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#308 of 775 Re: Manual sliding door won't open from inside AND outside [ateixeira]
Sep 03, 2009 (3:54 pm)
I found your blogs by googling recalls for toyota power doors for Siennas. I figured if I was having problems that maybe there was a forum or some information of how to get this problem resolved. I have a 2002 Sienna and had not really had a problem until about two or three years ago. It has apprx. 76,000 miles. The power door becomes stubborn and will not open or close. You can hear it trying to work, but I have to push it all the way back so it can reset itself. Sometimes it does not want to budge. This problem occurs and then it just goes away and all seems fine. Until today, I am just fed up with it. I am the original owner and have taken it to Toyota at least 2 to 3 times with this door problem. But, it will either work fine for them or they would say they tuned it up and it seems to work fine and act up again and again. After reading these blogs and knowing your vehicles are having the same issues and your vehicles are much younger than mine, it is time to report this and have toyota fix this problem with a recall. Thank you for posting your comments, I thought I was the only one with this possessed power door.
#309 of 775 1999 sienna $5 door cable fix
Sep 04, 2009 (7:51 pm)
I fixed my door cable on my 1999 Sienna. Some of you have had this problem so I thought I would post a link to the details of the repair.
#310 of 775 Re: Power door is not delatching [familymandan]
Sep 06, 2009 (12:43 pm)
I have the exact same problem as familymandan.
The door opens fine, but neither the roof button or b pillar button will close the door as the hold open latch will not release. The manual handle has a cable the goes directly to the latch so this works still.
Anybody had any luck with this yet?
#311 of 775 Re: 1999 sienna $5 door cable fix [frogstarjgw]
Sep 12, 2009 (1:21 pm)
I cannot get the link to work, can you post the link?
I have this problem and they want $1700 for the repair!!
#312 of 775 Re: 1999 sienna $5 door cable fix [marycelery]
Sep 16, 2009 (3:49 pm)
Sorry I can't seem to post a direct link
and scroll to the Sept 4 entry.
Or cut and paste the link below without the quotes to your address bar for a direct link.
#313 of 775 1999 sienna $5 door cable fix
Sep 16, 2009 (3:57 pm)
My previous link was broken and I can't seem to post a direct link.
and scroll down to the Sep. 4 entry.
Or cut and paste the link below to your address bar without the quotes.
#314 of 775 Re: 2005 Toyota Sienna won't start drained battery--seat sensor? electrical [znet]
Sep 29, 2009 (1:58 pm)
We had a similar problem with our 2008 XLE.
I suspect the problem is that sometimes the sliding doors don't go all the way back and lock / engage. When I disable the automatic doors and manually slide the doors back, they sometimes "click" into place. Other times they seem to just hit some barrier and stop (and can slide forward without engaging the handle).
With the automatic doors enabled, it seems the motor is still trying to completely slide the door back even though it stopped prior to clicking into place.
Anyone else have similar issues?
#315 of 775 Re: 2005 Sienna rear door latch [fix_it_again]
Sep 29, 2009 (8:41 pm)
My 2005 Toyota Sienna driver's side rear latch has had two bottom screws pull though the sheet metal. Leaving only one still attached. Causing my door not to close properly and becoming a clear safety issue for my family and friends. Has anyone gotten any kind of response from Toyota regarding this clearly a defect in the sheet metal and safety issue?
#317 of 775 Re: Power door is not delatching [familymandan]
Oct 02, 2009 (8:19 am)
Precisely the same problem. Door motor works fine, and the door opens and closes automatically using the interior or exterior handle. However whenever a button is used the door "hangs" and won't open or close.
Any solution? Would definitely like to try a "shadetree" mechanic approach if it is just swapping out a couple of actuators. Part #'s and any tips would be greatly appreciated.