This iteration of the Sienna rides comfortably and quietly. Further, its powertrain is smooth and strong and returns good fuel economy. The finely detailed cabin is comfortable. All-wheel drive is optional, but we've had many complaints about the powertrain's fast-wearing run-flat tires. Although it has sound handling, the Sienna could have been more agile and braking performance was disappointing.
Alerts
There are 12 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

This iteration of the Sienna rides comfortably and quietly. Further, its powertrain is smooth and strong and returns good fuel economy. The finely detailed cabin is comfortable. All-wheel drive is optional, but we've had many complaints about the powertrain's fast-wearing run-flat tires. Although it has sound handling, the Sienna could have been more agile and braking performance was disappointing. On the other hand, crash-test results are outstanding.

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

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Body Styles
minivan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.3-liter V6 (230 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2005 Toyota Sienna owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

"Independent mechanics and forums all confirm sienna has an allignment problem"

Timothy B., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Car tends to go to the left side with my winter tires and they could not correct it"

Anonymous, QC (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"I have had an ongoing problem with alignment for the past 2 years. The Toyota dealer did an alignment but it's still veering to the left. It's not caused by the tires or brakes"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Steering linkage defective related to all joint. Replaced components and had to take back because it failed again"

Tom B., OH (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Wore out $2000repair"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Top engine mount bushing failed. Cost aprox $500 at dealership to repair"

Theron T., UT (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Power steering fluid was found inside engine compartment"

Keith S., TX (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"fluid leaks due so cracked tubes"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"part of the other issue, rack and pinion is leaking and replacement is going to cost upwards of 900"

Kevan L., UT (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Hydraulic cylinder is leaking. Can't just replace gaskets, must replace entire assembly - around $2000!"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"The steering rack began a slow leak at about 90,000, but never lost enough fluid to require replacement of the steering rack until nearly 130,000"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The rack and pinion assembly gaskets dried out from the desert heat and had to be replaced"

Ram C., NV (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"It was noise every time I turn right or left. It had a strong cracking sound. In the dealer they found out a leak, plus a bushing (that has no replacement) bad. I paid 1200 to change the power steering, and it was the end of the problem"

Albert L., NJ (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Leaking power steering fluid. Replaced steering rack and pinion"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Boot tore and now it leaks"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Power steering cylinder leak"

Ron P., NY (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Replaced power steering equipment for about 1200 dollars due to leak"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"There was a leak in the "boot". There was no evidence of a problem in steering or spots on the ground, but we decided to have it fix. There has been no more leaks since then"

Anonymous, ID (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The power steering started leaking and now we receive feedback when turning quickly"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Damaged steering system boot"

Peter W., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The power steering leaked and cost 1300 to repair"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Some type of connection hose - with a hole in it"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Noises and belt slipping"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"power steering pump failed and was replaced"

Greg P., MB (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Needed to replace right rear strut"

Michael H., DC (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Front strut bearing plates are worn and a bit noisy. Estimated cost $1500 but 3 mechanics have assessed that it is not a safety problem and probably not worth the cost so I am living with it since the struts are still performing ok"

Brian W., ON (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Strut repair resulted in our decision to sell car"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Replaced last month"

Laura M., MI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Needed replacement due to age and km's"

Dale S., NB (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"need to place struts. Have not done yet as the estimate is $1200 for both sides (L and R)"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"required new front struts"

Richard K., NY (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Knocking noise in front end when traveling over rough roads. Dealer replaced front struts, which did not fix the problem"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Worn struts & shocks apparently caused cupping of the tires resulting in not being able to balance the tires & a problem with front end alignment and a severe shimmy when driving the car"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"minor leaks from both shocks and struts"

Anonymous, ID (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"They were worn out"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Mc pherson strut leaked and required replacement at near $1000"

Pat C., ON (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Worn out suspension resulted in costly repairs"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Front spring broke"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering rack was replaced because the seal could not be fixed"

Anonymous, NH (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"This is the second Sienna that has required a rack and pinion replacement. The wear to the system has brought on leaks and ingestion of dirt and thus resulted in a flushing of the power steering system. Very expensive"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Rack and pinion steering had to be entirely replaced"

Keith S., TX (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Boot was torn and leaked oil on the garage floor. No glue how the boot could have possibly torn. Replaced entire rack and pinion"

Anonymous, SD (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Front wheel drive linkage"

M C., TX (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"I had the rack and pinion replaced in 2013 and 2017"

Ralph Z., NY (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Needed replacement parts"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Replaced intermediate steering shaft"

Gary K., WI (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"replaced steering column and also control arms"

Anonymous, NV (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"rack and pinion seals are bad, requiring full replacement"

Kevan L., UT (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"The steering rack was leaking and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"there is a leak in the power steeling"

Jan R., IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Have small leak in rack / pinon gear system. Estimate cost to repair very high. Much easier to replace fluid when needed, but have not had to do it yet. Apparently a little oil makes a big smear"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Leaking - needed to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"see Steering Rack comment"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"rack & pinion replacement, power steering pump replacement"

J C., TX (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The problem (rack and pennon arm) resulted in leakage of power steering fluid onto the brake pads which caused the brakes to grab"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Rack and pinion was leaking fluid"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Steering gear needed replacement and I think cost was around $500-600 and this repair also fixed leaking power steering fluid"

Paul P., MN (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Steering shaft universal joint failed"

Ronnie W., FL (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Rack & pinion required replacement twice. First due to leaking seal and torn dust boot and second 3 months later due to faulty replaced unit"

Ann W., VA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Began leaking. Found to be worn. Replaced with rebuilt assembly"

