loud squeek 
22000 mi stereo LCD screen would be blank, had to replace the stereo 
26000 mi Controls for Radio / 6-disk CD changer failed to operate, other than volume control. 
84000 mi No AC on drivers side. 
70680 mi

C $500
Rear AC lines rusted through. Rear unit disconnected from system, lines capped off and system recharged. Van now only had AC in the dash vents, no longer in the rear. 
8000 mi Radio controls & display will sometimes stop working. 
34700 mi interior light sometimes doesn't come on when it should 
20000 mi The key remote quit working they said they had to reprogram the remote. It works fine now. 
152000 mi

US $120
Interior lights will not shut off. Took to dealer and they couldn't figure it out. Said they would have to tear apart the dashboard to diagnose further. That was an additional $1300. I declined and instead just shut the lights off manually. 
156000 mi

US $350
a/c Heater Blend Fan actuator relay went bad. 
49000 mi Replaced rear low pressure AC lines and o-rings. 
33000 mi ...and the radio had an intermittent glitch, the display would occasionally go blank. 
35000 mi a/c compressor shut off when wet 
128700 mi

US $50
Rear latch switch worn out and wouldn't work. 
19000 mi Blower noise 
19000 mi Ordered new radio. 
19500 mi Installed new radio. 
104500 mi

US $46
Tire pressure sensor was replaced in one of the tires. 
1000 mi Starter was not disengaging after car started and it would continue to crank for a few seconds. Dealer could not replicate. 
15500 mi replaced radio 
26040 mi all controls on the radio would become inoperative intermittently, display will show unreadable characters and symbols (all garbled up) the radio controls on the steering wheel OK all the time 
39000 mi

US $69
Key fob remote lost its program. 

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2008 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

291000 mi

US $50
new high beam headlights 
320000 mi

US $166
no freon in system. Added leak finder and freon 
79000 mi driver and passenger air mix servos replaced. blower motor replaced. 
90000 mi Passenger sliding door release actuator replaced under service contact 
99000 mi hvac servo replaced exterior rear hatch button failed 
24000 mi Front passenger seat power switch was sticking, then stopped working. Part ordered and replaced on subsequent visit. Switch on the LH sliding door that turns the dome light on when the door is open was sticking. Part ordered and replaced at subsequent visit. Switch on the LH sliding door that turns the dome light on when the door is open was sticking. Part ordered at prior visit and replaced at this visit. Front passenger seat power switch was sticking, then stopped working. Part ordered at prior visit and replaced during this visit. 
32000 mi Half of front passenger seat does not recline. The airbag sensor in this seat is also giving errors, implying that someone is in the seat unbuckled when the seat is completely empty. 
33000 mi Front passenger seat frame and motor replaced under warranty. 
35000 mi Passenger seatbelt alarm would go off when the seat was empty. Dealer could not duplicate in first trip, fixed in second trip. 
52000 mi TPMS sensor had to be replaced. Dealer may have damaged it during an earlier tire installation, so they agreed to provide parts and labor for free, despite the vehicle being out of warranty. 
71700 mi

US $1500
Battery replacement, but wore out after only 24 months 
92000 mi

US $300
Baffle that directs the airflow and controls mix of hot and cold air failed, and both a/c and heat were not working. 
16800 mi Battery died 5 times. Had them replace it.  
19000 mi Battery keeps failing. Dealer claims there is nothing wrong with it. 
20000 mi

US $1000
Left rear power door stopped working - previously it had intermittent problems which the dealer could not reproduce. Motor was bad and was replaced. Also, battery died while at dealer and was replaced. Previously dealer could not reproduce 
31700 mi

US $85
Batter died prematurely for the second time 

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2007 Toyota Sienna

Engine not specified

32240 mi DVD player not working. Did not get fixed for more than one year. Lots of run arounds. Finally traded the van in with the defective DVD player. 

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2007 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

9300 mi Auto rear door/hatch sensors failed. Cargo door would open but not close. 2nd time same repair made. 
36580 mi needed new blower for air/heating. Was noisy. warranty work 
3000 mi Day time running lights were not activated on delivery. We had to take it to a local dealer to have them activated. 
51000 mi Tire pressure monitor keeps lighting up even if all the tires are properly inflated. This has been an ongoing problem. 
53000 mi

US $130
AC not cooling. They recharged the Freon. 
65500 mi

US $90
Battery dead again. They seem to only last 2 years on this car 
1000 mi Navigation system takes you couple hundred feet away from your destination 
2000 mi Navigation system takes you couple hundred feet away from your destination. 
8000 mi Tire pressure light on and won't go off even though pressure fine, shop replaced pressure sensor on rear tire 
88000 mi

