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#735 of 776 Sliding Door Recall and Issues
Oct 28, 2012 (6:10 pm)
I recieved a notice from Toyota that I might be eligible for reimbursement for repairs done to the sliding doors on our 2005 Sienna XLE AWD and have not yet filed a claim with Toyota on the sliding doors, but these posts are not encouraging. In Dec 2009, I paid $1,365 to have the motor and clutch assembly replaced (as listed on my receipt). In Sep 2011, I paid $565 for repair of the other door which has listed slide motor assembly and solenoid. I was among the original posters of bubbling and peeling paint on the rims of my Sienna which was about 18 months old at the time, and Toyota did nothing about it, even though they were under warranty. For five-hundred dollars, a rim-repair shop sand blasted and painted the rims. This was three years ago and I have had no issues despite fewer washings and the same salted roads which they claimed caused the paint to bubble. To Toyota's credit, they did replace the lift gate struts twice when they went bad at no cost, though it was while I had the extended warranty and I did have some issue with the dealership not wanting to replace the second set due to them being warranty items and not new to the vehicle.
#737 of 776 Re: Frozen Sliding Door Sienna 2004 - caution [kjwils1]
Jan 02, 2013 (10:42 am)
Which I had seen your post and others before now. Husband ripped off door handle on passenger side manual open sliding door this weekend. 2005 model. We live in the ice cold city of Nashville, TN. Ha!
#738 of 776 Re: Frozen Sliding Door Sienna 2004 - caution [jalba]
Jan 03, 2013 (9:49 am)
How hard did he pull?
#739 of 776 Re: caroftheday [kc5573]
Jan 09, 2013 (5:37 am)
I must be the lucky one of the bunch. My Toyota dealer fixes all these warranty issues on my '05 Sienna in a timely and free manner. I have not spent a nickle on any issues regarding warranty, even under the extended warranty issues.
#740 of 776 Re: caroftheday [ulrich4]
Jan 11, 2013 (4:56 am)
Some dealers value your loyalty, some simply don't care. With Toyota sales continuing to grow, too many dealerships have the attitude that they'll add new customers to replace those that get disgusted and never return.
#741 of 776 Toyota Sienna Sliding Door Malfunction
Feb 08, 2013 (4:53 pm)
I started a blog while I am Waiting for Toyota's response on my situation:here
#742 of 776 Re: Just got the official Recall Notice [aimpulsive]
Feb 15, 2013 (5:39 am)
I used Rich Jung to rebuild my cables and assembly. Excellent service and top notch work! Give them a call to diagnose your problem. He will help walk you through the possible issues. Price was $350 with shipping, and they have a Warranty that they stand behind (because I had to use it when breaking something when trying to reinstall my fixed assembly).
Rich Jung (agent.tikkigmail.com)
BSJ Enterprises Inc.
dba Benson's Auto
7711 South Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90001
(323) 583-8941 tel
Mar 23, 2013 (4:20 pm)
I too have been smitten. My '04 Sienna is 3 months out of the extended period. My cable shows wear that predates the warranty period and I am prepared to get legal counsel to defend my case. Has anyone gone above the local distributor to get consideration?
#744 of 776 Re: Out of warranty [bad_warranty]
Mar 31, 2013 (4:18 pm)
To be fair the vehicle is 10 years old. A Ford would have rusted to pieces by now.