Anonymous, AL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"steering rack & Pinion boot started leaking. Dealer replaced the whole rack & pinion assembly"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Broken rack dust boot"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"I did not expect this but do not think it is unusual for a car with this mileage.The dealer helped with the labor and found an excellent rebuilt rack and pinion at a super price"

Charles D., IN (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Had to replace entire steering box cost over $1100.00"

Laura G., FL (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Power steering rack failed and needed replacement"

Daniel G., NY (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Steering rack had to be replaced"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Had to have dealer replace rack and pinion unit due to leakage and mechanical failure. Failed again after 6 mos at which time dealer replaced again under warranty"

David E., MD (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Rack and pinion is a known problem with these vehicles and both have been replaced in the last 3 years at $1500 each time"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The rack and pinion was the cause of the uneven tire wear and it being out of alignment. Once that was fixed, the care is perfect"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Rack and pinion joint is leaking. Should last longer"

Richard P., ON (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"It's fixed now, but it was something the mechanics suggested we fix. We are not very familiar with cars"

Scot F., PA (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Mysterious vibration that has been nearly impossible to diagnose. Tried new tires, wheel balancing, alignment, suspension check and service, and a transmission inspection. Shimmy is intermittent and only appears at highway speeds, but not all the time"

Timothy E., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Rotors warped. New replacement rotors started warping within 2 months"

Jeff P., TX (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"At high speed, the car vibrated and steeling wheel shook, as if tires unbalanced. Was repaired, but I forget the reason given by mechanic"

Sara O., DE (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Need to replace cv joints as well"

Anonymous, NV (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Replaced last month"

Laura M., MI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"the boots needed to be replaced"

Gary M., WV (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Right front tie rod broken, replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Tie rod boot (passenger side) was leaking"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"Tires that came with the vehicle were not good"

Anonymous, UT (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"AWD requires expensive run-flat tires that wear very quickly, are noisy, only two tires fit the car"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Run flats wear out very fast 10-20k miles"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"no matter howmay alignment, tires are keep wearing out... changed 4 sets of tires in 82,000 miles"

Binu A., IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"despite regular rotation, alignments, and different tire brands purchased, cannot get more than 15K miles out of 50k+ rated tires. Front end seems to wear hard on outer edges, as if cornering scrubs tread. Brands included TOYO, Continentals, Yokoha"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Driver side front, uneven tire wear, multiple alignments and mechanical diagnostics and repairs and still it is happening. I have given up. No more big out of state trips for the family. Van takes one new tire each year"

Anonymous, ME (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"It is known that Sienna's can't keep alignment or stay balanced which causes uneven tire wear we have gone through 4 sets of tires that only last 10000 miles when they should last 40000"

Timothy B., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"thru 3 sets of tires often it takes many tries to balance good at 70+ mph"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Because of the high cost of the run flats, I replaced run flat tires with regular all season tires and got a spare. At first, had to go back several times due to problems with tires not being balanced properly. Now that is fixed, but the tire light o"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Bearings in right front required replacement this month"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Driver side wheel bearing wore out and was making a "roar" noise. Replaced and noise went away"

Stephen M., GA (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Front wheel bearing (passenger side) went out. Had to be replaced and the wheels had to be aligned"

Scott L., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"I experienced a low pitched drone coming from a rear wheel. I was surprised at how expensive the wheel bearing replacement was"

David H., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Both front bearing replaced in last 12 months"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-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

"drivers side door anchor had welding in door became metal fatigued and weakened to the point that it had to be reenforced"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Sliding doors no longer open"

Anonymous, AB (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Door weld coming lose causing a popping noise when opening"

Anonymous, NE (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Passenger side front door window failed to operate. Found connector had come loose"

Carl N., AL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The welds on the door stop on driver's side gave up and the door could not stop when opening. Also it made snapping noise. Because it was out of warranty I had to jerri rig a repair which it did not hold for long"

Veselin S., MO (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Drivers door makes loud noise when opening"

Anonymous, AL (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The doors are this car have given us trouble for the past ten years"

Daniel T., NY (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Some of the welds holding the door detent mounting plate have broken in the driver's door"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Sliding Doors freeze closed"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Cable inside motorized sliding door broke, required repair for motorized door function to work. Also main hinge on this door was very worn causing door to sag and needed repair"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"drivers side door hinge needed welded for the third time"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Drivers side front door check had to be rewelded and replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Repeated issues over the years with the doors not opening. Fixed at least twice and eventually they don't work again"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"failure of power closing mechanism"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"back seat passenger door would not open"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The driver's side sliding door had to be repaired because it wouldn't open or close. The driver's door thing that stops the door from opening all the way broke. It looks like a bad design but Toyota won't fix it"

Alan L., MO (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Poor design on driver and passenger door checks. The spotwelds failed on the door catch cup and it makes an awful noise when you open and close the door. This is a common occurance and it is out of warranty"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The automatic sliding door cables snap and the cost to repair is prohibitive. BOTH doors are now manual doors, cost to fix is $1500 to $2000 each"

Judy I., ON (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"One sliding side door would not close Also, hinge bracket on drivers door had to be welded to keep door dopen"

Greg L., MN (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Doors would not open - seemed frozen stuck. Driver's side would not release for several months"

Wayne M., OH (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"drivers side passenger sliding door. Cable is broken, door cannot be operated electronically or manually. Several thoUSnd dollars to repair, and therefore not repaired and no longer used"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Power slider doors quit working. One was just before extended warranty expired, so Toyota fixed it themselves. The other, just after the warranty expired...so that's $1,400 repair bill on me now"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"front drivers side door hinge broke"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The sliding doors 'gum' up and then fail and need to be replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Sliding door lock, so it won't slide on hills has been broken almost since day one and no repair or fix is covered. Tired of awful service at toyota on Maui"

