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Toyota Sienna
Here you can find the list of Toyota Sienna recalls from 2009 to present. The list here includes the recall reasons, defects, problems, and potential units affected. Millions of Toyota Sienna have been recalled back to the dealer due to several problems over the years. It is good to know when are the recalls, what are they, and how they are treated especially for those who are looking for used Sienna.

2012 Toyota Sienna Recalls

Recall Date: March 23, 2012
Model Year Affected: 2012
Defect: About 363 units of Toyota Sienna are suspected to have electrical problems. A malfunction on the remote engine starter could cause the ABS and stability control lost. This will increase the risk of accidents. However, drivers should be noticed by the warning lights on the dashboard whenever a malfunction happens.
Solution: Toyota will notify owners of the affected cars. Dealers will replace the remote engine starter for free. Owners who suspect their car is affected may contact TOYOTA at 1-800-444-1074.

2011 Toyota Sienna Recalls

Recall Date: Nov 30, 2011
Model Year Affected: 2011 – 2012
Defect: About 210,000 units of Toyota Sienna are recalled for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 110. The reason for the recall is these cars display the wrong placard and may lead to overloading and increase the risk of accidents.
Solution:Toyota will notify owners of the affected cars and mail the correct playcard to every owner whose car is affected. Owners can bring their car to the dealer for a free replacement. Owners who suspect their car is affected may contact TOYOTA at 1-800-331-4331.

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Recall Date: Nov 22, 2011
Model Year Affected: 2011
Defect: About 518 units of Toyota Sienna are recalled for damaged A-pillar trim panel retention clip. It may cause the trim panel to come loose and increase the risk of injure to occupants in the event of a crash.
Solution:Toyota will notify owners of the affected cars. Dealers will examine the A-pillar trim panel retention clip and have it replaced for free if it is damaged. Owners who suspect their car is affected may contact TOYOTA at 1-800-301-6859.

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Recall Date: Jun 01, 2011
Model Year Affected: 2011
Defect: About 50 units of Toyota Sienna manufactured between March 7 and March 10, 2011 are suspected to have problems with the drive shaft. The front, right, drive shaft may break due to insufficient heat treatment. If the drive shaft is break during driving, driver may loss the motive power to control the car. It will increase the risk of accidents.
Solution:Toyota will notify owners of the affected cars and have the drive shaft inspected by technician. It will be replaced FOC if the drive shaft is not correctly manufactured. Owners who suspect their car is affected may contact TOYOTA at 1-800-331-4331.

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Recall Date: Dec 13, 2010
Model Year Affected: 2011
Defect: About 94,126 units of 2011 Toyota Sienna are potentially affected. A bracket which mounts the brake stop lamp could be damaged and this could result in brake drag, brake noise, vibration, or a possible illumination of the brake warning light. It is important to have it fixed to reduce the risk of a crash.
Solution:Toyota will notify owners of the affected cars and have the bracket replaced for free. Owners will get notification once the parts are available. Owners who suspect their car is affected may contact TOYOTA at 1-800-331-4331.

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Recall Date: Feb 03, 2010
Model Year Affected: 2011
Defect: About 153,418 units of Toyota Sienna manufactured between September 1, 2005 and June 2, 2008 are suspected to have wrong label for the loading weight. Any cars are dangerous to drive if they are overload.
Solution:Toyota will notify owners of the affected cars and mail them the corrected label. Owners can also drive in to dealers to replace the label for free. Owners who suspect their car is affected may contact TOYOTA at 1-800-301-6859.

2010 Toyota Sienna Recalls

Recall Date: Apr 20, 2010
Model Year Affected: 2010
Defect: This recall affected about 600,000 units of Toyota Sienna manufactured between August 7, 1997 and Jan 4, 2010, currently registered in or originally sold in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Affected cars are suspected to have bad spare tire carrier assembly cable. A crash may occur if the cable is break and the spare tire may separate from the car.
Solution:Toyota will notify owners of the affected cars. Owners who suspect their car is affected may contact TOYOTA at 1-800-331-4331.

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Recall Date: Feb 03, 2010
Model Year Affected: 2010
Defect: About 271,417 units of Toyota Sienna manufactured between 2005 and 2010 are affected. The recall is due to these cars are sold without the requisite load carrying capacity modification labels. Overloading may increase the risk of a crash.
Solution:Toyota will mail their consumers the corrected label and also correct the owner’s manual. Owners can also drive in to nearestToyota dealers to replace the label for free. Owners who suspect their car is affected may contact Gulf States TOYOTA at 713-580-3300.

2009 Toyota Sienna Recalls

Recall Date: Jun 15, 2009
Model Year Affected: 2009
Defect: About 27,080 units of Toyota Sienna manufactured between 2005 and 2010 are recalled. The reason of the recall is these cars were not equipped with load carrying capacity modification labels. Overloadding could increase the risk of a crash.
Solution:Toyota will notify owners of the affected cars and mail them the corrected label free of charge. Owners can also drive in to dealers to replace the label for free. Owners who suspect their car is affected may contact TOYOTA Motor North America at 1-888-270-9371.

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Recall Date: Apr 20, 2010
Model Year Affected: 2009
Defect: This recall affected about 600,000 units of Toyota Sienna manufactured between August 7, 1997 and Jan 4, 2010, currently registered in or originally sold in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Affected cars are suspected to have bad spare tire carrier assembly cable. A crash may occur if the cable is break and the spare tire may separate from the car.
Solution:Toyota will notify owners of the affected cars. Owners who suspect their car is affected may contact TOYOTA at 1-800-331-4331.

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Recall Date: Jun 25, 2009
Model Year Affected: 2009
Defect: About 2,204 units of Toyota Sienna manufactured between 2006 and 2009 are recalled due to the incorrect GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) label. Overloading a vehicle could result a risk of a crash.
Solution:Toyota will notify their customers. Owners of the Toyota Sienna or Lexus can return their vehicle to the nearest dealer and have the label replaced. A correction to the owner’s manual will be provided too if it is necessary. Owners who suspect their car is affected may contact TOYOTA at 1-888-270-9371.

Conclusion

There are known recalls for Toyota Sienna model year 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 ever since the model launched in 1998. Some are serious defect while some are not. Although some recalls aren’t serious issue but it seems ridiculous especially the load carrying capacity label which has several recalls over the years. For more information, please click here for Toyota Sienna recalls from 1998 – 2008.

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