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#1 of 120 Question on TSB: Toyota Sienna Door Welds Causing Clicking
Aug 11, 2008 (9:09 am)
I own a 2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited. Awhile back, I received an TSB announcement for possible clicking noises due to some of the door welds breaking off.
Well, I am getting very loud clicking noises and I'm afraid I'm affected by the TSB.
Has anyone had repairs done due to the TSB? If so, can someone tell me what it all entailed?
I called one dealer around me and he said it will take the 3 days because they have to send it to a body shop to have them take the doors apart, weld around the doors, then possibly repaint the door due to the paint being affected by the heat from welding.
Just want to get some confirmation from others. I have to be honest, I want to get the problem fixed, but I'm not looking for to getting new paint on the Sienna. After market paint jobs are never as good as the factory paint jobs in my opinion.
#2 of 120 Re: Question on TSB: Toyota Sienna Door Welds Causing Clicking [04exaccord]
Sep 11, 2009 (5:39 am)
I ahve a 2004 over 100K miles....Toyota won't repair this defect. I finally got annoyed enough to fix it myself..It's not too difficult with the right tools..When the door is fully open it aligns the door check carrier perfectly. With pressure on the open door you drill two 3/16 holes top and bottom directly on the spot welds. You'll need an angle drill to do this. Install two Steel (not aluminum) pop rivits top and bottom....Done!
'Hope this helps,
#3 of 120 Re: Question on TSB: Toyota Sienna Door Welds Causing Clicking [04exaccord]
Sep 11, 2009 (7:42 am)
If it ain't broke...
The latch mechanism makes noise, so make sure your noise isn't "normal".
Go to a dealership and ask to see a brand new Sienna, then play close attention to the noises it makes to open a power sliding door in perfect condition, and compare to yours.
If yours is working fine, it may just be unnecessary.
#4 of 120 Re: Question on TSB: Toyota Sienna Door Welds Causing Clicking [ateixeira]
Sep 11, 2009 (8:10 am)
This has nothing to do with the sliding door! It's a design defect with the Driver's side door That Toyota is well aware of. They voluntarily fix the problem if your car is under 100k miles..
#5 of 120 Re: Question on TSB: Toyota Sienna Door Welds Causing Clicking [zeebo1]
Sep 11, 2009 (11:43 am)
The OP didn't specify what door it was...
#6 of 120 Re: Question on TSB: Toyota Sienna Door Welds Causing Clicking [zeebo1]
Sep 27, 2009 (5:59 am)
Leave it to "the Forum" to validate my complaints!! I mentioned this to my husband last week- all of a sudden, it sounded like the driver side door was 100 yr old, rusted out old vehicle. It "clicks" and sounds like it is going to break. I'm assuming that the door weld is the issue. Thanks for identifying this. Now, the car is still under 100K, but it's 4 yrs old (2005 model) so I'm hoping it will be fixed free of charge. On another note....
I thought I'd just take a moment this morning to register some dissatisfaction with my 2005 Toyota Sienna. Now- for most of my life, I have been a Toyota loyalist.
HOWEVER- I have not been too pleased with the Sienna. First- we had issues with the cooling system. We've had various mechanical issues (tailgate; back up sensors, you name it). Now, this door weld problem. Mechanically- it just doesn't live up to our Toyota expectations. And my chief annoyance complaint- the LOCKOUT on the Navigation and DVD. Yes- I eventually figured out how to override the lockout on the Navi, but what a hassle.
I think Toyota needs to start paying attention to these quality issues and consumer complaints. I love it when it's working well- and yet, I'm not sure I'd buy another.
#8 of 120 Re: Question on TSB: Toyota Sienna Door Welds Causing Clicking [ateixeira]
Sep 29, 2009 (1:23 pm)
Actually- I did figure out how to override the Navi lock out. It's the fix where you go to the Volume screen, and you touch the upper left corner, lower left corner, upper left corner and then you get the hidden menu. It really does work. But not for the DVD; and you have to do it every time you start the car. It was great, because of course I found how to do it on YouTube. I also found a great video on YouTube confirming the door weld issue.
love the social media. No better way to confirm a car problem then to watch and hear someone else's.....LOL
#9 of 120 Re: Question on TSB: Toyota Sienna Door Welds Causing Clicking [adiehl13]
Sep 30, 2009 (11:59 am)
you touch the upper left corner, lower left corner, upper left corner and then you get the hidden menu
You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around...
Cracks me up. The routine to completely disable stability control (say, for an emissions test on a dyno) is similarly crazy.
These are supposed to remain secrets, only for mechanics to troubleshoot, but inevitably the power of the internet takes over, and people find out.
#10 of 120 Re: Question on TSB: Toyota Sienna Door Welds Causing Clicking [zeebo1]
Jul 06, 2010 (6:35 pm)
Where did you hear that they would fix the car if it was under 100K Ours is 9 months out of warranty and has 65K on it and they would not fix it and they said it would be $900 to spot weld it back and the spot welds could fail again and in this case you would have to buy a new door with the part already bolted on.