Anonymous, HI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Right-hand power sliding door has broken often (at least 4 times), the remote hasn't worked, both sliding doors freeze shut below 30 degrees f. Currently must use as a manual door"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Driver's door needed internal repair of $3000"

Frank A., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"This car was equiped with automatic side doors and rear hatch. All three have failed over the past year. Toyota had Service Notices about these failures, but since I do not have my car serviced by the dealer, I never knew until they had expired"

Tom M., IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Door locks failing to respond to auto lock"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Power sliding door does not shut without a manual assist"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"driver door opens too far, stopper tore loose"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Drivers door open latch mount completely broke off inside door. Second time this has happened. new frame piece welded in to hold latch. Cost $500"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The bracket that attaches the door check on the driver's side front door to the inside of the door frame broke causing the door check to completely fall off into the door panel. Could not operate door or windows properly. Cost of repair $2300"

Anthony L., ME (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"DORR LOCKS UP AND WILL NOT OPEN"

William S., AR (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"As stated before door iron parts ABOVE hinge have broken off three times and $600.00 per time. All this in under 50K miles. Defective and can't hold the weight of the door itself especially on driver's side"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"The motor that opens the rear sliding door failed. Very costly to repair"

Mark A., NH (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"When the temperature gets down around 0 F the sliding doors refuse to open. One must get the van into somewhere warm to have them open"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Drivers door had a loud pop when opening and closing. Contacted Toyota, but they told me the warranty was expired, even though they knew it was a problem, and also said it would be $1800 to fix. A body shop fixed it for $300 & said they fixed many"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"1) One sliding door is totally inoperable 2) Exterior door handles snap off in cold weather"

Scott G., WI (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Driver's door does not work properly, will not assist the open, and will not stop opening automatically"

Kenneth H., GA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Driver door welds failed resulting in cracking sounds. Dealer repaired once under warrenty. Thiis year I paid welder. $500 to fix it"

William B., PA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"door stop broke loose inside driver's side door; unable to repair without performing expensive body repairs"

Donald M., VA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"failure of rear right sliding door to close automatically"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Dealer found that sliding door cable was bad and replaced it under warranty"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Driver side door check pocket spot weld failure. Common problem for 2004-07 siennas. Toyota has extended warranty for this problem, but only to 100k miles. I have purchased the car at 101k miles and failure happened @ 104k miles. Est. coast-$3000"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"There was a recall to repair broken welds in the the door hinge pocket. The recall was good till 90,000 miles or so. Of course, my welds broke after the mileage passed and I had to have a body shop repair the welds. Not too expensive - $300"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Stop on driver's door is broken. Door will swing all the way out if not held back. Door must be replaced for permanent fix. Too expensive"

Anonymous, LA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Electric sliding door no longer opens even in manual mode. Real problem. We wanted Toyota to make the door into manual operated only and they would not. Very frustrating"

Richard P., ON (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Sliding doors inoperable particularly in subzero temps. Paid nearly $1000 cdn to fix passenger side and left drivers side slider permently closed because of additional expense"

Brian W., ON (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Driver door extension door rod detached. Both sliding doors stick in cold weather and often won't open....dangerous"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The right side sliding door has failed - it will not close on the press of the button. The driver's door hinge failed for the 2nd time and the only fix was to replace the door - the weld failed at the hinge"

Scott P., GA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The electric operation of the door failed. A servo latch actuator was defect. Repair cost about $700"

Christian L., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Stick and unable to,open in winter months...frozen shut due to poor weather seal around door"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"The sliding doors have a complicated lock mechanism with a serious safety defect. A weak internal part bends and then the sliding doors will not open from the inside or outside. Every year the sliding doors require service"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Door latch is very stiff and hard to pull on. Door hard to close and needs to be slammed"

Anonymous, HI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Automatic sliding passenger doors have frozen and been unable to open"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"replaced latch mechanism"

Greg P., MB (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"The side doors no longer work electrically, only manually. The rear power door had a recall and it now doesn't work as good as it did before the recall work"

Jerome W., NY (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Both sliding doors stopped working. One was broken cable due to rusting. Other was faulty door closing mechanism"

Brian K., IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Three of four doors needed repair, drivers door stress on hinge plate needed welding (not from an accident) just door weight stress. Automatic openers failed on both rear sliding doors"

Bill W., WA (2005 Toyota Sienna 3.3-L V6)

"Power door button quit working. Passenger side sliding door jammed altogether and driver side can sometimes be opened but it is very stiff"

Judith M., NY (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Locking mechanism on driver's side failed. Literally fell apart. Door motor and cable assembly failed, once on each door. Very expensive to replace"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The cable on the sliding door was worn and the replacement cost was over $1,200 because of labor"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The middle Inge on the front driver side door is unhook, creating an awful noise and requires replacement at high cost. I considers this a major failure by the manufacturer as it is occurring on similar model"

Pat C., ON (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Glass defects

"The driver's door window wouldn't go up and down properly. My husband ordered the replacement clips that wore out and broke and repaired it himself"

Roger S., GA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The drivers seat heater no longer works"

Jerome W., NY (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Locks and latches

"The auto slider door wouldn't close properly. My husband ordered the part($550) and repaired it himself. Labor would have been >$1000"

Roger S., GA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The drivers side rear sliding door will not lock and unlock with the door controls or the key fob. It has to be manually done"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Purchased in. NY. In 2013 both sliding door mechanisms replaced. In 2014 winter the driver's side sliding door kept freezing up. somehow water gets in over the latch (but not into the interior) and freezes. Would not open, but warning lights said it"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"This again is the handle on sliding doors that wear out after several years use"

Brian W., ON (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)
Seat belts

"The drivers side seat will sometimes fail to retract when pulled out to put the belt on. It usually happens with a taller driver further from the steering wheel"

