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When it comes to family transportation, it's hard to beat a minivan for moving your brood and its stuff. And among minivans, the Sienna is a rational choice. Its long list of strong suits include a comfortable ride and an energetic powertrain that returns respectable fuel economy: The front-wheel-drive version we tested returned 21 mpg. Those looking for an all-wheel-drive will find that the Sienna is the only game in town.
Alerts
There are 7 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 2017 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

“jerky transmission (8 speed) and rattling from some source within vehicle”

Robert P., NY (2017 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Took it to dealer but they defined it to be engine type that causes the noise”

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

“clicking and road noise even with carpets to deaden the sound plus dealers says spotted tires from sitting on lot”

Anonymous, GA (2017 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

“The second row jump seats rattles when no one sits in it. The dealer said he would handle this durning the 10,000 mile service. There are at least two other minor recalls that need to be done at that time”

Robert F., GA (2017 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“It's just that as you drive you hear the wind as if it is blowing through the front windshield or passenger side windows. Windows are up but you hear wind movement. Annoying”

Anonymous, ID (2017 Toyota Sienna XLE 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

External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

“Terrible interface. Location of the USB port is awful. Regularly shorts out the iPod and I have to reboot the iPod”

Todd-Michelle M., FL (2017 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“On Apps screen, the Traffic option is puzzlingly bad. North of Atlanta (where we have plenty of traffic jams), it only shows two images: the northside of Atlanta and the south, nothing within 30 miles of where we are. Worthless”

Robert C., GA (2017 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Still not user friendly hard time setting up not in manual for this type of GPS through scouts on apps on cell phone”

Anonymous, GA (2017 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

“Relies on cell phone app so system is not a nav system but is really a nav enabled system. Scout GPS is not a powerful system can not even string together multiple destinations for a road trip. If cell phone is down or you forget it nav system does not work if you do not own a smart phone with a data plan system will not work. I get bounced back and forth between Toyota and the app developer to resolve questions the nav system developer tracks where you go etc. must op out of using data for ta”

Anonymous, FL (2017 Toyota Sienna XLE 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

Rough shifting

“New 8 speed transmission shifts roughly but there is currently a TSB for a software update which I haven't done yet”

Walentin K., TX (2017 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

“I turned in our 2014 Sienna on the 2017 model. I had just finished a 5 week cross country road trip with the 2014 and loved it. The 2017 model does not shift as smoothly and does not have the smooth acceleration as the 2014. I am getting used to the 2017 and have found that using the cruise control more allows the car to shift better”

Anonymous, NY (2017 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

“The passenger's side sliding door has noticeably hesitated using the electronic openers (fob, passengers button, drivers button, etc) since we bought it. Recently it has started jamming randomly (maybe 1 out of 40 times) when we try to open it. There is no visible defect and so far the Toyota dealership has not been able to remedy this”

Anonymous, WV (2017 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)
Glass defects

“The front windshield has a distortion in the bottom two inches that causes the fog line on a highway to look like it is wavering. I found this very distracting to the point where my attention was drawn to the fog line and not the road ahead. I contact Toyota and a field rep looked at it and the other 2017 Sienna's on the lot and found they all had the same issue. Toyota did not offer a solution. I cut some Masonite and slid it between the glass and the dashboard so I was looking over the ba”

Anonymous, NY (2017 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

Gauges

“Daytime or nighttime, there is no setting that makes the gauges readable at a glance--all settings are way too low. Made worse because there is no night setting for the mirror and blinding lights from behind are not handled well--if at all. At night, the brightness of the entertainment screen cannot be lowered, making it hard to see the gauges, or even a dark road (which we have here in the mountains!)”

Robert C., GA (2017 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

“Cannot see the speedometer during daylight hours -gauges are often in a shadow (only way to get "visibility" is to turn on exterior lights). This is a safety retrograde to what I had on my 2004 model that I traded in for this 2017”

F G., BC (2017 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

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“Battery died due to a faulty cell after owning the vehicle less than 10 days and driving less than 209 miles”

Anonymous, WV (2017 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

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Several pinpoint holes in hood area showing what appear to be thru the paint. Possibly caused by stones or objects falling from something above. Possibly fro a tree. Maybe during shipping”

Anonymous, FL (2017 Toyota Sienna SE 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

Fuel injection system

“Gas leak. Strong smell of gas when first driven after temperature outside was below 50 degrees. Seals at fuel injectors probably were defective and did not seal properly”

Ed Z., IA (2017 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

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

Engine Minor

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

Climate System

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

Exhaust

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

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

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.

Engine Cooling

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

Brakes

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

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Recalls
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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
STEERING
Jul 16 2019
If the steering shaft extension completely fractures, it can cause a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Braun Corporation (Braun) is recalling certain modified 2017-2020 Toyota Sienna vehicles. The steering shaft extensions may have been improperly manufactured, possibly causing the extensions to fracture.
What should you do:
Braun has notified owners, and dealers will replace the steering shaft extensions, free of charge. The recall began July 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: 19V532000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 595
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Jun 28 2019
An incorrect label may lead to unintentionally overloading the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Toyota Camry, Corolla, Rav4, Sienna, and Yaris iA vehicles equipped with factory-installed floor mats. The load carrying capacity modification label may be incorrect. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
What should you do:
SET will notify owners and provide a corrected label for placement over the inaccurate label, free of charge. The recall began August 23, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. SET's number for this recall is SET19A.
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: 19V503000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1325
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
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
Apr 03 2018
A sudden loss of braking assist can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2018 Toyota Camry and Highlander vehicles, 2017 Toyota Sienna and Tacoma vehicles and 2017 Lexus RX350 vehicles. During the manufacturing process, the oil galley in the rotor for the brake booster vacuum pump assembly may have been improperly machined possibly resulting in a sudden loss of brake assist.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake booster vacuum pump, free of charge. The recall began on May 9, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371, or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota's numbers for this recall are J0K/JLD.
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: 18V211000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6046
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Dec 20 2017
An incorrect load information label can result in the operator overloading the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Toyota 4Runner and Tundra, 2018 Toyota Highlander, RAV4 and Lexus GX460 and 2017 Toyota Sienna and Tacoma vehicles. These vehicles may have incorrect load carrying capacity modification labels. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners and provide them with corrected labels, free of charge. The recall began on January 23, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for this recall are H0Z for Toyota vehicles, and HLF for Lexus vehicles.
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: 17V831000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 649
TIRES:TEMPORARY/EMERGENCY SPARE TIRE
May 02 2017
A spare tire that is not inflated to the proper value may not perform as intended, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Gulf States Toyota, Inc. (Gulf States) is recalling certain 2017 4Runner , 86, Avalon, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, Corolla iM, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Prius, Prius C, RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid, Sienna and Yaris vehicles. The spare tire air pressure was not adjusted to the proper pressure as stated on the Tire Pressure Label.
What should you do:
Gulf States will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the spare tires, adjusting their pressure as necessary, free of charge. The recall began June 15, 2017. Owners may contact Gulf States customer service at 1-800-444-1074. Toyota's number for this recall is 17R2.
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: 17V295000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 409
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