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 11 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 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

Alignment

"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)

"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)
Ball joints

"lower ball joints were leaking"

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

"boots on the rack-and-pinion were torn and needed to be replaced"

David D., CA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Bushings

"Took sienna to dealer for Recall items. They said bushings are cracking and urgently need to be replaced. My own mechanic looked at them and said I am OK for now. I will be asking them to monitor their condition when I take it in for service."

Michael T., IL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"right rear bushing failed due to broken spring"

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

"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)

"We had to replace the power steering rack due to it leaking."

Anonymous, MT (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 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)

"Power steering rack leaks. Needs to be topped up periodically. Repair is ~$1300. So far problem can be managed by replacing fluid."

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

"Very slow leak was contained by flex coupling until the flex coupling turned to mush. The entire power steering unit had to be replaced for about eight hundred dollars. by the Toyota dealer."

Ginter V., NC (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"The firestone mechanic said that the steering rack was leaking and recommended a new rack. I bought and used power steering leakstop and the problem was solved and has not reemerged."

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

"The car started to smell like burning rubber. We decided to take it in for a check. By the time we got to the dealer, it was very hard to steer. The hose for the power steering fluid had leaked and there was no fluid left."

Nancy G., MN (2006 Toyota Sienna 3.3-L V6)

"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)

"Power steering would quit sporadically. Typically into a longer trip. Make very difficult for our mechanic to diagnose and repair the problem."

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

"Pump and a hose failed on an extended trip to AZ. Loud grinding noise and damage to the steering pump when fluid leaked out. We went to the dealer in Gallup, AZ. He could not get parts. He said we were OK to drive home."

Randolph M., TN (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"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)

"After 300,000 km the shocks and struts need a full replacement. Hardly a surprise"

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

"Just worn out after 13 years and 356000 km, pretty good actually"

Christopher D., ON (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)

"Front shock struts both leaked fluid in very cold weather."

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

"My problem with the struts & shocks was I did not have to replace the OEM parts until 206000 miles of long trips with near maximum cargo weight. UNBELIEVABLE!"

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

"Replaced by dealer just for age of car, no obvious issues."

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

"The ride was a lot rougher and clunkier."

Anonymous, MN (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 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)

"Struts mountings were rusting. I consider this normal wear and tear st 150000 miles."

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

"I replaced the original struts at 100k and the second set at 170k"

Warren B., IL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"Broken front strut. Not bad for 185000 miles."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"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)

"Rear springs replaced as they very worn. Total cost of replacement was $120 CDN. Brother is a mechanic and replacement was my Christmas present."

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

"Rear spring broke."

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

"broken right rear spring"

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

"One of the rear springs broke"

Arlynn B., NE (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"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 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)

"Researched problem areas for the 2006 Toyota Sienna on the internet about a year ago. Read that this was a common problem for that model year. I had the linkage checked out with my mechanic and the vehicle had that problem (leakage from the steering control unit which cost $990 to repair). Fixed it before vehicle would become disabled."

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

"torn boots needed replacement"

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

"Rack & Pinion were replaced because my mechanic said they needed to be replaced. There were no noticeable symptoms."

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

"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)

"The steering rack was leaking and I had to pay $1200 to have it replaced. This seems to happen to many Siennas that were built around 2006 and 2007"

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

"Steering Rack Actuators Leaking. Replaced rack."

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

"alway felt a steering vibration on this vehicle"

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

"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)
Tire wear is uneven

"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)

"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)
Wheel balance

"Balance and rotation. Easy fix for $40"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 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)
Wheel bearings

"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)

"Dealer quoted to replace front wheel bearings for $1,600 and an independent quoted $650 for the repair. Ended up doing it myself for approx. $300."

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

"replace left rear wheel bearing, front left and right control arms, alignment - $2600CAD"

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

"light whirring sound getting progressively worse over 10,000 miles; hard to identify the offending wheel; when it became possible, it cost $750."

William F., MN (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 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)

"high mileage vehicle; front steering components and wheel bearings needed replacement. Not catastrophic"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 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

"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)

"sliding door motor going, won't engage all the way to close"

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

"front driver door hinge cracked. both automatic opening side doors had problems with the electronics and the cable that opens them. The electronic bells and whistles on this Limited are major problems."