John G., NH (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"The passenger side seat belt would not retract. A new one was installed. After a couple of weeks it refused to pull out for use. Toyota installed a new one without cost that works just fine"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The front seat belts sometimes have problems retracting and we have to play with it for awhile to get it to tighten up"

Scott G., WI (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"passenger seat belt jams and will nor retract"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Sunroof

"Sun Roof drains became clogged and had to be reamed out and rubber tubing replaced. This caused a flooding of the floor insulation in the front which got moldy and required removal of all the front insulation. The smell was horrible and took over a year to get rid of"

Thomas M., FL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The powered hatch in the rear has quit working, so we now have to open and close it manually"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The pneumatic lifters for the hatch do not always work. The tailgate drops down and whacks you in the head"

Judy I., ON (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The power lift hatch became loose enough that the safety feature would keep it from working. You can see that it is just a loose bolt, but the dealer wants $2700 to fix it"

Tom M., IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Had to replace tailgate lift arms. Very expensive. Cheaply made"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Difficult to open and close. Replaced opening tube like part on both sides. Now Very hard to close. Must slam it closed. Dealer says sit is fine but still I strongly disagree"

Anonymous, HI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The rear hatch supports failed for the second time. I replace them in Nov 2009 and again in Apr 2015"

Carol S., VT (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Safety recall is outstanding re corrosion of cable that secures the spare tire under the van"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Both hydraulic lift assists replaced on tailgate"

Bill W., WA (2005 Toyota Sienna 3.3-L V6)
Windows

"Glass came out of retaining bracket"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

"Interlinked with Traction Control System warnings"

Karen N., PA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The ABS and Brake light are on"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"intermittent ongoing problems"

Lowell G., FL (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Calipers

"They wouldn't release the brakes"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Caliper seized and dragged disc. Replaced the one caliper"

Stephen C., ON (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Driver side caliper seized ON"

N S., BC (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Left front caliper siezed"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Calipers leaking brake fluid"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Brakes were replaced at approximately 82000 miles at a Toyota dealership but soon after started making a grinding noise. We took the Sienna to a different Toyota service center and were told the calipers and pads were installed incorrectly"

Erik M., WI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Rotors are worn below wear limits and pads are worn out and vehicle only has 25000 miles"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"frequent wearing out of brake lining"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Front brakes experienced excessive wear. Rotors needed replacement after only 11,000 miles. For the last several years, premature front brake wear has been a problem, while rear brakes have shown little or no wear at all. Pulsation in front brake"

Anonymous, MO (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The brakes seem too small for a vehicle of this size I believe this leads to premature brake ware on both the pads and rotors"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Gentle country driving, yet brake pads wore out, in my opinion prematurely"

Anonymous, RI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Rotors caused shimmy and pulsation, front. Had them turned, relief only for a few months. Eventually caused separated tread in Michelin tire.. Not chicken and egg,Rotors did it"

James B., VA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Just needed new brakes-was expensive"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"after recent brake job rotors caused vibration upon fast braking"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The car seems to go through Rotors very fast"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Stock rotors are not adequate for this vehicle"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Warping"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Warping"

James B., VA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"This has been the third time the rotors needed replacement. This vehicle has brake and alignment issues since purchase"

Anonymous, NH (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"I get about 3 sets of calipers before a rotor needs to be replaced. Normal wear and tear I would say"

Charles D., IN (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"GO BAR FAST"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Speaking coming from rear passenger brake. Had rear brakes and drums changed. Squeaky sound returned louder a week later. Will have mechanic look at rear brakes again"

Jorge G., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Sound alerted to problem, Noticeable high temperature near left front wheel"

N S., BC (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The Roters squeak before having them replaced and did the same after being replaced, told they need a brake in time and they will stop squeaking"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Happened on front brakes and replaced them and then the same thing happened on rear brakes 6 months later"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"squeaking and a serious vibration turned out to be wheel bearings. I didn't see that as an option on your list. Maybe it was normal for the age of the vehicle. I'm not sure"

Kathryn H., WI (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)
Master cylinder

"brake master cylinder assembly failed and needed replacement"

Rob T., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"don't know what normal brake wear means. my husband Jim died Feb I, 2012 and I had the brakes and rotors replaced because of extreme vibration when coming to a stop"

Jim M., FL (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"after 18 months of use, the break pads make noise"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"I always seem to need new front breaks about every 25,000 miles. I got 85,000 miles on the rear"

Philip S., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"heavy vehicle, brakes wear out a lot faster then expected"

Lawrence J., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Changed the pads and rotors on the front--- 1st time"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Parking brake

"Parking brake was rusted away. After replacement it still won't hold the vehicle on a hill"

Gary M., WV (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"There is a recall to replace the c?e of the spar tire since june 2014 and nothing is done. The only thing they suggest is to put the spare tire in the trunc!!!"

