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#262 of 775 Toyota Sienna 2006 sliding doors
May 06, 2009 (10:47 am)
We are having problems with our Toyota Sienna 2006 sliding doors. They never worked properly since we bought the vehicle. They were repaired in 2007 but never really worked properly and now they are frozen. The warranty has expired. My problem with Toyota is that this is a manufacturer's defect that should be fixed at their cost. One thing I can say for sure is I won't ever get another Toyota because they don't look after their customers when it is their defective product.
#263 of 775 Re: Toyota Sienna Sliding Door Problems [superxman2]
May 06, 2009 (4:17 pm)
What does it take for Toyota to recall the Sienna with with door problems?
This problem existede since 2004 going into 2006
And why isn't there a class action suit since so many people have problems?
#264 of 775 Re: Reviews of Sienna, Odyssee, Grand Caravan [ateixeira]
May 07, 2009 (7:03 am)
I must disagree with you on this. If you have to exit this vehicle in an Emergency would you say it is safe and efficient for your passengers to do so with the two side door frozen. What if either of those two doors were the only way your family could have exited that vehicle and it was frozen shut? I even read in one of these messages that the air bags would not function if the doors are dysfunctional.
#265 of 775 Re: Reviews of Sienna, Odyssee, Grand Caravan [sallyg1]
May 07, 2009 (10:07 am)
But you know the defect was there before you placed your kids in the car to begin with! It would not be prudent to use the car once you know both doors aren't working.
The safe thing to do is to stop using the van and get the dealer to fix the doors.
I agree that Toyota should be paying for many of these, and the burden shoud be on them to prove it was mis-used if that's what they contend.
Click the link above and file a complaint. If there is truly a pattern of failures and enough people complain NHTSA can force Toyota to address the issue.
If not enough people complain, then shame on us. Or perhaps there aren't enough problems to form a pattern that NHTSA will recognize.
#266 of 775 Sienna rear door latch
May 12, 2009 (9:42 pm)
2 of the 3 bolts on the rear latch of the manual rear door have pulled through the sheet metal and left nice clean holes. Now the rear latch will not latch. Considering how thin the metal is here, I am surprised I have not seen any other posts on this. I plan to just put big washers under the bolts. Has anyone heard of a solution from Toyota?
#267 of 775 2002 Sienna manual sliding door won't open
May 26, 2009 (9:40 am)
I am hoping someone has a solution other than take it to the dealer. I don't believe I've seen this addressed here yet.
My driver's side manual sliding door is not allowing me to open it. I can use either the power lock/unlock or manual to unlock the door, but when I try to open the door, it just locks again. I have opened the door while physically holding the door lock button in the unlocked position while trying to open from the outside, but less than a 10% success rate. I've given up even trying anymore. It's been like this for about two weeks.
I did read one post regarding cleaning the contacts, but I haven't had the oppty yet.
Any suggestions? I feel I'm starting to be nickeled and dimed after several other costly repairs. I bought it new 7 yrs. ago this week. Thanks.
#268 of 775 Re: Sienna rear door latch [fix_it_again]
May 26, 2009 (7:40 pm)
Yeah solution from Toyota dealership was for me to take to a body shop. I starting having problems with my passenger sliding door within the first year. Several trips and my repair shop solution of "keep lubricated" and the door hasn't operated for over a year and a half. This week my passenger side manual rear door would not shut. Could not lock the car. There is one bolt left in the mechanism. Repair shop stated that they haven't seen anything like that and a body shop will have to repair. All this and my van was one that had the problem with the front door and the popping sound. Had to have it to a body shop where the had to re-weld. Normally that would mean it was fixed. I had to take it back 2 weeks later because that weld failed as well.
#269 of 775 Re: Sienna rear door latch [amyk5]
May 26, 2009 (8:58 pm)
This sounds like the problem I had. Two of the three bolts on the rear latch of the sliding door had pulled through the sheet metal, preventing the rear part of the door from latching. I used two washers and slightly longer bolts. I left the piece of sheet metal that had pulled through in place to position the bolts. The order on the new bolts is, new washer (slightly bigger than the hole, small cone shaped washer that is actully the sheet metal that pulled through, and insert into hole. The threads start so deep inside the door that you will need longer bolts than what came with the car to accomodate the new washers. Even though I used hex head bolts (easier to get in), and the bolts stick out more than the original, there is room and they do not hit anything when the door closes. I did not weld anything and it just took a few minutes. The door works as well as new. Tools required: star screw driver to remove the orignal bolts and hex wrench set to install new bolts. Tools and part are available at most hardware stores. Since I had both tools, it was less than a $5 repair and stronger than the original.
#270 of 775 Re: 04 Sienna Sliding Door Lock [skijenn]
May 31, 2009 (6:07 pm)
I have the same car and the same problem. I bought a packet of 4 flat washers for $1,49 and fixed it, at least for now!
When you buy these metal washers get one with a slightly larger hole than the base of the screws but smaller than the head to resecure the screws to the inner part of the door. This will allow the tapered head to go deeper into the hinge attachement while keeping it from pulling through the skin of the car.
My sliding door is working again but I have definitely been disappointed in the quality of the van doors and this 04 Sienna after owning 5 other Toyotas.
#271 of 775 Re: 2004 sienna door closure failed [tillsonburg]
Jun 01, 2009 (9:22 pm)
there is a new technical service bullitin ( march 09) on the sliding door. The bulltin shows a new way to replace the cable and pulley without having to replace the motor. So now the price is 540 for the pulley and cable plus labor, of course I told the dealership they were rip off artists on a 40 dollar part.
I also called the toyota national customer servive in CA and told them of the "safety" hazard and got them to reimburse half. Be sure to file a complaint with NHST