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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 11 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 (sec.) 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.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. ESC available from 2001, standard from 2008. Side air bags available from 2001, standard from 2006. Head protection air bags available from 2004, standard from 2006.
Road Test

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 (215 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2006 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

“Front end alignment seems to be an issue with this van we have worn our front tires premature”

Danny B., ON (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Rear wheels have never been truly aligned. We have been told they cannit be aligned yet we get charged for four wheel alignment”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Routine alignment. Have to do every year because of potholes. No problems now”

Charles S., MN (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“lower ball joints were leaking”

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“rack and pinion seal leaked power steering fluid”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Power Steering hoses had to be replace. This was the first time at about 155K mils”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Power steering rack seal failure. Required unit replacement”

Pat B., IA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Power steering package began leaking sometime during this last winter (2014 - 2015)Had to replace the whole package”

Wayne R., MI (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“leak of fluid from power steering”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The ball joints, inside the boot leaks. Have not had fixed yet”

Anonymous, MN (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Found to have power steering leak; had to have it replaced”

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Steering rack began to leak. Needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Boot failure has resulted in damage to the rack and pinon seal”

Anonymous, MO (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“This is a constant problem, and Toyota keeps telling me about it. It seems to be a problem in all older Siennas. To me, this is a design flaw, and it costs more than $500 to repair!”

Anonymous, CO (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Slow leak from power steering seals. I do not consider this unusual for this type of vehicle at this mileage”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“Power steering fluid leak”

R M., MN (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“pump needed replacement”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Struts leaking, had to be replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Front and rear struts started leaking and needed to be replaced. I replaced them using aftermarket struts, which led to a repeat repair of the rear struts”

Paul H., TX (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“repair rack and pinion boot, leaking fluid”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“oil leak on one of the struts”

Anonymous, CT (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Vehicle ride is rough feel every crack and bump in pavement. Found a leaking left front strut. Replaced all four due to mileage at a cost of $1,000. Ride did not improve as a result of the repair”

Matt K., IA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Rear shocks leaking”

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Were all worn, one was leaking and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, MB (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Our Sienna is a Braun Rampvan. It's significantly heavier but uses the OEM shocks. They wear out faster than they should. They should've specified heavier duty shocks for the extra vehicle weight”

Anonymous, AR (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Some rust at top of front shocks”

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Normal wear on an 11-year old van”

Anonymous, NL (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Replaced struts due to their age. New struts aren't as firm as old ones”

Anonymous, PR (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“strut was leaking on front driver side. Rough ride, noisy suspension. Had repaired, was without vehicle for two days”

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Front Struts Aug 2016 & Sway Bars and Rear Shocks Feb 2017”

Amanda H., WV (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Rear shocks (original equipment) began to leak, causing rougher ride and some leaning on turns. Replaced them. No problems now”

Charles S., MN (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“broken rear coil spring”

Anonymous, AB (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Coil spring broke. Replaced both front springs and torsion bars. This is the only major repair in the 10 years we have owned the vehicle”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“I had a leak from the Sienna and it was determined that the Sienna needed a new steering rack. Job completed 4/17/2015. It also needed a new water pump”

Myra M., IA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The rack and pinion was shot.. leaking seals and worn out tie rods”

Anonymous, TN (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Had an expensive > $1000 repair bill to fix the rack and pinion steering”

Albert D., CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Power steering fluid leak”

R M., MN (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Had to replace the gear and rear main engine seal”

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“A seal went bad resulting in a massive leak in the rack and pinion steering”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Steering rack and pinion boot was leaking. Dealer recommended replacement. I suppose it could have been caused by road debris. Never had that issue on any vehicle before”

Mark M., TX (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“According to the Toyota dealership service department, all-wheel drive Sienna's are generally tough on the steering linkage”

Anonymous, NH (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Rack & pinion was leaking. Replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“replaced rack and pinion”

Kevin C., FL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Torn Boot from hitting something on the highway. Had to replace the entire unit...cannot replace just the boot”

Anonymous, KS (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“had fluid leakage. Would not pass inspection”

Steve R., NC (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Sienna steering rack boot failure prior to 60,000 miles - very expensive repairs which also resulted in unnecessary expense of replacing timing belt and a wheel alignment”

Patricia D., NC (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“very expensive to replace, part is $1500 in CA and only $702 in US Toyota is ripping Canadians off, same part #”

Bruce G., AB (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“rack and pinion was worn and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“didn't know I had the problem until the dealer's repair department told me I did when car was in for routine maintenance. I accepted their assessment and paid approx. 1100.00 for the repair. I have wondered ever since if I really needed those repairs”

Allan F., AZ (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“When it is very cold, the steering locks up. Flushing the fluid helped a bit, but the mechanic still doesn't understand what exactly was going on”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The steering was "notchy" when cold. Toyota has a service bulletin on the problem but the cost to repair was paid by the owner even though this could be a safety issue. Replacement of the steering shaft assy resolves the problem at over $200”

Terry G., PA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Leakage”

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The rack started leaking at 67,000 miles. I don't find this acceptable. There is no visible damage to the boots at the end where they are leaking, just a steady drip. Next year it likely won't pass state inspection”

Elizabeth B., VA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Have not repaired yet”

Joe E., OH (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Dealer told me of the problem and gave me an estimate. I instead took car to a long-established repair shop who did the work and even charged me less than what he had estimated that it would cost . He saved me about $500”

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“steering gear had to be replaced due to leaking at several joints”

Anonymous, IN (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Worn linkages, needed replacement”