Bret S., CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)

"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 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 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)

"Door motors and cables worn out. Very costly to fix around $2000"

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

"The driver side passenger door had the cable snap. Because of the anticipated expense, we now just use it manually rather than having it repaired at the dealer.."

John-Ida H., VA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"One of the sliding doors will not open from the outside handle, it will only open from the inside button or with the key fob. If you try to open it by the handle it will read as door open until you open and close it with another method."

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

"Passenger door's 'door check' stop that is there to stop the door from swinging all the way open to keep it from swinging wide to hit an adjacent parked car when you get out, has failed so the door on its own is out of control. It is a big problem with my new total left knee replacement. It is harder getting in and out, so having to also control the door is quite difficult. Toyota had a recall notice on it, but limited time only. Because I only drive 2000 miles per year, the door did not get enough use to fail within the recall fix limit. It is a broken weld to the door and requires re-welding and then re-painting the door. This is a major inconvenience."

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

"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)

"locking mechanism on drivers side sliding door froze and caused the doorhandles to break off when attempting to open it"

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

"Latch jams and sticks."

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

"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)

"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)

"This was my fault. I brought in our trash can that 's on wheels and came to close to the driver's side mirror and it partially broke off. I took it to our service station and they screwed it back on the door with several screws and it continued to work fine."

John-Ida H., VA (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)

"Rear right will not fasten without pushing in button with finger and then releasing it to engage."

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

"It stuck open and cost $2500 to get fixed, which I think was a ripoff by the dealer!"

D T., CT (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"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)

"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 rubber seal surrounding the tailgate release melted to the point that it was dripping on the on the paint and bumper."

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

"rear vent window motor not opening window"

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

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

Lane W., 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

Antilock system (ABS)

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

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

"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)

"Rear ABS sensor failed. That requires complete replacement of wheel bearing assembly"

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

"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)

"leaking"

Richard H., MI (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 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 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)
Normal routine brake wear

"Brake pads & rotors replaced due to normal wear/tear."

Charles S., NJ (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 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)

"Brakes got soft. Replaced some parts during routine check."

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

"parking brake often needs adjustment"

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

"Parking break system rusted out and froze. Brake is not usable"

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

"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)
Premature brake wear

"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)

"Been changing pads and/or rotors pretty much yearly on this vehicle but not on others and I'm a pretty gentle driver! Dealer things nothing of it, independent repair shop things it's crazy and doesn't have an explanation. The only brake job which actually lasted was one I did myself with higher quality 3rd-party parts. The Toyota parts are garbage."

Bill G., NY (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"This vehicle wears brakes really fast and warps rotors. I've put on the best pads and largest heavy duty rotors (same as Tundra) and they are still a problem."

Bret S., CA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 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)

"Practically every time took in to dealer for routine maintenance either the discs or pads needed replacement as well. Finally changed calipers and discs myself and they have been much better, but still wear a little quickly. Think brakes are a little undersized for vehicle."

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

"The calipers were sticking causing the rotors to warp. Replacing pads, calipers several times at a third party repair shop (Goodyear) did not fix the problem. Apparently a brake line hose was partially clogged. No problems since replacement."

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

"We don't drive the van that much. We are told by the Toyota service reps that this can cause the brakes to rust and wear out sooner??? We drive the our vehicles gently. For whatever reason, we have had the brakes on the van repaired or replaced at least four time during the past 10 years. This seems excessive and is expensive. We never felt there was a serious safety issue with the brakes, just a change in performance."

Ronald E., GA (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"Pulsation / vibration while stopping, especially harder stops. I had the rotors replaced, and it started happening again within a few months. I believe it was a bad brake job I had had done at about 60,000 miles. Recently had the front brakes totally done, including rotors, pads and calipers. This was too soon to tell if I will have any similar problems, although I suspect not (never had the pulsation/vibration problem until the brakes were redone a few years ago."

Daniel H., WA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"I bought my 2006 Sienna new at a Toyota dealership. I have always had a problem with the front brakes requiring them to be changed at about 40,000 miles on average. The problem is with vibration coming from the front rotors when braking on a downhill incline. The rotors and front brake pads have been replaced about 4 times in 160,000 miles. It's always the same problem, the vibration from the front rotors. The rotors just seem to be made out of cheap steel that warps easily and requires replacement every 40,000 miles."