US $115
Drained remaining refrigerant, vacuum system checked for leaks refilled refrigerant and tested all ok 
126000 mi

US $200
AC system had a leak. 
58000 mi

US $750
display for auto climate control not wkg, out of warranty repair 
52300 mi Starter Relay 
66960 mi

C $200
replace battery 
77500 mi

C $65
side airbag warning light activated as a result of a loose wiring harness connection under the front passenger seat 
8000 mi CD stuck in player and would not eject. CD Player replaced with new unit. Disk mailed back weeks later. aux port alternator whine. Confirmed whine, but no published fix. Dealer ordered similar parts. Dealer working with manufacturer for fix. 
23000 mi TPMS light won't extinguish. Tire pressure okay. Shop reset light and stated to bring it in again if problem persists. 
23000 mi Determined it was TPMS computer that needed replacing and ordered parts. Replaced TPMS computer. 
74300 mi

US $60
Back latch rubber prematurely failed and became sticky and tar like. Replaced back latch. 
23000 mi defective radio. replaced 
122000 mi Power sliding door would not stop closing even if a person was in the way. 
88000 mi Replaced both sliding door switches and the rear outside hatch opening latch under the extended warranty 
31000 mi Rear blower fan stopped working. Dealer found that wiring had become loose and reattached wiring. Front vent noisy. Dealer found debris in blower motor cage. Problem fixed after cleaning out. 
36000 mi GPS intermittently loses signal. Does not regain signal until engine shut off and then restarted. 
36700 mi GPS navigation system would stop working intermittently. Would only work again after restarting car. Dealer was not able to replicate after previous repair trip. I updated to latest navigation software, and problem has not reoccured. 
51000 mi Cruise control switch malfunctioned. Replaced cruise control switch. 
65100 mi

C $105
Replaced rear hatch switch. 
67580 mi

C $400
One of three pressure sensors on power tailgate failed and had to be replaced. Fault noticed by me, confirmed by shop during regular service, parts ordered and replaced on separate visit. 
33000 mi

US $90
Tire pressure warning light has NEVER worked properly. Almost impossible to get the dealer to take it seriously. They reset it and send you on your way and 10 minutes later the light comes on again. There is even a TSB on it. 
34720 mi

C $58
brake lights, tire lights, air bag lites all on. Van would not start for 20 minutes. It eventually started. Seems to be related to cold weather and length of drive. This is the 2nd time this has happened, under similar conditions. 
32000 mi The rear blower of the air system at times comes on by itself even when I have not turned the rear air on. The rear blower of the air system at times comes on by itself even when I have not turned the rear air on After I had two tires replaced, the TPMS light began to glow. The pressure on all tires checked out at 35. 
94000 mi

US $338
Replace batterey 

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2007 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

26200 mi AIRBAG sensor in seat 
68580 mi condensation drain was plugged and flooded interior with water 
91520 mi Light beneath driver's side mirror was not working. Mechanic changed bulb and it still wasn't working so he advised would likely require entire new side mirror. 
96720 mi Driver's side power sliding door failed. Required motor responsible for opening and closing it. 

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2007 Toyota Sienna 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

98700 mi

US $300
Tire Pressure Monitoring System light is constantly on. TPS sensors were replaced several times4 $250, but they keep on going out of order. I taped the TPS warning light on the dashboard because I find this feature not vital or worth fixing. 
51000 mi Horn replaced. 

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2006 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

45000 mi

US $1200
Couldn't get air to come out of upper-vents in rear seat area. Blend-door actuator found to have failed. Entire rear blower/heat-exchanger unit was replaced under warranty. 
28500 mi The navigation system lost its ability to sync with the satellite. This required a firmware update. Toyota provided a replacement navigation disk that corrected the problem for free. 
96000 mi

US $12
The sienna rear tailgate has parking bulbs, backup bulbs and license plate bulbs which can only be replaced by Carefully removing the inside plastic covering which snaps into place. See this video-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhn62Tli5pY 
84940 mi

€140
dead battery 
149000 mi

US $300
I was told there was a prob with my blower motor, but after they replaced it the problem remains. So no real repair actually completed. Prog is with my heater box (I think) and it clicks when I turn it on and makes a noise at some settings. 
62000 mi

US $1200
Airbag light flashing intermittently. Required to replace airbag wiring service.Special warranty covered for 5 years is this happened and time was 5 years 7 months. Negotiated with Toyota to pay labor only...they paid for the part Bearing became really loud and alternator froze 
63300 mi

US $1500
A/C compressor clutch froze solid and AC always on 
82640 mi

C $200
leaking a/c lines. Went with sealer and recharge rather than replacing the lines. 
154000 mi