R M., MN (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“leakage”

Stephen W., CO (2006 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“Replaced power steering rack due to a fluid leak”

Don B., OH (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Engine gave a whining sound when the car started, especially in cold weather. This was due to a fluid leak within the rack and pinion steering. We put a hole in the boot to drain the accumulating fluid and the whining noise has gone away. The steering functions fine”

Thomas R., NY (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Replaced the rack and pinion”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Had to replace steering gear box. Fluid leak”

Robert P., LA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Replaced rack and pinion with refurbished one”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Seepage of steering fluid from the Steering Rack”

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“alway felt a steering vibration on this vehicle”

Anthony F., NY (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Reported knocking noise from left front. Dealer replaced stabilizer link assembly”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“I was getting poor miles from my tires. I needed an alignment. I needed to replace a tie rod and wheel bearing in order to align the front end. My 90000 mile tires had only lasted 60000 miles”

Steven H., WI (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Both side inner tie rods need replacement”

Benton W., ON (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“tie rods were worn and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The tires wear down rapidly and the car moves from side to side without provocation. The issues may be related. We have replaced tires four times on the car with high end tires each time. The car needs new tires now”

Thomas B., MD (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Last summer our front right tire started going seriously bald. When we took the van to a ship, Mavis, they diagnosed the problem as alignment. We received the alignment and obtained 4 new tires. The van needed a new alignment within a week, but has s”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“We have never gotten more than 20,000 miles out of a set of tires. The tires appear to be too small for the vehicle and wear improperly. The outer edge of the tire wears very quickly”

Paul H., MO (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“The tires never wear evening despite frequently adjusting alignment. The tires always wear out well short of the tread life”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Alignment issue”

Benton W., ON (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Tires wear quickly. Wondering if manufacturer specifications are too narrow”

Anonymous, NL (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“The car easily fall out of alignment”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“I took it into the dealership several times, as I was experiencing wheel balance issues. Even after several balancing I was still having the problem. I put 4 new tires on the van, and still the same problem. I thought I could hear a noise from the ri”

Ian T., ON (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Balance and rotation. Easy fix for $40”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Replaced the rear wheel bearings, which were making noise”

Paul H., TX (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“I needed an alignment. I needed to replace a tie rod and wheel bearing in order to align the front end. I expected the tie rod to be replaced. I was not expecting the wheel bearing to be in such bad condition”

Steven H., WI (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“noisy went turning”

Anonymous, NB (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Needed to be replaced on both sides, caused lots of vibration”

Anonymous, MB (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Maybe wear and tear, but also could be result of hitting curb. Both front bearings replaced”

Kevin K., OK (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Rear wheel bearing required, replacement”

Anonymous, CO (2006 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

“Driver's side door check strap welds have failed, creating a loud popping sound when the door is used. Toyota will not fix this problem. hhttp://www.toyotanation.com/forum/274-2nd-generation-2004-2010/369282-sienna-driver-door-clicking-noise.html”

Albert D., CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Reweld inner door check box”

Anonymous, MN (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“powered passenger sliding door failed to open or close”

Anonymous, AL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The passenger side electric door will almost close then re-open. We have to help is close sometimes”

Julie W., KS (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The driver's side sliding door motorized function failed. Motor still sounds as if it is going, but the door must be operated manually”

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Stopped working left side and needed to replace all electric harness & motor”

Eduardo M., TX (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Sliding door stopped opening upon activation of all power buttons. Toyota dealer misdiagnosed the issue and cost me $1,000 for their mistake. I found the solution, online for a $50”

Patrick A., IN (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Auto sliding door cable broke costing $1700 to fix. We choose to cut the cable and slide the door manually”

William H., NY (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Sliding door cable assembly defective and door would not close. Manufacturer replaced cable assembly under warranty”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Power door no longer operational as such. Can be forcibly opened manually. Toyota refused to cover with the added warranty. They said one of the motors has gone bad”

Theresa F., MD (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“The passenger side automatic sliding door stopped working. I was told it would cost about $1200 to make it start working again. I asked that the automatic feature be disconnected. That cost about $250”

R W., MD (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Sliding Door mechanism failed”

Anonymous, DC (2006 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“powered, right side rear sliding door functions only manually, cannot be opened from inside”

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Door stop latch broke - quoted over $600 to repair!”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“I was Home Depot. Sliding door would not close; cable had become tangled up. I did not want to drive with door open. I found a way to unhook one terminal end of cable so I could close door. Repair cost $1250. Toyota has not reimbursed”

Samuel R., TX (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Passenger sliding door mechanism malfunction such that the handle must be held while activating the auto-close for the first inch of travel. There is a safety release that's not working”

Pat B., IA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The power door cable broke and would not allow the door to function. The repair was over $2200”

Brian B., WI (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“The electric sliding door gave out just 3 weeks ago--a wire broke and is hanging down the back right side of the van”

Werbaneth B., NJ (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“REATTACHED LATCH CABLE ON LEFT SLIDING DOOR”

Anonymous, IA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Hinge broke on sliding door on drivers side”

Lane W., PA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“2nd repair to power sliding door”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Passenger power door lock motor failed. This is the power device embedded in the door which automatically disengages the door latch when invoked by the remote, pushing the interior power sliding door buttons on the driver overhead console or B-pillar”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Both sliding doors have been repaired multiple times. This year was another repair for each door. 1 electrical and 1 mechanical roller assembly. Very costly and a long time to repair due delays in ordering parts”