Tony D., VA (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)

"Brakes were substandard from the day the vehicle was purchased. Multiple trips to the dealer with no satisfactory results. In 2011, Toyota upgraded the front brakes to a twin-piston caliper. I ended up having to fix the problem myself by retrofitting a 2011 twin-piston caliper to my 2006 vehicle. Brakes now work well."

William F., CO (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3-L V6)
Rotors

"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)

"I have had the rotors replaced three times. First when the brakes were redone at Les Schwab. Then twice since then. Never had any problems with the rotors previous to the Les Schwab brake job. Recently, had front brakes totally redone (new pads, rotors and calipers), so hopefully will not have that issue any more (this time repairs done at another garage, Jeff's Auto in Edmonds, WA"

Daniel H., WA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"I already described this in the previous note about the brakes. Rotors seem to be made out of a cheap steel that warps easily and requires replacement after only about 40,000 miles."

Tony D., VA (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)

"vibration when applying brakes. rotors were warped and stuck on the hubs."

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

"Chatting with heavy braking. Especially when going down a steep grade"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Sienna 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)
Squeaking

"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)

"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)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"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)

"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)

"wheel shields are flimsy"

Robert S., NC (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"dashboard is cracked in several places"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Sienna 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)

"dashboard has been cracking, should have been subject to a recall but wasn't"

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

"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)

"The plastic onthe dash board cracked in several places so they replaced it."

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

"From early on, interior door pockets got stuck along the bottom door gasket, causing the door to stick in the closed position; potential safety problem exiting vehicle if there were to be an accident."

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

"driver side interior door trim and handles constantly coming loose."

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

"The dashboard cracked, melted and pulled away from the interior trim."

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"paint is faded and cracked in many areas"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Sienna 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)

"Protective coating peeled"

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

"When I bought my van in 2010, it was only a year or two later that I noticed the clear coat on the paint was peeling. It is now mostly off the front end of the vehicle and it is not a vehicle that is always outside. In the winter months I park it in the garage."

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

"Just recently spots that look like popped blisters have appeared on the hood only. The rest of the body is fine."

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

"The paint started to peel in 2017 when the vehicle was 11 years old."

Linda B., NV (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)
Rust

"the rust is starting around the rear fenders and the metal is getting thin"

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

"It is rusting under the paint"

Anonymous, OK (2006 Toyota Sienna 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)

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

"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 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)

"This occurred after the vehicle was~11 years old so it was not a surprise. It was repaired but developed a leak and we haven't bothered to fix it due to the age of the vehicle."

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

"A/C stopped working. Repairing it was expensive and car was old enough that we have decided to purchase a new vehicle. It will also be a Toyota Sienna"

David G., OH (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"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)

"Part of the system is rusty. Our mechanic has cleaned the rust off and hte system is back to working normally. We live in a very cold climate and there is a lo tof salt on the roads."

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

"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)

"I have to crawl under the front dash near the gas pedal to manually select to heat or cool mode and disable climate control device because it just makes noise clicking clattering. Actually because I disabled (unplugged) this device, I have to do the manual selection. It’s been a problem for year. Repaired it once only for it to recur."

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

"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)

"the system does not hold the temperature steady - it gradually becomes cooler in the winter and has to have the temperature control increased to maintain comfort."

Paul C., MI (2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3-L V6)

"Took to dealer who had to remove the dashboard to replace the parts that broke for the climate system. Very expensive and took two days."

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

"Now considered part of entertainment system - you guess a temperature and see if you are comfortable with what you get. Too expensive to repair/replace so we live with it."

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)

"My system no longer works. It does blow hot and cold, but no defrost and makes sounds if I have the blower faced a certain direction,"

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

"dameg don by toyota during exchange of timing belt"

Wolfgang R., ON (2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3-L V6)
Evaporator

"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

"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 3.3-L V6)

"this is the second time I have had leaks. repaired first time. now they are telling me I need to replace RR refrigerant & cooling lines for 2,200.00"

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

"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 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)

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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"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

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

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