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2011 Toyota Sienna repairs by problem area

Engine (7%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (35%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (28%)

Other (16%)

Chart based on 134 repairs.
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2011 Toyota Sienna repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (7%)

$100 - $499 (21%)

< $100 (64%)

Chart based on 97 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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2011 Toyota Sienna

Engine not specified

Toyota Sienna in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
Sep 2011

1000 mi
Sliding door bolts coming lose causing door to rattle 

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2011 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Toyota Sienna in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2013 - Dec 2015
Jul 2013

22000 mi
Seals on one rear vent window deformed so window did not close properly. Both rear vent windows replaced, since the other side would fail eventually as well. New windows had better seals that are not going to deform...I hope! 
Sep 2013

26000 mi
Engine check light came on -bad sensor replaced, under warranty. 
Toyota Sienna in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2013 - Apr 2015
Dec 2013

40000 mi

US $1500
Automatic door motors. Doors are slow to operate. but functional. 
Toyota Sienna in Michigan, United States
Jun 2013 - Jan 2017
Aug 2013

51100 mi

US $450
Rear lock alarmed constantly. 
Toyota Sienna in Arizona, United States
Oct 2013 - May 2016
Dec 2013

39000 mi
Tire pressure system controller was faulty. At first they replaced a single sensor in a wheel. 2nd trip back they replaced entire main unit. 
Jan 2014 Electric switch above rear view mirror that controls both sliding rear doors worked intermittently. Dealer replaced entire unit. Now works without issue. 
Toyota Sienna in New York, United States
Aug 2013 - Dec 2016
Sep 2013

37000 mi
Rear window rubber seal trim that is adhered to the window has come unglued from the winodow 
Toyota Sienna in Alabama, United States
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

39000 mi

US $1400
The seal on the sunroof came loose, letting water in. The result was water marks on the roof. The dealership fixed the seals, and had to replace the entire roof fabric. I have an extended warranty, so paid $0 on the $1400 bill. 
Toyota Sienna in Florida, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2017
Jun 2014

32000 mi
One of the captain's chairs in the middle row wouldn't un-latch so it couldn't be removed from the van. They needed to disassemble the seat and fix a release cable, then it was able to be removed. 
Toyota Sienna in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
Dec 2011

34000 mi
Gas tank would burp about a quart of fuel when filling the car. Gas tank replaced under warranty. 
Toyota Sienna in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2012 - Mar 2017
Apr 2015

35120 mi

C $425
Windshield cracked right below the passenger side wiper. Crack was NOT due to a stone chip. Fuel door (top hinge bent) and did not close properly causing the driver side sliding door to not open. Ended up bending the hinge back to hook the pin and removed the main door spring. (safety switch puts enough pressure to open the door) 
Jul 2015

37200 mi

C $100
Replaced downstream O2 Sensor (Bank 2) 
Toyota Sienna in Illinois, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
Oct 2013

20300 mi
passenger rear auto door not working 
Toyota Sienna in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013 Second row passenger side seat frame replaced and rear seat frame replaced due to seats rattling and squeaking. 
Toyota Sienna in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2013 - Dec 2016
Jun 2014

60000 mi

US $75
Security system going off when car was sitting parked (when it shouldnt) Found faulty hood latch switch. Hood latch and switch replaced. Now no more false alarms. All is A-ok. 
Toyota Sienna in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2013 - Dec 2016
May 2014

35300 mi

C $750
accessory electrical plugs not working 
Toyota Sienna in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2016
Apr 2015

90300 mi
Intermediate steering shaft replaced 
Jun 2016

104000 mi

US $5100
New transmission needed due to total failure of bearings, gears, and possibly other parts. 
Toyota Sienna in Iowa, United States
Jan 2016 - Mar 2017
Feb 2016

81700 mi
Middle row left seat won't slide. Dealer adjusted track alignment. Left side, center window seal deformed. Dealer replaced. Sliding door control unreliable. Dealer replaced. Both rear, manual windows' dust deflectors were detaching. Dealer Replaced 
Mar 2016

