by Sandra Wilson on Feb 21, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Sienna CE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I like my Sienna except for an occasional problem. When I go to put the van into Park, it sticks in Reverse. Since this is an occasional issue, I now leave my foot on the break until the van is turned off!!
by H. Zhao on Jan 24, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Sienna CE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Brought brand new in 2002. No major issues with van. Now over 150000 miles and still running like new with regular oil change every 3500 miles and timing belt/engine tune at 110000 miles. One problem was the front passenger side break squeaks often after 15000 miles and problem went away after replace front rotor at 110000 miles. Starter went dead at 85000 miles. Other than that, very reliable.
by robro on May 31, 2007 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Sienna CE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
This van is really dull first of all. Design is dull, driving it is dull, nothing stands out. Here are a few gripes: 1. Known issue - engine will not start if the IAC valve is dirty. 2. Rear brakes squeal. It was covered by warranty, and they issued some tsb, but how are we supposed to keep up with these private tsb tickets? 3. Turn radius stinks. Three point turns, I am beginning to hate them. Just for this alone, I might switch to a honda odyssey, used!
by tbk on Aug 2, 2005 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Sienna CE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Bought my Sienna brand new in 2001. A very expensive mistake. Paid thousands more for "legendary" reliability only to find it contains many biodegradeable parts. Oxygen sensors, lower control arms, pads, rotors, drums, even dash lights all needed replacement or servicing within 6 weeks of warranty ending (with only 25000 miles on the vehicle). No help from Toyota... even wanted $75 for a dashboard light bulb! Was told there was no fix for brake noise in Sienna's, "they just do that". Nearly $2000 in repairs to fix everything to try to sell and then the dealer (inspecting the Sienna prior to my selling) told a prospective buyer the brakes squeal because they were aftermarket! Now that's rich!
by Nadine on Jun 29, 2005 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Sienna CE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased this vehicle with 4 miles on it and it was the best decision I made. I have yet to do anything but preventative maintenance - gotta love. Just replaced my brakes at 45K and guess what-no more squeal!. Per the brake specialists my brakes squealed because they needed shimming.
by rbgreeves on Oct 1, 2004 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Sienna CE 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Have had ride and tire wear problems
since day one. Dealer had me buy new
wheel, no improvement. Toyota
Customer Service is the absolute pits
and there is no way I would ever
recommend that anybody ever buy a
vehicle from Toyota of Melbourne, FL.
Nothing major is in store for Toyota's minivan this year. The most significant change is the availability of a new "Symphony" special edition for LE models. This special edition includes items like keyless entry, a roof rack, captain's chairs for the first two rows (six-way power driver seat), a premium JBL audio system, power swing privacy glass, color-keyed heated power side mirrors, an overhead console with HomeLink and painted bumpers and cladding. There's also a new color this year exclusive to the Symphony: Lunar Mist Metallic. The base CE model's Extra Value package now includes a roof rack and keyless entry for no extra cost.