US $500
Multiple problems with blend doors and mode doors. They supposedly fixed a mode door, but now there no hot air blowing on the front passenger side. 
123000 mi

US $240
Recall/Warranty replacement of power door cable/motor/etc. Replacement hinges not covered under warranty but were recommended to replace. 
179000 mi

US $100
Passenger side power sliding door would not open. Power latch actuator motor failed. Replaced power latch actuator. 
130000 mi

US $80
Replaced bad starter 
80000 mi

US $350
Corroded rear A/C union. Evacuated, recharged, leak check, clean up union, recharge again. 
157000 mi

US $350
Starter needed to be replaced 
158300 mi

US $700
sliding side doors not opening or closing when commanded. Motors replaced in both sliding side doors. 
45000 mi A/c operation was erratic. Controls did not function reliably. Replaced blower motor control (part #87165-45020)and Blower motor resistor. Works fine now. 
65000 mi

US $450
The built in garage door opener stop working. Wife most likely pushed to hard. They had to replace the whole unit. Had Extended Warranty Yea! 
100300 mi

US $700
Auto sliding door did not work anymore. Replaced parts on both doors. 
55000 mi

US $760
Pipe to the rear vents was broken needed to be replaced 
67580 mi

C $800
Replaced front passenger airbag. 
52000 mi Driver's side air bag light on - at least 5 repair trips. began early in warranty period (new car). Kept recurring until present mileage. Repaired by loyal customer provision of Toyota - no cost, one time favor. 
54000 mi Passenger side mirror does not unfold fully. Extended Warranty took care of all expenses. 
104000 mi

US $2300
The whole evaporator need replacement due to leaks. 
41000 mi

US $600
Radio/stereo made loud POP and go dead. Radio/stereo had to be replaced. 
64300 mi

US $200
Radio, CD player, stereo had to be replaced. Toyota dealer quoted $1,800 to replace with Toyota radio and CD player. 
87000 mi Air bag warning light indicates malfunction with one of the air bag modules. Declined to repair. 
54000 mi The DVD player would no longer play DVDs. It was replaced under my extended warranty, there was n charge to me at all. 
62000 mi

US $245
The battery would no longer hold a charge, and the positive battery cable was corroded. Both the battery and cable were replaced. The lights on the homelink buttons on the overhead console had burnt out. The dealer replaced the bulbs. 
51000 mi TPMS light turning on even though all pressures good and reset - "Hard reset" completed. 
98000 mi

US $20
Replace battery under warranty - charged 20.00 for labor. 
52000 mi One electro-mechanical failure was left unresolved: the motorized mirror on driver side. Motor switch probably failed as motor continued to run. However, the mirror control also stopped working at the same time. Dealer agreed to repair. 
118000 mi

US $350
Replaced Alternator for the second time. The first replacement lasted 3 years and was a Toyota service part. This time it's an off the shelf rebuild from NAPA. I can already say that the Napa doesn't have the bearing whine that the Toyota had. 
47000 mi airbag light flashing, wiring in passenger seat loose. 
123000 mi

US $600
power door actuator motor replaced 
138000 mi

US $180
battery died 
7000 mi AC not cold enough. 
23000 mi Air bag light flashing 
28000 mi Airbag light flashing. Replaced front passenger wiring harness and front passenger seat. 
58000 mi Airbag sensor light was blinking. Noticed TSB on siennnaclub.org and dealer confirmed problem on first trip. Repair took place on second trip to shop. 
60000 mi Sensor replaced on return visit after ordering from first visit. 
14958 mi Battery needed to be replaced due to dead short in van. Dealer charged $112.98 to replace. I fought it and got a check back from them. Warranty after a fight. Short issue as of June 17th 2008 is still ongoing. 
27173 mi Van would not start all day, no crank no electric. Started the next day and taking to dealer who could not find a problem. I think part of dead short issue mentioned above. Still ongoing problem as of June 17th 2008. 
47000 mi DVD player once again is draining battery by staying on after shutdown. This is getting old. Told solution will be coming and to bring back when called. 
44000 mi

US $400
part of the 3rd row power seat would not come up. 
55000 mi DVD player gave out due to an electrical short. This problem had occured before when the car had around 36,000 miles on it.  
24000 mi Rear AC did not blow cool air. Problem was faulty relay. 
93300 mi

US $2000
Driver's side airbag system failure. Seems to be a common problem but no recall as of yet. Van out of warranty. Replaced Driver's side airbag unit and sensor.  
148000 mi

US $800
Replaced thermostat, recharged Ac, replaced electrical relay related to AC 
38700 mi Low tire pressure indicator came on twice. Checked tires (all were ok) and reset indicator. 
55000 mi Sliding door stopped working. 
39300 mi

US $1400
air conditioning blowing hot air, fixed eventually under warranty but still had to paid half of filling with freon 
70000 mi Airbag failure light was flashing. Problem was due to disconnected passenger side airbag cable. Dealer reattached cable as goodwill, as this airbag module had failed previously under warranty. 
99700 mi

US $1651
The relay for the divider doors is starting to click incessantly again in the HVAC. 
106000 mi A/C motor (divider doors for floor and face vents) beginning to fail. There is a loud clicking noise as I am driving--whether fan or A/C is on or not. Happens randomly. 

