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#752 of 776 Re: Out of warranty [bad_warranty]
Apr 09, 2013 (11:24 am)
BMW isn't exactly known for stellar reliability. 10 years no problems would be very unlikely.
#753 of 776 Re: Sliding doors sticking [toyotamom]
May 05, 2013 (12:06 pm)
I don't know if anyone has suggested any help for your frozen doors. I have a 2001 Sienna. Here in DE we have weather that usually involves rain in the daytime and then freezing temps at night. This causes water between the door seal and the body to freeze the door closed. A real simple fix I've used is to lubricate the door seal with spray silicone. Spray it on and wipe off the excess. I hope this helps you.
#754 of 776 Sliding door cable repair
May 15, 2013 (8:05 pm)
Reading through some of these discussion threads, I am amazed at how some dealerships get away with murder. We had a 2004 Sienna XLE automatic door fail in the open position (it wouldn't close) at a grocery store. I looked at the cable and saw the cable sheathing had split open. As the door was closing it binded up at this point in the pulley system and reversed open. I thought I could get it through the initial pulley and pull ed but it really jammed up. I had to cut the rear tensioner side of the cable to close the door.
We brought the van to the dealer in Bellevue, NE to have the cable replaced. I left for work and my wife returned home. She got a call saying that the motor and possibly locking motor had to be replaced for $1800 with $1000 up front. She paid it up front and then called me. I called the dealer and cancelled the order. i then went over there. Clearly, the motor and locking motors still ran, but the cable sheathing was aged and cracked as a result of all the turns through the pulleys it had to make.
Luckily, there was another person at the dealership who said he could replace just the cable. After rescheduling the repair, I pointed out the the other side cable was in the same condition as the broken cable was just before failure.
They called their district service manager in Kansas City who gave approval to replace that cable too.
Now both door open and close like a champ (even without the gritty sound it used to have).
I really believe the problem lies in the plastic sheathing of cable aging and cracking.
#755 of 776 Re: Sliding door cable repair [theduke5]
May 16, 2013 (12:30 pm)
I had the cable break on 2004 Sienna XLE door and was asked $1800 by the dealer to replace the whole lot, no "cable-only" solutions. If you don't mind, how much were you charged to have the cable replaced? Was it repaired under a Toyota notice?
Thanks, Kirk in TX
#756 of 776 Re: Passenger door not responding to buttons-2006 [skygreencastle]
May 20, 2013 (11:42 pm)
I have the same problem on my 2007 sienna. I found a fix for it although I haven't actually repaired my door yet though. Please see post number #321 for the fix. Its actually a defective motor latch release mechanism and can be purchased for about $ 100.00
#757 of 776 2011 Sienna Door
Jun 11, 2013 (1:00 pm)
Still waiting for a final verdict from Toyota, but my 2011 Sienna cargo door would was not operating properly. My wife brought the car in for regular maintenance 3 weeks ago, asked the dealership to check it out. They reported it to be OK. Now, it stopped working. Would not close completely. The car is outside the 36,000 mile warrantee, but still less than 3 years old. The dealer now says it's a $2,500 repair. Unbelievable! Also, the dealer charged $90 to assess the situation!
#758 of 776 Toyota Sienna Sliding Door Problem
Jun 13, 2013 (1:26 pm)
I posted the other day about the sliding door not working on my 2011 Toyota Sienna. Unfortunately, it is out of warantee because I'm past the mileage. I couldn't get the door to even close. The dealer eventually did get the door closed. Wanted to charge $90 for 'diagnostics', but eventually backed away from that. Their 'diagnostic analysis' told me 'it works intermittently. Well why wouldn't I want to pay $90 for that? They told me the fix was $2,500. Toyota said that they might be willing to pay half. What a sham. They can't build a car with a door that works for even 3 years. They inflate the repair costs, and then think I'll feel good about paying half.
Also, just try asking for a supervisor at Toyota. 'I will have one get back to you in less then 1 business day' is their normal response. They didn't even get that right! I didn't get a call back.
I will never buy a Toyota again!!!
#759 of 776 New 2011 Toyota Sienna XLE Sliding door
Jun 19, 2013 (2:12 pm)
This is my first Toyota car and buying experience is very good, I like the driving more than Honda Odyssey.
But the night mare come after I have the car, this is the worst NEW car I have ever buy.
The moon roof rack broken after 6 months, even though it's replaced by the warranty.
The sliding door began to have problem after few months, while opening the door, it produce a big bang sound,a really scary noise, it's like some one is hitting your car with a big hammer. but it doesn't happen all the time, so the dealer can't find it out easily. Finally I have to leave the car at service for a whole day, they finally heard it and replaced something as they claimed, it's better for few months, the sound come back again.
The clip for the seat belt on driver side broken after 2.5 years, the stupid car was keeping beep while driving because I can't faster the seat belt.
The steering wheel is making turn sound when you turn, while it's very smooth and quite before.
The paint is chipping, my Honda Accord's paint maintained very well after 10 years, but the paint of this car begin to chip after one year.
#760 of 776 Interior Door Handles
Jun 23, 2013 (6:53 am)
I have an issue with both of my sliding doors
Driver's manual slider - intermittently will not open form the inside and have to pull very hard on the outside handle and slam the door shut
Passenger side power slider - the button's all stopped working a few weeks ago and intermittently the door will not open form the inside and have to pull very hard on the outside handle
I was going to replace the cheap little motor in the door lock actuator on both sides but I had not read of anyone having trouble opening from the inside so I was wondering if there were other parts I should be looking at or if it still sounds like the actuator.
#761 of 776 Re: Toyota Sienna Sliding Door Malfunction [jhoge]
Jul 24, 2013 (9:52 am)
Horrible to see that so many Sienna's are having the same issue and Toyota doesn't feel it's and problem. MY '04 Sienna passenger slider is having issues. The door opens when it wants, the cable snapped, the lock is malfunctioning.
Toyota wont fix it. Because I am the second owner, I am not eligible for the extended warranty. They know the issue exists and they could care less....
the slider once opened while my wife was turning down our block! What do they need? A Class action law suit to get them on the ball!!!