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.
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There are 12 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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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 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 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 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

Alignment

"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)

"This vehicle is AWD so it is much more difficult to align than a fwd vehicle. I had to take it to a truck alignment shop to accomplish it"

Anonymous, SD (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)
Ball joints

"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)

"The ball joint was repaired and not tightened properly so we need to have it done again."

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

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

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

"Just normal wear that was noticed on regular maintenance check. Was barley noticed while driving."

Scott N., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"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)

"longstanding leak, and hard to steer esp when cold outside for a few minutes until car warms up"

Gary H., OH (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Drip has been noticed by service suppliers when inspected during routine maintenance. Recently the boot appears to be ready to fall off. The drip does not leave fluid on the floor, but is always noticed. The power steering resevoir remains full and doesn't need to be topped off during regular oil changes."

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

"2005 Toyota Sienna Power Steering Rack leak on passenger side. This is a known issue, but never resulted in a recall, though many believe it should have been addressed witha recall."

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"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)

"Apparently a leaking power steering line nipple or connection that required replacement of equipment instead of just the line."

James B., MI (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"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 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)

"car rattled when going over bumps rear struts had never been changed. It was time"

Andrea B., GA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Needed shocks and struts. Only upset because of cost"

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

"Mechanic said I needed new struts several years ago. I checked them out and still don't need struts!"

John R., CO (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Right front shock developed noise when driving over bumps or potholes. Replacement solved the problem."

J T., AZ (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)

"We discovered Both rear springs were broken and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 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)

"My steering linkage make my minivan not drive in a straight direction."

Thao N., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"leak in the rack and pinion - dealership cost $1600"

Andrea B., GA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Car started to not track well on road."

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

"linkage failed at about 150000 miles. Replaced with rebuilt unit which is performing well."

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

"Worn out and leaking, had to be replaced completely."

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

"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 3.3-L V6)

"not sure why it's happening"

Kevin C., CO (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"My minivan vibrated like crazy when I drive on the freeway."

Thao N., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Tie rods

"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)

"Right inner tie rod was loose and the boot cracked"

Ken B., MI (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 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)

"run flat tires suck"

Kevin C., CO (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Wheel balance

"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 3.3-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"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)

"Front and rear passenger side wheel bearings required replacement."

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

"replaced"

Anthony B., PA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 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 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)

"The manual sliding doors malfunctioned in that they are impossible to open. This problem has existed for many years. In the US, there was a service notice sent to dealers by Toyota that the doors should be fixed free of charge. In Canada, no such service notice was sent and owners were forced to cover the cost of repairs themselves. Very upsetting."

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

"1. Driver door stop rod rusted off. 2. Sliding doors both manual and electric freeze shut in the winter."

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

"Passenger side sliding door won't work either automatically or manually."

Thomas V., MA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Driver's door-check weld came undone. $300.00 to re-weld it."

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

"The bar inside the driver's door that prevents the door from swinging open too far came loose (broken at the spot weld) This apparently has been an ongoing problem for Siennas, and was on recall years ago, but happened too late for the recall to cover the repair at this time."

E G., ID (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The passenger side sliding door is very stiff and seems like it is going to come of the rails. Both sliding door handles have broken off."

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

"Passenger door no longer turns on interior lights."

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

"The door handles have broken an all four doors. In one case the door handles look fine, they just quit working. The other three doors the handle broke off and had to be replaced."

Kevin J., TX (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Driver door pops when opening and closing. Weld has broken and cnnot be repaired."

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

"The sliding doors are hard to open. They also require some force to close. The driver side door has been a problem since I took delivery of the vehicle. Lubrication has helped some. One Toyota mechanic said the bushing on rear part of the door is wobbly due to wear and estimated 400$ for a repair. When I asked to get this done, the Service Staff came back with a quote of 1800 to replace all the door hardware. I didn't do this."

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

"left door check broke"

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

"The power sliding door will not close without manual assistance. It's an inconvenience. We don't use it unless we have to. I haven't checked on a cost to repair."

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

"Right automatic sliding door no longer opens/closes automatically. Now is manual door only."

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

"The door would not operate by dash controls because the cable had become entangled. Extremely expensive to repair, so for little money they cut and removed the cable. Now the door only operates manually."

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

"Does not open from outside"

Anthony B., PA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 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)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"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)

"The metal behind a bolt, holding on the rear latch to a sliding door, broke due to metal fatigue. I used a big metal washer that was bigger than the hole to bolt on the latch."