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2006 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

59871 mi

US $97
Battery was no longer holding a charge 
90624 mi

US $2201
The left passenger auto door open/close mechanism was faulty 
97000 mi Problem was a disconnected passenger air bag wire. Reconnection fixed the problem 
112000 mi Toyota had a recall to fix the wiring for the Air Bag warning light. Came on intermittently. 
79000 mi RES DVD Player swallowed DVD and wouldn't eject. Dealer confirmed bad and ordered a new one. Had to return later for installation. 
80000 mi Driver's side rear view mirror retract motor quit working. Had to order the parts and replace. Power sliding doors hanging up on occasion. Dealer duplicated problems and ordered parts. Rear lift gate gas cylinders recalled for losing lift capability. Both replaced by dealer under warranty. 
83000 mi Both sliding pwr doors intermittent. Dealer saw when ordered parts. Warranty svc wouldn't allow install without reduplication. No dupe so no parts. Disappointed how long parts took to come in then no install. 
88000 mi Blower motor failure. Unsafe due to no defroster. 
54000 mi

US $51
noisy cabin fan. So annoying, do not use the fan, or have to turn up the radio to drown out the squealing. Problem returned within 3 days, haven't returned to get it repaired yet. Dealer said leaves in fan, cleaned out.  
61000 mi

US $433
Power passenger door will not open with buttons in van or remote. Needs manual assist to move. Replaced motor slide assembly and 3 clips. 2.5 hours labor Overhead console failing. Usually blank. Sporadic re-occurrence with partial numbers failing, but information, when available, is accurate. Quoted $800 to replace digital display. 
62000 mi

US $25
Bought used computer console for overhead console on eBay from a wreck. Replaced, as well as a few light bulbs in the home link console, and it works like new. 
93700 mi

US $448
Power passenger door would not work except as a manual door. Replaced door "computer". 
14000 mi HVAC fan making high-pitched whining noise.  
19000 mi High-pitched whining noise in front climate control fan. 
147500 mi

US $568
A/C stopped working. Problem was A/C Compressor Clutch. Replaced and recharged system. Now works perfectly. 
155000 mi

US $360
Louver in air system failed and stopped directing heat to driver side 
78740 mi

C $2400
Replaced Adaptive Cruise Laser Unit 
145000 mi

US $120
Evacuate, recharge, add dye to find leak in AC Spring popped out of driver side seatbelt floor latch, setting off dash light and making it almost impossible to buckle seat belt 
145000 mi

US $250
Replacement of driver side seat belt floor assembly Dye test showed leaks in rear AC lines; need to be replaced 
146000 mi

US $1800
Replace rear AC lines Airbag light always on for driver 
146000 mi

US $2400
Front AC lines leaking; no cold air 
57000 mi Broken A/C, dealer suspected Broken O-ring. Charged A/C system and replaced ring at no cost. Blowing hot air again five days later. 
58000 mi Dealer suspected broken rear o-ring. Sanded down tube and charged system and replaced o-ring. Blowing lukewarm air again a week later. 
58900 mi

C $1400
Motor and cable for power sliding door. The plastic jacket of the cable cracked and stuck in the gear. The complete motor and cable assembly had to be replaced. 

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2006 Toyota Sienna 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

21000 mi Nav system not able to locate address shown on map. Gen 4 sys w/6.1 map DVD. Toyota said for dlr to replace map DVD with current upgrade. Dlr only wants to install 5.1 map DVD, will not order 7.1 map DVD. Found new dlr, 7.1 map DVD installed OK now. Nav system not able to locate address shown on map. Gen 4 sys w/6.1 map DVD. Found new dlr, 7.1 map DVD installed OK now. 

