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#627 of 755 Re: 2005 Sienna LE sliding door stuck closed [acaiozzo]
Oct 31, 2011 (10:05 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 755 Re: 2005 Sienna LE sliding door stuck closed [jjllcal]
Oct 31, 2011 (3:45 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 755 Sliding Door problem and brake change!
Nov 08, 2011 (10:52 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 755 Re: Sliding Door problem and brake change! [yifang]
Nov 08, 2011 (11:31 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.
#633 of 755 Re: Sliding Door problem and brake change! [yifang]
Nov 13, 2011 (7:16 pm)
We also have the 2005 XLE. Blessed with BOTH the door weld "clicking" issue AND just had the driver side sliding door fixed. I don't know the technical term but the cable the door slides on seemed to have rusted out and then s
Got sheared in half. In both cases we were fortunate that for some reason I had signed up for some kind of platinum warranty (which of course we nevr get- knowing Toyota, they probably slipped it in without me knowing. At any rate, the repair would have been $1200.00 as you stated. RIDiCULOUS! I've owned a Toyota since college, but I Swear the next minvan is a Honda. I also hate that I or a passenger can't use the Navi while driving.
#634 of 755 Re: 2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door problem [scottm23]
Nov 14, 2011 (1:39 pm)
Question on cutting the cable. How would you get to the cable if the door is stuck in the closed position? I disengaged the auto switch however it is impossible to open the door manually. Would I need to take off the inside door cover to get to the cable?
#635 of 755 Re: 2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door problem [vmorvillo]
Nov 15, 2011 (3:02 pm)
Have you tried opening the far back passenger window? It won't give you much room, but you may be able to access it that way. Otherwise, yes you'll have to remove the door panel from the inside.
My door on my 2005 Sienna XLE was in the open position when this happened and we were able to cut the cable from the outside.
I now carry a clipper in the van....just waiting for the other sliding door to malfunction so I can clip that cable as well. UGH.
Once the cable is cut, you can manually open and close the door. Better than nothing.
This site is helpful too: http://www.siennachat.com/forum/index.php?topic=1631.0
And when you're done with that there is actually a Facebook site dedicated to this issue....If 200 folks sign, the administrator is planning to file a class action suit.: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Toyota-Sienna-Faulty-Power-Sliding-Doors/233250320- 033754
#636 of 755 Frustrated Toyota fan
Nov 18, 2011 (3:43 pm)
My 04 Sienna sliding door cable snapped, and they surprised me with a $1500 bill to repair. Options were limited unless I wanted a 3 door van. Six months later, the door no longer works, take it in for adjustment, and they have to replace a different motor. Turns out it's my adjustment, as in $450 more to replace. Out of warranty, so Toyota won't help. I don't pay it, and the previous $1500 spent is worthless. I'm glad there are other strong options for new cars, I'm having a hard time justifying staying with Toyota after 20 years of continuous ownership. Very very frustrating.