hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,614 miles

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2006 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #35

Mar 312015

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 123,000 miles


The vinyl dashboard on my vehicle is melting in the sun. I live in Florida and park the vehicle outside. The dashboard has a sticky residue to the touch. It has several cracks and the top of the dashboard appears to be covered in wax. What concerns me more is the vapor ordor emminating from the dash. It's making me and my four children sick. At 87 degrees today, I can't drive with the windows down. And the smell of the melted vinyl goes through the airconditioning vents. No amount of air freshener diffuses the odor. What can be done about this?

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #34

Oct 302014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 117,000 miles
The plastic on the dashboard is cracking as if it was slashed with a razor knife. I looked up the problem on the internet and numerous sites have people reporting the problem going back to 2004 models. The Toyota dealer service department just says the van is out of warranty and the cracks are due to age (which they probably are to some degree) but present no safety issues. I refute that claim. If the dash is cracking then I assume the integrity of the airbag system is compromised. Have older Siennas been tested that have a cracking dashboard? my wife's 2000 avalon also has a plastic dash and it is not cracking at all. Neither are my two sons old 4runners or my daughters 2005 Sienna. I'm very concerned about the front airbags and their proper deployment in an accident.

- Unknown, NC, USA

problem #33

Dec 062014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 142,510 miles
While the vehicle was in motion, the spare tire dropped suddenly. Toyota knew about this corrosion problem back in April 20, 2010 with NHTSA campaign number 10V160000. In May 22, 2014, another interim campaign number 14V273000 was issued. Until today, nothing have been followed up to solve the issue. Toyota's customer service just told me that "until they found a permanent solution for this issue, just put the spare tire in the trunk". this type of shirking responsibilities and aloof attitude. The sudden dropped of the tire would have pose a very dangerous conditions to other vehicles if on a busy highway.

- Hammonton, NJ, USA

problem #32

Nov 012014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


My Toyota Sienna dashboard has been melting. It started with small dots and now its peeling off.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #31

Sep 142013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 47,505 miles
Dashboard is soft, sticky and appears to be melting, particularly in the hot sun. A large crack has developed laterally along the entire width.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

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problem #30

Aug 012010

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles
The dashboard begin to melt, crack.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #29

Jan 012014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles


Found big crack in dash board.

- Weston, FL, USA

problem #28

Aug 012008


  • 15,000 miles
The dashboard began to show cracks and became sticky to the touch. The problem has continued and grown progressively worse. The glare created by the current condition of the surface makes driving hazardous.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #27

Aug 012014


  • 70,600 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V273000 (structure) and felt that the remedy for the recall would fail to repair the vehicle. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 10V160000 (structure) for the similar failure in 2011, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the contact declined the recall repair due to the limitation of vehicle space usage. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,600.

- Swansea, IL, USA

problem #26

Jan 012012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
Dashboard began melting/cracking and pealing. It is now soft to the touch and pieces come out. There is a glare and it is a distraction while driving.

- Valrico, FL, USA

problem #25

Oct 012012


  • 35,000 miles


The dashboard on my vehicle is melting. Even though it is a 2006 model my vehicle only has 59,000 miles. When I reported it to the dealership where I purchased the vehicle they told me that it was because I used the wrong cleaner and I had damaged it. The estimated cost to replace the dashboard cover was $1,000. Our local tv station ran a report that the Toyota's and Lexus vehicles all have this same problem.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #24

Jul 162009


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the dashboard exhibited a crack that ran across from the driver's side air bag indicator and instrument panel. Additionally, the foam from the dashboard was exposed through the vinyl cover. The manufacturer was not contacted. A local mechanic stated that the dash needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 125,000.

- San Marcos, TX, USA

problem #23

Jan 152014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Toyota Sienna. Consumer writes in regards to driver side door weld failure. The consumer stated last week, the driver side door developed a popping noise that occurred whenever the door was opened or closed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where an inspection revealed the spot welds had broken away from the door structure.

- Walnut Creek, CA, USA

problem #22

Jan 012014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
NHTSA action number : EA06020 the replacement strut for the rear lift gate under the recall NHTSA action number : EA06020 are failing again. They were already replace once under the recall. If it's a normal wear item then should be listed under maintenance.

- Wallingford, CT, USA

problem #21

Jan 182013


  • 53,701 miles
Driver door check mounting panel, Toyota don't wont to fix the problem, after the 50000 mil, Toyota know the problem from the factory, no body has done, that is reason they are not doing a recall.

- West Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #20

Oct 292010

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Both power sliding doors have become inoperable. It is a safety issue because my children cannot open the doors from the inside of the vehicle. Toyota will not stand behind their product.

- North East, MD, USA

problem #19

Jan 012007

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
Within 1 year of purchasing vehicle new the wheels started to show signs corrosion in the form of bubbling of the finish. We contacted our local dealer and they said it was due to road salt and me not cleaning them properly and I would have to pay to replace them. We took the vehicle back to the dealer shortly before the warranty ran out and again were told that it was our fault and we would have to pay to do something about it. We took it to the dealer one last time after the warranty and were told since the warranty was up they could do nothing for us. All 4 wheels are now corroded severely. Large chunks of paint routinely fall off during washing. I'm worried about safety at this point and plan to replace the rims at my own expense. I've owned multiple cars with similarly coated alloy rims and have never had this issue before. It wasn't due to me cleaning them properly, it's a manufacturing defect.

- Northfield, MN, USA

problem #18

Sep 012011


  • miles
The passenger side power sliding door is not operating correctly. It will not open or close properly and will not close completely when used manually.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #17

Jan 182010

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Dash board has multiple cracks due to defective material. I am concerned that this might affect how the airbags deploy in an accident as the cracks are also over the passenger airbag area. I have seen many Toyota Siennas with the same problem.

- Aventura, FL, USA

problem #16

Nov 062008

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles
Cracked dashboard that may interfere with air bag deployment. Dash is cracked right above glove compartment and airbag, is not from sun damage. What could cause these cracks? manufacture flaw!

- Harvey, LA, USA

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