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2005 Toyota Sienna

Engine not specified

143000 mi

US $800
sliding doors stopped working. electrical system is shot, van won't even run. sold to junk yard for $2000. 
20000 mi

US $200
 
85760 mi

C $500
Drive belts replaced, then. Alternator stripped and needed replacing 

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2005 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

40000 mi

US $32
Fuses blew to both power outlets in the driver's compartment. 
61000 mi

US $550
Power Liftgate was working intermittently but dealer could not replicate. Seems to be working ok now. 
86700 mi

US $200
both headlights bulbs replaced 
71000 mi

US $600
air conditioner compressor replaced, system evacuated and refrigerant replaced 
157000 mi

US $130
A/C had gotten weaker and weaker. Technician did not find any visible leak or component failure. System was then recharged. 
76000 mi

US $220
Sliding door would not shut 
78000 mi

US $400
The airbag sensor in the passenger seat was broken. 
31000 mi Power sliding door broken. 
45000 mi Power sliding door broken, third time. 
70000 mi

US $1200
Power door failure. The motor apparently burned-out due to related recall item. 
77000 mi

US $275
Replace OEM rear seat DVD player 
171000 mi AC compressor failed and had to be replaced 
90000 mi

US $296
Van died in traffic. Just a click when turning key. Negative battery cable was melting negative battery post. Assumed internal short in starter. Installed new starter and battery. Now works like new. Very easy starter to replace. 
116000 mi

US $347
Replaced a/c compressor. 
40920 mi

C $10
replaced two brake light bulbs 
61380 mi

C $90
Battery Die 
109000 mi

US $50
Air was not cold coming out of AC vents. We refilled the system with the kits sold at auto parts stores, but the air is still coming warm, colder than it was, but not really cold.  
117000 mi

US $693
AC evaporator had a leak and needed replacement. 
156000 mi

US $160
Battery died on minivan again. 
74744 mi

US $105
Replaced battery 
90000 mi

US $120
rear wiper motor replaced. Main gear broke in motor. Cost was price of remanufactured part. 
32000 mi Had issue with vehicle "knocking" when at low rpms going up slight inclines. There was a TSB on the issue that resulted in a computer "upgrade" and the brake accuator being replaced. I was told it was a $2400 part that is part of the laser guided cruise 
34000 mi There was a noise coming from the fan back behind the glove box whenever the fan was at a low setting. Dealer ordered new fan and replaced at a follow-up visit. Fan replaced. 
39000 mi Ticking/clicking noise was coming from behind drivers side dash. Was actually in the shop a few different times for them to figure out the problem, but finally fixed it after ordering an A/C Servo and replacing it the last time. 
75000 mi car made moaning/grinding noise when turning when it was hot other problem was clicking under passenger side dash. one dealer replaced a blower motor the next dealer replaced servo switch(?) 
99000 mi

US $225
noise noticed with fresh air intake, not on recirculate or climate control off. Replaced filter 
168000 mi Needed to replace condenser and other AC parts. Total repairs from non-dealer was $2k 
15000 mi rear heating not getting warm 
43000 mi

US $150
Actuator borke on drivers door lock 
100000 mi

US $75
The horn had a pinched wire. 

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2005 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

49000 mi

US $20
The relay broke so the rear air conditioner did not come on at all-the fan didn't blow. The front air conditioning was working. After replacing the relay for the rear, the fan came on for the rear and cold air blew! Part cost about $20. Driver put it in! 
56000 mi

US $40
relay did not work so fan did not kick on. replaced relay. 
74000 mi Passenger seat heater replaced. 
132700 mi parasitic drain to battery experienced a few times, battery tested and is ok, alternator/charging system tested and is ok, current draw tested and none found 

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2004 Toyota Sienna

Engine not specified

39000 mi

US $2000
Also both seat heaters failed. 
41000 mi

US $50
Changed brake light bulb. 

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2004 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

61000 mi Parking Sonar Stopped Working - Alarm Sounds - All the Senors Positions Flash Red Not Repaired at this time Radio/Stereo Screen Shows Black Boxes 
106020 mi

C $800
Power door failed - 2000 to repair, so forget it.  
118000 mi AC lost charge, clearly has a slow leak. Recharged and will monitor 
146000 mi Replaced AC Compressor and condensor, evacuated system and recharged. 
159000 mi

US $135
Replaced starter 
91000 mi

US $420
Starter did not engage. Starter motor spun-up, but bendix failed to engage starter in flywheel. Starter replaced. 
208000 mi

US $275
A/C not working, was recharged following dye test and two valves replaced. Drove ~500 miles and stopped working. Had to be recharged 2Xs more on cross country road trip. Will be taking in for big repair soon. 
78740 mi Power lock on passenger rear-sliding door will not work. Manual locking/unlocking still fine. Power actuation of the lock has failed. Part costs over $600 plus labour to open up door. Will not fix given this very steep price. 
122300 mi