Anonymous, QC (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"breaks and tires wear quickly"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

"had to replace"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"It stopped working. We paid to have it fixed"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"A lot of the A/C system failed. Nearly $4,000 in costs and two weeks in the shop"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Air conditioner failed in Las Vegas during June 2014 on a Saturday. A Firestone dealer worked past closing time to repair and get the air conditioner working. I was able to drive away the next day and the air conditioner has worked fine since then"

P L., MN (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Failed and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Clutch started slipping. Had to replace entire unit"

Les W., NC (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Compressor was squealing and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Had to replace the compressor. Toyota part is very expensive"

Marie-France H., QC (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"An AC blend door (behind the dash) began sticking and making a loud clicking noise. Fortunately, the dash was being replaced under a recall notice, so the labor to replace the blend door was probably only half of what it would have been otherwise"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The A/C performance is less than what I expect, suspect climate control system"

Raymond F., AZ (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"We purchased our Sienna in the summertime and never gave a thought to the heat circulation system. With only 50000 miles on the vehicle we never thought anything would be wrong. That winter (2010) when we needed heat one half of system (The drivers side) would only blow air conditioning.....no defroster, no floor heat...no heat out of the dash vents. The passenger side and the rear systems worked just fine. When I contacted the dealership I was told it would cost nearly 1500 dollars just to"

O C., GA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Temperature sensors failed leading in inproper air output. Had to replace"

Chris K., OK (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Temperature control switch/thermostat failed and began making a lot of noise"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower / fan motor had to be replaced. Initially misdiagnosed as a radiator issue (no heat was being generated during cold weather) and the radiator replaced ($1,200), brought vehicle to another mechanic who correctly diagnosed the problem as the blower / fan motor. Replaced and resolved the issue"

Mark A., NH (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"It died and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"For a few years now, there is an intermittently loud clicking from the lower fan/motor in the center console"

Craig B., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Excessive blower response was caused by radiator crack and loss of coolant"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"second time blower needed repair"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)
Condenser

"It stopped working. I paid to have it replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"replaced A/C condenser & radiator"

Donald K., NY (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Roadway debris damaged the condenser"

Joyce B., NC (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Heater system

"The heat diverter which sends warm air to either passenger or driver side of the cabin failed. Driver freezes and passenger bakes because we are unwilling to spend the $2000 to fix it"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Windshield sometimes fogs up when I use the heater"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Replaced radiator due to leaks. Coolant loss caused intermittent engine heating and cabin heat inoperative"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"CRACKED RADIATOR"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Mice gain entrance into the blower fan on both models"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Cool air comes out, but seems to cut out too soon. Sierra Vista Toyota Service Manager talked me out of getting it looked at, trying to save me $90.00 in fees"

Raymond F., AZ (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"there is a leak in the air conditioning fluid"

Jan R., IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"A/C stopped blowing cold air due to refrigerant leak over time. System was recharged"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Small leak in system but unable to find expensive to repair"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"No air conditioner has a leak which cannot be fixed. I have 3 friend - all have 2005-2005 toyotas - all have the same problem and none can be fixed"

Anonymous, HI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Refrigerant line running in or under frame leaked"

Patrick S., MT (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"new radiator, fairly painless repair"

Anonymous, ME (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-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

"Vehicle was rear-ended. After repair, back up sensors in rear bumper have periodically activated while driving (with no vehicle behind)"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"The sensors would go off when there was nothing in the way of the vehicle. Then the sensor would stay on and continue to beep"

Terry M., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"BACKUP SENSOR FAILED"

William S., AR (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"You didn't give me a way to indicate my OTHER problem, which is most important to me: the sonar navigation failed several years ago and beeps constantly when on. Had to turn off, which is a safety issue in such a large vehicle"

Karen Q., WA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)
CD player

"The CD will not come out all the way and it takes several tries of pushing the eject button before it will come out"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"lt quit working"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The CD player failed early in the life of the car. Occasionally it tires to work, but the warranty didn't cover the sound system"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"piece of garbage CD player that started failed after just 5 years. we had to use the DVD player to play CDs"

Douglas B., UT (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Sames as radio. Intermittent operation"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"kicked out CDs and would skip tracks"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Mother board failed which led to multiple problems with nav, back-up camera, rear dvd payer, & steerling wheel controls. Required remove/replace in-dash system"

W G., MT (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"have to turn car off on when it freezes to make it work"

Binu A., IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Keeps requiring a DVD for maps. I inserted the one we have to no avail. Not spending big bucks to repair one this old"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Navigation system no longer working. Seems as if electrical short issue as the radio/CD player volume is flaky and on/off does not work properly. Dash controls and steering wheel controls both not working properly"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The navigation DVD player stopped working. The dealer wanted $3000 to replace the whole Nav system. I took it to an electronic technician and it cost me $500 to fix. That is a ridiculous price for a $40 item"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"The DVD Nav wouldn't read anymore and the entire dash unit needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"The disk is not updated or real time, so not reliable. A new disk costs $300 and is obsolete within the first week!"

Joanne M., TX (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Non-functional for past two years"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)
Radio

"The radio will randomly switch stations and in order for it to stop I turn it off, sometimes it will also randomly switch between the CD player and the radio"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"cannot select station, read-out of station is jumbled"

Curt K., LA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Would cut out, change stations on its own, steering wheel controls would not work"

Christine T., VA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Radio changes station on it's own"

Yovonne L., VA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"After starter was replaced the radio began to malfunction. Dealer claimed no responsibility"

Neil S., NC (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Doesn't always tune to station when you press one of the station buttons"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"In dash radio / CD player became intermittent after about five years. Stations jump around and display at times goes out. Frustrating"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Display flashes off and on and we can not control the volume from time to time"

Deanna H., OH (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Radio shuts off on its own. Number & words distorted. Cannot use buttons on radio, any use will shut radio down. Must use steering wheel controls"

Carolyn F., FL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The radio has begun to function oddly. It will go blank or turn off when selecting a station preselect button. Or sometimes displays odd characters. Can no longer select AUX to play DVDs"

Craig B., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"video but no sound"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Cannot work unit due to radio problem. When buttons are pushed on radio, unit turns off"

Carolyn F., FL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The speakers never had very good sound"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

"The display would scramble so you could not see what station was on. It also would not hold a station and often kicked out CDs or skipped tracks"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-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

"replaced water pump and lower belt"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Radiator leaks near the filler cap"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Wet carpets front and rear Dripping water from sun roof"

