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#606 of 776 Re: 2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door problem [sdr2]
Aug 29, 2011 (8:06 pm)
We've replaced the driver side door on our 2004 Sienna and both power doors have failed. We've already paid $1000+ to fix one of the doors a couple years ago- we're not doing that again. What did you do when your sliding doors failed? I'm trying to figure out how to disengage the power door mechanism and make the doors truly manual. Right now it's so difficult to open and close the doors my kids get in through the passenger side front door.
#608 of 776 2004 sienna ce sliding door latch broken and door cant open or close
Aug 29, 2011 (9:02 pm)
my sliding door cannot open or close and kills my battery...the replacement part will cost me $500 and with the labor $600 is there any where i can get a cheaper part? or any suggestions? im not happy with my van it's costing me alot to get it fixed! im never going to get another toyota again.
#609 of 776 Re: Sliding doors sticking [gotoyota]
Aug 29, 2011 (9:11 pm)
not all vehicles, i owned a chrysler town and country and the sliding doors never froze on me and i live in ak, my toyota doors freeze and its a hassle!
#610 of 776 Re: 2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door problem [hainesmama]
Aug 30, 2011 (2:26 am)
When my door broke on my 2004 I opted to turn it into a manual door and it works just fine. you need to do two things to do that:
1. Hit the manual/auto switch inside the van to disengage the open/shut buttons for the door.
2. There is a cable that runs from the front of the middle track through the door motor assembly and then to the back of the middle track. This is what the motor pulls on to open and close. You need to cut this cable to release the door from the motor. It will now work like a non-motorized door and will open and close easily. There is a bracket at each end of the cable. You can remove the bracket or leave them there. Whatever is easier. You would also have to cut the cable where it goes into and out of the door so there is nothing hanging when you are done.
#611 of 776 Re: 2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door problem [scottm23]
Aug 30, 2011 (7:26 am)
Thanks. We're through with power doors. We'll give it a try.
Sep 06, 2011 (12:35 pm)
I've spent some time reading through the Sienna door problems forum and it strikes me that these common problems will never be addressed by Toyota unless they are forced to do so. I am not an attorney and I've never been involved with a lawsuit, but this seems like an instance where a group of affected consumers could form a class and work with a lawyer to reach out to others who have had the same problem. Do you know of anyone who has looked into this possibility?
#613 of 776 Re: Form a class? [hainesmama]
Sep 06, 2011 (1:45 pm)
I have not looked into this but it seems reasonable, it would be great if a lawyer had the same problem and would investigate our problem and bring it before Toyota. I still have hopes that Toyota will address and fix the problem.