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2004 Toyota Sienna repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (15%)

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2004 Toyota Sienna electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (28%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (15%)

Chart based on 61 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2004 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

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. 
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. 
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. 
60000 mi

US $365
Rear View Camera Defective. 
42000 mi failed to fix the sensor on the rear hatch. had to replace entire electric motor 
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 

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2004 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

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. 

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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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2004 Toyota Sienna Electrical Problems

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