Steve T., MD (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Driver side door, a weld failed for the door check restraint system that limits how far the door will open”

Lew P., FL (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“cable is fraying and door struggles to open and close”

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Automatic door cables broke on both side doors”

Todd F., IL (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Driver's side Sliding Door Cable delaminated and caused door to jam. Had to have the entire sliding door cable system replaced”

Anonymous, CT (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Front door welds failed. Repaired just in time under a secret 5-year warranty. Power right side door also failed and repaired under another secret warranty”

Charles G., WA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Previously covered, discussing the interior door panels getting stuck, left and right front, on the black rubber gaskets around the door openings”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The cable and motor failed on the passenger sliding door. Toyota wouldn't warranty even though there are many complaints online about the sliding door. I spent $400 on motor, one month later the cable broke adn they want $1100 to fix cable”

Randy R., KS (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Drivers side rear sliding door uses coated cable for motorized door. Coating started splintering and would jam up works. Eventually had to cut cable to shut dooor to drive to dealer. They did fix it for free”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“We have had the drivers door replaced twice due to hinge (first time under warranty and subsequently on our cost) malfunctions and now the hinges are broken again and we need it done another time”

Andrew C., ON (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“The Cables that attached to both sliding rear doors to provide power door ability malfunctioned and broke. Driver rear door hinge and locking mechanism replaced; passenger rear door locking mechanism replaced”

Anonymous, BC (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Locking mechanism does not work correctly. Does not open or close remotely anymore. Requires someone to pull handle. Too expensive to repair”

Sean-Julie W., VA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Sliding door mechanism broke and was asked $6000 to fix, now door is non-functional”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Hinges bent, and electric motor quit. About $1500 to repair”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“One slider failed -- warrantee covered replacement of cable/motor. Other slider failed and Toyota would not fix/replace. The "fixed" door now fails to latch about 50% of the time”

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“Both sliding doors have a locking motor that has stopped working, thus requiring the replacement of the entire 5-motor assembly, which were quoted at >$1200 EACH”

Anonymous, MN (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“One of the sliding doors does not work. Have to manually open and close the door”

Nicole H., CO (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“One of the sliding doors stopped working. We can't even get it open manually”

Matt H., VA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Drive cable frayed and caused door to stick. Cables removed from both doors; they only operate manually now”

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“The automatic passenger side door motor stopped working. The repair was quoted at approximately $1,500, so we chose not to repair it and are using the door manually”

Anonymous, UT (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“power sliding door stopped working. had to be disconnected to open and close manually”

Charles W., GA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Motor of passenger sider rear door has been broken for a number of years. One would think that Toyota would consider this major safety issue”

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Power sliding door cable has broken. Door still works manually”

Peter C., NY (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Motorized doors failed”

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“automatic sliding door has failed. Door cannot open. Uncertain repair estimate at this time”

Jared G., MA (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Automatic sliding door stopped working and had major cost $2K to correct”

John W., FL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The automatic sliding door opener stopped working. We had to switch the system to "manual open" so that we could use the door, but it is very heavy to open and sometimes will not open from the inside. Quite frustrating. We took it to the dealer to get a repair estimate but after taking many hours to figure out what was wrong, they decided that the problem was just that we had switched to door to "manual open." We were not happy with them keeping the van for so long and lying to us about how”

Anonymous, UT (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“sliding door stuck”

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“slideing door malfunction”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Doors occasionally don't operate correctly and always don't seal well, causing air leaks, causing wind noise right behind the ears of both front passengers!”

Carl H., MO (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Sliding door mechanisms both failed and only partially covered under warranty and then only after several calls to head office. Overall very dissatisfied with Toyota and would not recommend after litany of problems and very poor customer service”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The cable that pulls the automatic sliding door snapped and the automatic sliding door no longer works”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“One of the automatic side doors stopped working completely and cannot be opened”

Frederick S., IA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Automatic sliding door feature no longer functions on its own, has to be yanked before it engages”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Had problem with power sliding door during third year. Had problem with second power sliding door at year 11. Cut the cables instead of repairing”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“No longer motorized opening, very difficult to manually open & close! Close unpredictably has trapped me. Extremely expensive to fix 2000 + for each side door ! The stopped functioning about a month apart !”

Anonymous, MN (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“The latch release mechanism on BOTH sliding doors failed within the last 12 months”

Patrick F., MN (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Mirrors

“Both right and left outside mirrors have play in them -- they move when the door is shut so you have to reach out and reposition them by hand”

Anonymous, TN (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“The driver's side mirror is broken. It works somewhat but makes a constant grinding, whirring noise. We have not had it repaired because it would cost about $1,ooo! for a mirror!”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Seat belts

“Driver and front passenger seatbelts stick in retractors and can't be used without freeing them with pliers”

Anonymous, AL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Driver side seat belt became jammed and would not retract last year. Had to be replaced. Cost about $300 for the repair. Very discouraging”

Dane S., VA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Seat belt will not recognize connectivity when using Toyota extension”

Mary W., FL (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Seat Belt broke and had to be fixed”

Sean-Julie W., VA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“When I push button to open tailgate it often only partly opens, then I have to push it shut and try again. Other possible problem:2 recalls on the cable that holds up the spare tire, Actually ours has been OK”

David G., NY (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“tailgate will not extend up the full range in winter”

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Hatch lifters failed”

Anonymous, MI (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Automatic tailgate has ceased to close. It will swing down under motor power, but refused to latch and then reopens. Must be manually closed”

