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The Toyota Sienna affords a comfortable ride and a smooth, energetic powertrain returning respectable fuel economy. Expect 20 mpg overall from the front-wheel-drive version. If you need an all-wheel-drive minivan in this model year, Sienna is your only choice. Be apprised however, those four-driven wheels sacrifice one mpg and dictate run-flat tires.
Alerts
There are 13 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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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

The Toyota Sienna affords a comfortable ride and a smooth, energetic powertrain returning respectable fuel economy. Expect 20 mpg overall from the front-wheel-drive version. If you need an all-wheel-drive minivan in this model year, Sienna is your only choice. Be apprised however, those four-driven wheels sacrifice one mpg and dictate run-flat tires.

Handling falls short of agile or engaging, even with the sporty SE version, but it's stable and secure.

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.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
minivan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.7-liter 4 (187 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (266 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2011 Toyota Sienna owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

“The door latching mechanism on one of the sliding doors had to be replaced”

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

“The tailgate would not go up and had to be re-allisgned as it had not been set right or had moved”

Graeme H., WA (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Door noise loud pop when it open Dealer replaced door motor”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Power door closing cable broke on left side door”

George S., NH (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“the sliding door on the driver's side does not always open automatically and stalls, meaning it has to be opened manually little by little”

Rogelio V., OK (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Drivers side And passenger rear doors jam up regularly when opening. Dealership says it is normal but I feel it is not. No solution found”

Anonymous, SK (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Sliding doors get stuck for a second and open with a loud thunk. Our neighbor has the same car and has no such issue”

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“doors not opening on occasion. loud popping sound when doors open”

Basil P., WA (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Power sliding doors do not always close properly”

Anonymous, MO (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Toyota sent a safety notice advising us to turn off the power doors and then never followed up with a fix”

Christopher O., MA (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“rear left passenger door would reopen on its own after any closing switch was pressed”

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“We got a recall notice from Toyota regarding a potential problem with the powered sliding doors. We were advised to turn off the power to the doors. We have done so. We were also told that Toyota would contact us once a solution to the problem has been accomplished”

Anonymous, WV (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Electric sliding door hangs up often when opening. Dealer has improved but not completely repaired problem”

Ken J., AL (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“As I understand it, there is some kind of recall going on about the sliding doors, which does not yet have a solution. I'm waiting”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Latch mechanism on sliding door failed (door would not close). Cost in excess of $800 to repair”

Jeremiah O., PA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“The passenger side power sliding door began to malfunction. It would refuse to open, then when open, refuse to close or collapse completely to the closed position. Once we had that repaired, the driver-side sliding door cable for power operation snapped under nominal use”

Garrick M., ON (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

“recall”

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Both automatic door openers have failed. The first after 3 years; the second after 4 years. Cost estimate to fix each one is $1900. Not covered by warranty”

Lionel D., ON (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

“The overhead button doesn't work”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Sienna Base 3.5-L V6)

“occasionally does not work reliably”

Anonymous, MD (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

“No fix for this to date per Toyota. Cable on right door always has tension. Can unlock and open at random parked or driving. I disabled power doors”

Rick M., KS (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

“There has been a recall warning, but no service yet. I have not experienced a problem”

Anonymous, MI (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)
Glass defects

“Defect is that the seal is loose and needs to be adjusted or replaced”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Window molding for rear side windows comes loose”

Anonymous, SC (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Locks and latches

“Gas cap filler door wouldn't work”

T L., IA (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Latch on gas cover broke. Had to purchase a new one and have it painted”

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

“The handle to fold and re-open one of the third row seats came complete off and was hanging from the back of the seat by its cable”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

“Upper glove box latch failed. Would not stay closed. Entire box had to be replaced, costing over $500”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)
Mirrors

“Exterior mirror trip flew off the car on the highway”

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“The passenger side mirror's glass part comes off frequently when being adjusted by the power controls - it just hangs until you have to push it back in”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - movement

“The 3rd row cable has broken 3x causing the set to remain in the down position”

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Latch to raise rear left seat from flat position is broken and seat cannot be raised from flat position”

M R., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)
Sunroof

“Boots will not stay in place. The sunroof is not useable”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Would not slide open because a piece came loose. It was repaired by dealer, but broke again”

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

“The sunroof does not reliable close once opened any longer so I don't use it. The plastic guide covers are missing and I fear they cam off and have lodged inside the roof and cause the glass panel to hang and not open all the way and sometimes not close. I have taken it to my local Toyota dealer (which in itself is a horror story of bad customer service). They pretty much discounted everything I told them and said they would have to look into it and that it would be $4,000 plus to fix. It has no”

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Paint on the tailgate chipped off. This actually occurred right at the time of purchase. Dealership attempted to paint and fix, but the paint continued to chip off”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“tail gat latch failed.. Replacement not much better”

Allen N., LA (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“rust!”

