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The Sienna is one of the most quiet and comfortable minivans available, but it's one of the smallest in terms of interior room. With a smooth, refined, and responsive powertrain, it's an excellent choice when interior spaciousness isn't a high priority.
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Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
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Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. ESC available from 2001, standard from 2008. Side air bags available from 2001, standard from 2006. Head protection air bags available from 2004, standard from 2006.
Road Test

The Sienna is one of the most quiet and comfortable minivans available, but it's one of the smallest in terms of interior room. With a smooth, refined, and responsive powertrain, it's an excellent choice when interior spaciousness isn't a high priority.

Seating
2 front, 2 rear, 3 third
Drive Wheels
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Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
minivan
Transmissions Available
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3-liter V6 (194 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2000 Toyota Sienna owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

“The motor that operates the window in the driver's door had to be replaced for the second time”

James P., PA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Plastic linkage failures”

Ollie K., VA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“the plastic door handles on sliding door and hatchback cracked and need replacements”

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

“Rattle”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Power door must be closed manually with difficulty”

Bill H., CA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Driver's side rear sliding door sometimes refuses to stay open; both front windows sometimes freeze; paint on luggage rack and side view mirrors peel”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Powered sliding door failed; repairs were prohibitively expensive; we continue to use the door in manual mode, which is pretty clumsy, difficult, and inconvenient”

Harold P., WA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Power sliding door mechanism no longer operates. Some power locks do not operate when car sits in sun. Had to replace 1 power window lift, 2nd appears to be failing”

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Locks and latches

“Tail gate latch broke. Replaced it”

Rafael S., CA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Tailgate, both front doors and both sliding doors have and have had broken handles (plastic). Replacement of hatch and front door handles straight forward and repair successful. Sliding doors, presently, -driver side won't open, passenger side lock s”

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“outside latches on rear and front passenger side latches have been replaced in the past year due to breaking”

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“The outside sliding door latch handles, both sides, pulled away from the doors. These occured at different times. Toyota of America reimbursed me reluctantly for fixing one of them. The other is held on with tape!”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“The outside door handle/latch does not work on the passenger sliding door. You cannot open the door from the outside”

Carole O., VA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Rear cargo hatch handle broke”

Kenneth F., CA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Trunk latch stopped working so it is inoperable. Sliding door stopped opening fully due to rust. Door lock/unlock switch inside car does not always unlock all doors”

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Mirrors

“Driver's side mirror had to be replaced this year as it malfunctioned”

James P., PA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Driver's side mirror stopped working. Cost $500 to repair”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“The latch to open the hatch has broken twice. The last one I got about a year ago was modified to be much stronger. I do my own repairs”

Ronald S., FL (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“The release handle on the rear hatch failed, meaning that not only could I not only NOT open it from outside, but that it also could not be opened at all -- even using the powered overrides. I repaired it successfully myself, using parts from eBay”

Harold P., WA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Tailgate release handle broke 2 times, power sliding door handle also broke. Both are made entirely of plastic”

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Passenger window gets stuck k”

Anonymous, IN (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Passenger front is inoperable. Driver front work intermittently”

Carol O., NJ (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Both the driver's side and passenger side windows fail to close reliably. The windows come up partially and intermittantly over a period of driving for several minutes”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“The rear window latch came apart and no longer works. Again on the passenger side”

Carole O., VA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Power window on driver's side stopped working altogether after repairs of multiple problems”

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Both front windows sometimes freeze up and won't go up or down. This necessitates the repair shop and parts, too often”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Seat belt indicator that detects the seat belt position failed in both the drivers seat belt and front passenger seat belt”

Kenneth F., CA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

“Passenger Seat--A bolt on the seat back was broken. The inside portion would move backwards when someone sat in the seat”

Anonymous, WI (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

“indicator warning light on all the time”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Light came on and stayed on. Some minor adjustments were made that corrected the problem”

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“ABS stopped working”

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Wheel sensor failure requiring complete rear hub replacement, RR”

David N., MN (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“ABS sensor on rear left wheel failed”

Jeremy V., MA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“This is the only on-going problem we've had with this car. The brakes seem to wear faster than other cars. Otherwise, this has been a fantastic and reliable vehicle!”