Steve T., MD (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“air struts holding up the hatch have reduced capacity to hold the weight, occasionally slams the hatch down”

Kevin C., FL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The latch cover on the tailgate melted and leaves black residue on you hand. It would cost hundreds to replace it”

David N., TX (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“The tailgate does not seal properly, allowing rain to leak into the cargo area”

Patrick F., MN (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Auto close stopped working, something has come loose or broken but the final draw-down still works, most of the time”

Carl H., MO (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)
Windows

“Drivers side window track twisted. Window was binding. Eventually ceased operation”

Lane W., PA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“rear vent window motor not opening window”

Anonymous, PA (2006 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

“I had the brakes replaced , and then something close to the brake system had to be also replaced because of the antilock system. My wife has the van right now , so I can't look at the paperwork the mechanic gave me. Sorry”

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Failure of the pump and control system for the ABS system. Had a used unit installed by an independent repair shop”

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“A wheel differentiation sensor failed giving a warning that ABS was compromised”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Calipers seized up and wouldn't release”

R R., CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“They got stuck while we were out of town and they made an awful, awful grinding sound. We almost left the van with a repair shop and borrowed a car but since it was all highway driving we drove it 3 hours home. We ended up having to replace the rot”

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“may have been shoddy work by Just Brakes, but calipers were rubbing on disk causing everything to wear out faster and terrible squeeking for months while I kept taking it back to teh shop”

Anonymous, CO (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Master cylinder

“Master cylinder leaking and low peddle”

Robert W., CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Toyota diagnosed as Brake actuator problem which affected stability control & ABS system indicator problem lights. Self replaced brake switch under brake pedal - no more indicator lights or errors detected”

Anonymous, BC (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Brake pads replaced and rotors turned”

P S., TN (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“see previous comments”

Evelyn C., CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“routine brake maintenance”

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Had to replace rear brakes. Normalwear”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Brake pad worn almost to bare metal without warning signal”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Replaced break pads”

Edward S., NJ (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“replaced front & rear pads & rotors”

Robert L., IN (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Replace brakes to often on this van”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Normal break wear at 43000 miles replace pads and rotors. no real safety issue”

Anonymous, IN (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“replaced the brake disk pads”

Shaun M., FL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Parking brake

“I can drive all over town before realizing the parking brake is still on. I had new ones installed and I still have the bad habit of not noticing when the brake is on and driving down the street so this set is losing effectiveness as well”

Brenda W., WY (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Rear backing plates needed to be replaced. Also as a preventive measure due to vehicle age, had brake shoe/linings and wheel bearings replaced since parts accessible”

Anonymous, WV (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Seized and had to have the complete parking brake system replaced”

P V., ON (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Locking up and not releasing fully causing premature failure”

John B., NH (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“parking brake often needs adjustment”

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Inner brake pad on drivers side wore at twice the rate of the outside pad”

Robert W., CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“This Van goes through tires and breaks incredibly quickly, Everything else has been reliable except the automatic doors were a big problem on this vehicle”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The brakes on one side keep wearing out too quickly. They replaced the brakes a number of times and replaced the calipers with high quality ones, but the problem still persists”

Anonymous, UT (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“From 2 years in, premature brake wear has been a significant and costly problem. Was covered under warranty 2 years in after I complained that the wear vs. kilometers was out of line but I needed to push to get them to cover it. Since then, it's been an ongoing problem. Finally went to aftermarket solution that seems to be working better”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Regular brake failure

“Brake pad worn almost to bare metal without warning signal”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“One front and one rear rotor warped. Could be standard wear issue”

Dane S., VA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Rotors have a tendency to warp too easily, in my opinion”

R R., CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“excessive rust”

John B., NH (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Stops felt unsafe. Stops at high speed seem to have quickly worn down the rotors and made them wear prematurely. Stops still seem unsafe and long at high rates of speed”

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Not really a problem, just normal wear & tear”

Joseph S., NY (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Regular maintenance I think. Brake pads and rotors were rusty and worn and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Brakes squeak when backing up. Dealership claims moisture collection even though it happens after being backed out of an attached garage and auto has been enclosed for over 24 hours”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Brakes squeak loudly and noticeably when wet or when the air conditioner is on at the same time as I am going in reverse”

Brenda W., WY (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“We had some work done to our vehicle about 18 months ago. Almost immediately we had squeaking and noises on backing out of the garage until the brakes warmed up. After 12 months, they squeaked going forward as well. We took it to the Toyota dealer”

Audrey M., TX (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Since having new front brakes there has been squeaking from my brakes. First time problem was diagnosed as a rear brake hanging up. It was fixed, but the problem still exists. Not a safety issue but is very annoying”

Joseph S., NY (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 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

“Began failing and would not cool; required replacement of compressor”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Very costly, had to remove the dash and get to the firewall. Took dealership five days to get van back”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Failed at 86000 miles on a road trip and had to be replaced”

Eduardo M., TX (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Air is not being cooled”

Steve C., IL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“no cooling”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Compressor went out several weeks ago. We will not replace it...plan to buy new car. This has been a great car and is still a very good riding car”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“A/C compressor clutch failed”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Corrosion caused a connection to leak and we weren't getting refrigerated air into the van. Service resolved the issue and everything is working well now”

Anonymous, MI (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Automatic climate control