US $600
Wire short & compressor went bad. 
128000 mi

US $130
replaced 6yr old battery 
36000 mi Radio/Headunit replaced due to inoperable cd player. - ordered part Radio/Headunit replaced due to inoperable cd player. 
52080 mi Passenger power sliding door malfunction resulting in inability to open or close the door - including manually. I cut the drive cable which then allowed manual operation of the door. Parts unavailable at the time of the scheduled serviec trip to dealer. Dealer replaced drive motor & cable for passenger sliding door at no cost. Although original warranty had expired for this item dealer found a Toyota WAB (unsure of acronym or meaning) which covered 100% of costs (parts & labour). Would have been costl 
60760 mi

C $30
driving light - drivers side 
72540 mi

C $50
Recurring problem with drivers side driving light (not the headlight). This about the 4th time the bulb has been replaced so I suspect it is getting wet somehow. The peculiar thing is that there is no visible condensation around the bulb 
76880 mi

C $100
driver's side running light replaced - 5th time I believe since we purchased van new in 2004 
39000 mi Motor for passenger side door is defective. There is a TSB for it, only if the part dies before 3yr/36k. It's about $2500 to repair the automatic sliding side door! 
41000 mi

US $100
Right passenger sliding door jammed in close position because of defective motor. When door was opened, I saw the broken motor--a Toy-car-ota bulletin was made, but only covered the 3 yr/36000 mile period. My door broke about 4 yrs after purchase. 
155000 mi

US $160
Air-conditioner relay switch failed causing air conditioner to stop working. 
74000 mi

US $572
DVD player screen. 
88000 mi

US $155
Passenger side A/C temperature actuation door. 
90000 mi

US $36
Driver side fog light. 
92000 mi

US $356
Driver side electric door lock actuator. 
114000 mi

US $375
DVD Screen replace , second time in 3 yrs. Audiovox noted problem 
124000 mi

US $330
AC did not blow cool air. 
116500 mi

US $570
Clock spring failure. (airbag lighton, no horn, no steering wheel radio controls) 
99700 mi

US $1100
Failed door lock actuators. One on passenger front door, and one on driver's rear door. 
78000 mi Rear gate lifters would not lift gate 
100000 mi

US $2000
Cable on R slider door snapped. Motor, actuator and door bracket replaced. 
42000 mi failed to fix the sensor on the rear hatch. had to replace entire electric motor 
91000 mi

US $700
Bad power lock motor on sliding door. 
76000 mi

US $1450
automatic sliding door motor and cable 
96000 mi

US $890
It was a Heater box problem. The motor that opens and closes the door to the heater box burned out and therefore the foor would not operate. No warm air would go to the driver's side of the car. 
112000 mi

US $400
AC Relay Replacement 
137000 mi

US $500
Air conditioner wasn't working. Mechanic advised compressor was bad, needed to be replaced. He ordered the part and replaced it the following day. 
253000 mi

US $325
Removed and replaced air conditioning compressor and condensor core. 
130000 mi

US $80
AC was working intermittently. AC was 3/4 lbs low. 
140000 mi

US $100
Broken A/C Relay switch replacement 
99820 mi

C $300
Replaced air conditioning magnetic clutch relay. 
177300 mi

US $900
rear AC system not working 
188000 mi

US $800
Rear window not working 
120000 mi

US $75
Would not crank, replaced alternator 
120500 mi

US $150
Part that controls clutch wouldn't engage 
60000 mi

US $365
Rear View Camera Defective. 
18 mi Replaced second row captain's chair seat belt receptacle. 
54000 mi

US $115
New battery 
124000 mi

US $122
A/C stopped blowing cold air wwhich was fixed with a Freon recharge. 
135000 mi

US $50
R134a Recharge-did it myself. 
163700 mi

US $1500
Replace compressor, AC switch and refrigerant recharge. 
139000 mi

US $400
The switch for raising and lowering the driver and passenger windows failed. 
23000 mi Air conditioning performance was poor. Technician found some defective hose assemblies and replaced. Warranty Repair. 
94300 mi driver side sliding door can not be remotely lock and unlock. 
95000 mi the lock of diver side sliding door doesn't work anymore. cost is too much, so give up the attempt to repair. 
66000 mi Right power sliding door went out. The dealer replaced the hinges, motor, etc. on the door. This is the third time this has happend over the life of the car. The service dept. said there is an updated part that is more reliable then the origional. 
116000 mi The automated door track & motor for the passenger door was replaced as part of a recall. 
168000 mi

US $119
The magnetic clutch relay for the AC went out. 
192000 mi

US $12
Replaced both headlight bulbs after one burnt out. 
195000 mi

US $20
Replaced both turn signals after driver's side burnt out. Driver's side turn signal is very difficult to get to because of tight clearance with fuse box. 
81220 mi

