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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 (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (34%)

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

Other (14%)

Chart based on 249 repairs.

2006 Toyota Sienna repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (30%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (8%)

Chart based on 86 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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2006 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Sienna in Kentucky, United States
Feb 2006 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

37000 mi
Transmission was shifting oddly at low speeds. 
Toyota Sienna in California, United States
Nov 2006 - Oct 2015
Dec 2007

7000 mi
AC not cold enough. 
Oct 2013

63700 mi

US $100
Rack seal leaked and caused inner tie rod boot to corrode. Temp fix is to put in pwr steering seal fluid and replace boot. 
Jul 2014

72300 mi

US $500
steering rack leaking. 
Toyota Sienna in Illinois, United States
Sep 2007 - Sep 2015
Apr 2008

43000 mi
Tranny failure (? pinion gear)- slipping, grinding. 
May 2008

47000 mi
airbag light flashing, wiring in passenger seat loose. 
Oct 2008

54000 mi

US $310
Door panel trim falling off door. 
Feb 2009

68000 mi
Door trim panel keeps popping off. 
Apr 2009

71000 mi
Interior door panel keeps popping off as fasteners get loose. Fasteners replaced. 
May 2009

71000 mi
rattling in front car , 3 visits to dealer, heat shield fixed first time, now they think it may be catalytic convertor has something broken inside but they are still not sure, sound still present, they want to wait till its louder more obvious 
Jul 2009

76000 mi
replaced bank 1 catalytic converter 
Aug 2009

79000 mi
loose heat shield 
Mar 2010

93000 mi
coolant leak 
Dec 2011

123000 mi

US $600
power door actuator motor replaced 
Mar 2013

138000 mi

US $180
battery died 
Jun 2014

157000 mi

US $800
replace one front bearing replace both front struts 
Mar 2015

160000 mi
replaced rear shocks, leaking fluid 
Toyota Sienna in Florida, United States
Mar 2006 - Jun 2013
Jun 2007

15000 mi
There was an apparent squeak when starting the vehicle, this turned out to be a bad belt, the noise was obvious to the mechanic and was coming from the front passenger side. Repairs took approx 2 hrs. 
Sep 2009

44000 mi

US $400
part of the 3rd row power seat would not come up. 
May 2010

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.  
Toyota Sienna in Colorado, United States
Feb 2006 - Mar 2015
Sep 2007

22000 mi
rattle in door backseat, driver side 
Toyota Sienna in Virginia, United States
Dec 2006 - Aug 2011
Jul 2007

23000 mi
Air bag light flashing 
Sep 2007

27000 mi
Air bag light was on. Replaced passenger seat for the 2nd time but light is now on again. 
Nov 2007

28000 mi
Airbag light flashing. Replaced front passenger wiring harness and front passenger seat. 
Toyota Sienna in Nevada, United States
Nov 2006 - Jan 2012
Jul 2007

25000 mi
a horrible rattling noise coming from back slider (driver side) door. a loud "click" noise when vehicle is placed in drive and forward motion is initiated. 
Toyota Sienna in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2006 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

30000 mi
on steep long hway grades going 65-70mph downhill & braking after quick tap on acccelator took rpms to exactly 2500,where it froze- only braking could disengage- duplicated several times. recalibrated some kind of computer & thing seems fine 

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2006 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Toyota Sienna in Colorado, United States
Jul 2006 - May 2014
Mar 2008

14000 mi
HVAC fan making high-pitched whining noise.  
Oct 2008

19000 mi
High-pitched whining noise in front climate control fan. 
Apr 2009

26000 mi
Leaking transmission casing seal. Took down transmission and replaced with new seal. 

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2006 Toyota Sienna 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Toyota Sienna in Colorado, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

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. Sienna pulled slightly to left on highway. Reported 3 times to previous dlrs with same response, No Problem Found. Found new dlr, confirmed problem, corrected alignment problem. OK now. 

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2006 Toyota Sienna Repair Histories

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