“Airflow actuator motor failed, this caused uneven heat/cool via the automatic temp control system. Both sides failed, the first (~4 years ago) was under warranty the second (~8 months ago) cost $500”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“can't ever get the temp right. the 3-zone controls are really driven by the 3rd rear zone. the 2nd passenger zone is almost irrelevant. plus we have an annoying, unfixable, noise coming from the under dash heating/a.c. area”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“The air conditioning master computer module failed during the summer preventing cold AC air from working properly. The dealer had to replace part number 88650-08111. Total cost was $1200.00”

Louis A., CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Temperature settings are way off. When each side is set to the same temperature, the temperature of the air delivered to each side is very different in temperature. The air heats and cools just fine, it seems the sensors may have gone bad or need to”

Ron B., MD (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“No heating on driver side. A switch had to be replaced. No heating or colling in rear section. One of the three units had to be replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“The seperate zones would no longer maintain their temperatures. The fan that keeps the air conditioner compressor cool, stopped working”

Todd F., NC (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“This vehicle continues ticking, clicking, clanging noise in the climate control system. I have disconnected some items but now it seems something else is clicking and clanging in the A/C system. I had repairs done one. I don't want to keep shoving out $$$ for this issue. It has persisted for most of the life of the vehicle not just something that recently started due to age”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Selected temperature does not cause the system to heat or cool as needed. We now consider this part of the entertainment system ... guess what temperature is comfortable”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

“Fan ran either nothing or full. Replacement Resistor costs $146 - with labor, total repair cost $300”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Have an issue with Servo motor from A/C. Have tried to get it fixed multiple times”

Bill R., VA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“The rear heater motor stop working”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“There's an intermittent rattling noise inside the dashboard. I believe it's the "blending doors" for the A/C and heating system that don't fully open and close properly”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“had to replace evaporator core”

Anonymous, CT (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

“the seat heating controls still work but the LED light no longer work to indicate on/off or temp level. have not tried to repair”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Heater system

“IT BLOWS HOT AIR EVEN WHEN IT IS ADJUSTED TO COLD”

Lewis L., BC (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

“the refrigerant tube connecting to the rear compressor/exchange unit (not sure what it's called) developed a leak, lost all the refrigerant and had to be replaced cost ~$400”

Daniel C., NY (2006 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“Living in Cleveland,OH with long winters with plenty of road deicing chemicals, the cooling system tubing corroded in several places”

Bob L., OH (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Lost all refrigerant. Have not had it repaired yet”

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“The tubing feeding the rear part of the van had corroded/deteriorated to the point that it had to be replaced at considerable cost or sealed off. I chose the latter”

David W., ON (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Had to add refrigerate”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Due to poor placement of the rear-feeding refrigerant lines over the rear wheelwells, pinhole leaks have developed due to corrosion. Estimated replacement costs are in excess of $1000”

Jared G., MA (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Car was overheating--Mechanic said I needed new refrigerant hoses as well as new inlet and outlet ports”

Allan F., AZ (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“According to the mechanic, the tubing that carries the refrigerant had basically "rotted away" throughout the system requiring total replacement at over $1,000”

Anonymous, IN (2006 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“dameg don by toyota during exchange of timing belt”

Wolfgang R., ON (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 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

“There was a recall on the clip that holds the spare tire under the car. They removed the faulty part but had no replacement. We drove around with the tire in the back seat for three months and finally demanded they put it back with another defectiv”

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“The molding on the driver side very rear windows came loose and prevents the window for closing completely”

R W., MD (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“The front lower fender (?) has broken away and needs to be replaced”

Werbaneth B., NJ (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Windshield molding detached”

Adam R., VA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The molding in the wheel wells has come loose”

John C., TX (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“rubber at bottom of front windshield came loose. The dash cracked all across the front. They are going to replace it free!”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The rubber molding around the bottom of the rear windows keeps coming out. This has done this since the car was new and has been fixed numerous times”

Anonymous, LA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Rear quarter panel (behind rear wheel) doesn't stay firmly attached. About half of its length pops out about one-quarter of an inch. The rest of the attachment holds the panel in place”

Charles W., GA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“There is a panel that goes from the rear wheel well, across the back bumper to the other wheel well. It broke off on the passenger side and could have ripped across the back and caused a major part replacement. I found a body shop to put extra screws in the part and the screws have held”

Anonymous, AB (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Two problems. The plastic base that holds the radio antenna to the car body disintegrated. The plastic grommet at the base of the rod that holds the hood up when checking the engine has failed”

James S., NY (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

“During the past year, the dashboard spontaneously developed numerous cracks in it. Toyota said there would be a recall, but that was several months ago, and nothing has happened yet”

David W., TX (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The front door lower panels stick to the rubber gaskets around the door openings and have pulled the panels loose from the metal door frames. Both sides, both panels”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The dash board has developed numerous cracks and is coming loose in areas”

Anonymous, LA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“dashboard is cracked in several places”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“The dashboard cracked and was replaced by Toyota”

Philip P., CT (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“loose driver's side door panel”

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The covers for two of the bins have come loose and come off when they should not”

David N., TX (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“The plastic dash is cracking”

James S., NY (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Inside bottom of passenger side door is no longer staying in place”

Eric K., CT (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Pockets on bottom of front driver and passenger doors separate from rest of door”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Powder coat on tall the factory wheels are peeling resulting in loss of air at the wheel-to-tire seal”

Jack F., WA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“plating on wheels in terrible shape”

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Clear coat peeled”

W H., AZ (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Dashboard is cracking. Is a recall item and waiting to get appointment to change it”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“wheels on sienna has paint that has blistered and peeled. Extremely expensive to fix because they are not hubcaps. Other owners have same problem, but Toyota won't help. Defective paint for sure and seems to be problem with road salt”

