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#623 of 776 2005 Toyota Sienna sliding door tough to close
Oct 27, 2011 (1:00 pm)
Our dealer states that we need to replace the power actuator ($1,000). The van has 110,000 miles on it. The problem we have is that once the door is completely open it will not close with the inside buttons, it seems to stick. We need to manually pull the door to have it "automatically" close. Opening is not a problem. We can actually open the door from the inside button and outside and close just as long as it doesn't open all the way into the locked position.
#624 of 776 Re: 2005 Toyota Sienna sliding door tough to close [xanderboy]
Oct 27, 2011 (3:26 pm)
If the problem is the actuator, it is a $100 part that you can purchase from Toyota and install yourself. I don't recall the post numbers but if you search my I'd the references should show up. There are very detailed and easy instructions for installation posted online. I had the same problem with my 2005 sienna and hubby had it fixed in about two hours for only $100! Good luck.
#625 of 776 Re: 2005 Toyota Sienna sliding door tough to close [xanderboy]
Oct 28, 2011 (7:23 am)
Check also the L shape hinge ( the part that connected the door to the rail) on the door, the cushion maybe worned out.. It happen to my door and toyota want to replace the motor etc for about $1500. I have it taken care by local machenic for about 200 with part. I hate toyota..I have so many problem with this van. Their cars are not built like before because they use cheap small parts that cause $$$ to fix. Good luck.
#626 of 776 Re: 2005 Sienna LE sliding door stuck closed [tillsonburg]
Oct 29, 2011 (4:22 pm)
My 2004 is having the same problem - can you please email me pictures of what you did? Thanks! acaiozzoyahoo.com
#627 of 776 Re: 2005 Sienna LE sliding door stuck closed [acaiozzo]
Oct 31, 2011 (9:05 am)
When the l-shape henge (the cushion on the l-shape henge, according to my mechanic) is worn off, it will create a friction when the door is moving. You will have to push the door a little to finish the movement/ or close. However eventually it will start scratching the body of the car and it will stop. There are 2 parts that connect the door to the body, top and bottom. I have problem with the top where the door is hanging. This van has so many problems but toyota will not admit it. On my last visit to toyota for an oil change , the service guy said my brake oil, transmission oil, the gasket are leaking.. it require 6000 to fix. I took it to other mechanic, he said it is just moistures and non of the trouble lights are on. I am not a mechanic but when u hear what the service guy in toyota tell me almost everything is leaking, it really scare me. I really hate them... I used to be a toyota lover.. not any more... good luck.....
#628 of 776 Re: 2005 Sienna LE sliding door stuck closed [jjllcal]
Oct 31, 2011 (2:45 pm)
I think Toyota is making a huge mistake not addressing these issues. I had a Lexus RX300 and there were unaddressed transmission problems with that car. I bought a Volvo to replace it. I didn't even look at the new Lexuses. I also have a 2006 Toyota Sienna. Our door has stopped working via one of the switches so I hope it is just a switch but I am just waiting for the other shoe to drop and be faced with an $1800 bill. If they don't address this problem I will not even look at Toyotas when getting a replacement for this care. And I will make sure my family and friends are aware of the lack of attention. Seems to me to be a bad marketing decision to try and save a few million bucks now but turn off thousands of future buyers.
#630 of 776 Sliding Door problem and brake change!
Nov 08, 2011 (9:52 am)
Toyota and the dealer is so outrageous with the sliding door problem.
Here is my story:
2005 Toyota Sienna XLE. 110K km the sliding door (driver side) jammed to open, but worked if pull with handle. Went the Ens TOYOTA, charged me ~$500. After 4 months the passenger side of the sliding door had same problem, charged me $709.72!
Complained to TOYOTA Canada. For sure this is the Sienna defect. but I was told it is not under warranty anymore. Paid the bill, total >$1200. Can you believe this?
Yesterday, I replaced the front brake, pad/SHIM/FITTING kit ($112.03 parts), but they charged me $367.87 for labors (tax not included!). I phoned back, they said they charged me the job for rear brakes too, which the teller told me when I picked up my car yesterday that job needed another appointment and bill!
I did some research and found here. Now I realized they just suck the customer's blood! Can you believe this!
Why they did this!
Then I have a question. Where do I find the standard that the mechanics should charge for the labor for a specific job, so that you can talk to them? Thanks!
#631 of 776 Re: Sliding Door problem and brake change! [yifang]
Nov 08, 2011 (10:31 am)
If it makes you feel any better, my buddy just dropped $3000 on a Range Rover with 23k miles for tires and brakes.
Yep. Just tires and brake pads/rotors. No warranty help.