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#20 of 109 Driver Door on 2005 Sienna Van
Oct 30, 2010 (5:14 pm)
I am very disappointed in Toyota. I did not receive a letter in '07 about the door. Two weeks ago my door broke. I looked it up on line and found that it was a problem with a lot of vans. I took it in to the local dealer and they said my warranty ran out in April. My mileage is under 100,000 and they contacted the SE Regional rep and they would only pay for half the door which is over $1,000. I took it back to the Toyota dealership where I bought it and they just gave me the run around. I called the Toyota care line and they said sorry they would only honor the SE Regional agreement. I am so disappointed. I can't afford to get a new door so I have this $30,000 van that I am not wanting to drive because of the door. The frame has cracked and I am afraid of it. I am telling everyone about my bad experience. I thought I was buying a great van that would last me a long time. I have learned that name means nothing. I will not buy another Toyota.
#22 of 109 Re: Driver Door on 2005 Sienna Van [zeebo1]
Oct 30, 2010 (10:19 pm)
The VW van is just a rebadged Crysler with a nicer interior. VW isn't exactly renown for reliability on their own and is only a half step up from Chrysler. Like the most of the European brands reliability is sub-par and even worse than Ford and GM.
#23 of 109 Re: Mad and pissed off [madandpissed]
Dec 24, 2010 (10:30 am)
Totally agree with your statement. We have a 2005 Sienna and our dealer indicated their hands are tied as well. They indicate it would cost between $2K and $4K to repair.
#24 of 109 Sienna door clicking and popping noise
Jan 19, 2011 (1:03 am)
I had the pleasure of getting my Sienna before the miles. So what a year later it started doing the same thing. Called Toyota and No Can Do Anything For You mister. It was repaired at Toyota of Valdosta. They don't know how to repair it or they just mend it till you get rid of it. No more Toyota Mister.
#25 of 109 Re: Question on TSB: Toyota Sienna Door Welds Causing Clicking [zeebo1]
Jan 19, 2011 (1:09 am)
Hey Steve how long did this repair last? I am about to perform the same thing.
#26 of 109 2004 Sienna driver door weld/hinge, now WON'T OPEN!!!
Feb 20, 2011 (2:25 pm)
I'm absolutely sick to my stomach right now after reading everyone's disappointing outcome with this driver door problem. I too have had problems with the driver door (not the sliding door but the driver door!). 2004 Sienna bought new, summer 2010 the door started squeaking when opened, then clicking, and apparently as it got worse...loud popping sound when opening and closing the door like the door was going to fall off. My mechanic was kind enough to go online and find a cheap 'fix' for this and welded the hinge for about $100. I have been SUPER careful with the door ever since obviously because he told me it could definitely break again and probably would. So, now 6 months later, my husband just got home after driving the van and the hinge must have broke again...THE DOOR WILL NOT OPEN MORE THAN A 1/2 INCH!!! So he was therefore force to use the passenger door and crawl over the console. We have owned several Toyotas in the past. When we sold our 1994 Corolla, it was such a reliable quality auto my husband said he'd "sell that car to Jesus himself". If I have to replace the door on this van for $1800, you can bet I WILL NEVER EVER BUY ANOTHER TOYOTA!!!. Yes, the weld is a temporary fix....only temporary.
#27 of 109 Re: 2004 Sienna driver door weld/hinge, now WON'T OPEN!!! [kerit]
Feb 21, 2011 (6:13 am)
Kerit- I could have written the first part of your email (I posted a while ago and still follow this thread). we also bought a new 2005 Sienna XLE fully loaded etc. I have to say, after researching this on-line, I printed out the discussion, and went right to my local Toyota dealer (Carousel Toyota in Glen Mills, PA), and they fixed it free of charge. Believe you me- I was geared up for a fight- ready to march into the showroom and start saying loudly that no one should buy a Toyota if they won't fix known problems. But- I actually had not one single issue with the dealership fixing it. It could also be I had signed up for some "gold" service thing, whatever that means. But I hadn't bought it from that dealership, so at the very least I expected the, "well, you'll have to take it up with the dealer you bought it from."
I would go to your local Toyota dealership with a print out of this issue. I would simply say this is a Known Defect, and if they won't fix it, you'll go to your local news station etc. If they don't know how to fix it, HAVE THEM CALL MY DEALERSHIP. I haven't had a problem since they fixed it. Also, any Toyota dealership can look up this problem in their systen. Good Luck.
#28 of 109 Re: 2004 Sienna driver door weld/hinge, now WON'T OPEN!!! [adiehl13]
Mar 16, 2011 (12:12 pm)
A fellow posted earlier that he had fixed his with new steel rivets.
I performed the same procedure on my 2004 (130,000 miles) using extra hard bolts after drilling out the spot welds. Use only high quality drill bits. Access is not easy with wrenches and drill but certainly do-able.
My rider side front door had the same problem when the car was 2 yrs old, repaired by Toyota with new welds ( my money later refunded by Toyota). So far, 80,000 miles later, their repair is still holding OK.
#29 of 109 Buy Honda
Mar 21, 2011 (9:14 am)
My Sienna is having the same door clicking problem. Took it in to the dealer i bought it from and they say its some warranty enhancement issue that only last 5 years. My Sienna is a 2005 also. I have 72000 miles on my van and never recieved a notice on this.