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“paint on rims all faded and cracking”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“paint is faded and cracked in many areas”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“Paint on wheels is peeling off”

Anonymous, CO (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Paint on the rear bumper is peeling”

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“It is rusting under the paint”

Anonymous, OK (2006 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“Within 2 yrs of purchasing car in 2006, the Alloy Wheels started flaking paint off of them. Continued over the next several years. Toyota did nothing about it. Looks horrible, but I leave it as is to show other prospective Toyota buyers”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“the rust is starting around the rear fenders and the metal is getting thin”

Anonymous, AB (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 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

“The bracket housing pulls out when removing the plug from device. Again very, very expensive to replace. Better off just to live with the problem. .”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“all have come loose. Still work though”

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Plug completely failed as of approximately 3 years ago; after approx 6 years of ownership”

Anonymous, IN (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“both the power plugs in the front of the van have stopped working”

Anonymous, VT (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)
Cruise control

“Adaptive cruise control tends not to work in sloppy weather. (Rain, mist, slush)”

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“cruise control doesn't work well for slowing down”

Tom B., WA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“cruise control has stopped working”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“The cruise control will shut off & give a red light & will not reactive until the key has been turned off”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Dash board lights for seat heater and for garage door opener no longer function”

Louis A., CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“The headlights are dim now because of the oxidation from the sun”

Annamarie J., ME (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The automatic headlight system stopped turning the lights off. A clicking noise in the dash accompanied the malfunction”

Ron H., CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“left mirror will not stay in one place”

Anonymous, AL (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Rear tail light seal worn out - light filled with water”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

“Seat heaters for both front seats have failed and been replaced once”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Interior lights

“Some interior lights work sometimes and not others”

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Back lighting for home link system & back lighting for rear side windows. Dealer said lighting for home link system must be dismantled and entire unit replaced to correct problem! Very, very expensive. Just better off to live with it . .”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Switch located at the driver's side sliding door no longer works (to activate the interior lights)”

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Interior lights flash on and off when using the automatic passenger side door”

Tracy B., IN (2006 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“Some interior lights don't work due to the sliding door sensor not working. Also, one of the two automatic sliding doors do not work any more”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“some of the interior lights did not work”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Keyless entry

“Works intermittently. Driver's side and tailgate always work. Other doors do not; not even from the inside controls. Then suddenly it will work a time or two. $800 to repair”

Lee H., NC (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“remote stopped working, would not unlock doors-not fixable. Bought new one”

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Tire pressure indicator kept flashing and staying on. The said one or more of the sensors weren't working and to replace it would be over $250 a piece. We did not replace any so the light stays on”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Says that tires are under inflated when they fully inflated when going around turns”

Lee H., NC (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The Tire Pressure Monitor stays on after the first minute the vehicle is turned on. Tire pressure is exactly the same for all four tires and is inflated to the exact manufacturer specifications. Firestone Auto Care has checked this 4 times. There are no air leaks”

Douglas M., TN (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The VSC and Check Engine light go on intermittently. No visual/physical changes experienced on the car. It's annoying as it comes on for no apparent reason, and goes away without notice”

Tony R., CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“All of the warning lights on the dashboard appear. The technician says there's nothing wrong with the systems indicated, but since the lights are all turning on, the radar-based cruise control won't work”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Numerous various lights come on including VSC, check engine, tire pressure”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Periodically some of the warning lights on the dashboard all turn on. This includes the check engine light and the suspension light. We have found that if we clean the gas cap and put back on while turning it to hear many clicks, the lights turn off in a few days”

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“No matter the blades attempted, the mechanism does not provide a thorough clearing of the windshield”

Anonymous, IN (2006 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

“The proximity sensors on the vehicle, both front and rear have stopped working”

Ron H., CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)
CD player

“Failed; stopped working”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“CD changer malfunctioned, so the entire radio/CD unit had to be replaced”

Ron R., AZ (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Extremely difficult to load a cd into the player. I had the dealer replace it and it was exactly the same, so I quit using it. I have no problem with loading cds in my other car's player”

David W., TX (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The dash split then the cd wouldnt' eject the disk sadly I very seldom used the cd player”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Same as previous comment”

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“CD became stuck and disabled the ability to play CDs of any kind”

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“CD player is broken and disks are stuck in it and it will not open up or change disks”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The CD player continued to recycle even when the system was off. The repair required the replacement of the entire navigation unit”

Stephen W., CO (2006 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“CDs get stuck in player”

Anonymous, LA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Randomly will eject all the cds”

Anonymous, MN (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

“Screen goes out intermittently”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Display screen goes blank and freezes up. Cannot use the touch buttons or turn on and off from the devise, but can from the steering column. I had the whole unit taken out and re-soldered, but sometimes still freezes and goes blank. Usually I can”

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Stereo screen goes blank intermittently and the clock stops working”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“The whole system stopped working and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, SC (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Costs too much to upgrade; bought a Garmin instead. Program falls far short of Garmin's programs”

Anonymous, TN (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Complete failure of the in-dash nav/entertainment system. Cost is >$4000 to replace with same unit”

Anonymous, MN (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Sometimes does not turn off when the car is turned off”

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Original radio would loose power. Had to switch out with a used unit found on e-bay”

David T., CO (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“The Central radio and camera system no longer operative”

Weston S., NM (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“The volume on the radio will only work at times. You can turn the volume button all the way up and it will not increase the volume. The same is true for turning the volume down”