Sameer S., WI (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Rear hatch wouldn't open or would freeze. Moro was replaced through an extended warranty that we purchased through toyota”

Anonymous, HI (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Windows

“A rubber gasket inside the driver's door windowframe comes out when you roll the driver's window down. Took it in, and they said we'd have to replace the window track at our cost - approx. $250. About 12-18 months ago one of the vent windows in the”

Anonymous, MD (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Rubber seals on front wind shield and rear windows have come free”

Anonymous, BC (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Rear most side window would not close. Replaced under warranty”

Linda W., SC (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Rubber trim around the drivers side window has had to be replaced a couple of times because it kept coming off”

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Window rubber getting loose. Fixed four times”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Sienna Base 3.5-L V6)

“Trim on automatically opening Rear ventilation windows came off and Toyota told me this was unfixable and could not be replaced”

Anonymous, HI (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

“rear moonroof leaked badly”

Robert D., NY (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“The sealing around the moonroof and back gate have begun to dry rot, causing the leaks”

Anonymous, AL (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Driver's side window rubber seal is loose”

James M., TN (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“both rear side (back seat) window seals leaked”

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

“Carpets were soaked by water leak from evaporator, Required total removal for drying”

James R., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“Weather stripping on both pop out rear windows fell off and is not covered under warranty”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Sienna Base 3.5-L V6)

“the front door window seat came out of the door when the window was lowered. I have a 7 year, 100,000 mile full bumper to bumper warranty. They would not replace it under the warranty but put it back in place and told me to use silicone spray”

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“weather stripping came completely off around rear window”

Anonymous, AB (2011 Toyota Sienna Base 3.5-L V6)

“repeated problems of leaking windows, molding and stripping falling off. Squeaks and rattles, terrible fit and finish. The last Toyota we will buy after owning 5 different models”

Ronald B., CA (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“side doors not sealing properly”

Anonymous, AL (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

“The car simply does not have the quality of the 2005 Sienna. Too many rattles”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“body panel popping noise”

Stephen M., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Persistent rattle in the vicinity of the 3rd row seat”

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Rear seats rattle when in the upright position”

Scott A., MA (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“front right interior rattle. Have not been able to determine what it is”

Steve R., IN (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

“There is a persistant rattle from the passenger side sliding door that seems to be coming from the interior of the door. I can't duplicate the rattle while the car is standing still”

Truman J., MN (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Rattle around sliding door”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“The interior fit/finish is very poor. Screws csme loose and fell from under the dashboard onto floor board. Had to find where the screws came from & reinstall them. Cabin is loud w/ squeaks esp with spare tire in cargo space”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“The chairs started rattling within 24 months of initial purchase. Dealership attempted to tighten bolts, but the problem just returned”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Doors”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Had rattle under middle of 2nd row seats. Took it to dealer to fix it. They couldn't fix it without taking out the whole row at substantial cost. In trying to find the rattle they apparently caused some more serious rattles some where inside the car”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Rattle between driver and rear passenger doors”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“The side sliding doors seem have a small rattle coming from the window mechanism. The dealer said it was a van and I should expect some noises because its a van”

Anonymous, CT (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

“My vehicle has developed squeaks and rattles somewhere in the rear passenger compartment that we have not been able to locate. The level to which they are bothersome is dependent on roads conditions”

Michael S., KY (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“There were intermittent noises from one sliding side door within one year of buying this car new. In the last year, first the alarm indicating the rear door is open started to pop up. Now the alarm system intermittently tells me that the rear or si”

Anders S., WI (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

“rattles from tailgate”

Allen N., LA (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“odd buzzing sounds from behind the dash when cold. common complaint in some of the owner sites. random suspension rattle from rear axle area”

Anonymous, AB (2011 Toyota Sienna Base 3.5-L V6)

“Sliding doors squeak”

