2001 Toyota Sienna Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Toyota Sienna

2001 Toyota Sienna Problems

Problem With Door Mechanism in Electric Sliding Doors

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.

Oxygen Sensor May Fail

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

Check Engine Light Due to EVAP System

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.

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2001 Toyota Sienna Questions

Replace driver side front door handle. Panel already off. Injury to hand prevents my completing task (1 answer)

Part already primed/painted. Install handle only. I will do panel later

Cost of Knock Sensor 2nd bank Replacement. Our mechanic wants to replace both front while engine is apart (1 answer)

The check engine light is on. Buy an OBD-II code reader? (1 answer)

Someone who posted on this site suggested to purchase an OBD-II code reader. I did a search for this and many kinds showed up. What kind or type would you suggest?

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2001 Toyota Sienna Recalls

Toyota Recalls 1998–2010 Siennas Due to Problems with Spare Tire Carrier and Assembly Cable

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.

Toyota Recalls 2001 Vehicles Due to Improper Welding on Sub Frame

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 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 week...
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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