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#575 of 759 2008 sienna xle door cable broke
Jul 16, 2011 (1:14 pm)
I'm glad I checked this site. We have a 2008 XLE with 50,000 miles and the passenger sliding door cable snapped ($529 for the cable plus the same amount in labor charges). When I questioned the fabulous quality of Toyotas (this is my first one) the dealership assured me this is a rare problem and they have only seen this happen one other time in all the time he has worked there. I guess it must by his second day on the job
#576 of 759 Call Toyota!!!!
Jul 16, 2011 (1:47 pm)
Get on the phone and call Toyota about this problem, there have been thousands of people with same problem and it is not rare!!! We need to make Toyota accountable for this problem. This is such a concern, not only because of the expense we have with it, but, also due the the safety factor, it just needs to be addressed and recalled to be fixed by Toyota!!! When I called Toyota, they told me "if enough people call about the problem, there will be a recall". I plan to tell everyone who has this problem to CALL TOYOTA!!! Hope this helps!
#577 of 759 Toyota Sienna, Common Sliding Door Problem
Jul 18, 2011 (7:04 am)
#578 of 759 Call Toyota!!!!
Jul 18, 2011 (12:44 pm)
I have a sliding door problem too, I called Toyota, they told me if enough people call about the problem, there will be a recall. Call Toyota PLEASE!!! I wish you the best.
#579 of 759 2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door problem
Jul 18, 2011 (4:33 pm)
I thought the problem I experienced today was uncommon, but after seeing so many similar problems, I am joining the community....I created an incident report with Toyota and am awaiting their response. I know there is no recall on this problem, but with the door unable to be opened or closed because of the snapped cable, I believe this is a dangerous situation, especially if one needs to quickly open the back door to remove a young child.
The convenience of having a power sliding door is not worth it.
#580 of 759 12v Adapter
Jul 18, 2011 (5:43 pm)
I have a 2006 Sienna and there are two 12v adapters below the radio and one 12v adapter in the back. One of the adapters in the front and the back adapter doesn't work. Does anyone know where the fuse is for the 12v adapters?
#581 of 759 Re: 2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door failure [carol87]
Jul 26, 2011 (8:56 am)
I had a sliding door problem with my 2008 Sienna. After reading about everyone's problems, I was nervous to take it in. They told me the frame was bent and since I was out of warranty in years but within the warranty in miles, it would be my responsibility to pay for the cost of repairs. The service advisor at the dealership suggested that I call Toyota Corp and state my case. I did just that. I then had to take it back to the dealership so they could inspect the car to make sure the problem wasn't related to an accident. After inspecting the paint and I don't know what else, they accepted responsibility for a fault part and agreed to fix the problem at no charge to us and even provided a rental car. All of this did take some time. But it was well worth it. I just wanted to advise everyone who has an issue to contact Corp and push your case. It worked for me! Thank you Toyota!
#582 of 759 I am glad you shared this!!!
Jul 26, 2011 (2:50 pm)
Thanks for sharing your positive experience with Toyota!!! I hope everyone with this problem calls Toyota making them call a recall. Thanks again, I am happy for you.
Jul 27, 2011 (11:52 am)
Finally fixed the problem with my door. took the advice in post 321 and that did the trick. cost was about $110 for the part and about two hours of my time. If I had to do it again I could easily cut the time in half.
Not happy that it broke in the first place, but at least the problem is solved.
I am sure if I had taken it to the dealer they would have gouged me.
#584 of 759 2005 Sienna: RT Sliding Door motor stops if interrupted by ignition
Jul 28, 2011 (12:58 pm)
My 2005 Sienna has a power sliding door on passenger side. Recently we discovered that if the door is in the process of closing or opening (via motor), and the vehicle's ignition is engaged prior to the door fully closing or opening, the motor immediately stops. At this point, the only recourse is to manually close the door, as none of the power switches/handles respond again until the door has been manually closed.
I've attempted limited trouble-shooting: I disconnected/reconnected the battery in hopes that any disruption in the circuitry would be cleared, but no change to the situation.
In summary: The door motor stops functioning if interrupted by the ignition place in "start" prior to the door fully opening or closing. Once we manually close the door, the system resets and works normally. As long as we avoiding operating the door at the same time as we are starting the van, there is no problem, but I'd like to find a solution before it stops working all together. Ideas?