The Sienna is one of the quietest and most comfortable minivans available, but it's also one of the smallest in terms of interior room. With a smooth, refined and responsive powertrain, it's still an excellent choice when interior spaciousness isn't a high priority.
Alerts
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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.
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.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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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 quietest and most comfortable minivans available, but it's also one of the smallest in terms of interior room. With a smooth, refined and responsive powertrain, it's still an excellent choice when interior spaciousness isn't a high priority.

Seating
2 front, 2 rear, 3 third
Drive Wheels
Front
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.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
minivan
Transmissions Available
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3-liter V6 (210 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2001 Toyota Sienna owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Check engine light comes and diagnostics indicate emission problem"

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Periodic faulty reading on Check Engine sensor Replace the catalytic converters"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"All catalytic converters have failed or are failing"

Steven K., FL (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Check engine light came on 3 times in 3 months; each time it was a different component of the emission system; charcoal canister, a couple of valves, hoses and a gasket"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"The check engine light comes on periodically and is reset at the dealer. when the check engine light comes on, the Vehicle Stability Control stops working. The problem is reported as the catalytic converter failing"

Anonymous, CO (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"had to replace catalytic converters. Both"

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Same as above"

Daniel S., ON (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Catalytic converter needed replacing"

Ken W., NC (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Catalytic converter and charcoal canister failed. Very expensive repair"

Jack S., IL (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Check engine light keeps coming on even though I replace both CATS. Might be problem with the computer module as per technical bulletin"

Anonymous, OR (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Emission control lines, sensors, on fuel tank leaked causing fumes. Had to pull tank out twice to repair. Still smell fumes at times around rear of vehicle, can’t find anything wrong"

Gary P., CA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Catalytic converter failure"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Don't think it will pass inspection next September if I don't get it fixed before hand. Other than that this has been the best vehicle I have ever owned. I will always buy a Toyota at this point"

Patricia W., NY (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"The vehicle at random will stop allowing gasoline fill-ups due to the fuel "evap" system being clogged somehow. Gas pumps (at all stations tested) will stop continuously after only pumping a quarter gallon to a half gallon of fuel, even at slowest setting. Only time fixes the issue until it starts occurring again with no predictable pattern. The fuel tank has never been "topped off""

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The check engine light kept coming on. The dealer worked on the emissions system components three times before they finally found a leak in one of the hoses"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Check engine light error indicated loose gas cap was really a carbon filter"

David C., MD (2001 Toyota Sienna 3.0-L V6)

"vacuum system leak"

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"EVAP system slow leaks. Too many possibilities, lots of plastic parts. Expensive to fix, costs thousands to track down, didn't work, track some more, etc."

John P., AZ (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Fuel pump

"Had to be replaced"

David V., IL (2001 Toyota Sienna 3.0-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Both Original engine sensors replaced in 2004. Both Aftermarket sensors replaced in 2014 Each time they failed within months of one another"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"O2 sensor had to be replaced after check engine light came on. After replacement, no problem"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"engine light check comes on- apparently connected to gas cap failure so no real issue with emissions, but need to disconnect electrical then drive for 100 miles to pass inspection"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Air/Fuel Sensor failed"

Anonymous, MN (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"O2 sensor failure, VVT sensors(2) knock sensors 2 All failed within last 50,000 The car now has 406,000km and has been the best vehicle I have ever owned. These problems are expected on a car this age"

Edward S., ON (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Sensor caused Check Engine Light, needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Engine check light kept coming on"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Engine light comes on to indicate a fuel fumes leak is detected. Mechanic says that the sensors are too sensitive as he cannot locate the leak and says it would be cost prohibitive to look for it. The vehicle runs fine, but the engine light also turn"

Daniel S., ON (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Failed emission test for last two years even after extensive work on the exhaust system"

Pamela-Edward T., MD (2001 Toyota Sienna 3.0-L V6)

"Same response as previous item"

Anonymous, OR (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"There are three Catalytic converter units on this van and it took over 2 years to get check engine light code to clear for good. Part of problem was oxygen sensor downstream of the last converter unit. Turned out that the converter unit attached to"

Alan B., TX (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Engine light comes on...had two of the three sensors replaced...light still on...replacing the 3rd sensor soon"

Anonymous, MN (2001 Toyota Sienna 3.0-L V6)

"Sensor repair was expensive, and the repair did not entirely solve this issue"

Anonymous, MD (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"I don't understand the connection between the previously described caution lights and the transmission - the van was performing flawlessly but needed a 'Smog Check'???"

