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#28 of 77 Good News From Toyota!!!
Mar 27, 2008 (2:11 pm)
Hi everyone with liftback problems!
I just received in the mail today a Warranty Enhancement (customer support program)
for 2004 through 2006 toyota sienna liftgate strut.
I the letter, they said if you don't have the problem, to just put it with the regular warranty.
If you have had a problem bring the letter to your local dealer.
Good luck to you all that you get a similar letter!
#29 of 77 2005 Toyota Sienna - Rear hatch not closing automatically
Apr 15, 2009 (1:01 pm)
Does anyone have any idea how to fix this problem? Via remote or car button, I am able to open the rear hatch but I have to manually close it. Everything was fine until recently. Now I did have a problem with hydraulic arm, it was replaced by the dealer under a recall notice. When I asked them why the rear hatch would not close via remote or button, they said us replacing the arm has nothing to do with that problem. You will have to bring the car back for a diagnostic ($86) and we will tell you how much it will be to repair it. There is a section in the manual that somehow relates low battery to issues with the hatch, I will have to read more about this relationship. Anyhow I did have to replace my battery.
#30 of 77 RECALL on Toyota Rear Lift Back Door
Apr 16, 2009 (6:00 am)
I had it fixed a few years ago; only to have it happen in the winter.
I got my recall in or before December, 2008.
They had to recall the total strut repairs too. They had to restructure the strut for it to work; and mine has been working great ever since.
Notify Toyota. The door should work using any device that opens the other doors.
I suppose you could suggest to your dealer that if they don't fix it so it works properly you will have to call Toyota to find out what you should do.
They probably put a recalled strut in your van.
#31 of 77 2007 Toyota Sienna Rear Hatch Electric Actuator
Jun 10, 2009 (4:13 am)
On the 2007 Toyota Sienna there is an electric solenoid in the rear hatch, if that goes out- the party is over. Has anyone else had this issue? I have found a great disparity in dealers.
#32 of 77 Re: 2007 Toyota Sienna Rear Hatch Electric Actuator [alex46]
Jun 10, 2009 (7:39 am)
What do you mean by "the party's over"?
#33 of 77 Rear door electronic locking system
Jun 15, 2009 (10:01 pm)
I had a question regarding on the rear doors. On the Sienna LE's with the Extra Value Packages, I see that it comes with a "rear door electronic locking system." What exactly is that? Will that close the rear door for you or is that just a fancy word for poor door locks? Do you know if it can be closed via a remote control?
#34 of 77 Re: Rear door electronic locking system [rnakawat]
Jun 17, 2009 (7:47 am)
The latch is electrically operated, which is actually kind of nice, because you don't have to slam it to make sure it's latched properly.
I really like it, because the vehicle it replaced had a very stubborn latch, and that problem went away with the Sienna.
It closes automatically. It opens when you press the button to open the hatch, not via the keyless remote (that's only the lock mechanism, not the latch).
#35 of 77 2010 Rear Hatch Automatically Closing
Dec 12, 2009 (7:02 pm)
We just bought a 2010 Toyota Sienna XLE. At times the rear hatch closes automatically when it is opened. My wife seems to think that it happens when it is colder. Does anybody else have this problem?
#36 of 77 Re: 2010 Rear Hatch Automatically Closing [grossamer]
Dec 12, 2009 (8:00 pm)
As a matter of fact, this just happened to me yesterday. Except, the thing opened 2 inches and then tried to close right away.
I had to turn off the power to the hatch using the button under the steering column and open it manually. I then had to turn it back on to get it to lock correctly.
This experience with the hatch was a relatively new phenomenon. I've got an '05 XLE with the "new" struts after the "campaign" on them. First time I had an issue with these new struts in cold weather.
Watch yourself with snow as well. There's also an occasional problem with ice damming under the door around the hinges that the hatch can catch on. When I remove snow from the van, I have to make sure I clear the area with the hatch open. Again, it is best to disable the auto open/close to perform this maintenance.
#37 of 77 Hatchback
Dec 13, 2009 (8:21 am)
I have a 2004 Sienna XLE; and several of us online finally gor a recall. They replaced the part with a defective part and then finally made new 'whatevers' and recalled everyone.
Mine is sluggish; but still working for the past 3 or so years.
2010 toyotas should have all the bugs out of them! Call your dealer.