83000 mi
Hum coming from radio/CD unit when ignition in accessory mode. Dealer replaced. 
Oct 2016

92800 mi

US $50
Motors, and related parts for both sliding doors were replaced under extended warranty. 
Toyota Sienna in Florida, United States
May 2015 - Mar 2017
May 2015

53000 mi

US $137
Driver's seat trim detached 
Sep 2015

56000 mi

US $250
Left rear seat handle broken - parts special ordered Third row seat would not lower into the floor - parts not received - had shop manually lower the seat for upcoming move SOP THIRD ROW HANDLE ON BACK INOP PARTS PAID FOR BY CUSTOMER WHEN RETURNS LABOR PAID BY SHOP PER MGR TO CUSTOMER SATISFACTION 
Oct 2015

56500 mi
SOP FOR THIRD ROW SEAT HANDLE INOP, PULLED SEAT AND ADJUSTED SEAT TRACK, SEAT WORKING AS DESIGNED 
Jul 2016

64000 mi
Third row driver seat inop again; service advisor and mechanic advised the seat framing was bent and that couldn't guarantee the seat folding mechanism wouldn't break again unless seat replaced - $1,000+ 
Toyota Sienna in Texas, United States
May 2016 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

15000 mi

US $180
Mass airflow sensor went out. 
Toyota Sienna in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2010 - Apr 2011
Oct 2010

3900.0 mi

US $289
4 wheel alignment and two new tires due to being run off the road 
Toyota Sienna in Washington, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2016
Oct 2015

52200 mi

US $160
sunroof lining broke 
Aug 2016

56700 mi
bad sunroof seal 
Dec 2016

61000 mi
Third row seat latch broke. 
Toyota Sienna in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2016
Jan 2015

80500 mi
Light knocking in the front suspension/steering. Tech unable to identify, suspect front stabilizer links or steering shaft. 
Toyota Sienna in Virginia, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2017
Sep 2013

70000 mi

US $600
Bad pulley on the water pump. Had to be replaced 
Toyota Sienna in Maine, United States
Dec 2013 - Nov 2015
Feb 2015

72100 mi

US $700
Caliper 
Toyota Sienna in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2016
Jan 2016

71000 mi

US $1000
ABS was broken 
Toyota Sienna in Georgia, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2016
Dec 2015

92000 mi

US $79
3rd battery in 18 months. 
Toyota Sienna in Manitoba, Canada
Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
Jan 2015

C $450
Fan motor very noisy at all speeds. Fan was replaced 
Toyota Sienna in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
May 2012 - Dec 2016
May 2012

21700 mi
Dreaded 3rd row seat rattle, which is known issue and has TSB. Dealer ordered new rubber feet for 3rd row seat. Waiting for parts to come in. 
Jun 2012

21700 mi
Fixed rear seat rattle 
May 2013

33480 mi
Sunroof controls not working consistently. 
Aug 2014

46040 mi
Intermittant oxygen sensor malfunction. Error stopped after a few weeks and has not returned so haven't bothered to get it replaced. 
Apr 2015

55800 mi

C $350
windshield washer pump sensor or float wasnt working. replaced reservoir. 
Oct 2015

62300 mi

C $450
Front strut worn out. Replaced both. 
Aug 2016

70000 mi
Both rear a/c lines have cracked, despite one having been replaced in 2013 under warranty. Requires $2200 in parts and labour to replace, or I can cap off the lines and just have a/c to the front. Haven't decided what to do yet. 
Toyota Sienna in Virginia, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2015
Jan 2013

45000 mi
Passenger side seat cannot move. Passenger side safety belt sensor malfunction. Drive side seat move but not continuously. 
Jul 2014

66000 mi
seat trim fall off 
Toyota Sienna in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2016
Mar 2011

18000 mi
Parking brake did not release - even after "disengaged". Brake remained on and had to return to dealer for fix. 
Toyota Sienna in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2016
May 2012

11500 mi
moonroof failed to close; parts were replaced 
Toyota Sienna in Mississippi, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2016
Jun 2011