Anonymous, 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 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 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)

"Needed to change hydraulic rods on trunk door."

Joyce F., LA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Failure of rubber lining led to leaking when it rained.around rear glass, required replacement."

Michael H., DC (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"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)

"The ABS warning light flashes erratically. ABS functions erratically due to a problem at one or more wheels. The dealer said it was not worth fixing on a 13 year old van as the brakes function OK but without ABS."

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 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)

"Caliper froze and was gouging rotor"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Sienna CE 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)
Normal routine brake wear

"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)

"Front brake pads fully worn. Replaced both pads and rotors"

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

"This vehicle is extremely hard on brakes and rotors"

Bob D., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 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)

"Parking brake has seized"

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

"mechanic said the parking brake and cabling would cost over $2000 and he said it wasn't worth repairing. Just don't use it, use the transmission park."

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

"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 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 3.3-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"The brake rotors were warped when I bought the car in 2014. I haven't bothered to repair them."

Scott J., CA (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"breaks and tires wear quickly"

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

"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 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)

"We have had to replace the rotors an inordinate amount of times since we've owned the vehicle. We've also been told by a couple of mechanics that they replace a lot of rotors on this model due to the rotors not being suitable for the size of the vehicle."

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

"Rotors keep having to be replaced by warping"

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

"Front rotors warp after short time, but just beyond the warranty. The van shudders when braking but stops fine. I have replaced the rotors multiple times and it has occurred multiple times in the time I've owned the van."

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

"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 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

A/C compressor

"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)

"A/C wasnt working. Toyota mechanic replaced the compressor, but it appears that the condensor was had also failed or the problem was likely misdiagnosed. $1800 repair and 11 days in the shop."

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

"Complete failure of a/c out of warranty"

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

"Clutch has a bad bearing and needed replacement after 362,000 miles running continuously. To bad no one fixes things anymore. It's a parts replacement method of repair."

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

"Compressor needed to be replaced"

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

"A/C compressor stopped working has been replaced three times"

Anonymous, AZ (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)

"Ac cool air not venting to drivers side but okay on passenger side. Appears to be an actuator failure in the blower box but expensive to fix so will just leave it."

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

"Driver side heater doesn't work, Passenger side heater works fine. Haven't had a chance to check it out."

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

"The heat will switch to freezing cold with no notice."

Kelly C., UT (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 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)

"blower motors on front and rear would cut out.costly to reapair"

Ron H., WI (2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Problem is with the control damper on the driver side."

Kevin B., IN (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 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)

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 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)

"Catalytic converter has failed and must be replaced to pass emissions standards."

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

"Both catalytic converters have failed more than once."

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

"Small leak was discovered at the last service."

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

"There is a flex piece of pipe that i changes 3 times"

Peter K., QC (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"The exhaust system is leaking and the repair service can't seem to locate and stop the leaks for longer than a few days. The engine light is on all the time, except for a few days after a repair, then it goes on again."

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

"Due to age, some of the connecting pipes had deteriorated. We replaced them at a shop."

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

"Car is equipped with two flex couplings between the exhaust manifolds and the exhaust pipe. One failed around year 8. The other flex coupling failed in this past year."

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

"I was given an estimate to repair the problem by a local repair shop that I had been using to change my oil for the last ten years for $3000.00. I decided to take my car to a local Brake and Muffler shop and got it repaired for $250.00. I don't use my old repair shop any more !"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"O2 sensor needed to be replaced"

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

"I believe the heat shield broke loose when I bottomed out when I went into a deep pot hole covered with rain water. Hitting this pot hole caused non repairable blown tires on the right side of the Sienna."

Gary G., IN (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 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)
Other/unsure

"sensors began alerting of an obstruction (beeping) when no obstruction was present. They can be disabled with a switch, so now I simply do not use them."

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

"Parking Sensors periodically reset themselves, repeatedly under certain temperature or vibration conditions.."

Joe M., (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)
Pipes

"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 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)

"I got an estimate to repair the exhaust problem. The first place wanted more than $3,000 to replace pipes, muffler, and cat converter. I took it to a local muffler/brakes shop and they repaired only that which needed repaired for $250. Guess where I don't go to any more?"

Gary G., IN (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The exhaust system needed a correction in that a pipe was welded into the exhaust correcting the problem. A very minor inconvenience."

Anonymous, MN (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)