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2006 Toyota Sienna repairs by problem area

Engine (14%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (33%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (13%)

Chart based on 286 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2006 Toyota Sienna.

2006 Toyota Sienna other repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (33%)

$500 - $999 (38%)

$100 - $499 (13%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 24 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

80000 mi

US $44
Rear lift gate struts failed. Replaced with aftermarket parts. 
88000 mi

US $150
Sliding door broken. Replaced cable assembly under warranty (9yr 90K mile extension) and switch ($). 
73000 mi

US $700
Sliding Door Latch needs to be replaced. 
89000 mi

US $804
Driver seat base (71120-8E110)weld snap. Base need to be replace. 
25000 mi a loud "click" noise when vehicle is placed in drive and forward motion is initiated. 
77500 mi Recall on spare tire cable -- spare tire fell out, and since this was recalled, we brought it to the dealer to fix this and get a new spare tire. 
94000 mi

US $46
The rear pair of liftgate hatch shocks needed to be replaced. Toyota was exorbitant in price so I found after market products on Amazon.com that have very good reviews for much less money. Installed them myself. 
113000 mi When the windshield washer suddenly stopped working and the empty light came on,I figured it was cracked but did not wish to spend the money. Turns out a tube leading to the reservoir had slipped off and needed to be trimmed and placed back. 
74000 mi

US $500
The vehicle needed 4 wheel alignment. The new tires wear out after 2500 miles on them. New tires at America Tire for worned out four tires 
58000 mi The struts for the rear hatch were replaced because they were not supporting the hatch when open. This was replaced under a recall notice. 
131000 mi Automatic sliding door stopped working. Motor tested fine. Cable assembly removed. 
125000 mi

US $125
Center console drawer latch spring broke. You could close the drawer but it would not lock automatically. 
91000 mi

US $1500
mechanical (not electric) sliding door mechanisms had to be replaced. 
164700 mi

US $681
Right and left power sliding door assemblies replaced. These have been repaired quite a few times. Surprised there wasn't a recall. Ultimately they went us a $200 check to defray "some" of the costs.  
66960 mi

C $20
Replaced a broken lock mechanism for the glove box.  
79000 mi Rear hatch struts don't fully open when cold 
4193 mi Rear side window shade broken. Ordered and replaced a few days later under warranty. 
50000 mi replace defective rear door stay checks. TSB dealer did on own during service. 
27000 mi Air bag light was on. Replaced passenger seat for the 2nd time but light is now on again. 
86000 mi Passenger side airbag failure. Replaced passenger side air bag unit. Van was purchased previous month and dealer covered repair costs ($1900).  
93000 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. Rear hatch strut also replaced at cost of $200.  
37000 mi

US $170
Door Check Mounting Panel welds broke loose in right front door. Dealer Body Shop reimbursed $ 381 from Toyota by Warranty Enhancement I received 12/31/2007. Many Toyota Sienna right front door check mounting panels had defective welds. 
39000 mi Driver's side front door made POPPING Sounds when opened or closed due to defective welds. Dealer body shop had to repair the welds. 
88660 mi

C $2600
Front suspension replacement (left and right), rack and pinions changed. 
44000 mi Driver's side door check weld failure. Shop quoted price for body shop to fix, even though I enclosed warranty enhancement letter. Complained to shop for not paying attention, made appointment for body shop to fix under warranty. 
45000 mi Driver's side door check weld failure. Received warranty enhancement letter a few years ago, covered repair at the end of the 5-year warranty extension. 
92300 mi Repaired rear side window opening hardware. 

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2006 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

17269 mi The GPS all of a sudden stopped working. Toyota provided a GPS update disk and now it works 
29436 mi The tires began to sound very noisy while driving. Conclusion were faulty run-flat tires. Tires were replaced as goodwill 
78000 mi Tailgate struts failed preventing the door from staying open. This was subject to a previous recall that Toyota fixed with no charge. 
91000 mi

US $773
Passenger sliding door inoperable 
47120 mi Rear Hatch struts would not hold open hatch. 
60000 mi Rear power hatch struts. 
90000 mi

US $2000
cigarette lighter outlet in console falling out rear hatch struts--2nd replacement under mfr warranty 

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