John P., CA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"it has required service on the sensors 3 times since it was new. As I recall, each time it cost about $1500 to replace the faulty sensor"

R M., SC (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"had to replace the o2 sensor twice,all others once. cost 750.00 bucks"

Anonymous, MO (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"had to replace 4 sensors, cost $750.00"

Carl C., MO (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"heated O2 sensors on exhaust manifold banks have heater elements go out on them. Didn't notice any change in engine behavior or mileage, but Check Engine light was on for a year before I replaced."

Anonymous, UT (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

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

"Removed electrical system to convert to manual as they no longer worked automatically"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The passenger-side sliding door has stopped opening with the button push (it still works manually). The driver-side sliding door sometimes will not close with the button push, but mostly does"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Automatic door broken. Mechanic could not determine cause and repair it, so we had the door mechanism disconnected"

Ken W., NC (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Power sliding doors fail regularly"

Jack S., IL (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Drivers side power door opens ok, but often won't power close. Door will start to close and then open again. Power door switch must be turned off and door closed manually. Passenger side door is OK"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The power door motor & mother board were replaced twice while under warranty. The power door stopped working again right after my warranty expired. Again I was told (by a Toyota dealership shop) it was the motherboard & motor. I threw a fit! Turns ou"

Michael-Ann M., UT (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"The roller on the sliding door drops into a rust hole in the chassis and must be lifted to close the door."

Anonymous, OR (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"We had to replace our power door parts twice since we bought the car, costing about $1000 each time. The first time it was covered under warranty. When the power door stopped working a 3rd time the Toyota dealership told us we needed a new motherboard. We decided not to replace it. Then I had a mechanic try to fix the dash light that would go on and off when I was driving. Afterwards, my door worked! It was not a motherboard issue, it was a loose cable! Recently, the power cable snapped. We had"

Michael-Ann M., UT (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"The lower roller on the sliding door on passenger side falls into slot in the chassis and must be lifted to close. The slot is a rusted hole in the chassis"

Anonymous, OR (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Power sliding doors will power open but won't power close. Pushing the button to close results in the door moving slightly in an opening direction and then moving back. It's as if the door doesn't know it's open Power door switch must be off to manually close doors. Doors open and close OK manually with switch off."

T A., IL (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Locks and latches

"Plastic latches finally broke requiring replacement"

Brian M., GA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Exterior door handle broke on rear, passenger side sliding door"

Anonymous, OR (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Sliding door handle broke off... no way to open door from outside"

Anonymous, SC (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Have replaced all door locks and handles repeatedly during life of van"

Steven K., FL (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"sliding door handle/lock & tailgate handle/lock broke"

Ann T., OH (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"tailgate handle and door handle both broke, had to replace. Door latch had to be readjusted"

Anonymous, OH (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Master switch relay for door locks"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"My passenger side handles have both been replaced. One broke completely and the other wouldn't open. The driver's side sliding door handle is breaking. It frequently won't open from the outside and rarely opens from the inside"

Michael-Ann M., UT (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Driver's door handle broke and needed to be replaced"

Joe M., CO (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"I have had to replace all of my door handles but the driver's door handle in the last 12 months. I had to replace the back door latch and another part to enable it to open and stay closed"

Michael-Ann M., UT (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Mirrors

"Both driver's side and passenger side mirror aperatus failed and unable to be adjusted"

Carl C., CA (2001 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Latch broken. Could not open hatch"

Anonymous, HI (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The tailgate would not open and repairing required disassembling the tailgate in order to get to the lock/latch to replace it. The part cost $80, but the labor was over $300"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"The tailgate latch locked, so I couldn't open it"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"broken latch"

Anonymous, BC (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Latch for tailgate broke internally and we were unable to open it"

Ben M., PA (2001 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)
Windows

"Driver side window is not working properly and it would cost a lot to repair"

Lisa S., MD (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"the power doors and rear power windows don't work"

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 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

Body control module

"Driver's side sliding door will power open, bur won't power close. If you try to close it manually it will continue to open. It's necessary to shut off the power door switch to close the door. The right side door still operates normally."