Paul H., MO (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Various buttons (like on/off, volume control) worked intermittently. Display often blanked out”

William G., CO (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Radio glitches out when it's hot outside. It doesn't stay on channels and becomes difficult to turn off/on. There is more control from the steering wheel controls than the actual radio controls so its obviously some type of electrical glitch”

Christine C., CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Display screen doesn't always work and some buttons work intermittently”

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Radio display at times is unreadable and the radio buttons work intermittently”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“The radio completely stopped working. Had to replace entire unit. GPS and backup camera were all attached to this unit. Was going to cost almost $2,000 to replace”

Nicole H., CO (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“It had a 6 disk CD changer. CD's would get stuck and not play or eject. Replaced whole radio/CD unit with a new factory one, purchased from the internet (non Toyota dealer)”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“DVD malfunction, dvd stuck, cost to repair not cost effective”

Jackie D., CT (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)
Voice control commands

“voice control never worked. Even the dealer could not get it to work”

Walter B., MD (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 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

“leaking water pump”

Egbert G., FL (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“A small water gasket between the intake and block”

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“radiator needed to be changed because it had a bad leak”

Anonymous, LA (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“intermittent water leak during heavy rain at top center of windshield. There is no sign of rust or other obvious source of the leak”

Peter C., NY (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Air noise from the drivers side front door”

Anonymous, SC (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“drain valves clogged, water leaked inside”

Anonymous, DC (2006 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“Driver's side sliding door seals worn or not fit properly. Handle to that door doesn't work”

Anonymous, UT (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Sun roof seal was allowing water to seep in Right front boot was leaking Problems with automatic door”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“When starting the car, it makes a high pitched squeal”

Annamarie J., ME (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Lots of squeks and rattles coming from the Captain's chairs. Inflatable lumbar support of Driver's seat quit working 3 yrs ago cost of repair part over $600. Repair not made”

Matt K., IA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“There has been a consistent raddle in the front driver side, near the windshield that can't be found by either Toyota or myself. I live with it”

Anonymous, MN (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Driver side door has a broken door hinge that was causing a noise that went unnoticed by my dealership. I will need to by anew car door if i want the hinge fixed. This was a limited warranty issue but only if you noticed it and reported it to the dea”

Anonymous, MI (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The van squeals on braking. The dealer could not find anything wrong with the car”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“idler pully.....it chirps when the engine is cold”

Shaun M., FL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Noise from the A/C - Climate control subsystem”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Dash noises and window noises”

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Made noise when turning as I backed up”

David L., MN (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Loud rattle in passenger side dashboard. Drivers side sliding door has loud crunch/squeaky noises on turns during city driving”

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Wind noise

“Flat out, there is TOO much wind and road noise in the cabin. I expect better from a Toyota”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Driver's wind noise terrible. Dealer indicated they could all of driver's door weatherstripping but couldn't guarrantee it would solve problem. I declined to have work done”

Arthur W., NY (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“whenever you turn on the wind switch, you will hear a noise. I can't stand with it. So I choose turn on my radio when I must have the wind on. The problem first start after the car was purchased only three years”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Windnoise when driving on freeways”

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“It sounds like a door is not fully closed.or window. Road noise”

Gerry-Eloise R., TX (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Outside sounds are very noticeable through middle and rear windows. Sounds as loud as if the window was slightly open”

Edward A., OH (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“At highway speeds the driver side sliding door has heavy wind noise near front edge of door”

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“had to replace two front ones”

J M., MO (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The engine warning light would come on intermittently in the fall, then came on permanently in the winter, they said in was the catalytic converter. I decided to leave it until the spring, then once the warm weather came, no more engine light.. They”

Ian T., ON (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The catalytic converters (there are 3) failed, costing $2,800.00 to repair”

Todd F., NC (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“The catalytic converter is going bad, or has gone bad. It will cost a couple thousand dollars to repair. It keeps kicking of the EGR and ENGINE lights. I'll get it fixed at some point but $2 grand plus seems like a lot”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Mesh where pipes collect”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Hole in exhaust system caused over $1200 in repairs”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Exhaust flanges rusting out. Not surprising considering the age of the vehicle”

Peter D., NY (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The 10 year old exhaust system finally failed. I'm pleased it lasted that long. The issue is that it took 4 weeks to get Toyota replacement parts and cost $1700”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The shield was loose. We had it replaced”

Anonymous, MN (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“After spending $1700 on the new exhaust system, the heat shield over the muffle was not attached correctly and rattled constantly”

Anonymous, NY (2006 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

“rack and pinion replacement front end, loose and leaking. causing wheel alignment problems, brake deterioration. and abnormal tire wear”

Evelyn C., CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Joint boot ripped off”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Took into the dealer for servicing and all five studs on one wheel 'snapped' off. Dangerous - what if that happened on the road. They said it was probably due to over torquing. No - i use a torque wrench”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Rear driveshaft vibration could not be repaired. New aftermarket shaft cost $600 plus one hour to install by my mechanic. Toyota quote was $2200”

Peter V., ON (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Bearing failure, requiring replacement of front right axle”

Anonymous, SC (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“New CV Drive half Shaft installed Feb 2017 Differential Output Seal-Left R&R'ed May 2017”

Amanda H., WV (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Differential

“Loud noises coming from the rear of the vehicle for a moment, then a loud BANG! Vehicle still moved forward with noise, would not back up. Flat-bed to repair shop, differential had failed, no apparent reason”

