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#523 of 776 2004 sienna xle limited awd power sliding door
Jan 29, 2011 (12:22 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 776 petrolium oil vs vegetable oil
Feb 01, 2011 (4:51 pm)
Cooking oil is a vegetable oil from corn or olives thats why you can eat it. It is not a petroleum based oil!
#526 of 776 Re: petrolium oil vs vegetable oil [tillsonburg]
Feb 02, 2011 (7:52 am)
Still, doesn't it damage natural rubber seals?
#527 of 776 Re: 2006 sienna door is not open and close [caroftheday]
Feb 18, 2011 (8:45 am)
We also experienced the same failure in our R sliding door in our 2004 Sienna. A strand of the Cable came loose and jammed the pully mechanism on the door. I pulled the offending strands from the pulley and gave it copious amount of WD40 and moved the system back and forth until I can get some movment. I can now open and close the door manually but with much effort. The electrical does not seem to work any more.I also believe this to be a SAFETY ISSUE How do you open a jammed door in an emergency ie submersion, fire etc.
#528 of 776 Re: Toyota Sienna Sliding Door Problem [jjjjyip]
Feb 24, 2011 (12:46 pm)
This happened to me twice. I paid for the repair out of pocket the first time, the second time, the part was still covered under warranty, so Toyota had to pay for it and they had to send my vehicle to the body shop to repair the damage that the faulty part had caused.
#529 of 776 2011 power sliding door problem
Mar 12, 2011 (5:23 pm)
I purchased a 2011 Sienna in November 2010. Almost immediately, I began experiencing intermittent issues with BOTH rear sliding doors, where they would not open automatically (either with my hand, or by pressing any of the number of buttons one can use to open these doors). It would open about 1/2 inch, issue a high-pitched electronic sound and then stop. The only way to open it at that point was manually - but it only opened in jerks and with great difficulty. Once the door was open all the way, the only way to close it was with the same difficulty. I brought it to the dealer, who politely told me they could not duplicate the problem (of course - it was intermittent!), and they sent me home with my car. The issue kept intermittently reoccurring. I brought the car back again, and insisted they keep it for a period of days and try (and I mean really try) to duplicate the problem. They willingly agreed, and they gave me a loaner car. They apparently tried for several days, with no success. They even called a Toyota rep, who told them he had not heard of this issue, but gave them suggestions of things to try in order to duplicate. Finally, on about the fourth day - success! They duplicated it and got the "error code". I was told it was a problem with the motors. I was a bit suspicious, as I thought it odd that BOTH motors would be defective. In any event, the car went back in early January for the motor replacement. Unfortunately, the day they replaced the motors, the Toyota rep called to tell them that they discovered that the motors are NOT the issue - it is, instead a computer problem. They are now working on getting whatever necessary replacement computer parts (sorry - I'm not a car "techie" so I don't know correct terminology) needed to fix this (hopefully) for good. I understand the parts will be available in late March 2011.
In the meantime, all power doors in my vehicle (including the rear hatch door) stopped working in their entirety and would only operate manually. Unfortunately, the left rear passenger door got stuck in the OPEN position in my driveway. We finally forced it closed, but I took the darn thing back to the dealer the 3rd week of February, and have been in a loaner since then and will be in this loaner until they fix the car.
My dealer is wonderful, by the way. They have been helpful and patient and, most of all, persistent, throughout this process. They truly want to see this problem FIXED. (They are Balise Toyota in West Springfield, MA. Great people to work with!!)
For all of you who have been struggling with the same issue with no help from your dealers - show them this post! Toyota corporate is COMPLETELY aware of this problem, and you should not be told otherwise! According to my dealer, I am apparently the "pioneer" for this issue because my car was the first one for which Toyota correctly diagnosed this issue. Also, please know that my dealer told me they are dealing with this with several other people who bought their Siennas there. You are not alone!!
Thanks for reading this very long-winded post. I wanted everyone to know that a fix is coming - but you will probably need to inform your dealers. Good luck to all!
#530 of 776 Sienna 2005 Sliding Door Problems :(
Mar 13, 2011 (1:31 pm)
I have a 2005 Sienna....8 months ago had to have both sliding door panels replaced because doors would not open from the inside or the outside. 8 months later the passenger side slider got stuck open and I had to tie it shut to go to the dealer. Unfortunately it was a "different" problem and now want $1,000+ to fix it to open manually or $2,300+ to fix it to automatically as it should!! For real?? I only bought a brand new Toyota because I thought they backed their cars!! What a joke!! They said there isn't a recall yet but it is a re-occuring problem - what do they need a child to fall out or get stuck in after an accident?? I don't think they will recall it because they know all of us who own them have children and HAVE to have it fixed for safety reasons!!! NEVER, NEVER, AGAIN WILL I PURCHASE A TOYOTA!!!
#531 of 776 Re: Sienna 2005 Sliding Door Problems :( [ccmmiller]
Mar 14, 2011 (7:48 am)
I am have the same problems with my 2004 sienna. They did not help at all.
I am having problem with my driver side seat belt, hard to release after you stop?, they are asking for 400 dollars. They do not have any safety in mind.
These are only some of the problems...
Take to the local mechanics and they might be able to fix it cheaper.
#532 of 776 Re: Sienna 2005 Sliding Door Problems :( [jjllcal]
Mar 14, 2011 (8:17 am)
My suggestion is to take your van in for the passenger seat seat belt recall and politely ask them to fix the drivers seat belt as well. It's ridiculous that they don't include all the seat belts in the recall. We did exactly that and got all our seat belts replaced (except the back row).