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#1 of 758 Sliding doors sticking
Aug 31, 2006 (8:25 am)
I have a 2004 Sienna, I live in the northeast.
When it snows, sleets freezing rain the sliding doors stick. My kids can not get in the car, so they climb over the leather seats with their snowy shoes to get to the back seats.
The worst part is they CAN'T get out of the sliding doors becase they are frozen shut.
Has anyone else had this problem?
#2 of 758 Got Sliding Door Power Lock Motor Fixed
Aug 21, 2006 (5:34 am)
Last week, my 98 Sienna LE (80808 mi) passenger side sliding door power door lock failed. I took the unit out, did some testing. Door lock module was out. Opened it up, took out motor, cleaned it and put it back on. It is working just like new. Also, the plastic sliding door handle broke 3 times, twice on passenger side, once one driver side. Now, I made 2 metal handles, these handles should outlast the vehicle itself.
#4 of 758 2004 sienna door closure failed
Sep 03, 2006 (7:22 am)
The cable snapped and plastic pieces flew all over hitting my wife in the face.
The cable appears to have rusted out. The plastic pulley shattered. Toyotas extended warranty does not cover this.
My van was build June 20, 2003 making it just over 3 yrs old. It will cost $2,000 to fix!
#5 of 758 2004 Sienna door spot weld failure
Sep 03, 2006 (7:27 am)
The lower spot weld on the plate that secures the left door check (the strap the holds the door from opening to far) has broke. Toytota will not warranty this.The check strap cushion has also failed.This part is made by Aisin Denso. My dealer has told me of 5 such failures. He replaced the door in each case. These failures are on the first vans off the line. Apparantly they resolved this problem in July 04 my van was built June 03 when they first went into production. Has anyone else had such a failure and did Toyota cover it?
#6 of 758 Re: Sliding doors sticking [vulcan4]
Sep 03, 2006 (7:35 am)
I have experienced a similar problem. I sprayed the door gasget(s) with a silicone lubricant. This displaces the moisture on the gasgets and prevents the door to be frozen shut. All doors have frozen shut on me.
#7 of 758 slinding door sensors
Dec 01, 2006 (5:58 pm)
2005 toyota sienna xle:The sliding door sensors do not recognize obstacles. Today the door shut on my 6 y/o daughters face. has anyone had these issues?
#8 of 758 2001 Toyota Sienna, mud & grit
Dec 02, 2006 (9:35 am)
My 2001 Toyota Sienna allows rain, mud and dirt under the doors to accumulate inside the closed doors, although not in the passenger compartment. It already is rusting the door suspension mechanism and leaves sand and dirt around the inner door frame. Does anyone else with a 2001 have this problem? Would mud flaps help, running boards or a makeshift extra gasket? Toyota dealers claim to have no complaints, but their mechanics acknowledge a problem, but have no ideas or solutions.
#9 of 758 Re: 2004 sienna door closure failed [tillsonburg]
Dec 03, 2006 (11:44 am)
Just an up date to my sliding door closure failure.
The ECP "Extended Care Program" covered the repair of my sliding door. The power doors and tail gate motors are not listed in the ECP plan I bought but they agreed to cover it. I really think this was an oversite not to include these motors as they did not have power doors on any previous model. Toyota would not admit this. I would ensure you have your doors checked thoroughly while under warranty. I would suggest they need to be well lubed to prevent corrosion and checked to ensure the bolts are tight. After mine failed I found alot of corrosion, the cable is galvanized with a plastic coating that had cracked, and the main door bracket bolts were loose.
#10 of 758 Re: 2004 Sienna door spot weld failure [tillsonburg]
Dec 13, 2006 (9:34 am)
Our 04 Sienna just experienced the exact problem you had. The spod weld on the plate that secures the left door check failed!
I took to the dealer and they won't fix it under warrenty. I'm just wondering how did you resolve this issue? I'm thinking to file a complaint to the consumer's group, and may be this will call their attention?