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Toyota Sienna 2004+



  • Heywood,

    Thanks for the reply. I agree that the legroom is very good. Have you ever felt that the center console protrudes out so much that you don't have the ability move your right leg outward to the right for comfort. I need to sit in the Sienna again to test this. As compared to my 2000 T&C, I do think the center console is a bit more restrictive on the right leg movement, but I don't know if this is really a comfort issue over time.

    Any more thoughts would be appreciated!
  • Well, all I can say is that I've never noticed it being uncomfortable or a problem. Since I've never driven a T&C, I can't compare them.
  • Thanks,

    I think I have a bit buyers anxiety.
  • I moved the center console to the rear, between the middle seats. I installed the tray in its place instead. Since the tray comes with the van, I want to put it in use. This may well be your solution.
  • Wildred, I think by 'center console,' jsvanguy means the front center console under the dash, by your right kneee.
  • jimxojimxo Posts: 423
    I looked at a 2005 XLE Limited today could not find the memory seat button???
  • We don't have the bike rack, but we do have the platform/hitch setup and use the cargo carrier with it. All told for box, platform and hitch we spent about a grand. Well worth spending in our opinion. My only quibble with it is that in our case we have to remove the cargo-carrier box in order to get at stuff in the rear of the van (trunk area). Supposedly there is a swing-away option for the cargo-tray, but I haven't been able to track it down.
  • I bought a brand new Sienna 2004 Le 8 Passenger about a month ago. It only has about 900 miles.
    Recently I've experiencing some rattling/squeaky sound coming from the dash board of the vehicle and it ussually happens when i'm driving on a rough road.
    Anybody out there experiencing this kind of problem? it's hard to beleive that a brand new "toyota" would have this rattling/squeaking problem!
    What should i do? How would the dealer fix this kind of problem? please send some advices so i can go from there!!!!!
    thank you!
  • is it coming from the dash were your audio are located?
  • Yes. It can straight from where my audio are located. It's extremely annoying!! and that is not the only place that squeaking. I also hear rattling/squeaking sound coming from the power sliding door on the passenger side when i'm driving on rough road. I'm very dissapointed in my "brand new" sienna. I also have a 2003 highlander which i bought 2 year ago and supprisingly is still very quiet and smooth, no "strange sound" anywhere whatsoever.
    In my opinion, the sienna might have a good engine(same as lexus 330)but its build quality is supprisingly sucks! I have never own a honda, always have been toyota since my first car, thru college and until now. But to tell you the true, sometimes i wish i should have bought a honda odyssey. people that i know who own the odyssey, seem to be very satisfied with the van.
    If the dealer can not fix these squeakng problem, i'll probably trade in my sienna in year or so.
  • samnoesamnoe Posts: 731
    Toyota changed option packages for 2005 models, and most packages on the LE and up will include rear DVD player.

    Let me tell you: I hate this! There are so many people that either don't need a DVD player at all, or want to buy their own aftermarket. Why force it on them? especially that it costs so much!!

    Same on the XLE. Whichever package you choose, you must get leather. We all know that so many people (me included) just don't like leather!

    IMO, these 4 features should always be a stand-alone option on every minivan and on every model:

    1) Leather seating; 2) Rear entertainment system; 3) Navigation; 4) Power sliding doors/liftgate.

    I think Ford Freestar has one of the best option packages (let alone the van quality - I'm talking option packages now). You can take the Limited (top) model, and you don't have to take the rear DVD; you can 'downgrade' from leather to cloth seating; you can 'downgrade' from a 6-CD changer to a single CD with cassette if you need one, and in the lower SEL model, leather seating, power passenger seat, power sliding doors, are all separate stand alone options - now that's flexible!

    Chrysler with the Town & Country is also playing around as well. I tried to configure a 'Touring' trim model, with the 'Luxury' package. I would like to take this package, it includes rear parking assist, upgraded radio, auto dim mirrors in and out, fog lamps, information center, and much more. Now selecting this package brings up a message: In order to select this package, you must first select the 'leather group' for $2,100 !! Isn't it crazy ?? (besides I can't understand why leather is over $2 Grand ??)

    Come on! When will the car manufacturers start to realize what people want? Why do they force you on things you don't want?? Don't combine one package with the other, NEVER! Give people many options, and let them choose what they like!

    Hello? Someone listening ?????
  • its the plastic that houses the audio. I personally heard this when I was test driving this van (XLE AWD 04) when I was exiting a highway. my salesperson taught I was just investigating that plastic bec. of its quality but I new it would create this kind of noise. its like the plastic creeks like popping when the body sways. they should put something in between this (like a pelt paper w/ a sticky glue on the opposite side).
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,469
    Just checked the option packages for the LE, and only 1 of the 4 packages has the DVD and it is the most expensive. Since I want the DVD this raises the price of the Sienna for me by over $2,000. Not good at all.
  • It was a rumor but it turns out to be power lumbar support buttons that someone reported seeing on another website.
  • samnoesamnoe Posts: 731
    Where did you checked? At Toyota's website? They are 2004 models.