Anonymous, IL (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Left side power door will power open but won't always power close. This requires turning off the door switch and closing manually. I usually leave it off and operate the doors manually"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Passenger side power sliding door became intermittent and then quit working. Had it checked out at an independent shop, and due to estimated cost of repair, had the electric parts disconnected, and we can still use it manually, although it is a little hard to do."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Clock

"not working"

Anonymous, PA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Brake lights stopped working"

Karen C., OR (2001 Toyota Sienna 3.0-L V6)
Gauges

"Several dashboard lights are out"

Jim C., MA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Headlights

"The automatic light shut-off system randomly stops working, leaving all interior and exterior (headlights) on even if the car is turned off, key removed, and all doors locked, leading to battery drain problems"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Interior lights

"none of the interior lights work"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"All the dash board lights are out, so it is hard to read Gage's at night"

Anonymous, IA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Keyless entry

"electronic lock/unlock from key fob not working"

Anonymous, PA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Relay under dash that controls power door locks and interior lights has failed"

Gary P., CA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"The keyless entry system, the key fob, has stopped working dependably. I replaced the battery, but it still causes problems, sometimes opening the door locks and other times not. We recently lived through the camp fire in Paradise, Ca and wonder if that somehow affected the system either through dirt or debris or some other cause. However, we can still operate the locks through the key itself. I have cleaned the fob several times and replaced other batteries to no avail."

Todd D., CA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"the keyless entry has not worked for a couple of years."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"Pressure warning light appears wired via key barrel switch . Toyota Dealer was no help"

Roger K., BC (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Warning lights

"Check engine light goes on erroneously during extremely cold weather. Tire pressure light goes on every time a tire is changed and does not go off unless a technician resets the sensor. It's a hassle"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Toyota Sienna 3.0-L V6)

"Key barrel gets stuck. Causes ABS and tire pressure warning lights to come on. Replacement ignition key barrel is very expensive and requires new key programming and other lock adjustment. Repairing existing ignition key barrel is likely the best solution. Common problem on some Toyotas"

Roger K., BC (2001 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"ABS warning light came on"

Jim C., MA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Random sensor issues with warning lights - system is still operational"

Brian M., GA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"I had to make a sudden stop on the freeway. The left front brake locked up. The ABS unit had to be replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"The ABS module failed at about 155000 miles. Due to the age of the car, the mechanic had trouble finding the correct module. Finally one was located and the ABS is now working correctly."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"The ABS warning light has been lit on the dashboard for literally years. When it first came on we had it checked and the computer needed to be replaced for $2,000. We live in Florida and rarely would have the need for ABS, so we chose not to have the computer replaced. We've never had any issues or accidents where ABS would have been deployed"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"The module controlling the ABS system failed. The dealer wanted $2000 to fix it and urged me to buy a new car. I took the car to an independent mechanic and got the module replaced with a refurbished module for $1,000."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Replace pads, calipers, etc. because worn out"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Normal brake wear required new brakes for the front and back"

Marilyn G., PA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Second set of front brakes and first set of back brakes at 85K"

Ray R., FL (2001 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"The brakes were making a horrible noise. It sounded like something was dragging beneath the car. I thought it must be something other than the brakes but our mechanic said we just needed to replace the brakes. The van also needed new tires so we decided to park it for a while, rather than make repairs, to save money (we cancelled the insurance on the Sienna)."

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Sienna 3.0-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"Replaced front brake rotors and pads"

Chad H., MO (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Rotors

"replaced as preventive maintenance"

Ray R., FL (2001 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)
Squeaking

"Rear brake squeal from Firestone. Replace twice, still have problem"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"rear brakes are squeaking. Estimate from Firestone shop $650"

Chad H., MO (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Right front brake was squeaking at end of movement just before stopping vehicle"

Anonymous, OR (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 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

Alignment

"We had the alignment checked, then my daughters drove the car across country, and on the trip the alignment went out again, they did not realize it at first, and the tires needed replacing by the time they got to where they could get it fixed"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Bushings

"The bushings on both front tires went out due to normal wear and tear of the car. Being almost 14 years old and at 200k miles, this is to be expected"

Anonymous, OH (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Rapid as yet undiagnosed leak"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Replace worn structs $1000 is expensive"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Worn out - need to be replaced. Sway bat link broken"

Peter K., MI (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"TIRE WEAR AND STEERING STABILITY"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"The mechanic recommended replacing the struts due to the high mileage. I did. The old struts were worn out. They gave 210000 of service, and 14 years"

Daniel A., SC (2001 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"Strut mounts failed"

