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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2005 Toyota Sienna lights problems

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2005 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 302016


  • miles


The right side (passenger) headlight went out. Replacement of the light bulb (which was a whopping 190.00) did not solve the problem. Was told that it is a special type of hid light which has a headlamp control module aka ballast aka computer that could be bad. Dealer quoted $600 to fix a headlight. My other repair shop quoted $450. Really Toyota" $450-600 to fix a headlight???? ridiculous. No one should have to pay this much to fix a headlight. Who engineered this" beyond frustrated.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 122012


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. While driving at approximately 40 mph, the interior and exterior lighting failed when the high beam lights were activated. The lighting returned to normal when the low beams were activated. The contact stated that the failure occurred twice. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Lutherville, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 062012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles
A/C went out April 2012. Blows hot air. According to online forums this happens a lot in Sienna's - 2004 to 2006 models. We have 5 children in the vehicle and cannot take them very far even with the windows down or they could possibly get heatstroke. They are sweated wet by the time we get from point a to point B. we open all windows and the rear ones that only open 2 inches as well. Forum link where I found this info (same issue as our Sienna) is -the seat belts in our Sienna lock up, found the recall on this site so will be taking it to the dealer for that. Not just the middle row seat belts though. It is rear seatbelts as well as front driver and passenger seat belts. -the tail light works when it decides to. Sometimes it is off so we get pulled over - until the police officer taps it, and it decides to come back on. On a side note - the left speaker system does not function either unless it wants to. Same as the tail light. One minute it is off (most of the time) and the next minute the sound is blaring.

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

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