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#585 of 775 Auto Sliding Door FIXED - ONLY $100!!
Jul 31, 2011 (2:03 pm)
Shortly after we bought my 2005 Sienna XLE Limited the driver side power door failed, but only when using any of the remote buttons. The inside and outside handles worked fine and the motor seemed fine. After following post 583 to post 321, we were able to fix the door this weekend for only $100 and a couple hours time!!! I couldn't be happier, and DH is pretty happy for the savings. Toyota said they would need to replace the entire motor for over $1000. A repair shop seemed to think they could do it for around $500. Additionally, I searched on the part number 85620-08061 and found step by step instructions in a pdf file. Unbelievable. It's a link under a forum called Tundra Solutions. Unfortunately, I can't insert a link, but if you search 85620-08061 tundra solutions - it will be the first one. Thank you all for posting your problems AND solutions to these Sienna doors.
#586 of 775 Re: Power door is not delatching [sienna_andy]
Jul 31, 2011 (2:06 pm)
Just wanted to say thanks for posting - this information saved us a ton of money and the door works again. Also, there is a link to step by step instructions if you search 85620-08061 tundra solutions - it's the first choice, a pdf. Walked my husband thru it and had no trouble at all. Wish there was a way to find out who created and posted that document so I could thank him, too.
#587 of 775 Re: 2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door problem [vmorvillo]
Aug 01, 2011 (8:52 am)
Your problem, unfortunately is not uncommon. What's even more disconcerting is it won't be over until you hit the trifecta -- both sliding door mechanisms fail because of cable failure, and the driver's door starts to click because the spot welds holding the door check mounting cup in place fail. I've experienced all three, and learned that telling its customers to log a complaint appears simply to be a mechanism Toyota uses to get unhappy owners off the phone. It doesn't appear to offer any benefit to the owner. I also made a post on the blog concerning the driver's door check -- there's a lot more unhappy owners posting there.
Also, don't forget that your vehicle uses the same type of carbon steel airline cable to hang the spare tire under the car. That, however, is subject to a recall. Toyota is exposed to legal liability if the spare falls off on the highway and becomes a projectile other startled drivers have to try to avoid hitting.
#588 of 775 Toyota needs to be responsible
Aug 01, 2011 (2:53 pm)
Toyota needs to be responsible for these doors, I still remain firm on asking people that have the problem to make the call to Toyota, let`s not give up. If for safety alone, Toyota needs a recall on the doors.
I did get a recall on my spare tire and it has been corrected.
Thank you for your input.
Aug 01, 2011 (2:56 pm)
Thanks!!! Your message is encouraging, I looked up the info and it sounds great!! I appreciate your information.
Please be sure to call Toyota, let them know you want a recall.
Aug 02, 2011 (8:06 am)
Complain here, make it official:
NHTSA looks for patterns of problems, if everyone complains, and there are enough people who do, Toyota will be forced to do something about it.
#591 of 775 slidibg door problem
Aug 05, 2011 (9:13 am)
i have a 2005 sienna xle awd and the right slider broke and cost me 1,000 to get fixed and now the left side is beginning to do the same. called toyota to report issue and YES, the more calls they receive, the more likely it will become a recall and they will reimburse if you've already paid for the repair. http://touch.toyota.com/help/contact.html
call, call, call!!
#592 of 775 Re: slidibg door problem [runnermom1]
Aug 05, 2011 (9:48 am)
Is there any way you can post or send me a copy of your invoice? I want to know what's involved part-wise and what the likelihood is that I can do the work myself.
In the meantime I am putting in my complaint with Toyota!
#593 of 775 Manual Sliding Door Problems
Aug 12, 2011 (10:27 am)
My driver's side manual sliding door will not shut completely. I looked at the door open and the screws are not attached to the sheet metal and the mechanism is loose inside and I have to push it back in with my fingers in order for it to close at all. My light stays on indicating the door is open all the time. I am suppose to be getting a call back from Toyota it has been three days since they said they would call me.
Does anyone have any diagrams of the door. I think it can be fixed with larger screws and washers. I am thinking of offering the job to someone off CL as I am a single mom that uses her van for driving kids home from school and I NEED both doors to work!
#594 of 775 Re: Sienna rear door latch [fix_it_again]
Aug 12, 2011 (11:34 am)
I think this is my exact problem. I am going to try and fix it myself as well.
I am a lady, so bear with my questions...
1) I remove the old screws with the star screw driver.
2) take them to the hardware store and get three that are longer - How much longer?
3)cone shaped washers vs flat washers. why wouldn't I use a flat washer?
I am hoping for the best!