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2001 Toyota Sienna

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2001 Toyota Sienna Problems

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.

Engine -- mwim and 1 other

ABS light on, Speedo doesn't work, trans has erratic shifts

2001 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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Body, Interior & Misc., April 9, 2001

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Toyota is recalling 2001 Avalon, Camry, and Sienna vehicles because the front sub frame assembly has not been adequately welded. This could cause failure of the assembly following long-term usage, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the front sub frame, if necessary.

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2001 Toyota Sienna Questions and Answers

jhersh, 2001 Toyota Sienna, Simsbury, CT

I have a 2001 Toyota Sienna with 74,500 miles. The manual states replacement of the belt at 72 months/90,000 miles.
My Haynes manual states at 90,000 miles. Nothing about months. This is not an i...

dgotshalk, 2001 Toyota Sienna, 3.0L V6, Boston, MA

cost of replacing timing belt and water pump at over 120000 miles

madhur, 2001 Toyota Sienna, 3.0L V6, Davis, CA

How do I fix it ? How much it may cost me ? Thank yu for feedback.

Ifeanyi, 2001 Toyota Sienna, 3.0L V6, Goleta, CA

My power door has stop working. It can't open and it can't close. What is the solution?

BooRadley, 2001 Toyota Sienna, 3.0L V6, Canton, NC

The van was initally showing a P1135 code but when I replaced the 02 sensor, the code no longer came up.

So now the van will not run even though it is showing no codes.

If I use the throttle,...

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2001 Toyota Sienna Reviews

Best car I've ever owned. Just went over 200,000 miles last week. No problems other than standard maintenance. ...although I think the air compressor is starting to go out. Also, have a check engine light that is due to an improper setting - says it's the cadalatyc converter, but have been told it's fine. I also agree that the door handles are made of cheap plastic. Just hit a deer 2 weeks ago at 60 MPH, with minimal damage. 3rd deer I've hit. First two deer just cracked the plastic grill. Most recent deer hit did more damage, but only body damage. My biggest complaint about this car is it's turning radius. It can feel like parking the Queen Mary sometimes. Still love this car, and think it can probably make it easily to 300,000 miles. Engine is great. Transmission is great. Very comfortable on long road trips.

Most reliable vehicle that we have ever owned. Runs smooth and quiet. Very versatile carrying people and things. Have 84,000 miles at almost 8 years and replaced a single light bulb other than tires, brakes and a battery.

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