Anonymous, AL (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Squeaks, rattles, and poping noise dealers were not able to resolve while vehicle was under warranty. My daughter has the same vehicle except one year newer. My daughter' vehicle has not experienced any of the squeaks, rattles or piping noises that I have. Hers is an LE and mine an XLE. Also, I have a passenger side airbag that under recall for the past year so I'm not even able to carry a passenger in the front seat! This is the second consecutive Toyota that I've had problems with. A 2002 Aval”

Thomas J., CA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“The mileage on the van is approaching 100,000 miles. It has been pretty solid until the last year when squeaks and rattles have become increasingly more annoying. Sometimes I can track them down and click something back into place or tweak tings to get them to stop for awhile, but more and more it is just sounding like it is old and tired. I was expecting to get at least another 50,000 miles but this van is just not holding up as I expected a Toyota to”

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

“The back (middle) seats rattle whenever the vehicle is moving and no one is sitting in the seat!”

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“tinny rattle from either back sliding doors or cargo compartment”

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Squeaks , door rattles”

Anonymous, GA (2011 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Car is loud from wind noise”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“The right rear window (not power, but opens and close with lever.) does not close tight enought to remove wind noise”

Richard C., NY (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Front right corner windshield”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“On the sun roof the air guard broke. It wasn't covered under our extended warranty so I had to pay out of pocket of that and I find it ridiculous because the sun roof isn't used that much”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Wind/road noise is tiring especially on long road trips. It results in higher volume needed to converse with passengers or to hear music”

Michael S., KY (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Highway you can hear the noise”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“side doors have a tendacy to not close tight/it is on recall from industry”

Anonymous, AL (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“car is remarkable noisy between wind noise and run flat tires”

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Rattles, from back passenger area due to loose seating mechanisms”

Anonymous, IN (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“disappointed with wind noise”

Anonymous, GA (2011 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.5-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

“Very poor image quality seen from rear camera. No solution offered”

Anthony B., NY (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Camera isn't clear enough and still allows for blind spots. Cannot see to left or right and still must try to look around and even roll down window to be sure all is clear. Camera also makes things appear further away than they really are, sort of scarey, I have great driving record and there have been numerous occasions where I've almost backed up into something. Respite nurse and sister both refuse to drive car as they state the back up camera stinks and they believe its unsafe to use”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

“Camera works but proximity alarm sound does not”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“The CD player wouldn't play CDs, and had to be replaced”

Chris C., TX (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Cd player would not recognize a cd it just played or any new cd put in”

Kenneth L., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“This was a multi-disk changer 5 disk capacity. The changer failed. Would not discharge the disks. Finally removed the disks. system would not load a disk”

Anonymous, SC (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“CD player failed. Dealer said integrated with nav and radio - $2000 to replace whole unit. Spent 1200 having it repaired through after-market car stereo place”

William M., VA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Cd will not eject. Not covered by warranty and must be replaced in total . Cannot be repaired. Cost of whole new unit approx $2300. Stuck CD still in unit”

Linda W., SC (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

“Too Small to be effective”

Gary H., TX (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

“Screen would power on and then go black. The power to the backlight was failing. Could still see screen contents with a flashlight. Toyota wanted $3000 to replace unit. Shipped to aftermarket repair center for total of $480”

Brian H., SD (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“bluetooth linking failed to play music”

Sameer S., WI (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“This is the worst GPS I have ever seen. The maps were completely out of date from the time of purchase. I reported this and was told I could purchase an update for $350”

Anonymous, SC (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE Unsure)

“Navigation System had to be replaced at a cost of $3500. The car was certified, so we had a $100 deductible”

Matthew G., CO (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“The in-dash navigation system "crashed" and had to be replaced but it was covered completely under the extended warranty I purchased when I bought the vehicle. The cost would have been around $2000 if it wasn't covered under the warranty!”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“This is part of the same electronic control unit. See what previous comment”

Jon D., CA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Maintenance required light came on and I could not reset it using the normal procedure, I drove over 80 miles one-way to get to the closest Toyota dealer to correct the problem, which they did”

Donald T., NC (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“The memu for pairing Bluetooth devices is horrible. I am a sw engineer and have worked at Motorola pairing police radios, etc and I still can barely get it to work”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Sienna Base 3.5-L V6)

“Had to pair it about about 4 times this year. Also terrible voice recognition for phone”

