2015 Sienna won't start; a few minutes later it starts just fine; no apparent cause of problem.


Asked by Oct 17, 2014 at 09:09 AM about the 2015 Toyota Sienna XLE 8-Passenger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2015 Sienna, purchased less than a month ago, had had two instances where it won't start.  Message on the dash says to check the charging system.  A few minutes later, the car starts with no trouble.  I have had it in for service, but they cannot find anything wrong.

4 Answers


let the dealership check your battery

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Did you find what was the issue? We leased a 2015 Sienna a week ago and had the same issue yesterday. It didn't start with Message on the dash says to "check the charging system" and then it started after a few minutes. Please share if you found what caused it.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

The dealership checked the charging system (including battery) and found nothing wrong. Then, a few days later it happened again. In a short time, the dealership gave me a new battery, even though they couldn't find a problem with the battery. Since then (3 or 4 months ago), there has been no problem.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

I had the same problem last night. A month ago, there was an issue with my spoiler and trunk "suspension"--I have had my van for about 2 months and have experienced some alarming concerns.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2006 Sienna battery / electrical problem? 1 answer

    Dealership has checked battery twice and said it'd "good". When I turn the van off but then either open up both side doors (one is powered) OR I turn the radio on for about 25 minutes and then try to...

    2006 Toyota Sienna LE


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Replacement tires for the Run - flat tires 63 answers

    Hi there, I bought a 2007 Sienna XLE AWD last July and currently have about 11,000 miles on them. I do have the run - flat tries that originally came with the car. As it appears the tread on the t...

    2007 Toyota Sienna XLE AWD


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2004 Toyota Sienna 3.3L wont start, just cranks 11 answers

    Car will not start. Cranks all day but never fires. Have checked fuel, thats good. Checked spark, thats good. Intake system no problems. Took to dealer they said broken timing belt. Pulled front of ...

    2004 Toyota Sienna 4 Dr LE Passenger Van


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Tires wearing off too frequently. 37 answers

    I have a certified Toyota Sienna and the tires seem to start showing sign of wearing off in 6 months, as if it has allignment issues or something. The car does not pull to one side or anything. The ...

    2009 Toyota Sienna LE 8 Passenger


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Our 2015 Sienna HID lights have us driving blind! They shine only below a straight line and cause visibility problems on hilly roads. 2 answers

    We have a new 2015 Sienna and have issues with the headlights. They're great if you are going down the highway but if you are in a dark, hilly neighborhood full of deer like where we live, there ar...

    2015 Toyota Sienna


    Maintenance & Repair


Looking for a Used Sienna in your area?

CarGurus has 28,843 nationwide Sienna listings starting at $900.


Search Toyota Sienna Questions

Toyota Sienna Experts

#1 Mik00000
Reputation 1,520
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,050
#3 FordNut
Reputation 910
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Odyssey
350 Great Deals out of 27,970 listings starting at $2,295
Used Toyota Highlander
476 Great Deals out of 25,071 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chrysler Town & Country
442 Great Deals out of 20,513 listings starting at $1,695
Used Toyota Camry
1,094 Great Deals out of 96,265 listings starting at $1,250
Used Kia Sedona
139 Great Deals out of 9,357 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
308 Great Deals out of 34,366 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Pilot
461 Great Deals out of 19,637 listings starting at $599
Used Nissan Quest
93 Great Deals out of 3,088 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota RAV4
644 Great Deals out of 61,987 listings starting at $2,450
Used Toyota 4Runner
316 Great Deals out of 20,547 listings starting at $2,295
Used Toyota Corolla
868 Great Deals out of 74,427 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Sequoia
165 Great Deals out of 5,986 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Tacoma
614 Great Deals out of 35,124 listings starting at $2,155
Used Honda CR-V
813 Great Deals out of 59,368 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Sienna XLE 8-Passenger For Sale
4,441 listings starting at $32,805
2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 8-Passenger For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 225 listings starting at $24,995
2015 Toyota Sienna XLE 8-Passenger For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 260 listings starting at $20,888
2014 Toyota Sienna XLE 8-Passenger For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 441 listings starting at $15,999
2013 Toyota Sienna XLE 8-Passenger For Sale
71 listings starting at $15,999