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#562 of 775 Sienna 2005 Sliding Door won't open
May 18, 2011 (12:51 pm)
Opening our passenger side sliding door has been a worsening problem for years. It's gotten to the point where it is impossible to open from the outside, the door handle just doesn't respond. There's rust along the siding track that the other side doesn't have. Opening from the inside has gotten more difficult as well. Now my lovely wife has engaged the child safety lock switch and we cannot open the door from the outside OR the inside. Is there a way to disengage the switch? Other than Toyota, where should I take it for repair? A body shop or a regular car repair shop? Thanks.
#563 of 775 Weirdest Sienna sliding door problem
May 21, 2011 (5:16 am)
I have a 2001 Sienna XLE and the weirdest thing started to happen with my driver side sliding door.
Here are the symptoms:
It operates when I shift into parking. When I say operates I mean if it is closed it will open when I shift into park or when it is open it will close when I shift into park.
It will always operate when I use the remote or the door lever but does not work with any of the inside buttons.
Does anyone has any idea of what is going on?
#564 of 775 Re: 2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door failure [ceoberry6]
May 24, 2011 (6:12 pm)
I have a 2007 Sienna -- I love the car exept for those darn doors.
They offered pay half for the part, so instead of $1600, it will cost $1200 to fix. Well, thanks very much for your generosity! We have to do something. It's ridiculous.
#565 of 775 Toyota Sienna XLE Sliding door
Jun 17, 2011 (11:45 am)
I have a Sienna XLE 2005. My passenger side automatic sliding doors cable drive snapped, the motor is good. The dealer says the cost is $1,150 to fix. What are the alternatives? Any suggestions? Called some places no one knows where to get the cable. The MSRP on the cable is $588!!! This stuff is too expensive. What is Toyota doing about this? They should take some responsibility. The discussion forum on this is growing everyday. My son almost got caught in the cable when it snapped and the door slid without control. Any help, suggestions?
#566 of 775 Sliding doors stuck 2006 sienna
Jun 29, 2011 (11:50 am)
My 2006 sienna automatic doors are stuck and won't open. IT's a safety hazard and when you do try to open them manually you need to be a body builder with lots of muscle. The sound of grinding is horrific and I can't imagine that this is what toyota had in mind when they charged an enormous amount of money to have automatic doors.
Has this happened to anyone?? Can the auto doors be converted safely to manual doors that run smoothly?
Does anyone want to start a class action law suit? It appears that a ton of toyota owners are having the same issues....maybe they will listen to that instead of charging $1800 per door to fix.
#567 of 775 Same problem 05 XLE
Jul 03, 2011 (5:58 pm)
Cables on both sides snapped within a week of each other... has anybody had this fixed for a reasonable price? Cable is pretty standard, nothing special, maybe I can have something made on the cheap?
#568 of 775 Re: Same problem 05 XLE [pmartino99]
Jul 04, 2011 (2:42 am)
Call Toyota, tell them about the problem, I called and told them about my problem with the door and they said if they get enough calls, there will be a recall and that will mean we all get the problem fixed without cost. There are alot of Sienna owners with these door problems and Toyota needs to correct their problem. Hope this helps!
#569 of 775 Re: Toyota Sienna XLE Sliding door [gouab]
Jul 06, 2011 (5:29 pm)
I spent 5 hours.... today at the Toyota Dealer with my 2005 Sienna... the driver side, slider door would not shut... told the latch had caused the door to push out of alignment. Only fix they offered was a new door at 1,800.00 not happy.... We bought a Toyota because it was supposed to last, and not cause us $$$$$ for repairs. They repaired the spare tire recall, and... just left the spare tire in my trunk... Next time, my husband goes...
#570 of 775 Re: Toyota Sienna Sliding Door Problems [gagordox]
Jul 12, 2011 (9:28 am)
Don't think they are from the same batch. I live in Pennsylvania and my door motor went in my power door after 2 years but thankfully was still under warranty. Now, my sliding door on the drivers side is broken, they said it was the latch and motor assembly and, of course, it is now out of warranty. Also, I am having trouble opening my power door now which is the one that was fixed but it now seems to be a door handle issue. My van is only a 2007. The passenger sliding door will cost $1,100 dollars to fix. I am going to look into having this door turned into a totally manual door as another person in a previous post did.
#571 of 775 Re: Toyota Sienna Sliding Door Problems [drasbach]
Jul 12, 2011 (12:39 pm)
I called Toyota about my door not opening, they told me if enough people call them, there will be a recall. Please call Toyota and complain and ask them to recall, this way you can save your $1,100, I have seen over 1,000 Sienna owners with the same problem, Toyota needs to fix the problem. Hope this helps you.