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“The bluetooth has occasional problems recognizing devices I have paired with it. To get around the problem, I have had to remove the device, then re-pair it”

Colin G., MN (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“The sienna has an electronic control module that controls both the gps and Bluetooth phone. The dealer said it went bad and the part alone is over $1800. I researched online and this electronic failure shows up across a wide range of models and years. Very disappointed the Toyota doesn't cover this defect”

Jon D., CA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Toyota's phone pairing experience is less fun than hearing fingernails scratch a chalk board. The process is long, complicated, and wearisome compared with nearly EVERY other car company's offering. Completely ridiculous”

Matthew R., MO (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)
Radio

“Sirius radio worked great until the Toyota dealer messed it up when doing a recall”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Sirius radio failed”

Terry S., TX (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“The antenna for Sirius radio had to be replaced”

Anonymous, TN (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“The satellite antenna broke and cost $600 to fix. Headliner must be removed and is labor intensive and expense”

Gerard B., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Problem with Sirius radio reception”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

“System doesn't always work. Cannot accept external input. Remote control has failed. Dealer has not been helpful in resolving issues”

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

“I have yet to get the computer to understand my phone commands correctly. Terrible”

Anonymous, SC (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE Unsure)

“Compared to the Nissan we bought at about the same time, this system's ability to understand voice commands is pitiful. It also has many unnecessary steps required in dealing with the systems”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

“Warning lights come on then go off after a few miles”

Ronald T., TN (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Had to replace front calipers and rotors”

Jack P., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Front calipers seized up”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Replaced front brakes which had also started to wear the rotors”

Anonymous, NB (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Worn brake pads”

Edward M., ON (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Brake wear”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Continuing problems with rubbing, sticking even after repair”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Rear brakes wore out before the front brakes”

Richard C., NY (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“the first set lasted 41000 the next set lasted less than 20000”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“There was a lot of rust on and around the rotors and brake pads were less than 30% so it was decided to do a full brake job”

Anonymous, BC (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Front brakes wore out too soon and started to grind at 35000 miles requiring me to replace both pads and rotors”

Kent R., VA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Have had to replace pad and rotors twice since new. This is a family vehicle only used for commuting short distances to work and weekend kids activities”

Raymond M., NS (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“rear disk made of cheap iron, parts were chipping off, had to replace at 65000k”

Anonymous, QC (2011 Toyota Sienna Base 3.5-L V6)

“The front brakes were Badly worn and I replaced both pads and rotors”

Chris D., AL (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Had to replace brake linings”

J S., AB (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

“brakes appear to be subject to more rapid deterioration due to corrosion than expected. May be a result of winter ice control, salt & sand, but still expensive to fix”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Brake pads from OEM doesn't last as long as after market Only got 12 m miles on front OEM pad and 24M on other front pad provider”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Brakes are undersized for a vehicle of this size and result in rotor warping and therefore, uneven pad wear”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Normal maintenance, replaced pads and rotors”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

“The rotors overheat quickly despite my attempts to minimize the problem by repeatedly pressing and releasing them whenever possible”

Robert W., AZ (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Had to totally replace calipers and rotors”

Jack P., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Excess wear”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Brakes pulsing at 30k miles slowing from highway speed. Not warranted. Only veh ive driven with this problem, so not me. Dealer replaced complete brakes for $1k. Started again at 50k miles. Went to indy shop who turned rotors and has been good since”

George S., NH (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“I kept asking dealership to check on rotors. Either they missed it or rotors wore down very quickly”

Anonymous, NB (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Rotors had to be turned twice before 35000 km and then eventually replaced”

Anonymous, BC (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“I replaced the rotors and the pads because they were both badly worn”

Chris D., AL (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Why do rotors have to be replaced every time pad are replaced”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Rotors replaced at 110853 miles in 2015, then had to be turned again at 121498 miles. Replacement parts were not original equipment”

Eric O., WA (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“lots on little squeeks interior”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

“Alarm goes off without any reason”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Alarm would randomly go off. This continued for a number of months until I got frustrated and kicked the car barefoot - leaving a large dent. Alarm has not gone off since”

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“False Alarms goes of without violations especially in the warm weather”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Alarm going off due to faulty hood latch”

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Body control module

“Sliding door interior open button at top of ceiling stopped working”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“If the body control module is what controls opening and shutting the side back doors it quit opening the left hand back door and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Sienna SE Unsure)