Steve J., OH (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Replaced radiator due to leaks. Coolant loss caused intermittent engine heating and cabin heat inoperative"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Radiator developed an irreparable leak and had to be replaced"

T V., CO (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The bottom of radiator leaked"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Rain water leaking into trunk"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"dampness around the windshield area--van had roof replaces in 2008 due to major damage from falling tree"

Dave S., IL (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"leaking radiator"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Upper radiator hose leak causing slow loss of coolant"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"seal around windshield makes noise when moving faster. Appears the seal is open in some area"

Thomas S., OK (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Seems as if all weather stripping is failing at the same time. Sunroof and rear quarter windows leak water and noise, door gaskets, driver side window. Windshieldseals and trim, allleak water. Rubber strips on roof outside of rack, and bottom windshield seal come loose. Can't use a car wash"

James B., VA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Wind noise when traveling"

Ron K., FL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Van sounds looser and things squeak and rattle often. Dashboard beginning to show a few hairline cracks"

Thomas S., OK (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Belts made noise. Had to change them both"

Vincent B., FL (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Had to replace the dashboard. This was done under a recall so it did not cost me anything"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Timing belt, rods, and tensioners needed to be replaced - took care of some of the squeaks/squeals. Part of the exhaust system needed to be replaced - took care of some of the rattles. Still having rattles in air vents; may be condenser - deferring service for now"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Ongoing rattles in the dash"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The exhaust heat schield came loose"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"New noise have not had it looked at yet. Very loud rapid knocking coming from under the steering wheel"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"inside near the dash board has been rattling win driving over 50mph"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Sounds like little mice running on a wheel. Suspect the AC of fan belts"

Ron K., FL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"The van is noisy and many panels have come loose (needing reattaching), some windows whistle, lots of noise from around outside mirrors"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"There is a constant chirping noise coming from under the dash"

Terry M., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Dash rattles"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Thought it might be a problem caused by a tire. Had it checked by a mechanic and the tires were OK. The noise has gone away"

Anonymous, HI (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Constant clicking/popping sound in passenger side of dash. Toyota unable to repair"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"driver's side sliding door rattles in cold weather"

Anonymous, OK (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Squeak and burning rubber odor upon start up. Had two belts replaced"

Michael B., NY (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Since the right front steering linkage problem. the front end has developed serious creaking noises when car moves right or left from stop and start"

Tom B., OH (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Wind and highway noise seemed to be getting worse"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-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

Cruise control

"Plastic Stalk fractured and just hung down connected only by wiring.. Too many other plastics are deteriorating on this model. such as trans shifter linkage internal plastic part and dash board cracking in spite of religiously using reflective sunshade every time van is parked"

Brian L., ON (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Main board failed in navigation system. Common problem in 05-06 models"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Sometimes when I push up on the lever to increase the speed, it turns the cruise control off instead"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Headlights

"Think there may be a problem, Sienna goes through 2 or more headlight bulbs a year"

Larry S., IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Over time the headlights became so dim due to fogging of the lenses that they had to be completely replaced at a very high cost. Toyota parts are not inexpensive but aftermarket do not fit or last very long so you're stuck"

Thomas B., FL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Headlight bulb holder corroded, causing the bulb to not light up so the holder needed to be replaced. We got a couple police warnings because every time we wiggled the bulb it worked and then stopped working as we drove. Cost to replace was $100"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Sienna seems to eat headlights. We do run with the lights on all the time. At least one headlight is replaced every year"

Larry S., IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Needed to change wire harness; kept having headlamps burn out quickly and frequently"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Right tail light burnt out .Actually first light to go"

Brian L., ON (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Right rear brake light bulb broke, replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"burns out every few months"

James S., PA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Fog lights, high brake lights and you didn't ask me about electrical problems drawing battery OR my 3rd vehicle"

James B., VA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Went through multiple light replacement bulbs in 2 months. Electrical defect"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"rear bulbs sometimes fall out of sockets. (stop lights and/or running lights)"

William B., FL (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Break lights tend to go dead quite often"

Garcia S., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)
Interior lights

"The lights on the gear shift no longer work. The gear shift is also lose but not covered by the recall"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"recurring failure of interior lights Fuse blows often for no apparent reason"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Many of the control panel lights have started to go out"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"if one interior light is left on over night, the battery drains. even after charging, we have replaced the battery every year or two...one little light should not cause such significant failure"

Douglas B., UT (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"When the side doors (manual) were opened all the way, the interior lights flickered and sometimes they did not go on at all"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Interior dash lights go out intermittently. Heated seat indicator bulb goes out intermittently. Auto headlight switch doesn't always work"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"there are many inside lights with a switch on the dash to turn them off or on. if left in the on position the battery goes dead in a couple of days"

Sanford A., TX (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"lights remain on and warning lights for open doors even when doors appear firmly shut. One door has lost self closing ability"

Sara O., DE (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Kept telling us a tire was low"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The tire pressure symbol is always on.. even after monitoring and adding air to the tires"

Garcia S., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Washer fluid warning light on even though reservoir is full"

William D., CO (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Automatic sliding door closing mechanism catches. Must be activated using handle as opposed to button"

Theron T., UT (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"these have stopped working could be some sort of electrical short as it is only passenger side and interior light on this side flickers and auto sliding door not working proper either"

Shannon E., MB (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Driver's seat electric positioning stopped working"

Thomas T., FL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Door lock solenoid on both the drivers and passenger side have failed. The passenger side failed 2 years ago the drivers side in the last 12 months. Repair cost to replace mechanism was $600.00"

Anonymous, BC (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"It failed and I had to replace it"

Anonymous, UT (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"It finally came apart inside and had to be replaced.... Both sides because they are manifold cats"