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Rack was noticed to be leaking. Replaced under warranty on schedule"

Philip W., CA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Made a popping noise when steering wheel was turned lock to lock. The rack and pinion was replaced"

Daniel A., SC (2001 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"rack and pinion replaced"

Geo R., AZ (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"replaced front axel c/v joint"

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"The lug nuts on the front tires keep coming loose after driving approx. 200 miles! Thought I had a flat but it was the lug nuts! This has happened 3 times now"

Anonymous, MO (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Part of the same incident"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Tie rods

"I believe it was called tie rods or maybe end rods. I believe it was at the end closer to the tires. It usually made a noise when I made a left turn from thr curb to the road. After the repair I no longer hear the noise. I also have leak in my pwr steering system(not sure where) but I need to refill reservoir about once week. I am using stop leak to try to alleviate problem."

Anonymous, HI (2001 Toyota Sienna CE 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

"This is the second time I've had to replace the AC unit"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Entire AC system went bad in summer; I put another $1200 into it. First issue with this car, however"

Anonymous, IA (2001 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"The a/c compressor is slowly leaking somewhere and have not found the source"

Lloyd F., IN (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Car stayed hot even with AC on"

Karen C., OR (2001 Toyota Sienna 3.0-L V6)

"Compressor started making excessive noise and then quick working. Replaced the Compressor"

Harry J., WA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"When A/C was on (including defrost), something began making noticeable rattling or grinding noise. Took it to our reliable mechanic, diagnosis was compressor failure, quote $900 to $1200 for replacement. Took it to another shop for second opinion, quote $900 to $1800 (if metal shavings blocked condenser). Decided to do without A/C, as car is 18 years old and is our second car now that we have the new Highlander."

Archie G., ID (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"apparently a fluid leak, but the compressor will need to be replaced before very much longer."

Lloyd F., IN (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"The we could hear the blower running but no hot or cold air came out. The fix was in the selector cable that came disconnected"

Harry J., WA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Condenser

"Condenser developed a leak and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)
Evaporator

"Evaporator was replaced because it was 14 years old"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"The AC condenser was placed so low that it is vulnerable to road debris/rocks, etc hitting an puncturing it. Almost every year, my mechanic has had to patch and replace refrigerant. They welded a wire screen over it which helps bu its still a proble"

D W., IL (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"AC is old. Car is parked in open parking lot at work"

Anonymous, HI (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Slow leak in the refrigerant hose"

Patricia W., NY (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Low radiator fluid stopped the vehicle completely. Stranding my wife overnight."

Anonymous, SC (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"catalytic converter quit working; had to be replaced before inspection passed"

Anonymous, MO (2001 Toyota Sienna 3.0-L V6)

"This vehicle has three catalytic converters. The third one had to be replaced two weeks ago. The second one about six months ago, and the first one about a year and a half ago"

William B., OH (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"had to replace two of three catalytic converters"

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"had to replace, both of them"

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Engine warning light came on vehicle functioned normal may have to replace soon."

Guenter L., ON (2001 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"Had to replace both converters. Have always kept the vehicle in top repair and maint. Should not have happened."

John P., AZ (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"We had to replace the whole exhaust system because the flex joint is part of a one piece pipe including the catalytic converter"

Anonymous, WI (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Ongoing issue with engine light due to exhaust. Car repair place as replaced almost the entire system and the light still does not go off. They said Toyota said when you replace parts then the computer is no longer calibrated for it so the engine o"

Lisa S., MD (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Was mistaken for catalytic converter failure. Would have replaced this except I got second opinion who identified exhaust issue as correct problem"

James W., MD (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"muffler pipe broke when muffler holder broke. Replaced muffler"

Stephan M., OH (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"There was a pin hole in the exhaust that was patched. 7000 kms later we have another exhaust leak in the mufler"

Anonymous, ON (2001 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"The exhaust has developed several holes and has become noisy. Very disappointing."

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Other/unsure

"both rear sliding door handles had to be replaced. Could not unlock or open the sliding doors from inside."

Lloyd F., IN (2001 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

Engine computer

"Check engine light would not stay off. Had extensive testing to finally determine that the "knock" sensors are defective. Did not have them replaced because the cost was excessive. The car still operates well at 235,000 miles"

Anonymous, AR (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"Replaced spark plugs, tuned car, all good"

Anonymous, WI (2001 Toyota Sienna)

"I don't think the engine actually had a knock, but the check engine warning light kept coming on, with a knock sensor code. Two independent shops and a local dealer told us this could cause the engine to dramatically lose power, even though nothing was actually wrong. So, we had the knock sensors replaced, at a reliable independent repair shop, for about $1,200.00. No problems since then."