William F., MN (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“I found that a bunch of grease and coming out of the boot after I heard some noise. I replaced the CV joint, but it was extremely difficult to get the old one out. Works fine now”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
4WD/AWD components

“Just the rear driveshaft commented on previously”

Peter V., ON (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Failure in right rear bearing, hub assembled”

Blair W., BC (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 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

“Nothing major, just needed a new battery after normal wear and tear”

Virginia V., NY (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Battery died”

Anonymous, SC (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)
Coil

“It was normal wear, but it was costly to repair”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“we had to replace one of the 6 coils. No other issues thus far”

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“distributor wires”

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“SOUND OF SPINNING WITHOUT MOVEMENT, REPLACED WITH REFURBISHED ONE”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Stater needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“starter failed”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)
Alternator

“The alternator pulley failed at around 177,000 miles. The vehicle broke down and had to be towed on the way to dropping it off for the repair”

William B., NJ (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Alternator failed”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“Need to replace rear charcoal unit. About $600”

Anonymous, CT (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“I replaced the catalytic converter's bank one and bank two”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Fuel injection system

“I had to replace the fuel injector around a 110,000 miles”

David W., TX (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“O2 sensor replaced when trouble light came on & was diagnosed”

Anonymous, WV (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“Vacuum leak and emissions sensor. Repair cost $700”

William G., CO (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Either O2 sensor or catalytic converter throwing Check Engine light”

Anonymous, KY (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Running poorly, missing and sputtering, O2 sensor was bad”

William F., MN (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“After only 28,000 miles, albeit 11 years, went bad. $350 to replace”

Charles G., WA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Had code for failed bank 2 o2 sensor. However, after cleared codes, issues did not reoccur”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“The check engine light came on. The repair station checked the computer and said that there was one or more bad O2 senssors. They said that they needed to replace all of them to keep them balance. It was quite costly”

Dennis R., TX (2006 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

Cylinder head

“cylinder 4 failed and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

“ENGINE BLOCK WAS REPLACE AT UNDER 100,000KM”

Lewis L., BC (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“One day at startup, the engine made a sudden very loud banging sound. It was impossible to determine the cause without taking it apart. I replaced the engine with a used one with 40,000 miles on it”

Anonymous, KY (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“too expensive”

Robert P., LA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“car clattered and lost power, but was able to drive it to get service”

Dorothy S., OK (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“Belt and water pump had been replaced as scheduled at 91k mi. Then noise at 138000 determined to be belt/water pump prompting replacement again after only 47k mi”

David M., AL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“No problem with timing belt, just due to be changed. Factory belt was removed at 160,000 miles. Changed all related stuff, like pulleys, tensioners, coolant pump, seals”

Anonymous, MO (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“The vehicle had a 160,000 kms and they were replaced”

Anonymous, AB (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“When we bought the car they were unwilling to tell us anything about it. Unfortunately the timing belt shredded shortly after we bought it”

Amanda N., IN (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

“Water pump started leaking, had to be replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Water pump failure. Replacement needed. $1,200 repair including timing belt replacement”

Anonymous, CT (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“I was told it was leaking”

Winchell C., OR (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“water pump leak at 85500 miles. dealer recommended timing belt change at the same time”

Dan F., OH (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The pump was leaking”

Anonymous, AB (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Radiator

“Radiator failed internally then externally. Didn't put coolant into transmission in my case but could have. Replaced it myself”

Jason B., ON (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“I was driving on the highway and the radiator blew out and all the coolant was lost. I got stopped just in time and the motor stopped. Luckily the PA State Police arrived and assisted me in getting a tow to a Toyota Dealer for repairs”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“One day, the engine was running very hot and was leaking fluids. We had no problems up until that point and none after it was fixed”

Virginia V., NY (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“The radiator had split and had begun leaking transmission fluid on the driveway. After diagnosed, the repair was $600+, a significant investment”

Anonymous, FL (2006 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

Coolers and lines

“Transmission coolant line running through radiator broke, causing complete transmission failure. All transmission fluid leaked out. Expensive to fix. Also could've caused continued transmission problems if antifreeze had gotten into transmission”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

“heat exchanger broke causing coolant in transmissiion and transmission fluid in radiator. Transmission survived without rebuild (so far)”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Rough shifting

“Transmission is very rough when shifting up after significant acceleration such as when overtaking a vehicle being passed”

Scott H., UT (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Shifting at low speed seems non committal. Eventually picks a gear and seems fine but takes a while to decide to go into gear”

Jason B., ON (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

“The transmission gasket was found to be leaking during a PM service. Cost to repair was about $250”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Transmission cooler leaked at fitting”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Slipping transmission

“transmission appears to 'slip' when starting from a complete stop; it took our local repair shop several days to isolate and repair the issue and it appears to be happening again”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

“The pulley was the most likely cause of the alternator failure (presumable the bearings inside it)”

William B., NJ (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“We are told the fuel cap is loose causing VGR light, check engine light to come on as well as the cruise control stopped working. Replaced fuel cap, re-set warning lights and it work for awhile then lights came back on”

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Had to replace the gas pedal witch has a built in Throttle body sensor. That sensor went bad and so the car accelerator would jerk as you stepped on the gas”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Crank Shaft seal needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

“had to replace the oil pan gasket and head gasket”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“housing leaked. Toyota policy is to replace entire transmission instead of replacing housing only, was under warranty”

R R., CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

“Because of a radiator issue, coolant was diverted from transmission to radiator causing the transmission to fail and require replacement at a cost of about $5,000”

Anonymous, VT (2006 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.3-L V6)
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