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2006 Toyota Sienna repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (35%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (14%)

Chart based on 258 repairs.
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2006 Toyota Sienna engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (33%)

Chart based on 42 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

155000 mi

US $25
Screws on the air filter box stripped and were lost causing loss of air-tight seal between air intake and filter. 
68000 mi Belt briefly squeaked on start up. Found tensioner bolt was loose. Fixed for free because belts were replaced due to the noise in a previous trip. 
95000 mi

US $50
A/C belt was making a loud noise when start the vehicle initially 
93000 mi

C $500
Timing belt replacement 
100000 mi

C $150
Exhaust repair. 
118580 mi

C $300
Exhaust repair 
197000 mi

US $300
Had some misfiring due to two bad ignition coils. Replaced all six ignition coils, as well as spark plugs. 
35200 mi Water pump and radiator 
147000 mi

US $400
coolant leak in water pump seal 
150000 mi the second bank CC went out, and required replacement. 
104300 mi

US $600
Needed new radiator. Slow leak. 
130000 mi Vehicle stalls intermittently, doesn't start intermittently. Replaced ground strap. Did not fix problem. Dealer not sure orig. repair fixed car. Car stalled 5mi from dealer. Dealer had regional repair supervisor review case, no joy. Recommended new ECU at $1800 with no guarantee it would fix problem. Ended up trading the car in on a new one. 
98000 mi

US $226
Check noise from engine;They determined it was the Power Steering pump whining. They did intake cleaning and intake filter replacement but MPG remains very low at this time...about 13.5 mpg. Mechanic suspects bad catalytic converter. 
100500 mi

US $1350
For code P0430 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank #2) I had them replace the front engine Catalytic Converter and the O2 sensors. Looks like it solved the problem but at great expense. 
88660 mi

C $2600
Exhaust Manifold change between motor and catalyst.  
88000 mi

US $1080
Oil change, water pump leak, replace timing belt since it was close to the 90,000 mile mark. 
143300 mi

US $995
Radiator rusted out. Replaced with OEM Toyota radiator 
62700 mi

US $188
Serpentine belt squeaking with first cold start of the day. Goes away once warm. Dealer noted serpentine belt starting to "glaze" but completely intact and in good shape. No repair was needed at this time. 
98000 mi

US $270
Spark plugs replaced 
55800 mi

C $450
"Check Engine Light" with error code P0303 - "Cylinder 3 misfire". The problem was not successfully diagnosed and repaired during 4 visits to Toyota dealer. During 5-th visit, the coil was replaced, this fixed the problem. 
83700 mi

C $1000
The dealer insisted that water pump was leaking and needed replacement. Water pump was replaced. 
24000 mi cracked front exhaust pipe. 
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 
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 
76000 mi replaced bank 1 catalytic converter 
79000 mi loose heat shield 
93000 mi coolant leak 
116700 mi

US $25
Check engine light on. Scanned it and it came up evaporative emissions system. Replaced the fuel cap which did not fix the problem. Van runs great, will eventually check all hoses for leaks. 
121800 mi

US $2
Follow-up to check engine light. The Toyota dealership that replaced the spark plugs damaged a vacuum hose and taped it. When the tape failed the CEL came on. I replaced the damaged hose which fixed the problem. 
136000 mi

US $1100
Radiator ruptured. Also needed to replace thermostat. 
56000 mi

US $160
Heater for oxygen sensor post cat. converter 
128000 mi

US $250
Replaced front catalytic converter (Bank 2), it is one adjacent to radiator . 
129100 mi

US $400
Coolant loss due to crack in Plastic part of radiator.Replaced both upper and lower hoses and thermostat at same time. 
133100 mi

US $65
Replaced number 1 Cylinder spark plug coil . 
129800 mi

US $100
replaced both valve cover gaskets and spark plug seals 
95980 mi

C $500
Timing belt replacement. Had to replace mounting brackets which were seized. 
52000 mi

US $250
One of four Oxygen sensors failed and had to be replaced. Only replaced the defective one. 

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2006 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

90000 mi

US $2000
90000 mile service; added in water pump 
126000 mi

US $100
Gasket just after engine connecting to exhaust system failed and was replaced. 
152800 mi

US $235
Exhaust leak. Gasket at flex joint was worn. Replaced. 
91000 mi

US $773
Water pump leaking 
94240 mi

C $1400
Manifold Gasket Replace 

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