Anonymous, ID (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Engine mounts

"Had to replace two deteriorating engine mounts to pass state inspection"

Ben M., PA (2001 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Oil leaks started when I switched to synthetic oil. They continued after I switched back to regular, last oil change"

Anonymous, HI (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"During normal city driving the oil level stays full to each oil change. However on long road trips I have to add a litre of oil at least every fill up.I have had it looked at and my mechanic cannot determine the cause. So I have not been able to cor"

Robert K., MB (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"It's been a persistent problem for the past year and a half; not terribly bad, but enough of an issue that I've had the shop look at it a few times. Their opinion is that it's not unusual for the age of the car and the engine"

Anonymous, OH (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Oil line required repair/replacement"

Mitchell G., NY (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Head gasket leak"

Anonymous, BC (2001 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"Minimal. No outward sign of leaks. Only the word of the service provider. Possibly no problem"

Roxanna N., PA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"appears to ooze from valve cover gasket. Can I complain about the design of the oil filter? It installs in an orientation as if you're dumping it out so it makes a royal mess when replacing."

Anonymous, UT (2001 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

Air or water leaks

"Water leak in molding above driver's seat. I used caulk to seal the leak"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Radiator developed a rapid, visible leak within a few days. Car was suddenly out of commission, undrivable, except to the dealer"

Philip W., CA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Sunroof drainage tube became clogged; water leaked into the cabin soaking ceiling fabric and carpets, Repair charge was $660"

Loren M., WA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"water leaks into the car through the mount for the driver sun visor. no one has been able to find the source of the leak."

Lloyd F., IN (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"It's not unexpected but at this point the vehicle leaks from multiple spots on the body, leading to a damp interior that may have caused issues with the door sensors. The car seems to think the doors are either open or closed when they aren't, and the battery randomly dies due to mystery power usage (traced again to the interior lighting malfunctioning)."

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Lift gate weather strip seal failed. Water had been leaking in and saturated entire carpet and underpayment. We replaced the carpet and cleaned it thoroughly but still has some musty smell"

Anonymous, MD (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"The front end rattles going over bumps. Lots of miles without parts put into the front suspension"

Anonymous, WI (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"something in the sliding door handle/lock is rattling"

Ann T., OH (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Wind noise

"When new, the interior was very quiet.now it sounds like wind is blowing into the car door, even when shut"

Roxanna N., PA (2001 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

CD player

"two cd's were loaded on top of each other. The multi cd player no longer works"

Courtland B., CA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

"LCD display on A/C is completely illegible. System still "works" but I cannot set a temperature because I cannot read the display"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Speakers

"Much static"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Left front bass speaker rattles so much I can hardly use my entertainment system"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"Trim panel around window door lock controls came loose"

Joe M., CO (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Rust

"the lower edge of the panel between the front and the sliding door is rusting out"

D W., IL (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"rust in rear wheel well area, pitting on hood and rust on door panel"

Anonymous, OH (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Drivers side running board under frame rusted badly and no longer supports running board. Will be fixed"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"It is not shifting properly. This is the 2nd time we have to replace the transmission. Due to age and mileage, we won't do it"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Check Engine, VSC and TRAK lights being on for no known reason precluded being able to get a Smog Check - told, and having to have the transmission overhauled{$2500.00)(it was shifting perfectly)"

John P., CA (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 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

Slipping transmission

"Went to transmission repair place, told me I need to replace motor mounts, did so, but transmission continues to slip between 1st and 2nd gear during first minute of driving, especially on cold mornings"

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission slipping suddenly at 406,000km, I will not be repairing"

Edward S., ON (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Water pump

"water pump failed after other parts of system which led to premature replacement of timing belt"

Terrence F., TX (2001 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.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

"This is the second time I've had to replace the alternator"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 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

"2001 Engine recalled; My engine failed at 56,000 miles and was replaced. Arbitrator forceed Toyota to pay for new engine because mine was grandfathered into settlement because original owner had problems related to recall. New Engine cost $6000"

Anonymous, TX (2001 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 failed and needed replacement"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
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