    For 2005, most LE packages (which have the upgraded stereo) include the DVD. That's why I pointed out '2005' model year.

    You can check all 2005 options, specifications, etc. here: - pdf
  • I am looking to get (hopefully soon) the 2005 XLE Limited AWD. I was wondering if anyone had a favorable experience with a particular sales person or dealership in the northern NJ area. Please let me know. Thanks.
  • What a nightmare, my wife and kids are in an accident due to a complete failure of the ABS system on her 04 Sienna. I know that the problem is origionating from the computer system but can not get TOYOTA to look into it. I need anyone that has had a problem with their braking or computer system on thier 04 Sienna to get back to me as soon as they can
  • can anyone tell me if I can use an interior EZ pass with the '04 Sienna. My LE has the fixed mast antenna, but also has this grid thing in the top of the windshield. According to the owners manual if there was a "diversity antenna" it would be in the rear quarter window. So what is this grid up by the rear view mirror? Has anyone used an interior EZ pass on an '04 with success?
    Thanks in advance to anyone who can tell me.

    Also, I had excellent buying experience with Atlantic Toyota in Amityville, NY (Long Island). Salesman was very knowledgable and upfront. The whole experience was a pleasure. I would recommend the dealership and will give salesmans name to anyone who e mails me.
  • Does anybody know about any reported or unreported ABS failures in the 04 Siennas?

    My wife had such an occurance.
  • We have had an ABS failure while driving our 2004 Sienna. My research leads me to think it was an AWG rythem failure. That is when the computer goes into a state where it does not have the ability to know what you want it to do and it completely shuts down and does nothing. That is what happened to my wife. NO< she knows how to was not some hard, slam on the brakes kind of stop. When she went to the brakes at 15 MPH, there was nothing there. I need any input that you guys can provide. At this time, TOYOTA is doing nothing to help us. We still had paper plates on the car with 3400 miles.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,591
    should work fine. I doubt have a Sienna, but I have a feeling the grid is probably more like a matrix of black dots in the top center of the windshield, which is designed to block the sun (that is, cover the spot that the visors can't block). But, as always, I may be wrong too.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • I was wondering the same thing - you can mount it below that area, or certainly can try (SLOWLY) going through the tollbooth while holding it up behind the black area, but I just keep it in the lower "cupboard" covered with foil and hold it up by hand when I need it - I really didn't want that ugly thing stuck to my windshield - and I don't use it for commuting - only gets use once in a while, so it's no big deal for me to do it "manually" when I need it.

  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    " was not some hard, slam on the brakes kind of stop. When she went to the brakes at 15 MPH, there was nothing there."

    Yikes. First incidence of complete brake failure I've heard of here on this board. Had the brakes been acting peculiar in any way prior to the accident? Is your van equipped with the standard ABS brakes or does it have the traction control/VSC?
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,469
    If ABS fails the brakes should still work fine, they just might lock up without the ABS.

    Was the brake pedal firm, or did it go to the floor?
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,469
    Does anybody know why the Sienna dropped its mileage from 27 to 26 hwy for 2005? Did they change the gearing?
  • sljbfamsljbfam Posts: 15
    jm38; we also had the same problem with the check engine light went on around 15,000 mile, I checked the gas cap, was ok. Brought to dealer and it was a blown sensor, which they replaced and took all day. Also have had the radiotor replaced, it was leaking they said it was not sealed good. Now the engine like has come back on and off again may have to bring it back, hope this is not a continuing problem that would be strike two what is 3 is the lemon law. Anyone else out there had the egine light problem.
  • conantconant Posts: 5
    To be honest with you, I am not exactly sure. The vehicle has been in the possession of the dealer ever since the accident and I have all of the paperwork in the car. We have been totally ignored by the dealer and Toyota. I have found 2 other people since the accident with 04's that have had the same problem. When they went to get the service records of when they took the cars to the dealer, the dealer did not note that the brakes were a concern even though the vehicles were brought in for that very purpose.
    Any suggestions where I might go for expert help?
  • conantconant Posts: 5
    AWG rythem failure exists when the computer that controls the system does not know what it is supposed to do and it does nothing.
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,469
    If the ABS does nothing that just means you don't have ABS - you still have your brakes though.

    I can't imagine they didn't make the system failsafe.
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    If the wrong ABS check valve happens to fail, however unlikely, you will have no braking whatsoever.
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