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When it comes to family transportation, it's hard to beat a minivan for moving your brood and its stuff. The Sienna's long suits include a comfortable ride and a smooth, energetic powertrain that returns respectable fuel economy: Expect 20 mpg overall from the front-wheel-drive version. Those requiring all-wheel-drive will find that the Sienna is their only choice.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

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, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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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 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 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 2016 Toyota Sienna owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

“Squeaks coming from the second row seats. It took two trips to the dealer and overnight to correct the problem. The problem was corrected under warranty”

Anonymous, OH (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Back passenger seat squeaks and rattles much of the time, as is something metallic is loose in the seat. Six trips to dealership have not resolved problem”

Renee P., MD (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Brakes squeal sometimes in your turns”

Anonymous, FL (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Second row seat squeeks when not in use”

Stephen L., IL (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“We heard rattles on both sides near the sliding doors. I took it to Toyota for the 10000 mile update. The service advisor said the mechanic found some rattles in the rear past the sliding doors. But, we still have some rattles over rough pavement”

Anonymous, IL (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“LOTS OF RATTLES/NOISE FROM DOORS AND OVERHEAD”

Anonymous, MA (2016 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Popping noise from rear of vehicle”

Anonymous, CO (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“The wind noise is so much louder than the Honda Oddesy”

Anonymous, IL (2016 Toyota Sienna LE 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

“Proximity/collision sensor would randomly go on”

Greg S., IL (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

“Radio freezes, no sound. In order to fix it, i have to turn off the car and restart it. Happens often. Took it in to fix it it but it's still a problem. Looses signal frequently”

Anonymous, MI (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

“The radio and display screen constantly turned off or went blank. We took to the dealer for repair 5-6 times. Even the backup camera would not function properly. You could see what was behind you but the lines wouldn't show you where you were going and wouldn't beep if someone was behind you. The dealer finally did an update to the software and the problem was fixed”

Anonymous, AR (2016 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“it thinks im on a different road”

Anonymous, NY (2016 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“The GPS didn't work all the time. A part had to be replaced”

D K., CA (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Radio

“HD radio does not work on a regular basis”

Anonymous, PA (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Loses/Changes channels intermittently”

Anonymous, NC (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 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

Body control module

“Sliding rear doors had intermittent failure to close”

Anonymous, NC (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

“I'm not sure this is the right area for the problems I had. The car started itself. I had turned off the motor and was exiting the car when the ENGINE STARTED ITSELF. Other times, the car does not always start. If it doesn't start the first try it starts on the 3rd try, occasionally the 8th try before it starts. Dealer was unable to fix the problem and then became unwilling to even try to fix the multitude of problems we experienced. We purchased the 2016 Sienna May 21, 2016 and traded it in for”

Anonymous, AR (2016 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

“Blind spot warning was displaying false positives. Repaired under warranty”

Anonymous, IL (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“check engine, power steering warning lights came on”

Anonymous, NH (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Sensor failure occurred that caused failures of the ABS, cross traffic alert, and blind spot monitor system. Took multiple trips to fix. Toyota took care of it under warranty. Overall, excellent vehicle”

Anonymous, NC (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-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

“Because of a recall we have disabled the motor of the sliding doors. There is not yet a repair for the recall. We had not experienced the failure before receiving the recall notice”

Anonymous, CA (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“RECALL ON DOORS REQUIRING USE OF ELECTRIC/REMOTE CONTROL OF DOORS TO BE STOPPED WHILE PROGRAMMING CHANGED. DOORS ALSO RATTLE AS WELL AS OVERHEAD AREAS”

Anonymous, MA (2016 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)
Windows

“Back window was missing a latch to keep the window stable”

Anonymous, NV (2016 Toyota Sienna L 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

Premature brake wear

“in the first 10,000 miles I had to replace the brakes rotors in the front wheels twice because they warp and Toyota did not want to cooperate I had to go to a private mechanic shop to solve the problem”

S C., CA (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

“they just get hot and warp, I owned two other Toyota sienna before this one and had no problem with brakes, I'm sure they have changed the alloy to save money, but they won't admit it,,”

S C., CA (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 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

4WD/AWD components

“there isn't anything wrong w the AWD system, however it is the AWD system on the Sienna that is responsible for the EXTREMELY poor tread wear of the tires. My 1st set of tires were bald after only 25,000 - and the dealer told me that is "normal" for Sienna AWD models; something I was not warned about when purchasing the vehicle. This is important because the AWD Sienna utilizes very expensive Run-Flat tires”

Mark D., ID (2016 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

“Problem caused extensive wear on two front tires. Do not know of anything while driving that might have caused misalignment”

Anonymous, NB (2016 Toyota Sienna LE 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

Engine Minor

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

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.

Climate System

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

Engine Cooling

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

Exhaust

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

Paint/Trim

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

Transmission Minor

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

Engine Major

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

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Jul 25 2019
The contact may cause failure of the rear brake hoses, resulting in a loss of vehicle control and reduced braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Vantage Mobility International, LLC (Vantage) is recalling certain 2012-2018 AMS Genesis wheelchair vans, built on a Toyota Sienna vehicles. The rubber brake hoses that attach to the rear wheel assembly may be too short, causing them to rub against the rear axle trailing arm.
What should you do:
Vantage will notify owners, and dealers will install a set of rear brake hoses that will provide the proper clearance, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 2019. Owners may contact Vantage customer service at 1-800-488-9082.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V553000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 303
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Jun 04 2019
The reduction in the braking system pressure may cause a loss of braking power in the rear braking system, increasing the risk of crash.
Summary:
Braun Corporation (Braun) is recalling certain 2014-2019 Toyota Sienna mobility van conversions. The brake lines may have incorrect tube nut fittings installed, which may cause a pressure drop within the braking system.
What should you do:
Braun has notified owners, and dealers will install an adaptor to correct the issue, free of charge. The recall began June 25, 2019. Owners may contact Braun customer service at 1-800-488-0359.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V410000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 705
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
Nov 29 2016
If door opens while the vehicle is moving, there would be an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Toyota Sienna minivans manufactured January 4, 2010, to August 12, 2016. If the power sliding door is unable to be opened when commanded, such as if the door is frozen shut, the door may subsequently open unexpectedly, possibly while the vehicle is moving.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the junction block, rear sliding door wire harnesses, and install two sub wire harnesses, free of charge. The recall began on July 28, 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is G04.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V858000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 744437
SEAT BELTS:FRONT
Apr 07 2016
Failure and detachment of seat belt height adjuster would result in the occupant not being properly restrained in a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2016 Toyota Sienna vehicles manufactured February 15, 2016, to February 19, 2016. In the affected vehicles, incorrect front seat belt height adjusters may have been installed. During a crash, this incorrect height adjuster may contact the B-pillar and tear or separate.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front seat belt height adjusters, free of charge. The recall began on April 29, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is G0H.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V197000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 234
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