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“This has been a reoccurring problem over the life of the van”

Anonymous, KY (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Rotors

“As part of the brake failure, the rotors had to be replaced”

Anonymous, WI (2000 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Worn rotors needed replacement”

Pamela G., NS (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

“brakes squeak when they were first installed, after some wear, all the time”

Cecil W., AL (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Was caused by disc pads needing replacement”

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Brakes have squealed when pressed over the life of the van”

Anonymous, KY (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“The breaks squeal when I apply them to come to a stop”

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Calipers

“The calipers were ceased and locked at closed position”

Dan T., AZ (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“After 206000 miles, one of the calipers failed. This requires replacement of both front calipers plus brakes and grinding the rotors = $1200. But this is the only non-maintenance expense we've had on this vehicle of 130000 miles ownership”

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

“Drivers front froze up & wore out pads & rotor. I'd also like to mention a problem with the power side door, that won't open of close sometimes, you have to keep hitting the button to get it to close or open...but you didn't have a check off for tha”

Michael G., CT (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Nothing out of the ordinary wear and tear”

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“pads and calipers replaced. First time in the 8 years we have owned it”

Anonymous, IN (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Front disc pads needed replacing, normal routine, not early”

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“During my car inspection, I was told that the rear wheel cylinders needed replacing as well as the timing belt”

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

“Have been unable to repair the existing compressor that has a leak despite several trips to the auto repair shop. It has been determined that it needs to be replaced. That would not be value-added based on the age of the vehicle. We may reconsider with summers getting hotter”

Tarri H., NY (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“AC compressor was replaced. A short time later it was again replaced and the reason I was told is that a dryer had failed to be installed. - I had no cost on the replacement compressor but I did have to pay labor”

Jeremy S., NY (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Losing coolant for several years. Replace compressor”

David L., MN (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

“We have had ac problems twice, first repair lasted less than a year. Since then we have gone without AC”

Anonymous, BC (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“We have had to fix the A/C about four times in this car. The compressor keeps failing”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)
Automatic climate control

“Air conditioning failed”

Anonymous, BC (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Hole in condenser, loosing charge, required replacing condenser”

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“bottom corners of the condenser cracked and leaked twice and the condenser had to be replaced at a cost of around $600 each time”

Dave C., MI (2000 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Rear Evaporator and valve had to be replaced”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)
Heater system

“System failed at about 200000 miles”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Leak in pipes to rear”

Anonymous, MI (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Had to repair refrigerant leak after repair for same problem 4 years previous”

John H., CA (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

“Has been leaking.. repeatedly refilled”

Dean H., IL (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“line to the rear compressor corroded and leaked - car needed $1,500 to replace and replumb compressors”

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“refrigerant leaks out, a/c not cool enough. need to refill refrigerant every year”

Thomas T., NY (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“busted radiator”

William G., NC (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Not yet determined where”

Anonymous, QC (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Last 3 years, AC doesn't work with hot weather. Take to dealer (Sunshine Toyota). Dealer says refrigerant lost. Can't find any leaks. Recharges. Good for awhile, then repeat”

Anonymous, MI (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

“Refrigerant filled in spring 2013, and AC worked until no longer needed. However, had to re-fill in spring 2014, and it ceased cooling in August 2014. Though none apparent, will ask mechanic to inspect for leaks this year”

Rebekah G., MN (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

“Gauge lighting is half out. Can't see some displays at night. Mechanics say it would cost hundreds to fix”

Anonymous, OK (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“all turn signals and emergency flasher stopped working at once”

Anonymous, OR (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“backup and brake lights burnt”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Horn

“horn failed several years ago. toyota repair shop coud not repair it. Insralled a beeper horn to permit safe driving”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“The horn just stopped working at about 150000 miles. It took a year to find someone who could fix it”

Priscilla W., CA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Horn would only work intermittently. Safety problem that required replacing the clock spring in steering wheel”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Dash board lights failed. Cannot see speedometer at night”

Anonymous, OR (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“If you lean on the front passenger side door the interior lights come on but not the open door light”

Anonymous, KY (2000 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Bulbs are constantly going out. Had all bulbs in dash replaced, ALL THE BULBS! Got in to drive home radio lights did work. Ask Toyota Service Manager about it, his relpy, " When you said replace all the bulbs, both working and non-working we didn't k”

Cecil W., AL (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

“After my first set of new tires 15 years ago, it has never reset properly and I never bothered to get it fixed”

Anonymous, SC (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“The tire pressure monitor goes off and on even when the tire pressure is OK”

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“When highway driving longer distances this gauge frequently comes on; although there is no problem around town”

Lori R., CA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Door open light comes on all the time when no door is open”

Anonymous, KY (2000 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“they quit working and now they work. I did nothing to cause either occurrence”

George W., WA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“there was a recurring issue with a fuse. It would go out when the ... I think the radio was on and a device was being charged. I don't remember the combination, but something would blow a fuse. So we stopped charging and listening at the same time”

Ira N., CA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Headlights

“Both headlamps burned out simultaneously. Seemed too much for coincidence, but no cause was found”

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“one headlight burned-out. i had it replaced at a toyota dealership”

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Keyless entry

“The keyless entry stopped working the locks and the ability to start the car. The battery in the remote was new and replaced several times”