Anonymous, ME (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"I had the catalytic converter changed in 2013 by a dealership in Las Vegas during a cross country trip. It had to be replaced again here in NY in 2017"

Ralph Z., NY (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"1 of 2 cats failed and was replaced. The replacement, an OEM Toyota part, failed about 6 months later"

James S., NY (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"check engine light came on. Dealer diagnosed failure of one catalytic converter; replaced it. Two weeks later the light came on again; replaced the other convert"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Needed replacement"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"front cat. failed at 220000 miles"

G H., MD (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"We're told catalytic converter needs to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Replacement Catalytic converters (it has 2 different types) are way too expensive to replace, and there is no generic version available that is legal in California. I suppose that needing to be replaced after almost 200,000 miles is to be expected"

Amanda L., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Son slid off road and crushed converter"

Anonymous, AR (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The converter died before the mileage warranty but after the time warranty so we had to pay for the expensive replacement. It's as if they know exactly when they'll quit . ."

Paul M., VA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Dash light came on.....catalytic convertor defective"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Both front and rear Catalytic converters failed within 6 months of each other. First was covered under MA lemon law, but second I had to pay for"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"The flexible joint between the exhaust manifold and exhaust pipe started to leak and was replaced"

Douglas S., ON (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Leak from the front of the exhaust system discovered during the state inspection test"

Richard N., MA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"had to replace part of exhaust system....seemed quite expensive. This was the first system replacement since purchase of vehicle, though"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Unsafe leak. Cost $500 to repair"

Daniel T., NY (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Part of the exhaust system was rusted out, causing noise and an exhaust leak that would not pass inspection without repair. We had the entire part replaced instead of just a new piece welded in, as the repair person indicated more of the exhaust was rusting and would need replacing as well in the near future"

Heather H., CT (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"flex fitting started leaking a little at 235000 miles. Not bad for this old a car!"

G H., MD (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"intake valve leak"

Anonymous, LA (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"O2 sensor needed to be replaced"

Patrick S., WI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Muffler

"Had to replace exhaust system full length"

Steven Z., NY (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The muffler rusted out and needed to be replaced. Since this was a one piece system from the catalytic converters, the entire pipe set, rear catalytic converter and muffler had to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Heat shield removed"

Patrick S., WI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Mid pipe rusted at connection to muffler"

Anonymous, NH (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"replaced exhaust pipes"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The pipe connecting to the catalytic convertor cracked. It was repaired"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"pipe weld was becoming loose, had to replace the catalytic converter along with the pipe"

Patrick S., ON (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

"The car continues to leak antifreeze even after having the radiator replaced"

Anthony H., MA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Overheating driven by bad thermostat. A/C stops working when system gets too hot. Good design to protect the motor"

Les W., NC (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)
Radiator

"The radiator has a design flaw that a replacement will fix. The issue only shows up after 10 or so years"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The radiator has failed twice and has had to be replaced twice"

Anthony H., MA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"leaking rad Needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"This is the second radiator replacement due to a cracked inlet where the hose is attached"

Wade S., MN (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"A minor leak on the pipe leading into the radiator required that the entire radiator be replaced"

Anonymous, NH (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Had to replace radiator due to leakage"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"radiator cracked and had to be replaced"

Anestis H., RI (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"needed new radiator"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Radiator failed and had to be replaced. Always serviced properly"

Richard S., ID (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Needed to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Radiator leaking and had to be replaced (warranty had expired) by dealer"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Replaced radiator because leaking"

Anonymous, UT (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Radiator, being made of plastic, cracked; it had to be replaced, along with the thermostat. In the process of losing coolant, it had caused the A/C to cut out and the blower to run excessively, trying to cool the engine"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Radiator was busted, leaking, and had to be replaced"

Colby W., KY (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Following a colder than normal winter, radiator required replacement due to leaks around seals"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Wore out and was replaced"

Lawrence J., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Had a leak in the radiator and had to replace it"

Anonymous, AB (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"I don't recall"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Water pump

"Replaced after leaking, only lasted two years"

Anonymous, NV (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Coolant was leaking from the water pump"

David H., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"It was leaking so dealer suggested it was a good time to change timing belt"

Michael S., FL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Started to loose fluid, but did not see any on the ground. The reservior just went down!"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"rubber seals below the wipers are coming apart"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Trim on drivers door is loose and makes noise at highway speed"

Ken W., AB (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Loose trim around sliding door. Fasteners broke off"

Stephen C., ON (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Winsheald trim loose and flapping"

Steve J., OH (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"flapping trim in front of driver, around windsheld"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Front drivers door trim was loose. I pulled it off, drove it mont or two then had it put back on"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Doors/locks don't work below freezing, despote repair work. Trim pieces fall off. Sliding door doesn't lock open when window open (design flaw, which Toyota never responded to despite many attempts at contacting them when car was new - this is reason"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Drivers side door interior pane became disconnected in 2012. It hangs loose now"

Ken W., AB (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Replace bracket above door hinge 3 times in 50K miles. $600.00 each time. Defective and can hold the weight of the door especially on driver's side. Interior panels that hide electrical all pulling away from each other to expose wires, etc"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Interior door trim came of and seats cracked a bit. However, I'm a family of 8 and there is a lot of traffic on a daily basis"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Plastic on interior air vents breaking, Homelink garage door buttons breaking off (plastic breaking), making the remotes unUSble. Plastic caps for CLA breaking off"

Brian K., IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The black paint on the mirrors is almost completely worn off. The roof paint is rough and will soon need repainting. I also want to mention the interior dash covering. It is cracking and chipping off and I haven't be able to get Toyota to replace it even though the local Dealer has said he would.3 years ago"

Thomas M., FL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"The paint on the wheels seems to be corroding. It appears to be bubble and is about to peel off the wheels"

John G., NH (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Wheels are peeling and corroded"

Alan L., MO (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Aluminum rims pealing, Toyota would not fix, even under the extended ($1500) warranty"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Paint chipping on Passenger side sliding door and rear quarter panel"

Wayne M., OH (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Interior dash board has multiple cracks. Also becomes very sticky in warm or hot weather. Listed for recall to replace but not yet available"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Dashboard has numerous cracks everywhere. The car has always been parked in the garage!"