C $150
rear window defroster. 
81220 mi

C $770
Air conditioning failure. System was fully charged, but not blowing cold. Electrical wiring problem. 
131000 mi

US $230
Leak in the air conditioner system was repaired and the ac system charged. 
116000 mi Passenger Side Sliding Door Power Window stuck in down position. Broken switch tab on Driver Door Power Window Switch assembly. Driver Door switch assembly modified to prevent operation of of that window by driver, normal operation at PSSD/PW switch. 
150000 mi

US $221
Driver door lock motor intermittant. Replaced door lock assembly. 
165000 mi Unequal AC cooling driver(warmer) vs passenger side. Removed panels to observe/test AC system. Control and dampers working properly, assume probable low refrigerant issue. To be checked/resolved at independent shop.  
181000 mi

US $97
Poor AC cooling on drivers side and dehumidification. Old issue addressed. Remaining system charge was 50% of minimum spec charge. Leak test passed, just general bleed out over 7 years in service. Recharged system to max charge. 
188000 mi

US $21
AC Clutch relay failure, replaced. 
193000 mi Front passenger side window stuck down. Cracked switch on drivers door. Bypassed driver door switch. Window operational from passenger side. 
211500 mi

US $60
Right outside tailight capsule damaged during removal for bulb replacement, replaced assembly. 
222000 mi

US $535
Stalling AC Compressor, replace compressor. 
222700 mi Replaced AC Compressor noisy, replaced with another suppliers unit. 
131000 mi

US $1050
Replaced A/C compressor 
48000 mi

US $670
Power sliding door had an accessory motor failure that affected remote operation. The power door would work if the exterior handle were manually tugged upon, but not if an interior button or key fob button was pressed. 
99000 mi

US $1000
Alternator broken and not able to charge a battery purchased earlier this year. 
220000 mi

US $58
Replaced relay for air conditioning. This was the *first* out of warranty non-maintenance repair for this vehicle! 

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2004 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

81220 mi

C $10
No A/C, found puncture in condenser from small rock, patched with JB Weld. Seems to work holding 25 lbs pressure. 
125000 mi

US $150
Bad washer on connection to condenser. Part replaced and recharged. Good since then 
99000 mi

US $25
Replaced overhead console light bulb for $5/each totaled $25 (all 5 light were out). 
20500 mi repaired daytime running lights, alignment for the 3rd time 
36000 mi

US $1500
repaired the laser cruise control- did not register other vehicles 
45000 mi

US $800
Laser cruise control does not work any longer. Cost $1200 to fix so we said "No thanks".  
119840 mi

C $828
Blower motor in ventilation system making a noise. 
129000 mi

US $200
Power sliding doors not working with buttons 
36000 mi passenger sliding door failure - needed a whole new mechanism. tires wore down prematurely - need to put 3rd set of tires on at 37,000. 
88000 mi

US $100
Power sliding door broke and would cost 1200 to repair. Would not cover under extended warranty despite have replaced every other part of that same door over the years. 
183000 mi

US $158
A/C not cooling. System Recharged might be signif leak. 
148000 mi

US $1679
AC failed. Replaced compressor.  
122000 mi

US $1400
A/C failure at least once per year for the past 3yrs on a row with cost from $800-$1400 for last repair. 
5405 mi Replaced center row seat belt assembly that stopped retracting again. Relubricated door seals due to rattle/clicking of seals against windows over bumps. Covered Under warranty. 
201000 mi

US $1000
Front passenger seat warmer no longer works 

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2004 Toyota Sienna 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

19000 mi The daytime running lights do not work. They have been unable to fix it three times. I need to take it back in again when they can talk to Toyota corporate. 
21000 mi Daytime running lights did not work. This was the 4th visit to get them repaired, but the dealer was unable to figure out how to repair it. 

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2004 Toyota Sienna 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

54000 mi

US $900
CD player not working 

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2003 Toyota Sienna

Engine not specified

135000 mi

US $50
check engine light came on; tire pressure light comes on and off; repair shop could not figure out the problem code; reset code. Tire pressure light came on after tires were rotated and balanced. 

