2005 Toyota Sienna Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Toyota Sienna

2005 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.

Dashboard Cracks

Multiple cracks may develop on the upper surface of the dashboard. At this time, the only suggested repair is to replace the dashboard.

Oxygen Sensor May Fail

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

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2005 Toyota Sienna Questions

05 Sienna KEY FOB death: 6 BUTTON Keyless Entry Remote Alarm Clicker (1 answer)

What would cause both mine (original) and my husbands (10mths old) fob remotes to die tonight? They are completely dead, no button on either one functions.

Battery just seems so unlikely with the different ages of the remotes - or are they "married" if one battery dies they both s...

why am i hearing a thunk in the rear when using the brakes (1 answer)

Hard steering to left only (1 answer)

05 Seinna, development of a small leak on right side. I eventually had the steering rack replacement with a rebuilt Cardon as can only get rebuilt unit if not buying from OEM Toyota. As soon as I drove felt hard to turn steering wheel to left. Not to right but left hand turns only. Took to Steale...

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2005 Toyota Sienna Recalls

Seat Heater

Southeast Toyota is recalling certain vehicles because the seat heater element may become damaged as a result of compression of the seat cushion. The damaged element could short causing burning of the seat cushion, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will disconnect seat heaters with copper strand elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory to correct this concern.

Spare Tire Carrier Cable May Break

The spare tire carrier cable may break due to corrosion from road salt. Dealers will initially move the spare tire and relocate it to the luggage compartment free of charge if parts are unavailable. When parts are available, dealers will replace the spare tire carrier assembly with an improved one free of charge to resolve the concern.

The Shift Interlock System May Fail

The shift lock system prevents the shift lever from being moved out of the Park position unless the brake pedal is depressed. These vehicles are being recalled because the shift lock solenoid could fail rendering the shift lock system inoperable. If the shift lever is moved out of the Park position when the brakes are not applied the vehicle could roll unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. When parts become available, dealers will replace the shift lock solenoid to correct this concern.

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2005 Toyota Sienna Reviews

Not a fan of this gen of Sienna anymore. Dash is full of cracks. Hard to get perfect alignment as am told no way to adjust rear wheels or needs some sort of rear camber/caster? kit. I keep it as close as possible for tire wear/tear. More and more problems keep popping up as Sienna ages. This has been a "hyper-maintained" Sienna since Day One of in service. Owned it over ten years before reachin...
I bought my 2005 Sienna LE new in March 2005. It now has 192000 miles on it. I've had routine maintenance done on a regular schedule. I've used Mobile One synthetic oil in it since it's first oil change. A weak point is the paint finish. I have a rust spot on the hood, rubber gasket around the base of the windshield is coming loose. Hence my reason for only 4 starts on body. Interior has w...
Cheap parts and many repairs. We will not be buying another sienna.

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