Toyota Sienna Repair and Maintenance

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

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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Toyota Sienna Questions

What could cause a catalytic converter to go out? My check light came on and also VSC light (1 answer)

This happen about a year ago and Toyota said, both were out and I took to another repair place and they said; one was out, but both quoted me about same price. So I had them to reset and keep on dsriving no repair done at time, now over year later it's on again and Toyota said; only 1 needs ...

How much is front springs with labor and alignment for a Toyota Sienna 2008 (1 answer)

Does my timeing chain need replacing with the water pump (1 answer)

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Toyota Sienna Recalls

Overhead Trim Panel Detaches During Side Curtain Air Bag Deployment

An interior trim panel may not be secured properly due to a mounting clip being reused during installation of an overhead entertainment system. This can result in the trim panel detaching in an accident. Dealers will replace the trim panel securing clip free of charge to resolve the concern.

Overhead Trim Panel Detaches During Side Curtain Air Bag Deployment

An interior trim panel may not be secured properly due to a mounting clip being reused during installation of an overhead entertainment system. This can result in the trim panel detaching in an accident. Dealers will replace the trim panel securing clip free of charge to resolve the concern.

Second Row Overhead Grab Handles Detach In Accident

The second row overhead assist grip handles may detach from the vehicle upon side curtain air bag deployment. Dealers will modify the headliner near the second row overhead assist grip free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Toyota Sienna Reviews

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...
This is my 2nd Sienna, I have a 2004 and 2011. Back sliding doors on both (one electric, one manual) have caused me to change my mind completely about my next vehicle. It will definitely not be a Toyota. The steering squeals as well as the brakes and I have been told by the dealer this is normal NOT. Very dissatisfied with Toyota at this point and scared the electric doors are going to open and...

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