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2003 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

166000 mi rear hatch actuator failed. Disconnected for now. 
180000 mi

US $6
2 Instrument cluster lights burned out Mode control cable jammed, attempted to lube or reset cable. Still not working. 
186000 mi Mode cable never fixed. 
89700 mi

US $25
accessory power outlets non-functional, replace fuse 

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2002 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

112000 mi

US $5
Bad Battery cable to negative terminal. Corrosion to cable from battery. Cut the cable back and installed a new cable end. Additionally I replaced the battery. At the same time I replaced both lights (one was out on right side). Replaced wiper blades. 
131000 mi Corrosion on the negative battery cable connector, Removed the connector from the battery. Removed the connector from the cable(s). cut and stripped cables. Cleaned connector. Reattached and checked. OK 
141000 mi

US $10
Replaced the cable end on the ground cable to the battery terminal. 
174000 mi Replaced battery 
86800 mi Replaced all 4 rubber brake lines with braided stainless ones(all parts supplied by me.) 
169000 mi The temperature control knob was not working so i took the top part of the dash off and aligned the plastic gear with the direction of the knob. 
78720 mi

C $440
Air conditioning condenser replaced, etc.  
114531 mi

US $363
Replaced passenger side door lock sub assembly. 
132000 mi

US $605
AC button broke and it was difficult, though not yet impossible to turn on AC. Also changed AC and Alternator belts (wear and tear) that were making noise. 
90000 mi

US $95
Rear window motor detached from mount 

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2001 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

130000 mi

US $500
Replaced multiple interior and exterior bulbs 
130000 mi

US $200
Replaced window motor 
155000 mi

US $900
Air conditioning stopped working, when gas replaced, only working in rear, not in front.  
76000 mi Cruise control does not operate due to an inoperable actuator motor. 
146000 mi

US $500
MIL bulb burned out. 
146000 mi

US $200
2 leaks in AC system, front and rear. Recharge was lasting a month or so. 
68000 mi

US $245
Air conditioner condenser was replaced. A/C system was evacuated and recharged. 
226000 mi

US $600
replaced alternator 
198600 mi low refrigerant.rnrecharge system 

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2001 Toyota Sienna 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

135000 mi

US $50
Added refrigerant. 
140000 mi

US $500
electrical door motor passenger side replaced with part from salvage yard. 

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2000 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

194-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

221000 mi

US $400
Some wiring and circuitry problems 

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2000 Toyota Sienna 3dr Minivan, ext.

194-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

131300 mi

US $120
Flasher relay 
165000 mi A/C not working well (only up to 70 degrees F). Perhaps a leak in the hoses. Estimated $140 repair. Not putting more money into the vehicle. Planning to trade in car. 
165700 mi

US $1785
Air conditioning system doesn't cool down below 80 degrees. Might be slow leak. 
170000 mi

US $588
Air conditioner needed new compressor and charging. 
178300 mi

US $200
Power door worked intermittently. Bad optical sensor. Too expensive to repair per value of van. Cut cable so door only works manually. 
189000 mi

US $200
Alternator needed replaced. 
196300 mi

US $100
Replace battery 
205000 mi

US $80
Driver window motor replaced 
172000 mi

US $315
Alternator failed and was replaced. 
127000 mi

US $600
A/C ceased working in May, at which time $150 freon+dye installed. Within two weeks, it all leaked out but identified condenser as the culprit. $600 for condenser and more freon/dye. Three weeks later, it's still working. 
126000 mi

US $600
Air conditioner compressor failed 
157000 mi

US $120
Failed to start. Problem traced to battery wiring. 
187000 mi

US $550
AC compressor quit, belt seized -- replaced unit w used unit 
246000 mi

US $64
cleaned battery and other connections, restored elec 
320000 mi

US $88
solenoid kaput; repaired to starter unit itself was done 
194000 mi

US $40
Driver side window motor replacement 
296400 mi

C $2300
AC was blowing weak so a recharge fixed it up. 
111000 mi

US $150
Replaced both window regulators with motors. 

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2000 Toyota Sienna

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

118000 mi

US $20
Couldn't honk the horn. Removed steering column covers and cleaned/lubricated ball bearing. 
121000 mi

US $237
The driver's side power window stopped moving. The window regulator assembly was replaced. 

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1999 Toyota Sienna

Engine not specified

110700 mi

US $700
TPMS sensor batteries worn after 15 years, replaced with aftermarket units. 
117700 mi

US $27
Refrigerant slow leak was previously repaired, but is back again, needed to re-charge system. 
182280 mi

C $155
Old motor was disconnected, was weak when tested. Replaced complete power window motor and regulator assembly. Works like new now. Old battery did not have cranking problems when fully charged but completely discharged a couple of times leaving me stranded. Replaced the battery. 

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1999 Toyota Sienna 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

161200 mi

C $570
repair leak at dryer, replace o ring r134a refrigerent. Repair slow leak on loose wheel 
164300 mi

C $600
signal of AC system was lost somewhere, so AC system does not fonction. 
170500 mi

C $400
Replace alternator 

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1998 Toyota Sienna

Engine not specified

214000 mi

US $240
Passenger window control not able to raise window but was able lower. Power window motor and regulator replaced. 

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Toyota Sienna Electrical Problems

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