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Toyota Sienna Problems and Repair Histories

1311 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Toyota Sienna. 522 of these members (39.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 1252 repairs to Toyota Siennas--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Toyota Sienna problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Toyota Sienna problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Toyota Sienna problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Toyota Sienna repairs by problem area

21% of the Toyota Sienna repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 12% to the brakes, 14% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 9% to the body and trim, and 13% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 1252 repairs.

Toyota Sienna repair cost distribution

Of the Toyota Sienna repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 12% cost less than $100, 48% between $100 and $499, 24% between $500 and $999, 14% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 527 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Toyota Sienna problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2005 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Sienna in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2005 1240    
12400 0 leaking rear shocks looked at and parts ordered. Not repaired until Nov 2. 2hour fix. 
13020 0 rear shocks replaced. leaking. 
18960 0 Repaired latch on passenger side sliding door. 
76260  
Toyota Sienna in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2005 5000    
32000 0 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 0 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 0 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. 
52000 30 Passenger side front door would not open. Clips had broken that hold pocket and such on. Had to be replaced. Was told it was cosmetic and extended warranty would not cover. 
75000 0 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(?) 
89000 550 car was squeeling very bad at startup and belt dressing was of no help. Replaced timing belt and all was well again 
99000 225 noise noticed with fresh air intake, not on recirculate or climate control off. Replaced filter 
116000 625 wheel bearing had to be replaced as well as rotors turned 
136000 820 replaced power steering rack 
154000 400 Needed new Air Fuel Sensor 
156000 700 replace catalytic converter 

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2004 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Sienna in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2006 34000    
36000 0 Replaced rear struts for rear door 
 
Toyota Sienna in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 41000    
42000 0 Rear Hatch sensor which controls the electric motor malfunctioned causing door to reverse and close automatically. Replace one struct, but problem remains. Replace second strut, still not fixed. Order motor. failed to fix the sensor on the rear hatch. had to replace entire electric motor 
 
Toyota Sienna in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2006 55000    
60000 365 Worn idler arm control rods, both right & left. Rear View Camera Defective. 
63000 550 Right Front Brake Caliper frozen 
88000 450 Flexible exhaust pipe had a crack in the seam. 
93000 500 Front brake pads & rotors, rear brake pads. 
99000 100 Emergency brake cable froze up- replaced. 
101000 500 Rear Brake pads worn & Rotors Replaced 
116000 500 New Brake Pads & Rotors 
124000 600 The Transmission fluid cooling lines were corroded and leaking. 
 

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2004 Toyota Sienna 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Toyota Sienna in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2006 16000    
19000 0 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 0 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

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota Sienna in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2006 39000    
42000 445 Rear lift gate struts failed. Part price alone was an exorbitant $180 each! 
43000 450 Hatch struts failed 
156000  

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