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Toyota Sienna repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (12%)

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Toyota Sienna transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (30%)

< $100 (27%)

Chart based on 140 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

3000 mi During road trip, transmission suddenly not shifting past 3rd w/o going into a neutral state (revving engine in 4th). Limped in 3rd to nearest dealer (Reno), provided loaner to complete trip, transmission replaced. Something about performance solenoids. 

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2013 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

26660 mi

C $1400
Drivetrain problems 

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2011 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

45000 mi Transmission was replaced. Transmission was replaced. Transmission was replaced. 

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2010 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

67000 mi

US $47
Transmission was replaced, under warranty, with a remanufactured unit. The car was making a loud "whoosing" sound when decelerating from 40-45 MPH. Dealer diagnosed and replaced entire transmission. 
66000 mi

US $2700
Transmission cover busted open at top while I was driving 45MPH, causing transmission fluid to drain and transmission gears to seize. 

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2010 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

46500 mi Transmission broke at 45K. Extended warranty covered it. The number of similiar complaints: broken tranny at low mileage is small but troubling. 

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2009 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

116000 mi

US $200
Front left CV boot replaced 
48000 mi cv boots. replaced leaking boots on front end/ 

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2009 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

16000 mi Clunking from the front end. They replaced axle, still clunking. 

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2008 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

91000 mi

US $450
replace cv joint 
59000 mi

US $2700
replaced transmission under warranty 
43400 mi

C $7000
Transmission began shifting erratically in lower gears. Van was taken to dealer, transmission pan removed, full of metal filings. Transmission replaced under warranty. 
49600 mi

C $1000
Loud clicking from behind left front wheel when going from reverse to drive or vice versa. Left CV shaft replaced to to excess play on outer end. The symptoms have returned as of 110000 km indicating the CV shaft is not source of problem. 

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2008 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

99000 mi looked for codes only. transmission is leaking alot of fluid, and slipping occassionally. 
103000 mi

US $350
replaced a leaking transfer case. 
90000 mi Transmission is not shifting correctly between 3-4 gear 

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2007 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

52000 mi

US $2500
Trainsmission failed after vehicle was driven through puddle. Replaced transmission.  
86000 mi

US $1227
Axle boot was leaking. Part replaced. 
107000 mi

US $385
Replaced both front driveaxles. 
78000 mi

US $300
hose to transmission cooler cracked, transmission fluid drained out and car would not move. 
80000 mi In for 5 days to determine if ECU or tranny. At this time a new transmission is on order, covered under the extended warranty. As of today May 30 no word from dealer on arrival of tranny. Will keep all posted if any charges are incurred. 
81000 mi Transmission was replaced under the extended warranty. 
107300 mi

US $3343
While transmission was being replaced, had CVs done because I knew one was cracked (2 months earlier). Parts were $318. Used transmission $1750. Labor was $1275. 
49000 mi Replaced automatic transmission. 

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2007 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

266-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

76000 mi Leaking rear differential. Vehicle had a used car warranty. Dealer replaced the seal at the fill plug. Will see if that takes care of the leak! 

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2007 Toyota Sienna 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

124300 mi Ignition switch would not turn. Had to shift to neutral than to Park. Problem went away. 

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2006 Toyota Sienna

Engine not specified

118300 mi

US $158
Odd shift pattern, found out this is common for van. No issues found. Trans fluid change. 

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2006 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

37000 mi Transmission was shifting oddly at low speeds. 
68000 mi

US $280
CV boot leaking 
78000 mi

US $700
Transmission seals are starting to leak.(under extended warrenty). 
62000 mi Oil leaking. Transmission Pan Gasket needed to be replaced 
68000 mi Automatic transmission gasket leaking on pan. Replaced gasket, filter, and filled with new ATF fluid. 
70000 mi

US $7
Drivers side inner drive shaft boot grease leaking due to band loosening. Probably more common on this side due to heat from transmission. Boot still good. Self-repaired with gasket silicone. 
43000 mi Tranny failure (? pinion gear)- slipping, grinding. 
157000 mi

US $800
replace one front bearing 
72500 mi Something called the transmission pan was leaking and needed to be replaced. This was covered by the extended Toyota Platinum warranty. 
99700 mi

US $1651
The CV boot had started to leak on the left front--needed replacement 

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2006 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

26000 mi Leaking transmission casing seal. Took down transmission and replaced with new seal. 
146000 mi

US $1800
Transmission pan gasket leaking 

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2005 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

104000 mi

US $500
Transmission fluid cooling line connection to radiator broke; transmission fluid leaked out and transmission stopped working. Fortunately did no damage to transmission. Replaced connection and fluid. 
147000 mi

