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#502 of 755 Re: Toyota Sienna Sliding Door Problem [jjjjyip]
Jan 05, 2011 (10:33 am)
Both of my doors are defective. They won't close without manual effort. I had one close on me because it doesn't stay in the open position at times. I had to fight it off because it did not detect the resistance. It would have caused real injury had it done that to my 3 year old. I notified toyota and they referred me to the dealer. Dealer said 900 per door. I think we're looking at a class action lawsuit, but I am getting rid of the piece of crap. Paid 37k for it in 2005. Carmax quoted me yeaterday, with the door issues, it is worth abut 9k. Hello Honda.
#503 of 755 Goodbye Toyota and Lexus
Jan 05, 2011 (11:37 am)
I have been following this thread because I have a 2006 Sienna. I've seen the problems creep up so that now I am seeing 2005 and a couple of 2006 Siennas with problems. I am holding my breath. I assume Toyota follows these discussions so this is for you. I also own a Lexus RX300 which had a transmission go out at 140,000 miles and a likely engine "gelling" issue now surfacing at 167,000. They did extend the warranty for the engine gelling problem but I am now past that extension. I cannot believe how this company has tried to avoid taking responsibility for problems. I am in the market to replace my Lexus and Toyota/Lexus are not even being considered. I will never buy another Toyota/Lexus again and will certainly not recomment them to friends and family.
#504 of 755 Re: Goodbye Toyota and Lexus [avery1]
Jan 05, 2011 (11:41 am)
If this were a Dodge Grand Caravan thread people would be high-fiving each other if their transmissions went 140,000 miles.
#505 of 755 Re: Goodbye Toyota and Lexus [avery1]
Jan 05, 2011 (11:52 am)
I doubt Toyota is following these discussions. They are really too big to care about 1 2004, maybe 2005 and 06, van series.
#506 of 755 Re: Toyota Sienna Sliding Door Problem [jabba3]
Jan 05, 2011 (1:54 pm)
RE: Classs action suit: I'm in!
#507 of 755 2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door failure
Jan 10, 2011 (2:12 pm)
Both of my automatic sliding doors do not work. The Toyota dealer indicated that both actuator motors have to be replaced, which is quite costly. I have 84,000 miles on it, and can't afford to repair it or get a new car. Of course I didn't purchase the extended warranty given (what I thought then but not now) Toyota's reputation. I'm very concerned about the automatic doors not working, as my kids have a hard time manually using the doors. God forbid we get in an accident and they can't get out. It looks like a lot of people are having the same problem, so I contacted Toyota as the dealer couldn't do anything. According to Toyota, they won't pay for the repairs unless there is a recall. So, I filed my complaint with nthsa.gov and hope that if enough people log their complaints Toyota will be forced to pay for their defect. If anyone else has the same problem and/or knows of an inexpensive fix, please let me know.
#508 of 755 Re: Power door is not delatching [montegobay]
Jan 10, 2011 (2:49 pm)
The followup to my 1st post is that I was lucky to have an extended warranty. The previous owner had the foresight and money to buy an extended warranty.
It was covered completely. But I was at 65k miles. I have 10k miles left of coverage - I hope the other door doesn't go bad after.
#509 of 755 Re: 2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door failure [ceoberry6]
Jan 10, 2011 (6:52 pm)
Have they given you a price for the actuator motors? I dont think these are the motors that shuttle the door. They are motors (actuators) that release the latch cables to allow the door motor to shuttle the door open. You might check an auto wrecker to see if you can find thses parts.
#510 of 755 Re: 2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door failure [tillsonburg]
Jan 11, 2011 (5:01 am)
I have a 2005 (identical to the 2006). Both my sliding doors broke and and my 7 year old can't open the door.
I have a quote from Toyota for the first door -- $1,800. I am furious they will not fix this defect on a complimentary basis.
Who do I contact? Consumer reports? National Highway commission?
#511 of 755 Re: 2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door failure [kgriebell]
Jan 11, 2011 (9:08 am)
Call Toyota's 800 number, and see if you can plead your case.
Be nice, trust me - I used to work at a Help Desk. You get more bees with honey. I wouldn't be surprised if they at least offer to pick up half the tab, maybe part or labor. I doubt it'll be a free fix though, otherwise why would anyone ever buy an extended warranty?
Then report the problem to NHTSA's ODI online:
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