Lisa W., MD (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

“Rain leaks in consistently through back hatch, making interior wet and moldy”

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Radiator, water pump replaced. Gas cap also”

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Water in driver's side floor after rain. Probably from sun roof draining down front pillar”

Charles M., TN (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Clogged sunroof drains. Difficult and expensive to clear. Carpet damage”

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“I can hear the wind pretty loud & sometimes the rain leaks in through the front windshield. I've even had frost on the inside of my front windshield this winter. (ice scrapers don't work to well on concave surfaces)”

Cara H., KS (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

“plastic crap getting brittle and breaks causing squeaks”

Donald W., OK (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“For years there has been a highly squealing noise at different times. Toyota has never been able to figure out why”

Anonymous, OR (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

“NOTE!!! Model Year is 1998. It's old and squeaks a bit at various locations. Mechanics say nothing serious, just age”

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“More like clunking than rattles. There is a clunking noise under the hood on the right hand side that occurs on rough roads, particularly when braking. Neither the dealer nor other mechanics could identify the source of the noise, so it continues”

Anonymous, UT (2000 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“squeaks and rattles almost come from everywhere”

Donald W., OK (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“It sounds like I need to WD-40 the entire underbelly of the van; it squeaks over every little bump (driveway curb, RR tracks, etc). The breaks squeak when I'm in reverse, but the mechanic says the brake pads are fine”

Cara H., KS (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

“Suspension system squeaks”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

“Noise when breaking comes from the back of the vehicle. Problem seems to persist after brakes are cleaned. Might have to replace the drums at the rear”

Daniel O., ON (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Sometimes a terrible screeching sound happens. Toyota does not know why”

Anonymous, OR (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

“Had drive belt changed and had to return the van a couple of times to solve the problem”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Rattling in 2 places”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Wind noise

“Car is noisier as it ages”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“The car was making too much noise so we took it in and they told us we had to replace the catalytic converter”

Anonymous, MN (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Check light came on and we replaced knock sensors. We reset check light and car passed emissions. Check light came on within a week later. We had to replace the catalytic converter. How could it pass smog, if the catalytic converter was bad?”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

“Had to replace whole exhaust system”

C D., AZ (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“It had to be replaced which cost about $1,200. It was the only major repair outside the usual maintenance (including two timing belts and a head gasket). I LOVE this car!”

Tarri H., NY (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

“This was part of getting the catalytic converter replaced - we also got an exhaust gasket and exhaust pipe gasket”

Anonymous, MN (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Always having to fix exhaust system for new leaks, at least every 6 months”

Andrea P., OH (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Hole in section that includes a sensor”

Steven E., AR (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“The connection from the manifold had to be replaced or welded. I chose to have it welded”

David V., ON (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

“Needed a new exhaust system this year - again heavy use and salty roads in northern NY”

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“The expansion joint was leaking and also a couple leaks in the pipes to the catalytic converter”

Chris E., WI (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Rust developed on several of the exhaust parts. This may have been due to my driving through salt water”

Adams M., FL (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Normal wear”

Anonymous, QC (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Loose/rattling heat shield

“Had to take heat sheild off after attempting to fix multiple times”

Andrea P., OH (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“RUST”

Richard H., MI (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Replaced as part of the exhaust system”

C D., AZ (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Two welds were required to the exhaust pipe due to some corrosion”

Daniel O., ON (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

“Ball joint worn on one side. Seems too early for something like that”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

“High mileage vehicle, 175,000 miles, so had vehicle checked for any possible front suspension issues before we embarked on 1200 mile trip with a heavily loaded vehicle. Did bushings on front suspension”

David L., MN (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

“steering rack is leaking fluid out the passenger side”

Kimberly T., MA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Power steering started to leak about 175000 miles....according to a mechanic we trust, it would be incredibly expensive to fix it, so we just feed it occasionally”

Priscilla W., CA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“the power steering pump started to leak and then the powe steering reservoiur started to leak”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

“I was told this unit is a sealed unit and it will cost $1,000 to replace. I have not had tis done yet”

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“Power steering has started making noise”

Rafael S., CA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“pump had to be replaced”

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“started leaking power steering fluid. My reliable mechanic said rack and pinion assembly worn out. Replaced it and realigned wheels”

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Steering started to feel squishy...replacing rack & pinion fixed it...was at about 250000 miles, so can't complain”

Priscilla W., CA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“has turned into a very difficult to diagnose vibration. caused uneven tire wear and a slight shudder when accelerating”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Shocks or struts

“Had to replace the original shocks and struts. So not a bad thing after all those years and miles”

Kimberly T., MA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Right strut caused much noise but after replacement (within 2 years) it was fine”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“First time replacing these, not surprised”