“Recall of sliding electric door. Door may open automatically while driving”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

“The lights are very dim at night and do not brighten the path ahead. Hard to see at night without using the high beams. Other cars I've used do not have this problem”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Bad connection, sometime can't turn on headlight, need to on & off several time”

Jay Y., CA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“One Headlight or Taillight goes out every few months”

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Regular shorts in wiring blow headlight bulbs several times per year”

Justin K., IL (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“rear trim lights went out”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE Unsure)

“Both tail lights out”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

“You don't have a place on here for seatbelts. Considering how many people buy this van to haul kids you'd think Toyota would make the back seat belt (female) long enough to use with a booster seat!!!!! (This actually applies to almost every mini va”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Aftermarket Engine starter, worked 1 year and now works only sporatically. Installer tells me something is wrong they don't know what, must be my electrical system but I have learned there is a recall on that particular system but Installer has yet t”

Anonymous, SK (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

“Two went bad in January 2015”

Theodore S., NY (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Monitor comes on, replaced in-wheel monitors at dealer and still, monitor light comes on once in a while”

David S., MI (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

“Tire Pressure Monitor Lights on after 4 days with full amount of Air pressure. Avoiding Tire pressure lights on need to put air every 4 days”

Jay Y., CA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“always on”

Roger O., MN (2011 Toyota Sienna Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

“always on”

Roger O., MN (2011 Toyota Sienna Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

“Monitor failed”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

“Had to replace rear latch, cost about $600 to fix at the toyota dealer. Car was used so it was out of warranty. Warning would constantly go off when I took a turn or drove over 35 mph an put the driver or passenger window down”

Anonymous, HI (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Toyota uses synthetic oil that is needed to be changed every 10K but the internal warning system is set for 5K and no instructions of how to reset”

Theodore S., NY (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“The door open light would come on at random times, when all of the doors were secure. It was determined that the rear door (lift up) latch was loose, giving a false sensor reading. When tightened, the problem disappeared. However, I was told if it oc”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Power plug for phones, tablets, etc fell out and dangles. It still functions but looks awful. Other areas of interior are flimsy”

John W., TX (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Only one of the two buttons that open the sliding doors works”

Robert B., IA (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

“It failed.(Could not be recharged.) Repair completed with extended warranty”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“A/C clutch engages when car is sitting in the garage. Makes a low pitched sound. Must start car, let it run for a few seconds, then turn it off. It drains the battery”

Daniel K., CT (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

“I changed the cabin air filter and almost immediately the fan started making noise that progressively got worse. There was only one fan available and I had to drive over an hour one way just to get it”

Larry M., TN (2011 Toyota Sienna Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

“Stopped working and had to replaced with only 26,000 miles on car and two months after warranty ran out. I have owned 3 Toyota vans and 2 cars. This is the first time I've had a problem with such low mileage”

Norman H., NC (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Bearing was worn out”

Anonymous, CT (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Fan motor squeals and does not move air on cold mornings -25c”

Anonymous, MB (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“The blower motor would squeal and vibrate randomly”

Kent R., VA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Noisy. Sounds like a defective bearing”

Peter H., NC (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“HVAC blower made a intermitent high pitched screaching sound. After 5 times at the dealer they agreed to replace the blower assembly at no charge. so far no problems. Cound not use the heater during the winter because of the sound”

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“The bearings started to go bad indicated through a loud noise. After approximately 3 months of that noise, the blower stopped working all together”

Nicholas T., NC (2011 Toyota Sienna Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

“Blower motor made squealing sounds at certain fan speeds. The dealer said it was the cabin filter but that didn't work. I had to replace the fan motor even when the car was still under warranty as the dealer said it was normal. Aftermarket fan fixed the problem”

Kent R., VA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“the fan stopped working”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE Unsure)

“The blower fan broke and I had to replace it”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Condenser

“Cracked and had to be replaced”

Claude G., NJ (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“System began leaking, source difficult to find. Condenser needed to be replaced”

Justin K., IL (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)
Evaporator

“Stopped-up evaporator drain was mis-diagnosed by Toyota dealer as leaking ductwork, Dlr. wanted $2300 to re-glue ductwork. Only problem was a spider nest in drain tube”

James R., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

“Takes a very long time for the vehicle to warm up and produce heat on cold days”

Anonymous, MB (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Replaced the motor. Heater was not working”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

