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2000 Toyota Sienna

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2000 Toyota Sienna Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Models with electric sliding doors can develop problems with the door mechanism. The cable in the door becomes frayed, which will damage the electric motor.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

One or more oxygen sensors may fail resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an evaporative emission (EVAP) system fault. Our technicians tell us these EVAP system faults can be difficult to diagnose but it is not uncommon to find a failed charcoal canister or a loose or worn gas cap.

Engine -- Verified

The mass air flow sensor on higher mileage cars occasionally needs to be cleaned or replaced if sluggish acceleration is experienced or the Check Engine Light is illuminated with a mass air flow meter sensor fault code stored.

Engine -- Verified

Sludge can build up in the engine because Toyota did not recommend frequent enough oil changes. Lexus will sometimes offer a discount on cleaning the engine if necessary. Owners who changed their oil every 3,000 miles did not experience these problems. This sludge build up can lead to excessive oil consumption.

2000 Toyota Sienna Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 12, 2010

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Toyota is recalling 1998–2010 Sienna models manufactured or registered in twenty-two Eastern and Midwestern states because of problems with the spare tire carrier and assembly cable due to road salt corrosion. This may cause the spare tire assembly cable to break and the spare tire to separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Toyota will notify owners via letter with instructions on how to remedy the problem. For a list of the affected states, call Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

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2000 Toyota Sienna Questions and Answers

ellis, 2000 Toyota Sienna, Fairfield, CA

where is the location of the compartment to access the fuel pump? or do you have to pull the gas tank?

ellis, 2000 Toyota Sienna, Fairfield, CA


screen, 2000 Toyota Sienna, Gainesville, VA

I have just changed timing belt on my 2000 toyota sienna. Now, there is a noise from engine every once in a while (happens almost once every 10 miles) sounds like it is trying to catch onto someth...

ptbert, 2000 Toyota Sienna, 3.0L V6, Montclair, NJ

I have a DC AC converter that has blown a fuse on my 2000 Sienna 2 times now. I had the dealer replace it 2 weeks ago before a trip. I would like to be able to change the thing myself. I found s...

kwgrinnell, 2000 Toyota Sienna, 3.0L V6, Forest Lake, MN

My wife's van will not open @ the hatch because the remote and interior release will not open the lock. Anyone got any clues on how to get the lock to open? BTW, can't access the lock fro...

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2000 Toyota Sienna Reviews

Had my Toyota since oct 99' first off the line. I changed brakes the first time at 125K Miles. I sent a letter to Toyota TWICE in concern about the brakes lasting so long, just lucky. I've change the timing belt twice, struts, rear shocks, various sensors and lights. Even though the bumpers suck. Nothing unusual at 244K owner miles from oct 99' to aug 2013' this is the best vehicle I've owned and the least expensive in overall repairs..
See how many times A DAY you see a 2000,2001 sienna one road!

Toyota all my life (18 years). First minivan. A 2001 LE, bought Dec.2010 with 122K. Is now Jan.2012, with 134K. I bought via internet from dealer. Said it was the cleanest they had ever seen for the year. Okay, they don't deal with clean cars then. The first test drive the tire inflation light stayed on constant. The passenger seat belt light on/off/on. Higher speeds created a vibration in whole ride, tires were brand new. Braking is pulsating, and a little scary. Bought out of desperation for long family trip, not to mention the four hour drive just to go test drive it. Steering makes a clunk noise, due to front driver's upper control arm needs to be replaced. Engine makes "cam" ticking noise. Kid broke passenger handle, and same door latches hard. Looking for another one. I never have had problems with toyota except this van, i've owned 87,93,95,99camry,87,93corolla,91,90,91supra,87,88,96celica,91tercel, all more than once in differing years.

I thought i was getting a Toyota when I bought my first, well lets say I won't do that again. I have been a loyal Dodge Caravan fan for years. My first was a 90'. then a 93 twice and then a 97 and had a come back two or three times, another 93 and well all I can tell you is I really enjoyed them and only one or two of them had trans problems. My last was a 97 grand and could not get the trans right. So I bought my first Toyota, a 00' Sienna, it was a red and silver color, leather inside, got it from a local dealer with 75,000 miles on it, I would hear some people say it is barely broken in. Before we bought it off the lot, the oil light went on as we drove it. The engine went bad. They replaced it. Their dollar. Enjoyed my expensive van and then at 85,000 miles the trans started making a noise. Had it looked at and found out that the bearings in the trans were going bad. Toyota had a 100,000 mile replacement on that van, so no out of pocket costs. After that everything started breaking on it. Driver door strap that keep the door from swinging open, broke, the back lift gate handle broke, (plastic), the sliding door stopped working, the seat belt lights have always been going off and on, the handle on that sliding door broke off, the driver side window goes up slowly, if at all, the tire light keep going off and on, one of the ceiling light covers broke, and on and on. Just recently, the steering has been acting up. Like when you want to make a turn, it acts as if it doesn't want to. I've looked at all the main parts and they are all secure. I am tired of this van! Honda here I come.


Bought used in 2008 with 135k miles. It is now at 160k miles. Very quiet and smooth engine. AT is good too. AC is very cold. Replaced both air fuel sensors and MAF sensor after getting CEL. Replace both struts and shock absorbers, front brake pads. Drained and filled ATF 3 times. Used MMO to improve an old engine as said by many, but got minor engine leaks. Hope the leak will fix itself.

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