US $314
Transmission pan gasket had to be replaced. The price paid included transmission fluid replacement, engine oil and filter change, tire rotation. 
162700 mi Leaking CV joint boot. Had been already replaced for the same reason less than a year ago. Replaced again at no cost. 
28000 mi Tranmission seal has sign of leaking. 
124300 mi

US $200
new transmission pan gasket - leaky 
110000 mi Transmission would shift hard and surge in all gears. Took the vehicle to two different mechanics, neither could diagnose the problem. 
99000 mi

US $720
Grinding noise from the front suspension area when coming to a stop became louder over time, from a deep metal on metal sound to a squeal. Brakes at 50 percent, so no problem there. Mechanic replaced both front axles, issue fixed. 
114700 mi

US $610
Transaxle gasket was leaking, replaced 
151700 mi

US $200
Getting a little rough. So did the oil and filter change. Seems to solve the problem. 
168000 mi A little rough gear shift at low speed. There is a recall on the solenoids. It seems to make the shift better. 

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2005 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

113000 mi

US $1400
Front differential Leaking. Gasket. Needed replacement 
35650 mi Replaced front axle seal under warranty 

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2005 Toyota Sienna 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

52000 mi

US $130
Car needs software update on computer. Done by Toyota according to a TSB. 

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2004 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

120000 mi

US $3000
Transmission fluid leak 
114500 mi

US $463
replace CV axle and boot due to broken boot (right side) and lubricant total leak out 
262000 mi

US $400
replaced left and right drive axles 
175000 mi

US $450
Front drivers side CV joint began clicking on turns. Drove 1000 miles on it then replaced the entire axle. The boot was never cracked/broken. Seems the joint had little grease in it from the factory! 
174000 mi

US $500
FL bearing wore out, replaced it and half axle. 
350000 mi

US $650
rebuilt transmission failed after 20K miles 
93000 mi Transmission was operating in a problematic manner, without smooth shifting. 
128000 mi Replace crankshaft pulley. No charge, done as recall. The only other non-maintenance repair was the CV joints. They were covered under the extended warrantee that I bought when the van was new. 
82000 mi

US $700
right front driveshaft/bearing. had to replace shaft also as brg was rusted to shaft. 
90000 mi

US $1000
failed shaft between engine and transmission. Initially thought to be failed trans, hence long time in shop getting replacement whcih was wrong part. 
124000 mi

US $600
The Transmission fluid cooling lines were corroded and leaking. 
172300 mi

US $300
gasket leak 
128700 mi

US $550
Shifter replacement 
94000 mi

US $160
Transmission pan gasket was leaking -- not a major repair. 
92380 mi

C $800
Replaced passenger front axle 

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2004 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

146000 mi

US $5000
Transmission failed. Had to replace transmission. 
111600 mi

C $2700
Vehicle hesitates when changing gear. Service personnel topped up transmission fluid & reset sensors. 
114320 mi

C $164
New computer scavenged to deal with ongoing transmission issue. 

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2003 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

179000 mi

US $2500
Bearings in driveshaft needed to be replaced, including most of driveshaft 

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2003 Toyota Sienna

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

150000 mi

US $3000
Transmission failed after slipping for a few days upon starting. After a stop, while in drive, the car would not go forward or reverse when shifted to Reverse. Transmission was replaced with a rebuilt unit. 

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2002 Toyota Sienna 2-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

186000 mi

US $2100
Van would not shift correctly. Stuck in first gear. Also reverse stopped working all together. What a headache. 

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2001 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

144460 mi

C $650
An ongoing issue where it was difficult to put gear selector into Park 
161000 mi

US $400
Whiny noise 

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2000 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

194-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

148000 mi

US $1800
Transmission failure. Replaced with "take out" transmission salvaged from another Sienna 
111000 mi

US $1000
transmission went out. 

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2000 Toyota Sienna 3dr Minivan, ext.

194-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

144000 mi transmission failed in March, needed replacement 
289000 mi

US $255
Transmission cooler lines and cooler leaking fluid, replaced lines and cooler. 
156000 mi

US $450
CV boot was missing, and bad vibrations coming from the front end. Shop replaced right hand CV joint. Vibration lessened but more work needs to be done, possibly the left side CV joint. 
153000 mi

US $3200
Reverse gear started to slip, noticable on negative slope. 
165000 mi Transmission pan gasket leak: ~$380 to fix. Planning to trade in car. 
165700 mi

US $1785
Transmission fluid leaking from pan gasket. Replaced gasket. Will recheck at next service to see if main seal is leaking. 

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