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#540 of 776 Re: Toyota Sienna 2011 XLE Sliding Door Problem [ihatemysienna]
Apr 06, 2011 (6:14 am)
Good morning ihatemysienna
I will bring your posting to our Toyota dealer.
Thank you for step forward and make Toyota to reconize this issue.
The slidind door is the only complaint I have with my Sienna so far. It's roomy, easy to handle, and has all the gadges we need. I traded in my 2009 Odyssey EX for this V6 Sienna LE, and I I don't miss my ody at all.
By the way, are you still hating your sienna after the door is fixed?
#541 of 776 Re: Toyota Sienna 2011 XLE Sliding Door Problem [ihatemysienna]
Apr 06, 2011 (8:47 am)
We might think about having a facebook page on this issue of the sliding door to call on the public to rally for all of us who have this automobile. I own the Toyota Seinna XLE.. at seven thousand miles my sliding door went out.. no use at all and only myself driving or in the car. I took it to be fixed and they told me to go back to the dealer I bought it from..now I have 30,000 miles to never have use of the door. Sad..and shame on TOYOTA. I' seventy years old so what kind of damage could I possibly have done to this automobile to be stuck with a bummer. I gave up a HONDA odessy van for this one.. for I had also own a toyota from 1991 through 2994 when the hurricanes took it away from me.
#542 of 776 Re: Toyota Sienna 2011 XLE Sliding Door Problem [wythehsu]
Apr 07, 2011 (11:06 am)
Answering wythehsu's question as to whether I still hate my sienna. NO, I don't hate it anymore! I regret using that for my screen name. I did it out of frustration because of the problems I'd been having. I tried to change it, but once you set up a name, Edmunds won't allow you to change it, unfortunately. I actually really like the car for all the reasons you posted - roomy, easy to handle, and it has everything in it I could possibly want. I love the power and the all-wheel drive. Great car...I just wish the door issues had not left such a bad first impression. I have owned many Toyotas and never had one problem until this one. I hope my postings will help you get what you need from your dealer. To everyone experiencing the sliding door issue I described in my previous postings - insist your dealers take care of this problem. IT IS A KNOWN PROBLEM, AND THERE IS A FIX!!! Good luck.
#543 of 776 Re: 2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door failure [tsvi1]
Apr 14, 2011 (3:52 pm)
I have a 2004 Sienna, I have had multiple problems with my power sliding doors. I have had to replace one motor on the one of the doors and now the motor on the other door has also gone out. Each time to have the motor replaced is $1,000.00. I have not yet fixed the second door. I will never buy another vehicle with power sliding doors. You can get them open in the winter (freezing) and even if you try it puts too much strain on the motor. I find myself turning the power to the doors off in the winter and using them only in the summer and still both of the motors have gone out.
#544 of 776 Re: 2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door failure [frustatedowner]
Apr 18, 2011 (10:41 am)
My client also had his motor replaced on one of the doors of his 2005 Sienna. I believe the motor is the primary problem. If you would like to discuss this further and I can tell you what I have learned or if you would like to consider legal action, please e-mail me at tsviaol.com.
#545 of 776 Re: 2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door failure [tsvi1]
Apr 18, 2011 (1:01 pm)
I personally think it's going to take a lawsuit to get Toyota to do anything at this point. What have you learned?
#546 of 776 Problems with 07 sliding doors
Apr 19, 2011 (9:55 am)
I own a 2007 Toyota Sienna LE....we bought it just 2 1/2 years ago. We only have one power door with the button to open and close it....the other is manual but has the motor in the back to pull it in closed. Ever since we got it the passenger side full power door has worked intermittently. One day it works just fine, then one day you have to manually open the VERY heavy door for no known reason. Its not consistent as to when it doesn't work like cold vs hot or rain vs dry....you just never know. The back motor hasn't given us a prolem until recently. However, the drivers sliding door has given us tons of problems. We bought it in August of 08 and in October my mother-in-law was driving down the street with my 4 kids to go to the park when out of nowhere the glass shattered!! NOTHING hit it! It scared the kids and her. At that time I called Toyota to see if there was a defect or recall on the doors but they claimed there was none. So I ended up using my car insurance to replace that. Then recently the motor that pulls the door in on the drivers side sliding door just stopped working....I was driving when it flew open! Luckily I had a bungee cord with me to hold it closed. When it first stopped we were able to push the back end of door in, but then it just stopped all together. Right now it is duct taped shut on the outside with a bungee inside!! Then just yesterday we were closing the passenger side slider....we pushed the button and it closed but again the back motor would not grab it and pull it in....for the moment we are able to push it in to get it to "catch".
Recently, I decided to my own looking and found numerous complaints about the motors on the sliding doors....starting from models years ago. I was surprised because as I said Toyota said there was NO problems at all with the sliders. I do plan to call a dealership today to inquire again. But really what am I supposed to do...the van is the only car of our two that is large enough for the family as my husband drives a much smaller car for his commuting. I plan to trade it in soon....and because of this my car is worth $4000-$5000 less on trade....frustrating! At this point I can't even recoup the amount of our down payment from 2 1/2 years ago....and I was told the Toyotas "retain" there value. If I can't get this fixed I will be forced to consider legal action. My van is no longer safe to have my children in or their friends.
Any input from anywherer here is much appreciated!
#547 of 776 2005 Sienna XLE sliding door problem
Apr 21, 2011 (5:02 pm)
I am having same problem as many other people. Door is working when I use handles inside and outside but it does not work when I use any of 3 power buttons.
Tomorrow (APR-22) I am taking cat to a Toyota dealer to see what is going on. I also called Toyota customer service and filed complaint. Everyone should do the same by filing official complaint to Toyota.
#548 of 776 Re: 2005 Sienna XLE sliding door problem [bubuleya]
Apr 22, 2011 (6:22 am)
I think your van has same problem like my van had, I have fixed it myself by replacing a part from motor assembly. (Dealer was charging me $1200 for fix). I could help you with reasonable charge if you are here in Indianapolis, IN. I donít know where you are? It is hard for me to explain everything step by step what I did. Any way good luck.
#549 of 776 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE
Apr 28, 2011 (11:26 am)
My passenger sliding door will not open if I push the buttons, but if I lift the handle inside or out it works fine slides as normal. I have it at the shop today, they just called and sid it needs a motor for over $850.00, I asked them to look at it again because the motor works fine, there is something that catches the door keeping it from opening. I also had to replace my battery due to this door problem a month ago, it did not latch and ruined the battery. I am really upset over this, it is a real safety hazzard!! If anyone has an idea to fix this problem, please let me know. I will contact toyota about it also.