Howard B., NJ (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Need to be replaced”

Ann K., VA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

“After sixteen years of sitting in the Florida sun, the top of the van started to fade and peel. I had to repaint the top”

Ronald S., FL (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“the hood of the van lost it's clear coat and got very dull now the paint is starting to peel off the hood...This car has been very disappointing. Oil thickening in the engine ruined it and it was a recall that Toyota thought shouldn't be honored”

Lisa W., MD (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Bumper fades”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Loose exterior trim or moldings

“Door handle broke off on slide g door . In emergency it could be a problem not to be ab,e to be reached from the outside”

Anonymous, IN (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Rust

“Very small area of rust is at the bottom of the trailing edge of the rear passenger wheel well. Tiny area is appearing at passenger front where 2 body panels meet”

Carol O., NJ (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Rust had developed along the driver side rear most window. Also on drivers side, above the rear bumper cover on the rear quarter panel”

Anonymous, WI (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Driver side rocker panel rusting at rear wheel. Maybe not Toyota's fault because was rear-ended 6 years ago and body shop (insurance co. recommended) was not best, judging by other missed or botched areas”

Anonymous, MI (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

“All four wheel wells are rusting from under neath”

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Failed O2 sensor”

Anonymous, TN (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Idiot light activated”

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Sensor failed causing the check engine light to activate. Replacement of sensor turned off check engine light after clearing of codes”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Engine idles roughly which is related to the oxygen sensors”

Bill H., CA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“diag fault”

Anonymous, SC (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“Charcoal Filter needed replacement for the second time”

Daniel B., TX (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Fuel cap

“We replaced the Charcoal filter and the check engine light continued to go on so we replaced the gas cap”

Daniel B., TX (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

“Fuel gauge reads incorrectly. When filled it reads empty. Also believe that fuel filter and pump may be problematic. Engine currently skips at high speed (60 - 70 MPH)”

Anonymous, NH (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

“I had to have a new engine put in after only 131000. Was told the problem was lack of oil at all times in the engine”

Marie W., AZ (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“had to have entire engine replaced”

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Head gasket

“Both head gaskets needed seal valve replacements which would help to stop excessive oil leaks”

Anonymous, HI (2000 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“old car, the locking system is on again/off again problematic got a lot of miles and there's been problems with the head gasket”

Louis S., CA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Timing belt was shredded and needed replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Upper pulley bearing failure causing pulley to shear the shaft and come off destroying the belt and parts. Replaced pulley/shaft and installed timing belt kit”

Anonymous, QC (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Just a routine maintenance necessity”

Anonymous, IA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

“Probably due to towing a heavy boat”

Anonymous, SC (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“replaced valve cover gaskets”

Donald W., OK (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“slow leak with the oil seal on the engine. trying to treat it with oil leak sealant”

Anonymous, AB (2000 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Both head gaskets needed seal valve replacements which would help to stop excessive oil leaks. Bushings also needed replacing after oil leaks damaged the bushings”

Anonymous, HI (2000 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“excessive oil leaks”

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Oil pan screww hole thread stripped”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Valve cover gasket leaks”

Allen M., KY (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

“sound quality, volume control knob erratic”

Anonymous, MD (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Radio would not turn on. Replaced with an aftermarket radio”

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Backup or other camera/sensors

“The ABS, engine, and tire lights were all on continuously for years. I finally bowed to suggestions to have the problem repaired. It does feel more comfortable knowing I'll probably be alerted to a real problem, if needed :)”

Anonymous, IA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“Factory-installed CD player stopped working. I tried simple repairs (I work in professional audio), but couldn't bring it back to life. It's built into the dash and therefore difficult to remove and replace. Sigh”

Jim F., CA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

“CD player just stopped working in 2013. Stock with van in 2000”

Lori R., CA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

“Pump failed as my daughter was parking it in a parking garage, had to be towed to repair shop”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

“Water pump went out. Van in shop 2 days”

William M., CA (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Leaked and needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, MN (2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

“Water pump leaked and began to seize”

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

“Alternator and battery failure were simultaneous. New battery didn't keep charge, and we had to replace alternator. Toyota was WAY expensive, so I used a local repair shop, which did the job for much less money. Probably due part to the car not being used much”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)
Battery cables

“i've had many cars in my 40yrs of driving never have I had to replace the battery cable, it just fell apart”

Michael G., CT (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

“The car is old and has had heavy USge, including two teen drivers. It is now difficult to get into park - has to be jammed. Also hard to stay in park and the shifter has to be exercised to get the car to start. Not unexpected considering the age”

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“rebuild was fine. Got a new belt, which led to a new power steering pump and new alternator. Now, runs fine”

Ira N., CA (2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

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