pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
91,000 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace the handle(s) and don't buy Toyota anymore (3 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Toyota Sienna accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2001 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 112010

Sienna XLE 3.V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


I am not happy with Toyota .They should recall these kind of problems. They made door handles with cheep materials and they are responsible to fix these.

- Mahmood M., Fairfax, VA, US

problem #3

Apr 202011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,000 miles

OKay. So in the last 18 months we have replaced ALL of the door handles in this order:passenger automatic sliding door, driver side rear door, front passenger and finally driver. In February we also replaced the rear hatch handle. They keep it in stock because it is a common problem. Apparently worse in cold weather. Today my 4 year old broke off the driver door handle AGAIN! If this is a family vehicle, then why do they make door handles that kids can't "handle?"

- C L., Raymond, AB, Canada

problem #2

Aug 222006

Sienna CE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles

I had a 2001 Toyota Sienna and replaced 3 door handles. The problem is that the door handle has a cable with a plastic stopo at the end. Over time. either the cable stretches or the stop slides I am not sure which. If you live ina hot climate, then I am more certain it is a problem with the plastic stop at the end of the cable slipping. I live in Texas. This is another design defect that Toyota will not own up to. Toyota does not have a low defect rate, they just refuse to record defects.

- Randy R., The Colony, TX, US

problem #1

Dec 012009

Sienna LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

Well, the first handle to break off was the passenger sliding door. And this happened, I'm sure, because the power door stopped working and my kids would have to really yank on the handle to get it open. So it broke off. The next to go was the front passenger handle. We discovered this when my son went to open the door (not violently) and it just popped right off. Lovely.

- Nicole B., West Jordan, UT, US

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