23000 mi
The replaced scratch guard clear decals due to peeling. Satisfied with that repair. Problem reported but told it "doesn't have a fix yet" Was the automatic sliding side door makes an audible "pop" when opening. Living with that 
Mar 2012

33000 mi
Automatic sliding door mechanism replaced. There was a mechanical 'pop" on opening. It appeared the mechanism was pulling open a split second before it actually opened the release catch fully. So Toyota replaced both units on both RH and LH sliding doors. 
Toyota Sienna in Ohio, United States
Feb 2011 - Aug 2012
Oct 2011

13000 mi
Sliding Doors make popping noise when opening. Dealer lubed door. Noise back the same day, lubing had nothing to do with it. Sliding doors make popping noise when opening. Dealer ordered new motors. Sliding doors make popping noise when opening. Replaced door motors. 
Jun 2012

26000 mi
Front sunroof failed to close. Entire front sunroof assembly was replaced. 
Toyota Sienna in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2016
Jun 2012

10000 mi
The alternator decoupler pulley failed and needed to be replaced. 
Toyota Sienna in Maryland, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2016
Jul 2012

31300 mi
front passenger side seat skirting popping out. 
Toyota Sienna in Florida, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2017
Sep 2011

8000 mi
Power door repair, was making a loud noise. 
Toyota Sienna in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2013
May 2011

6000 mi
Bluetooth connection stopped working 
Toyota Sienna in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2011 - Apr 2014
Oct 2011

4420 mi
Rear hatch was misaligned causing clunking noise when closing 
Jan 2012

8060 mi
Water leaked into rear hatch. Kinked weather stripping 
Apr 2012

8680 mi
Water leaking through rear hatch. Previously reported. Replaced weather stripping 
Jun 2012

8680 mi
Power hatch motor arm broke off 
Nov 2012

13620 mi
Paint on rear spoiler was rubbing off because of interference between the spoiler and the body due to the hatch misalignment. 
Mar 2013

16740 mi
Overhead console button to open power doors. Button failed to work. Replaced as warranty. Replaced leaking rear window. 
Jul 2013

18380 mi
Replacement overhead console buttons did not work. Needed to replace again 
Nov 2013

20460 mi
Rear window defrost fails to operate 
Dec 2013

26660 mi
Rear defroster repair. Electrical leads were not connected properly to the glass with the conductive glue when window was replaced earlier in the year. 
Toyota Sienna in New Hampshire, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2017
Jun 2012

26000 mi
Couldn't open the passenger side sliding (power) door from the overhead console switch. 
Feb 2016

81900 mi

US $480
The relays in fan blower motor were malfunctioning. On cold mornings, when the car would be started there would be an alarm kind of sound that would last for few seconds to minutes and stop when the fan was turned off. Replaced motor 
Toyota Sienna in New York, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
Apr 2015

110700 mi
Passenger side door would not close, replaced motor 
Toyota Sienna in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2011 - Mar 2016
Dec 2012

31000 mi
Sliding door motor replaced drivers side Traction control light on; they cleared the code and it came back on the next day on an earlier trip. On this one I don't know why they didn't work on it. Will have to go back again. They read a code and replaced CAT #1. 
Toyota Sienna in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Feb 2014
Jan 2013

27560 mi
Passenger fan motor making loud noises and not blowing at full speed. Fan was replaced under warranty, which corrected the issue. 
Toyota Sienna in Georgia, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2013
Aug 2012

25000 mi
Satellite radio inoperative. Blue tooth connection inoperative. Dealer has ordered new satellite antenna. 
Sep 2012

26000 mi
Popping noise from sliding side doors 
Dec 2012

27000 mi
Blue tooth would not connect to cell phone. After a new satellite connnector on the roof was installed the problem persisted until everything was erased and started over for synching. Sat radio and blue tooth work fine. Side door still pops. 
Jan 2013

27200 mi
3rd row seat squeaked like crazy at lo/med/high speeds. Dealer had service tech order a part (fastener) and replace on 3rd row seat faster to floor. A TSB was issued prior to problem. 
Jun 2013

