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#329 of 775 Sienna door locked from inside
Dec 13, 2009 (7:48 pm)
Both of the sliding doors on my 2002 sienna are giving me problems.
The manual door is locked from inside. I can open it from outside but not from inside (tho sometimes the lock switch mysteriously falls down on its own and it takes several tries over a period of hours to get it to unlock from outside also). The dealers tell me they need to take the door off at a cost of $100 to diagnose the problem, and then who knows what they'll come up with once they have me there. Has anyone had experience with this problem -- how was it fixed?
I know there are 3 other doors (no inside release from the rear lift door) but I'm giving this one to my daughter and want it to be extra safe.
I also have problems with the automatic door -- occasionally it will balk at closing, whether I use any button or pull on it; if I disable the auto button, it won't close manually either. I've been reading suggestions here and am kind of overwhelmed by the options.
We're looking for a new car and it's not going to be a Toyota!
#330 of 775 Re: Sliding doors sticking [getemmy]
Dec 23, 2009 (10:59 am)
have same van in Ontario same problem. Tried all sorts of lubricants no resolve. Toyota dosn't want to help. This is very annoying and a safety issue. Very unhappy with Toyota. There are just like Ford I am always the only one that has that problem
Anyone have any luck with Toyota or magic potion !
#331 of 775 Re: Sliding doors sticking [gotoyota]
Dec 23, 2009 (11:39 am)
My doors are froozen for 4 months out of the year. None of my neighbours vans have that problem not Sienna vans.Our van is in a garage but we have to drive it and at our destination it sits outside....... If Toyota replaced some weather stripping they know they have a problem. We have fullsize chev vans at work no doors freeze unless there is an ice storm. It is ridicoulus that they freeze up and we cannot use them all winter.
Bought Toyota for a reason reliability not to impressed with them so far
#333 of 775 2004 Sienna XLE - sliding door dont work.
Dec 23, 2009 (6:10 pm)
I have a 2004 Sienna XLE. Today its sliding door cable snapped...
Contacted Dealer and approximate cost to fix is about $600.00
After reviewing this website i feel like it could be a manufactures defect.
#334 of 775 Re: 2009 Sienna Power Door Problem [Violaisabelle]
Dec 26, 2009 (3:31 pm)
Saw your blog but not much there. Sold my 04 Sienna to my daughter and now they have this problem with the doors freezing in Winter. They refuse to drive the van in winter as it is a safety problem. Have you had any further success or failure and what is your status with the dealer??
ps I live in Tillsonburg too.
#335 of 775 Re: 2004 Sienna XLE - sliding door dont work. [nowfyi]
Dec 27, 2009 (6:23 pm)
The same happened to our 2004 Sienna XLE today! I will be contacting Toyota and I hope you will do the same! I also have a problem with the alloy wheels pitting......Toyota would not do anything about that. This was my first Toyota purchase. It has been a bad experience from the beginning........never again.
#336 of 775 Re: 2004 Sienna XLE - sliding door dont work. [toyotastinks1]
Dec 28, 2009 (7:47 am)
Our doors have frozen shut as well on our 2004 Sienna XLE. I have had to replace both door cables as they have both snapped. This cost me approximately $3,400.00. I blame part of the failure of the cables to the fact that the doors have frozen and the excessive force that has been put on the cables trying to open frozen doors. I also have excessive pitting on the allow wheels. I have contacted Toyota several times without success. Have you had any luck?
#337 of 775 sliding door cable snapped
Jan 02, 2010 (7:13 pm)
mine is a 2004 sienna. the doors have frozen up every winter. today my daughter (120lbs)
pulled on a stuck frozen door. it was minus 15C. the cable snapped. the dealer said 1700 dollars plus and no help from toyota. THIS IS A KNOWN PROBLEM WITH THE DOOR DESIGN AND TOYOTA CHOOSES TO HIDE>
Make my next minivan a CHRYSLER> I had far fewer problems with my Caravan ES.
#338 of 775 Re: Are there any known problems with the '08 Siennas? [ateixeira]
Jan 07, 2010 (9:06 am)
Maybe no recall, but there are problems with the 2007. Our 07 Sienna has different one. The drivers side slider doesn't latch. This makes the interior lights stay on, thus killing the battery. Even with the light switch shut off it kills the battery because it senses the door is open an tries to draw the door closed all night. Toyota "fixed" the problem once still under warranty. about 30k miles . The next time it wasn't, and were told that it could be two different things, one might cost about $35o and the other about $800. The problem is the had to take it apart to see which one it was. Am I alone with this problem?