definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,079 miles

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2006 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #24

Jun 012007

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles


Removed the run flat tires and replaced them with regular tires. I am constantly having the "tire balance" light go off in my car and getting flat tires. Ever since I switched the tires the alignment has always been issue.

- Port Matilda, PA, USA

problem #23

Jul 022013


  • 53,000 miles
Run-flat tire went flat without the warning light activation. When it activated, there was already a hole in the tire from running it flat. The second time this happened, which was one week later, there was a hole before the light came on. The tire pressure is checked regularly on this vehicle.

- Cedar Lake, MI, USA

problem #22

Jul 112013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
Spare tire underneath the van fell on road while driving while I was driving into a mall. Called Toyota customer service at 18003314331 about this issue. Although Toyota has acknowledged this problem and issued a warning, they refused to fix this issue. If this had happened on a highway, there could have been serious consequences.

- Metuchen, NJ, USA

problem #21

Dec 122012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 80,500 miles


I have had problems with my 2006 Toyota Sienna with most recently the power passenger sliding door that is broken and does not open or close. The dealer ft. Myers Toyota said the parts were on national back order and may take months to get the parts to fix. They did say they would cover under warranty. Secondly, my steering assembly needed replacement at 80,000 miles because of leaking fluid and I had to pay the labor to fix. Lastly, all 4 of the tire rims on the car have peeling, bubbling and chipping paint that is exposing the metal rim. It may cause further corrosion to the rims and cause a safety problem to the wheels. Germain Toyota in naples, fla where I bought the car would not help with the rims. Ft. myers Toyota where I get the car serviced told me about the national back order problem and also charged me for the defective steering assembly which I thought should have been covered under their lifetime power train warranty. They said it did not.

- Ft. Myers, FL, USA

problem #20

Dec 172008

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 14,000 miles
Severe corrosion on alloy wheels allows air to leak from tires. This results is almost constant low tire pressure, undue wear on tires, and safety issue. Issue began when the vehicle had only 14000 miles. Dealer refinished two wheels under warranty but refused to redo the other wheels or the same wheels when they quickly corroded again. Ongoing issue vehicle now has 66000 miles. In my opinion wheels need to be replaced with ones made from a different material --- aftermarket wheels do not seem to be available for this vehicle (AWD).

- Delhi, NY, USA

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problem #19

Nov 292009

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
No accident or fatalities, but I am concerned about the rapidly deteriorating condition of all four 17" alloy wheels (painted aluminum). Corrosion is progressing since the time I first noticed it starting (approximate incident date). Current mileage is 74,000. The paint is blistering starting at the inside edge of each wheel opening. It is quite severe and I am concerned that if this is not addressed, the corrosion might propagate a crack in one of the wheel spokes. I have another car with more than twice the mileage with similarly painted wheels with no corrosion after 36 years. This vehicle has seen three times the number of winters with salted roads. My 1986 Porsche 944 wasn't washed in the winter any more frequently than the Toyota. It appears this problem with Toyota is so prevalent that they prefer disgruntled customers over responsibly addressing this problem.

- Natick, MA, USA

problem #18

Dec 132011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the air bag wiring harness was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 126,000 and the current mileage was 149,000. Updated 10/11/12 the consumer was informed the vehicle needed a main harness and driver seat air bag harness. He was given a price of $ $3,169 to fix the problem. The dealer informed the consumer the parts were on back order. Also, the alloy wheels alloy wheels were corroded. Toyota informed the consumer, he must have washed the wheels with the wrong soap or too much winter salt on the roads caused the problem.

- Huntingtown, MD, USA

problem #17

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 #16

Apr 102011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles
Chrome finish on wheels is bubbling and peeling off.

- Fairfield, OH, USA

problem #15

Jan 042011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles
All 4 wheels on my Sienna have their plating peeling off and possibly subjecting the wheels to rust and deterioration. I keep my wheels clean and, while cleaning them recently, I noticed what I feel may be rusting where the plating is peeling. I mentioned this when I had my car inspected and also registered a complaint with Toyota corporation.

- Southold, NY, USA

problem #14

Dec 282011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


2006 Toyota Sienna xle limited premium alloy wheels with excessive corrosion under the paint causing the paint to blister and come off.

- Saint Joseph, MI, USA

problem #13

Mar 302011


  • miles
Wheel rims on 2006 Sienna are deteriorating with bubbling of alloy wheels appearing on rims. Bubbling is occurring throughout wheels and not in one area.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #12

Nov 252009


  • 40,000 miles
2006 Toyota Sienna rims are bubbling/flaking off. Starting to rust.

- Rochester, MN, USA

problem #11

Oct 202010

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Corrosion on wheels of Toyota Sienna. Toyota is aware of the defect and refuses to replace the wheels.

- Westfield, NJ, USA

problem #10

Nov 172010


  • 37,000 miles
I have a 2006 Toyota Sienna. All four wheels are showing bubbling paint and are loosing tire pressure.

- Lewis Center, OH, USA

problem #9

Jan 012010


  • miles
Toyota Sienna 2006 rims R defective paint bubbling N chipping off Toyota has checked N said these rims R defective but would not replace because its not in warranty.

- Manalapan, NJ, USA

problem #8

May 282007


  • 30,000 miles
Rims on 2006 Sienna xle began bubbling and corroding after 1 year. Dealership will not replace them or acknowledge that there is a problem. Corrosion will eventually be a safety concern.

- London, MI, USA

problem #7

Feb 052010


  • 62,000 miles
Incident - 2006 Toyota Sienna limited 4 original equipment alloy wheels all 4 wheels show signs of bubbling and peeling loss of tire pressure on 2 wheels.

- East Hampton, NY, USA

problem #6

Sep 152007


  • 15,000 miles
I bought a 2006 Toyota Sienna in December.,2006, the following September while coming back from vacation I had a blowout on my factory installed Bridgestone tire. I do not necessarily believe the problem is the tires, rather, the alloy wheels, as the tire pressure light goes on frequently, the wheels have been peeling since I bought the vehicle new, when I inquired about a problem with the alloy wheels Toyota blew me off.I know many are having the same issue with their alloy wheels. I think the alloy wheels are defective causing problems in tire pressure and ultimately causing blowouts. The bubbling and peeling just makes it apparent cosmetically that there is a bigger problem. Please investigate.

- Napanoch, NY, USA

problem #5

Jun 172010


  • 40,000 miles
I have a 2006 Toyota Sienna xle fwd. The alloy is flaking off my 17 " wheel rims. This is causing corrosion of the wheel which will eventually lead to failure. There are numerous complaints on this and Toyota is not taking corrective action.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

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