30000 mi
Numerous creaks are being observed from the 3rd row seat area and left sliding door. The rubbering molding on the rear pop out windows has fallen off (dried adhesive??). 
Aug 2013

31000 mi
The creaks and odd noises continue with the back seat, side doors, and other unidentified locations. Vehicle sold! 
Toyota Sienna in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2015
Jan 2012

23200 mi
Rotor warped, because the caliper sliding pins seized. They replaced and lubed the pins, resurfaced the rotor and sanded the pad. 
Jan 2013

14200 mi
Brake vibration occured again, because the previous dealer only remachined the rotors and lubes the front caliper sliding pins. This dealer replaced the caliper, sliding pins, rotor, and pads. Problem is gone for good now. 
Toyota Sienna in Illinois, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

72000 mi

US $1200
automatic passenger door cable not working again. 
Toyota Sienna in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - May 2014
Apr 2012

27000 mi
There is a known problem with loud rattling of the rear seats in the 2011 Sienna that was repaired as per a Technical Service Bulletin. Dealer was reluctant and we required three trips over two days before repair was done properly. 
Toyota Sienna in Colorado, United States
Nov 2010 - Nov 2016
Dec 2015

65000 mi

US $700
One of the four oil control vales failed. Toyota issued a TSB 2 months before i bought the van new. not a recall, but covered for 60k miles. Very lame on toyota, since they knew the part was suspect. I hope the other three do not fail. 
Nov 2016

95000 mi

US $1500
both CV boot covers leaking grease. Replaced both axles. Used Toyota specialty repair. Shop advises Sienna is the most expensive Toyota to own and repair. I have spent over $2400 out of warranty, disappointed in Toyota. 

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2011 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Toyota Sienna in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2015
Jan 2013

33900 mi

US $1
second row of seat on driver's side was very squeaky with rattles. 
Aug 2015

54100 mi
buttons for automatic doors, tailgate and sunroof was unreliable. 
Toyota Sienna in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2016 - Apr 2017
Jun 2016

61000 mi
Third row release handle snapped off 
Aug 2016

62000 mi

US $800
Rear brake pads and calipers 
Nov 2016

68300 mi

US $800
Passenger side sliding door broke 
Apr 2017

70000.0 mi

US $250
Sunroof seal detached during sunroof operation and had to be replaced 
Toyota Sienna in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2016 - Mar 2017
Jul 2016

81800 mi

US $110
Trim around the driver window comes out when window is opened. 
Toyota Sienna in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2016
Jan 2016

55200 mi
Power door switches stopped working 
Jun 2016

65000 mi

US $50
Replaced CV boot 
Toyota Sienna in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2014
Jan 2012

13700 mi
sliding door jams on occasion 
Toyota Sienna in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2011 - Jul 2013
Sep 2011

6000 mi
The power doors occasionally became stuck and needs to be closed again to open. 
Toyota Sienna in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2016
Jun 2013

22000 mi
Subsequent to having Toyota Remote Engine Start installed by dealer there was a loud rattle from under the dash, by the driver's knees. Drivers side knee airbag module was loose. Dealer rectified at no cost 
Toyota Sienna in Kentucky, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2017
Mar 2013

35000 mi
Both rear electric doors were making a "popping"sound when operated. Dealer replaced motor unit and slide rail moulding on each side. 
May 2013

36100 mi
The vehicle has a 21+gal fuel tank. When showing empty,would only take 14-15 gals. Dealer replaced fuel sender, gauge assembly. No change. Vehicle continues to take only 14+ gals after driving past zero "miles to empty". 
Toyota Sienna in Ohio, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2017
Nov 2016

72500 mi

US $1780
Developed buzzing/humming noise from the rear of the vehicle. Diagnosed as a failing rear viscous coupler for the rear differential. At time of inspection of rear vehicle noise it was discovered that the rear u joint was also failing. On this vehicle the u joint is not serviceable and required replacement of the entire driveshaft. 
Toyota Sienna in Texas, United States
Jun 2011 - Feb 2015
Dec 2013

