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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
85,000 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace transmission (4 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replaced with remanufactored transmission (1 reports)
2000 Toyota Sienna transmission problems

transmission problem

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2000 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 132011

Sienna LE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles


Toyota Sienna S*ks. I had just bought a 2000 Toyota Sienna Van for the family. Well a year later the van started acting up. The RPM will rise up high and the vehicle will not go. Check engine light came on. Took it in and did a maint check. The shop says is the Transmission Solenoid. Well guess what, there are three of them. Not sure which one to replace. Just the other day the van started dying. While driving and came to a stop at the light, the van die. Start engine up with no problem. Put it on DRIVE and vehicle DIE. Now it can't be drive anymore, sitting in the driveway. Wrote to TOYOTA and they go F* URSELF.

- , Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #5

Oct 162009

Sienna SE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles

car had been dealer maintained and driven locally by father - in - law. Transmission went out on a trip to Charlotte, NC. NOW, with the brand new factory built transmission, it just s**t the bed yesterday!!!!!! Do Not Buy A Toyota Sienna Van!!!!!

- , Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #4

Jul 272009

Sienna V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

This will be the 3rd transmission for this 2000 TOYOTA Sienna. Toyota replaced the first 2 transmissions (this was still a huge hassle and lots of work and inconvenience for us) but now we are screwed. This van has been well maintained but since this is obviously a Toyota LEMON that eats transmissions why put in yet another $4000 + dollars? This was going to be the vehicle for our teenagers to use while at college, buy a Toyota and it will last for 200,000 miles, Ha, don't count on it!

- , Kanas, City, USA

problem #3

Mar 302008

Sienna XLE 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles


Although almost 9 years old, very gently used and ALWAYS serviced by a Toyota dealer for ALL maintenance. Transmission failed after only 78,000 miles. I never expected this sort of catastrophic failure from my Toyota. Has me really questioning the quality of their product.

- , Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #2

Mar 262006

(reported on)


  • 80,000 miles

OH WHAT A FEELING! More Toyota garbage... where is Consumer Reports on this one??

- , St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 022003

(reported on)


  • 68,000 miles

Quite surprise the malfunction of the transmission just after 3 years of new age. Thankful the Toyota dealer can cover the parts and I just pay for the labor cost only.

- , Fremont, CA, USA

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