2007 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5 from North America


Surprised at repairs, but love it nonetheless


Front passenger hub/wheel bearing was worn out - $250.

Power steering rack assembly / gear was leaking fluid - $1100.

Belt tensioner assembly was squeaking at idle - $550.

Alternator started squeaking once the belt tensioner was replaced - $500.

General Comments:

This is my first Toyota and my first minivan. I love the van part, but the Toyota part I'm unsure about.

The original owner may have neglected this vehicle. Upon purchase the brakes, plugs, and fluids all needed attention. This was no surprise. However, the other more expensive repairs are a surprise coming from a Toyota.

I love the power door, but would have spent the extra money on a newer model with dual power doors.

So far it really drives and handles very well.

The transmission shifts perfect (except when cold, but that is by design).

The 3.5L engine has a timing chain rather than timing belt, and it has some great pickup! The van is very fast and will go if you need to.

Oh yeah, the speakers are blown inside so I have to replace those... not Toyota's fault.

Even knowing all that had to be fixed, I'm glad I bought it, and expect to drive it for several years while our family is growing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th September, 2013

2007 Toyota Sienna CE from North America


The manual sliding doors on both sides will not click in to stay open several times. Many people reported similar problems and filed complaints at safercar.gov. Toyota also issued several Technical Service Bulletin regarding their automatic sliding doors close on people unexpectedly and automatic tail door problems. Took it to the dealer, cannot duplicate the problem, dealer won't deal with it.

General Comments:

Very versatile car, but the door problem is a serious safety issue. Sometimes sliding doors won't stay open on a slope.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th December, 2009

12th Jan 2010, 02:19

I have a similar problem with my 2007 Sienna CE that I purchased brand new. I was not able to replicate the problem also.

I just hope that we won't have the sludge problem with our Sienna, since the class action lawsuit only stops at the 2002 year Sienna. Google "toyota sludge" or youtube it.

4th Mar 2010, 11:09

I have a 2007 Toyota Sienna, and have had a problem with the functionality of the sliding doors since day one. My Husband was nearly crushed in the van as the doors closed on him. He said it was a lot of pressure on him, and a young child could have been very injured. We watch it very closely now.

Also if you leave the sliding doors open or leave any light on in the van, the battery will be dead in 1 hour or less. I have on many occasions gone out to start my van, & it will act as though the battery is wore out, but it was replaced by Toyota last year. I have had it in for repair several times, and they have told me that all of these issues are normal.