really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,369 miles

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2006 Toyota Sienna suspension problems

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2006 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 202016


  • 163,064 miles


On August 20th, 2016 my Toyota Sienna 2006 experienced a failure of the anti-sway controls which resulted in sudden deceleration and severe damage to the power steering, as well as the suspension system. This incident occurred while decelerating into a turn. Attached is a narrative description of the incident and the estimate provided by the servicing dealership to repair.

- Davis, CA, USA

problem #10

Jul 202015


  • 130,000 miles
On turns, there has been a "clunk" noise under right front driver side. Upon being examined by a local mechanic, I was informed that the right front tie rod is loose and the rack and pinion boot is torn and leaking. Estimated cost of repair was $ 1000. Upon researching this matter I have discovered that this is an extremely common occurrence. I contacted Toyota customer service and was informed that although several Siennas fall under a service campaign to fix this issue, mine does not. They were not willing T O budge on that this is a manufacturer defect. I am understanding that they issued a psb009112 on this issue but not a full recall. I also understand that they changed design after 2006 so obviously a manufacturer issue. Very disappointed in Toyota, as I've had Hyundai and suburu stand by manufacturer defects several times even without a recall via safety campaigns. This seems like a dangerous issue for Toyota not to be concerned.

- Ashford, CT, USA

problem #9

Nov 102011


  • 50,000 miles
The tires do not last more than 18 months on this vehicle. The tire dealer will not warranty tires because it has obvious misalignment based on the tire wear. I had the alignment checked and it is all within factory specs. This is very frustrating. I get less than 20,000 miles on a set of tires that cost $600.

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

problem #8

Oct 062014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 66,500 miles


My 2006 Toyota Sienna has only 66,500 miles on it and when I took it to the dealer for inspections, I was told that it needed a new power steering rack and a wheel alignment to go with it. The charge for the same is $1300 plus. I am seeing several people having the same issue with the 2006 Toyota Sienna. When I called Toyota about it, they mentioned that my vehicle is not under recall for this purpose. It does seem to be a design issue and I believe Toyota should take ownership of this issue.

- Downingtown, PA, USA

problem #7

Aug 042014


  • 95,000 miles
On Monday August 4th, 2014 after a funeral, I drove into the parking lot of the church where I was going to gather with my fellow friends and family that lost their family member that day.. I drove into the driveway and attempted to reverse my minivan, I had my hand on the shift change to shift my car, upon attempting to change shifts my car accelerated and I lost control of the vehicle, causing my car to go hit the side of the building of the church damaging the gas tank, and causing the gas to leak. At the time of the scene and accident my 6 year old was in his carseat behind me and was scared at what had just happened, he panicked and took off his seat belt, opened the door, and went running out of the vehicle.. at that moment trying to regroup myself to see why my car had accelerated with force forward, I parked my vehicle and went looking for help.. I cannot explain how my car gained so much force to end up over 2 feet in the air over a small wall... I did notice my car hit the gas tank and heard gas leaking and went to cry for help.. I am not aware of any recalls on my van except for the undercarriage tire, which at this time the recall is not complete because they have not finalized a schedule for me to have it checked... also I am upset that the minivan upon the impact of hitting the wall did not diploit the airbag... I googled safety recall on Toyota Sienna and came upon a recall on more than 615K Sienna models over a rollaway risk.. the years listed were 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 Toyota Sienna, and a recall affecting a possible rollaway upon shift gears.. according to the article the shift lever cold be moved out of position depressing the the brake pedal, and because of this fault, the affected Siennas could roll away without causing warning, increasing the risk for crash.. well I was in a crash.

- New Britain, CT, USA

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problem #6

Sep 052012


  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna xle. The contact stated that the rear of the vehicle made a loud squeaking noise. The contact mentioned that the vehicle shook violently. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 52,000.

- Santa Cruz, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 032012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


1) airbags: Blinking airbag light. Toyota service bulletin - $1200 repair. Unsure of safety implications. 2) suspension, steering rack. Leaking power steering fluid. Needs replacement of entire rack. $1200 repair. 3) electrical: Power sliding rear door will only function in manual mode. Toyota customer service informs me of a customer support program for problem. Dealer failed to tell me about it. $1400 for repair. Dealer estimated trade in value for van: $6000.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #4

Aug 022011


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle started to jerk violently. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who advised that the suspension and front struts needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 89,000.

- Boca Raton , FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 202011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
The rear gate struts / suspension have completely failed. The struts will not hold open the rear gate at all. My wife and children have great difficulty (in many instances it is impossible and / or dangerous) holding open the gate with one hand or head and trying to load or unload simultaneously. It appears that there was a partial recall for Siennas with the power liftgate, but we do not have a power liftgate.

- Waynesburg, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 152008


  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. While the vehicle was parked the contact noticed the tires were wearing out unevenly and stated the suspension was designed to be tipped inwards and caused uneven wear on the inside edge of the tires. The contact stated that the failure occurred on both the front and rear driver and passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians stated there was a problem with the suspension but nothing could be done because of the suspension design. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 12,000. Updated 3/15/12

- Bloomville, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 192007

Sienna 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
My vehicle is a 2006 Toyota Sienna, the vehicle is badly align. While driving 50 mph the steering wheel vibrates and the vehicle veers to the right. The dealer had made several efforts to fix the problem, (replaced and balanced 2 front tires, aligned all 4 tires) but it still persists. The failure mileage was 500 and current mileage is 16,700.

- Boston, MA, USA

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