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.
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Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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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)

“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 Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“vacuum system leak”

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

“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)

“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)

“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 Unsure 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 Unsure 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)
Fuel pump

“Had to be replaced”

David V., IL (2001 Toyota Sienna Unsure 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

“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)

“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)
Locks and latches

“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)

“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)
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)

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

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

“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)

“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)

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)

“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)
Shocks or struts

“Strut mounts failed”

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

“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)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“replaced front axel c/v joint”

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

“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)
Steering wheel vibration

“Part of the same incident”

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

“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)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

“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)

“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)

“replaced as preventive maintenance”

Ray R., FL (2001 Toyota Sienna CE 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)

“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)

“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)

“Replaced front brake rotors and pads”

Chad H., MO (2001 Toyota Sienna XLE 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

“Car stayed hot even with AC on”

Karen C., OR (2001 Toyota Sienna Unsure 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)

“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)
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)
Refrigerant leaks

“Slow leak in the refrigerant hose”

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

“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)

“Condenser developed a leak and had to be replaced”

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

“Evaporator was replaced because it was 14 years old”

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

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“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)

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

Anonymous, MO (2001 Toyota Sienna Unsure 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)

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

“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)

“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)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“Brake lights stopped working”

Karen C., OR (2001 Toyota Sienna Unsure 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

“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)

“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 Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“not working”

Anonymous, PA (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)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

“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 mounts

“Had to replace two deteriorating engine mounts to pass state inspection”

Ben M., PA (2001 Toyota Sienna CE 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)

“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)

“Replaced spark plugs, tuned car, all good”

Anonymous, WI (2001 Toyota Sienna)

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

“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 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)

“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)

“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)

“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)

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)

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

“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)
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)

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)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“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)

“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)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

“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)

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 Cooling

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

What Owners Say

“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)

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

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Apr 20 2010
THE CABLE MAY BREAK DUE TO EXCESSIVE CORROSION AND THE SPARE TIRE MAY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 1998 THROUGH 2010 SIENNA PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN AUGUST 7, 1997 AND JANUARY 4, 2010, CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN OR ORIGINALLY SOLD IN CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, AND WISCONSIN. THE SUBJECT VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH THE SPARE TIRE STOWED UNDER THE VEHICLE. IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN THE COLD CLIMATE REGIONS OF THE UNITED STATES WHERE ROAD SALT IS FREQUENTLY USED, WATER SPLASHED BACKWARDS WITH HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF ROAD SALT CAN REACH THE SPARE TIRE CARRIER AND CORRODE THE SPARE TIRE CARRIER ASSEMBLY CABLE.
What should you do:
TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS WITH AN INTERIM LETTER INITIALLY INSTRUCTING THEM TO BRING THEIR VEHICLE TO AUTHORIZED DEALERS TO INSPECT FOR CORROSION. A SECOND NOTICE WILL BE SENT WHEN THE PERMANENT REMEDY IS AVAILABLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE TOYOTA'S AMENDED RECALL REPORT OF JULY 19, 2010. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OCTOBER 12, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
TOYOTA RECALL NO. AOE.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V160000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 600000
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
Mar 05 2001
THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE FAILURE OF THE ASSEMBLY FOLLOWING LONG-TERM USAGE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE FRONT SUB FRAME ASSEMBLY HAS NOT BEEN ADEQUATELY WELDED.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE FRONT SUB FRAME, IF NECESSARY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 9, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 01V072000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 545
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