“Radiator leaking at 44,000 miles identified by dealer. New radiator required. Total bill $850”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Chemical smell coming from vent when air conditioner is used”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Refrigerant leaks”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“Plastic trim around the bottom of the front passenger seat has come off at least twice. They did fix while under warranty - we'll see what happens if/when there is a next time”

Anonymous, MD (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Actual problem is with front "bumper" connecting with right or left fender. Front of car is too low - any contact with curb or parking lot curb stops cause the part to separate. Poor fastener system and front is too low to the ground”

Ed W., TX (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Not ext trim - was the rubber seal between the rear side window and the body”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“After we purchased the vehicle, the front bumper and rear bumper were both loose and compromise safety. Because no accident was reported on the van before or after the sale, we had to fix out of our own pocket”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

“Rear bumper did not fit properly, had to take to dealer several times. Problem now only partially corrected”

Anonymous, SC (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Front bumper is made of plastic and is constantly coming off. I see it on other Siennas also”

Chaim Z., NY (2011 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“loose weather stripping on both rear vent windows”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Front bumper moulding comes loose easily. Had to replace bottom front moulding”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Loose rear quarter panels”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Front bumper cover keeps coming loose”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

“Gaskets around the windshield have loosened at the endsame and a gasket on the roof came off”

John W., TX (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“drivers door at floor. The molding fell apart less than 2 months after delivery”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Glove box lock failed”

William B., WV (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Rear vent window rubber seal half detached”

Roger T., NY (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Gaskets around 2 front windows don't stay in place. Was fixed once under warranty, is now happening again”

Chaim Z., NY (2011 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“the weather stripping either shrinks or moves leaving a big gap in the top left corner of the sliding door stripping on drivers side. Also the stripping on the rear window falls off, also drivers side”

Rogelio V., OK (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Scratching for no apparent reasons”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

“paint seems to have turned colors”

Nia C., NC (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Side door was hit by a rock and although the paint is very thick it is now chipping off”

Ken B., BC (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Paint chipping”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

“2 Toyota Dealers told us our alignment was fine, before our vacation, and during our vacation. And the rubber on the outer corners of our near new front tires, was practically worn bald within 5,000 miles. Coming back to the original dealer for an Al”

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Rear alignment was off and is very difficult to adjust. It caused premature tire wear”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

“Every tire change I need to complete a wheel alignment”

Anonymous, AB (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Needed alignment. (Perhaps caused by Michigan's horrible roads)”

David V., MI (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“WE HAD LEAKS ON 3 OF THE FOUR. FORTUNATELY WE HAD PURCHASED AN EXTENDED WARRANTY TO COVER THESE. WE HAD A VERT DIFFICULT TIME HAVING THEM DO THIS”

Anjali G., ON (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

“shock (L) rear was leaking fluid”

Steven M., MN (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Front struts leaking at 80,000 miles. Had to replace. Dealer said this was within normal mileage for this kind of wear”

Jon D., CA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Was broken and was replaced by dealer at no charge”

Anonymous, QC (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Struts wore out and made my tires premature wear”

Anonymous, AB (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“While entering a turn, Rt. or Left, the wheel has a loud clunk and you can feel bump in the wheel, Toyota says they can't find anything, I took the van to a local front end specialist and the said the "upper plate holding the strut is loose" needs to be replaced, the van is out of warranty now. I can't afford to have it fixed”

Donald T., NC (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“I had to replace the clockspring assembly in the steering wheel. It cost $943.40 parts and labor”

Scott H., NC (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Clicking noise when turning”

Anonymous, BC (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Had to have the steering half shaft replaced (was clunking)”

Kevin S., WI (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Some looseness in steering and slight vibrations in steering wheel while turning. I plan to get it checked at service station soon”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Related to the alignment problem”

David V., MI (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Due to the manufacturer design, this vehicle exhibits rapid and extreme wear on tires”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

“Left front hub wheel bearing failure. Dealer incorrectly diagnosed. Tire store caught it. Returned to dealer to fix”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“A little vibration in front wheel (s). Both front wheel bearings replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“Due to lack of proper diagnosis on a bad battery the power steering failed. It took a non toyota mechanic to solve the problem”

Ray T., NB (2011 Toyota Sienna Base 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

“When I went to tire store for routine alignment check, they found I had a broken rear spring. I had both rear springs replaced at a cost of about $800”

