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#515 of 756 Re: 2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door failure [kgriebell]
Jan 21, 2011 (8:33 am)
My two sliding doors on my 2005 Sienna van would not open yesterday. Don't think they are frozen (that does happen A LOT, but usually unfreeze after being in warmed-up car for awhile).
Today, they still won't open. The alarm was sounding that they were open, and then the "open door light" was not coming on, but alarm was still sounding. The door locks are clicking normally when I lock and unlock the doors, and the sliding door main switch is showing red. I pushed on the door to make sure it is closed properly, and heard it click. Again, tried to open the doors, and still no luck.
We also had problem with the driver's door welding; popping sound. My mechanic able to fix it, for now, but want to look into getting the passenger door fixed because I understand the defect is in both doors.
Very frustrating to say the least.
#516 of 756 The video is a great idea!
Jan 21, 2011 (11:25 am)
I am one of the people here that has had the motor in the sliding door of their 2004 Sienna break. The people at Toyota have done nothing but ignore this issue. Maybe if we could get someone who can do video editing to compile lots of short shots of the broken doors, then make a video of it and post it to YouTube we'd get some attention. At this point I have cut the cable to the broken motor and use the door manually, but it is heavy and will slide back if we are facing downhill (I live in a hilly area). Not safe.
Boo to Toyota! I used to be a fan, but now that we are looking to replace one of our cars we are looking at Hyundai and Ford.
#517 of 756 2006 sienna door is not open and close
Jan 24, 2011 (6:32 am)
Our automatic sliding door is not working at 55,000 miles. The Toyota Company refuses to pay to fix the sliding door. I am surprise with Toyota ís reputation that the automatic sliding door has stop working. I am very concerned about the automatic door not working. Right now the door is on manual. It is very difficult to open and close for my family. My spouse and my hands hurt when we pull to open and close the sliding door. Our three kids are unable to open and close the door on their own. I am very concerned because God for bid if we were to get into an accident my kids may not be able to get out. If anyone else has the same problem and/or knows of an inexpensive fix, please let me know.
#518 of 756 Re: 2006 sienna door is not open and close [caroftheday]
Jan 24, 2011 (2:16 pm)
Well, the warranty is just 36k miles. Did you ask if you could buy an extended warranty and have the door covered retroactively?
Thing is, some folks paid for those warranties, if everyone gets the same fix, what exactly did they pay for?
#519 of 756 2009 sienna le power sliding door problem VIDEO included!
Jan 26, 2011 (4:01 pm)
I've a 2009 Sienna LE with 100k miles. As you can see after I pressed the open button on the remote(or either of the two buttons inside the van), the top of the door just pops opened a bit. The bottom of the door is jammed/stucked against the body, thus preventing the bottom to pop out too and allowing the door to slide open. But if I pull on the outside door handle with a little bit of force, the door operates normally. The problem started to happen a few weeks ago when it started to get cold here in the northeast. I lubed the front and rear lock mechanisms, and I took off the 'L' bracket located on the inside bottom left of the door. Unfortunately, the problem is still occurring more than 50% of the time. HELP? btw, once it only popped open a little, I can't close/open from the inside/outside unless I first push the door back in from the outside.
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#520 of 756 Re: 2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door failure [kgriebell]
Jan 26, 2011 (4:50 pm)
My suggestion is to video tape it and tell everyone you know on Facebook, etc to view it so it racks up a lot of viewings. Someone else did that for another Sienna defect and it got 40,000 views. Toyota coincidentally did a recall after that...check out the video...
Here's one with the sienna sliding door defect...
#521 of 756 Re: 2009 sienna le power sliding door problem VIDEO included! [tc2903]
Jan 26, 2011 (6:59 pm)
To me it looks like the door was frozen shut and once you opened it it work ok.
Mine has done this. I have tried silicone, dry lube and that has not done the trick. I was sent this suggestion but have not given it a try yet.
"Prevent car doors from freezing shut with cooking spray! Spritz cooking oil on the rubber seals around car doors & rub it in with a paper towel. The cooking spray prevents water from melting into the rubber"
Worth a try.
#522 of 756 Re: 2009 sienna le power sliding door problem VIDEO included! [tillsonburg]
Jan 28, 2011 (9:41 am)
Careful - petroleum-based products can damage rubber seals over time. I'd use something like lithium instead.
#523 of 756 2004 sienna xle limited awd power sliding door
Jan 29, 2011 (1:22 pm)
My driver side sliding door's cable was broken in Jun 2009. I went to dealer and they quote $1800 to fix the door. Then I went to local mechanic and fixed it for $1000. Last week, my passanger side's sliding door's cable is broken. It looks like I will spend more in repairing my car than my original purchase price. Now I have decided that my next car can not be TOYOTA.
#524 of 756 petrolium oil vs vegetable oil
Feb 01, 2011 (5:51 pm)
Cooking oil is a vegetable oil from corn or olives thats why you can eat it. It is not a petroleum based oil!