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2006 Toyota Sienna repairs by problem area

Engine (14%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (33%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (13%)

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2006 Toyota Sienna electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (38%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (31%)

< $100 (10%)

Chart based on 39 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

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. 
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. 
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 
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. 
55000 mi

US $760
Pipe to the rear vents was broken needed to be replaced 
23000 mi Air bag light flashing 
28000 mi Airbag light flashing. Replaced front passenger wiring harness and front passenger seat. 
39300 mi

US $1400
air conditioning blowing hot air, fixed eventually under warranty but still had to paid half of filling with freon 
80000 mi

US $350
Corroded rear A/C union. Evacuated, recharged, leak check, clean up union, recharge again. 
84940 mi

€140
dead battery 
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. 
160000 mi

US $260
replace ac compressor clutch 
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. 
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. 
143000 mi

US $1113
AC leaking. Compressor/condensing unit replaced. Then system recharged. 
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. 
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. 
130000 mi

US $80
Replaced bad starter 
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. 
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 
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. 
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.  
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. 
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. 
133000 mi

US $600
Navigation stop powering up. Replaced with unit from Ebay. Unit from dealer would have been over $4k 
24000 mi Rear AC did not blow cool air. Problem was faulty relay. 
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. 
7000 mi AC not cold enough. 
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 
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. 
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. 
38700 mi Low tire pressure indicator came on twice. Checked tires (all were ok) and reset indicator. 
55000 mi Sliding door stopped working. 
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. 
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. 
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. Update: later cleared up on its own. 
67580 mi

C $800
Replaced front passenger airbag. 

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2006 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed 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. 
14000 mi HVAC fan making high-pitched whining noise.  
19000 mi High-pitched whining noise in front climate control fan. 
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". 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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 
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 
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. 
76880 mi

C $575
Power sliding door doesn't open automatically 

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