Richard C., NY (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-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

“Viscous coupling failure at 55,000 miles. Not covered by Toyota. $2,200. Common problem with AWD Rav4s, Siennas and new Highlanders. Part # is on its second iteration, so they can't get it right. Dealership would have replaced it for free if it was a Rav4. Part didn't outlast the brakes! Part is sealed for life with no maintenance possible”

Kimberly H., MA (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“The bearing in the rear differential went out”

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Rear end differential required changing due to defective bearing. Repairs were covered under warranty”

Donald F., QC (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“VSC sensor malfunctioned right after van was at dealer for service”

Douglas K., TX (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

“Required rear axle replacement ($2000!)”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Rear end needed replacment”

Bill F., WI (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“I had to replace the driveshaft at 145,000 km”

Anonymous, QC (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)
Stability control (ESC)

“Warning light -- had to replace module”

Todd W., AZ (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Vehicle stab control light kept coming on. But it actually is related to the engine timing and an oil sensor. Toyota makes it impossible for average user. My mechanic had to research and decide what the engine code information was. It wasn't an easy thing to determine”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-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)

“The "check engine" light has been on, and the van failed inspection. The codes indicated that the engine was running too lean”

Gary T., NJ (2011 Toyota Sienna LE Unsure)
Fuel injection system

“Dirty throttle body”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“With only 40,000 miles on the van, two of the O2 sensors failed. The mechanic preform a full inspection of the emissions system at no charge to us because it is very unusual for the sensors to fail at such a low mileage”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

“Warning light came on telling me I had a problem but the message did not point to the O2 sensor. Garage mechanic found that I needed to replace the sensor”

Robert F., NC (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“If one sensor is bad, you have to change all of them to work normally If you change one eventually is going to go bad because the other sensors work at different temperature”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)
Fuel cap

“Specifically...the VSC light keeps coming on...thought it was fuel cap. But, light still keeps coming on”

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

“Tensioner pulley was bad. To replace required removal of Air Conditioning System. Total costs was over $900”

Robert S., AL (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

“Multiple warning lights came on suddently at 36.800 miles. Took it to a local dealer. Claimed to have found nothing and was charged $100 for resetting check engine light”

John C., PA (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“2 oxygen sensors went bad which took the dealer to fix on 2 different occasions”

John C., PA (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

“A hose from the oil pan broke loose, causing most of the oil to discharge while driving. Apparently this is not uncommon with this model, according to the dealership. It was just under 90,000 miles, and the dealership covered it under warranty, including the tow. While inconvenient, i appreciated that they readily paid for the trouble”

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Oil pan and engine seal leak. Was repaired in November 2016 but was leaking again in April 2017 because repair was not correctly done. No charge for making it right by Toyota dealer”

Anonymous, ID (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust manifold

“Loose connection on road trip caused exhaust noise. Dealer fixed no charge”

Boyd S., WI (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Loose/rattling heat shield

“Loud vibration upon acceleration. Took 4 trips to 2 muffler shops and dealership to get fixed”

Anonymous, OK (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)
Pipes

“Loose”

Anonymous, OK (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-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

Coil

“The coil on the distributor went bad and affected the drive system, traction control, and pistons. It was covered under warranty”

Emily N., ID (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Starter

“Starter died and needed replacement last winter”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Water pump

“Broke had to be replaced under warranty”

Anonymous, GA (2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Noisy and leaking. Repair was $1300 because engine must be removed to allow replacement of water pump!”

Walter B., NY (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Clutch adjustment

“I had the transmission fluid changed. It shifted sloppy at the low end till it warmed up. Dealer redid the oil change and it's better now”

Jim S., IL (2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)
Gear selector or linkage

“The shifting cable for the transmission broke at the transmission. The cost for the replacement was $1,500 and took 2 days to complete!”

Matthew R., MO (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“THE VAN BEGAN TO VIBRATE EXTREMELY BAD ABOVE 60MPH. THE DEALER STATED THEY NEEDED TO REPROGRAM THE TRANS, AND THAT WOULD FIX IT. tHEY WERE WRONG, AND I ENDED UP HAVING THE TRANSMISSION REPLACED UNDER AN AFTERMARKET WARRANTY”

Nicholas T., NC (2011 Toyota Sienna Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Head gasket

“had to be replaced at 125000 kms. Very bad!”

Anonymous, AB (2011 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)
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