56000 mi
The plastic surround on driver's seat cracked at corner, I have not had repaired because of cost. 
Feb 2015

75000 mi
Cracked seat trim never fixed. 
Toyota Sienna in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2016
Jan 2014

56700 mi

US $762
replaced control module for opening slider doors and rear door. 
Toyota Sienna in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2017
Apr 2011

4200 mi
sliding doors intermittently jam. Doors lubed, was told not to jerk the door handle when opening it. 
Oct 2011

20000 mi
Driver's side power door functioned intermittently when using outside handle. Service writer immediately said he'd replace motor since lubing the door track didn't solve problem long term. Gave me a loaner, car fixed the next morning. 
Jan 2013

50000 mi
Overhead console power door switch failed for driver's side sliding door. Part replaced under the extended warranty I purchased. 
Apr 2013

55200 mi
Passenger side electric sliding door operating intermittently. Replaced door drive motor under extended warranty. 
Dec 2014

92000 mi
Dog getting stuck in closing power doors. Doors would not reverse. Dealer checked doors, and could not repeat problem. 
Nov 2015

106600 mi
Left rear wheel bearing started howling early November, got worse quickly; repaired before Thanksgiving trip. 
Jun 2016

120000 mi

US $5
Both power doors noisy when opening and closing. Lubricated all moving parts and tracks, noise comes back within a few days. 
Aug 2016

122900 mi

US $110
Replaced upper and mid hinge assemblies on passenger side. Roller bearings worn in mid and falling apart on upper. Had to paint new parts. Door very quiet now. 
Dec 2016

130000 mi

US $1500
Driver's side sliding door failed. Door hinges replaced. Still bad. Replaced power door motor at $1500. Still bad. Handle broke, another $100. Adjusted cables, worked for a while, but not consistent. Doors on manual operation now... :( 
Jan 2017

130000.0 mi
Power doors under recall by Toyota with no fix reported available. They don't work reliably anyway. Guess these vans were designed to last for people who lease. 

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2011 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

187-horsepower 2.7L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Toyota Sienna in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2017
Apr 2013

21500 mi
Had the driver's seatbelt replaced under warranty. It would "catch" each time I would pull it out. 
Mar 2014

35000 mi
It makes a "clunk" sound when in reverse slowly, when going over small bumps, and at other seemingly random times. Dealer said it was the swaybar, but was within normal range. Waiting for TSB to be issued. Still have clunk. :( 
Jun 2014

38000 mi

US $125
For the second time, the handle on the left rear manual folding seat broke off and I could not lower the seat into the floor. I was able to order a new part and replace myself. Dealer would not warrant part that was replaced under factory w. 
Aug 2014

41500 mi

US $100
For the THIRD time I've had to replace the handle on the third row seat -- once on the right and twice on the left. This is $100+ part that shouldn't fail so quickly. So disappointing. 
Feb 2015

46000 mi

US $25
Replaced headlights. One failed and about week later the other failed. I drive with them on because my model doesn't have automatic headlights, so I do expect them to wear out more quickly than normal. 
Mar 2015

46000 mi

US $5
Changed bulb in rear tail-light. Difficult to get to -- had to partially remove plastic panel to get to the back of the fixture. Luckily no pieces broke off and it snapped back into place easily. 
Toyota Sienna in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Dec 2016
Aug 2014

42440 mi

C $300
Driver-side front stabilizer link needed replacing 

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2011 Toyota Sienna 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota Sienna in Maine, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2017
Jul 2014

108300 mi

US $105
It's been hot and the A/C was having trouble getting sufficiently cold, but it was still cooling. I had the system recharged and a dye and some oil added to check for future leaks. 
Jan 2015

100000 mi

US $87
Headlights were re-aligned. Wipers were cleaned or replaced.  Floor heating was checked, and they thought it was fine, but I still do not find the blower effective or even blowing. The blower works for the mid area and the defrost. 
Jan 2017

136300 mi

US $276
Blower fan (heater fan) replaced because the bearing were worn and the unit squealed when on. 

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