definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,012 miles

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2011 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 072014


  • miles


In July of 2011 Toyota sent a notice of recall on the 2wd Sienna vans for a problem of excessive corrosion of the spare tire carrier. They said the remedy was under development. It is now December and every time I call Toyota they say they have not yet developed a remedy and are wording on it. Heir temporary solution was to remove the spare tire and put it in the back of the van. To me a reasonable time for this to be resolved would be 1-2 months, it is now going on 5 months and no notice of resolution. I feel that myself and everyone else effected by this recall notice have waited far to long.

- Spring Lake, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 202014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
My car was recalled about two months ago for a temporary repair of the connector to hold the spare tire. This resulted in the spare tire being placed in the back-seat area of the van. This prevents me from using the fold down feature and full storage area. On October 20, 2014, I called their 888-270-9371 number to see how much longer before a permanent fix would be completed. I received a vague answer that it should be done in November 2014. I still wait a solution, and believe that this issue should have been long ago resolved. Updated 09/23/15.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #3

Apr 142014


  • 56,000 miles
The air conditioner housing is leaking water onto safety-critical parts. This housing is made of plastic parts that are glued together. Water is condensed during the cooling cycle, and it then collects at the bottom and exits the vehicle through a rubber hose. The glue holding the housing together has failed. Water is leaking from the housing and running onto the computer module that deploys the airbags. I have been advised by the dealer that it is not safe to drive the vehicle with a wet module because the airbags can deploy while moving, or that they might not deploy in the event of a collision. An identical problem affects Toyota models Camry, avalon, and venza. This recall can be found at: www.toyotanews.pressroom.Toyota.com the recall info is: Releases/Toyota/recall+Camry+avalon+venzaoct17 this will turn into a serious safety issue as these vehicles get older water can leak onto the deployment module without being seen. In my particular case, the water had apparently been leaking for some time - perhaps a year or two - and was detected purely by chance. There was significant rust on the floorboard of the vehicle. I have discussed the issue with Toyota, and they refuse to do anything about it. The circumstances of the recall on Camry, avalon, and venza appear to be identical to the circumstances I have experienced, yet there is no recall on the Sienna. This appears to be an unsafe condition. I would appreciate it if you will take a look.

- Stuart, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 262011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 60 miles
Purchased a 2011 Toyota Sienna limited on June 25th. Next morning, after the car had been in dry weather and garaged overnight, I pulled it out to find the entire rear storage area by the back door was soaking wet with water standing in puddles and the rear welds corroded. It is apparent the water has been there for some time. After wringing out 4 beach towels, I put an industrial fan on it for 5 hours. It's still wet.

- Urbandale, IA, USA

problem #1

May 252010


  • miles
2011 Toyota Sienna: The floor rug on the rear right side of the passenger seat keeps rolling up, causing an unaware passenger entering or exiting from/to the third row seat of the vehicle to trip over it. It's a safety hazard.

- San Gabriel, CA, USA

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