Toyota Sienna Repair and Maintenance

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

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.

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

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

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The brakes are very soft. Have to push down far on pedal to stop. New pads were put on. 3 mechanics have checked i t- all say it is good. But, it still feels soft - pushing down too far to stop. Feels like the brake pedal goes to far near end. Any suggestions???

Was quoted 280$ for new ignition switch. Bought an OE switch and key from parts store. Car won't start. Was told the key needed to be relearned?

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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.

A fuel line in the engine compartment may develop a leak, which can cause a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect and replace any fuel lines in question free of charge to resolve the concern.

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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Cheap parts and many repairs. We will not be buying another sienna.

I am extremely disappointed in our 2005 Sienna XLE AWD. Once it reached 100K everything started falling apart. We had to replace both sliding door mechanisms long time ago. It's nice that Toyota decided to re-imburse the sliding door expenses - apparently too many people had these issues. Now, check engine light is on - catalytic converter died. And before that the check engine light was on - O...

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, s...

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