Joanne M., TX (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"along the top of the back lift door the paint has peeled and is still peelings completely to the base. I don' know where to go for this partial repair or what the cost will be"

Jim M., FL (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Paint is peeling on the bumper"

Bill O., NY (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Gel coat failing on top so had repainted " " " in window seal area on left sliding door"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"paint scratches much too easily"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"All of a sudden the paint on the bumpers and trim started to peel off. It is unsightly"

Kathryn H., WI (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Several small areas of rust first appeared after 8 years"

Melvyn K., ON (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-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 linkage cable broke"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"The gear selector does not stay in 4th gear. It will stay in gear if I hold hold the selector in 4th gear"

Richard G., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Auto shifting box replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Toyota Recall"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Unable to get out of drive"

Anne E., WA (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Since new, vehicle has shifted hard between 2nd and 3rd. Also, vehicle lurches forward at times when coming to a stop as it downshifts into 1st. Slowing for a light or traffic, when acceleration is resumed, vehicle slow to respond"

David J., MA (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"it has been rough for several years and now its leaking oil. the dealer cant find reason for the rough shifting. It slams into gear"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"At 30 mph many times transmission will not shift into higher gear"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"When shifting up, the automatic transmission is slipping for a second and then grabbing. The problem started in the winter 5 years ago. Now it occurs all the time especially from second to third and third to fourth gear"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"The care sometimes shifts roughly, or slips when I accelerate; however, i took it to the dealer and they said the care is "performing up to specifications, as it was designed." So I'm going with it"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

"Turning a corner, transmission has a slipping feeling as it does not immediately engage when accelerated"

David J., MA (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Transmission pan and gasket had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Transfer case was cracked and had to be replaced"

Randy D., MI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Seal on transmission pan began to leak"

Jorge G., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"transmission leak repaired for $1200"

Nicholas L., IL (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Watching the sweating to see if it needs to be taken care of"

Anonymous, ID (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Head gasket

"Head gasket needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Had replaced the head gasket 2-3 years ago and needed replacing too soon"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"The serpentine belt needed to be replaced"

Jeff D., NY (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Dealer recommended"

Michael S., FL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The AC compressor clutch seized up and stopped turning the belt. Since that belt also turned the alternator, we barely got the car to the shop before it died. I preferred the old system of multiple belts, where one failure didn't trash the car"

Patrick T., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"I took the car in for routine maintenance and was told it's time to replace the timing belt. Considering I have 85000 miles on the car and have owned it for 10 years, it seemed as if it indeed was time to replace the timing belt"

Jane H., WA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-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

Driveshaft or axle

"Slight grinding noise while driving that was worse when turning right"

Thomas P., IL (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Had to replace drivers side front wheel bearing"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"Mysterious on/off vibration over 100km/h drove me nuts until a mechanic discovered the driver side front wheel bearing needed to be replaced. The problem is now solved"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Failed starter and alternator"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)
4WD/AWD components

"A $40 seal in the front differential (part of the AWD system) failed. Labor was $1300. Seems to be a known issue from research"

James S., NY (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)
Transfer case

"Leaking. Repair coast $2600"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-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

Starter

"Starter failed and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Car would not start. Replaced and replaced again under warranty"

Neil S., NC (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"I had the battery replaced in 2012 and again in Mar 2015 after it failed to start the car on 5 different winter mornings"

Carol S., VT (2005 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)
Coil

"replaced coils, 3 in back"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Auto was missing and when dealer advised me that the # 2 clyindar coil was bad. I had no idea that each clyindar had its own coil. The dealer explained it to me and all was OK"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

"Unusual loud squealing when AC turned on. Changed out all belts to fix"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Engine mounts

"all mounts replaced"

Anonymous, NV (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Engine oil pan had to be replaced because the plug threads were damaged"

Carl N., AL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Belt was changed at 100K miles. Looks like new leak which could be belt or water pump again. Not yet repaired"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"oil leaks from valve cover gasket"

Anonymous, ID (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-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

"needed new catalytic converter"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Check Engine light came on. I did not have catalytic converter replaced. Fuel injection system was cleaned and light re-set. Light came on 3 years ago, part of it (catalytic converter) was replaced, then 1.5 years ago, light came on again, due to circumstances, no work was done and light was reset"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Check engine light comes on, probably due to catalytic Converter"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Fuel pump

"Failure of pump at 108000 miles"

Mark S., TX (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

"We got opinions from two sources that indicated there was a problem with the transmission, so we had it fixed"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"At 210000 miles the transmission began to slip and shifting was rough. The day I was driving to the dealership to have it checked, the transmission stopped working and I had it towed to the dealer. When I began sensing trouble with the tranny, I went on line an could not find anyone other than Toyota Dealerships that had a replacement transmission. I was at their mercy...to the tune of $4000+"

O C., GA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"I had my Sienna transmission fluid changed at Toyota dealers at 30k intervals. AWD transmission failed at 98k miles. I never towed anything. Toyota Assistance program lowered replacement cost from $5808 down to $2800 because of my documented serv"

James G., OH (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"The gears in the factory installed unit shattered off the shaft causing complete failure of transmission. Toyota customer service stated that they had no other report of this type failure so the user must have caused failure. Repair shop could not"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
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