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Toyota Sienna repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (14%)

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Toyota Sienna transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (13%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (25%)

< $100 (33%)

Chart based on 93 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

41000.0 mi

US $850
CV joint failed and was replaced 

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2014 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

3200 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

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. 
104000 mi

US $5100
New transmission needed due to total failure of bearings, gears, and possibly other parts. 

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2011 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

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. 
65000 mi

US $50
Replaced CV boot 

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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

46000 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

47700 mi cv boots. replaced leaking boots on front end/ 
115700 mi

US $200
Front left CV boot replaced 
111000 mi

US $3000
Transmission needed to be replaced. 

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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

149900 mi left driver boot leaking 
91000 mi

US $450
replace cv joint 

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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. 
380000 mi

US $4000
Transmission went out. I gave it away to a mechanic friend. 
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

85700 mi

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

US $385
Replaced both front driveaxles. 
49000 mi Replaced automatic transmission. 
90500 mi

US $50
Transmission failed. At first it would disengage while in Drive mode, as though it was shifter into Neutral, later it didn't shift beyond 1st gear. This happened 1 day after engine was revved above 6000 RPM for a few minutes on 1 occasion. 
124700 mi Ignition switch would not turn. Had to shift to neutral than to Park. Problem went away. 
52000 mi

US $2500
Trainsmission failed after vehicle was driven through puddle. Replaced transmission.  
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. 
78000 mi

US $300
hose to transmission cooler cracked, transmission fluid drained out and car would not move. 
117000.0 mi

US $60
Transmission was shifting hard. Drained and filled fluid and replaced transmission filter. 
108000 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. 

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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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2006 Toyota Sienna

Engine not specified

117700 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

43000 mi Tranny failure (? pinion gear)- slipping, grinding. 
157000 mi

US $800
replace one front bearing 
96000 mi

US $1000
Car stalled, wouldn't drive while on the road. Multiple repairs needed, entire engine had to be removed to replace what was needed. Took a while to fix & parts to be ordered but mechanic had no experienced with this car, so that contributed. 
37000 mi Transmission was shifting oddly at low speeds. 
68000 mi

US $280
CV boot leaking 
76900 mi

US $700
Transmission seals are starting to leak.(under extended warrenty). 
72300 mi Something called the transmission pan was leaking and needed to be replaced. This was covered by the extended Toyota Platinum warranty. 
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. 
149800 mi

US $200
Replaced both left and right cv drive shafts due to torn inner boots (150k miles) 
68000 mi Automatic transmission gasket leaking on pan. Replaced gasket, filter, and filled with new ATF fluid. 
93700 mi

US $1651
The CV boot had started to leak on the left front--needed replacement 
62000 mi Oil leaking. Transmission Pan Gasket needed to be replaced 

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2006 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

97200 mi Transfer case for AWD leaking and advised to replace, or watch and not let go dry. quote of $1862. 
146000 mi

US $1800
Transmission pan gasket leaking 
26000 mi Leaking transmission casing seal. Took down transmission and replaced with new seal. 

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2005 Toyota Sienna 4dr Minivan, ext.

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

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. 
Transmission would shift hard and surge in all gears. Took the vehicle to two different mechanics, neither could diagnose the problem. 
123000 mi Loud noise from the transmission. Shop indicated something broke inside the gearbox. 
146700 mi

US $314
Transmission pan gasket had to be replaced. The price paid included transmission fluid replacement, engine oil and filter change, tire rotation. 
164900 mi Leaking CV joint boot. Had been already replaced for the same reason less than a year ago. Replaced again at no cost. 
123600 mi

US $200
new transmission pan gasket - leaky 
28000 mi Tranmission seal has sign of leaking. 
114300 mi

US $610
Transaxle gasket was leaking, replaced 
150800 mi

US $200
Getting a little rough. So did the oil and filter change. Seems to solve the problem. 
167200 mi A little rough gear shift at low speed. There is a recall on the solenoids. It seems to make the shift better. 
167000 mi

US $299
Cracked interior boot on front passenger CV axle 
169000.0 mi Replaced passenger CV axle, as boot was cracked. The same axle was replaced in September 2016 (7 months prior), so shop figured it was a faulty part and replaced free of change (both labor and parts free.) 
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. 

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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

94000 mi

US $160
Transmission pan gasket was leaking -- not a major repair. 
93000 mi Transmission was operating in a problematic manner, without smooth shifting. 
174000 mi

US $500
FL bearing wore out, replaced it and half axle. 
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! 
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. 
92380 mi

C $800
Replaced passenger front axle 
124000 mi

US $600
The Transmission fluid cooling lines were corroded and leaking. 
122700 mi

US $295
Axle issue, same one I had replaced in 2011, faulty due to improper installation by original mechanic. 
262000 mi

US $400
replaced left and right drive axles 
172400 mi

US $300
gasket leak 
226000 mi

US $250
Hard 1-2 shift. 
120000 mi

US $3000
Transmission fluid leak 
114500.0 mi

US $463
replace CV axle and boot due to broken boot (right side) and lubricant total leak out 
350000 mi

US $650
rebuilt transmission failed after 20K miles 
128300 mi

US $550
Shifter replacement 
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. 

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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. 
113620 mi

C $164
New computer scavenged to deal with ongoing transmission issue. 
149000 mi

US $15
Dear ujoint completely worn out. Bought aftermarket and repaired. 

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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

154000 mi

US $400
Whiny noise 
138260 mi

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

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2001 Toyota Sienna 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

197000 mi Light was on and took to my trusted macanic that let me know it was the transmission 

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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 

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2000 Toyota Sienna 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

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

289500 mi

US $255
Transmission cooler lines and cooler leaking fluid, replaced lines and cooler. 
144000 mi transmission failed in March, needed replacement 
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. 
165300 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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