2007 Toyota Sienna Reviews

2007 Toyota Sienna Reviews and Owner Comments

2007 Toyota Sienna (4 Reviews)
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Purchased under Toyota Certified Pre Owned program. Limited AWD. Bought it in 2012, just a few short months ago. Van had little over 40K on it. Had everything we wanted in a van; AWD, navigation, tri zone climate control, and all the bells and whistles. Noticed a scrubbing noise during the test drive, but thought cant be anything wrong, or that certification process would have caught it, so I just carried on, and made the purchase. After a month @41000 miles, I felt something was not quite rite about the noise, and how it only made it at about 30-40 MPH, and no accelerator pressed, and no break pressed. Took it to local dealer, and they were able to duplicate it, with me driving. First thought it was center differential, then found huge metal slices inside auto transmission. So ok, good fix the problem. Noticed some clear coat peeling on rear bumper area, and had local dealer look at it. It seems it was not paint from Toyota on the bumper and someone should have caught the huge runs in the paint on the bumper during the certification process. Called Toyota corporate, let them know that one of their dealerships is not inspecting cars correctly, and my transmission had to be replaced, my bumper that has paint runs and clear coat falling off. They had such a non caring demeanor it was totally awful. So corporate does not care if one of their dealers certifies a vehicle, and with known problems. Strike one Toyota. When you start the van first thing in the AM, you hear a knocking noise. Now that the weather is getting colder, its getting worse. Went to Toyota dealer, and was told this was piston slap or cylinder slap. Normal for an aluminum block car to do this until warmed up. We will keep and eye on it, let us know if it gets worse. (I have a 97 Continental and it makes NO noise during start up, and its an all aluminum block as well. So once the nice cold cold winter sets in, I will trek back to Toyota and let them hear the nasty knocking. I may at the next oil change (which is in a few days) take the paper element filter, and save it, along with some oil for an analytical report for metals in the oil and caught on the filter media. So this is my fantastic Toyota Sienna story. Never will I purchase another Toyota. This was our first. Will be our last. I scratch my head all the time at how our 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid can be and has been more reliable than a Toyota. It has over 87000 miles. Trouble free! My advice: If you are buying a Toyota beware. Be even more aware if its a Certified Pre Owned Toyota. Buyer beware!
2007 XLE with 3.5L about 65000 miles. we ordered from factory wanted automatic side and rear doors but no leather seats.... really like the way it rides and handles.... has the 4 capt chairs and fold flat seats in the back.... averages 24 mpg .......steady highway is 27 mpg... had one sliding door mild rattle fixed early on .../ warranty... radio problems, spitting out CDs and turning off/on by itself their are others showing this problem but appears no recalls done an exchange through toyota for $350... dis-like them going back to a paper element oil filter... back up alarm system chirps off/on spuratic, toyota checked said its doing right We can't make beans of it ? ? just ignored it wish I hadn't ordered that way ($400 ?) ....or the luggage rack for that matter... pulls good even full loaded in mountains brkes are supurb... nothing done yet except oil changes and tires although at 65,000 noticed last tire rotation I will need front brake pads and some wipers soon... oops........I flushed the power steering fluid and brake fluid a few weeks ago... Thats about it!.......our first toyota ...... would likely buy again.
Michelin Hydro Edge tires jerk my 2007 Sienna to the right. Had to replace defective diver-side mirror at my own cost of $706.00. Rear hatch motor and struts had to be replaced year and one-half ago and now they need to be replaced again at a cost of over $2,000.00 at my cost.
Had this minivan for 3 years and 40k miles. Am satisfied with the performance except some plastic body and engine parts broke/tore unexpectedly even when handled with care. I am meticulous when it comes to cars, so it is irritating. The way the engine layout was designed, makes it difficult for the weekend mechanic to work on (e.g. spark plug replacement.) Toyota wants you to bring it to the dealership. Something not everyone could afford right now in this recession. Would I buy a Sienna again? Nah! Maybe an Odyssey.