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#37 of 120 Re: Toyota Sienna Door Design Failures [broken_car]
Sep 07, 2011 (3:00 pm)
I have a toyota sienna 2006, have the same problems as stated here: driver side door welds failure, making a loud popping noise when open and close; auto sliding door is also jamming. I took it to the dealer where I bought only to find out the warranty has expired and presented with about 2K to fix the problem. There's got to be a way to address this issue--a recall maybe--and not pay that outrageous amount! I'm done with Toyota.
#38 of 120 Re: Toyota Sienna Door Design Failures [orinion]
Sep 22, 2011 (8:08 am)
I had the same issue a year ago. I ended up talking to Toyota who told me about the $500 price to fix which I declined but they said they would look into covering the cost since it was a know defect.
In the mean time I fixed the issue by inserting a bolt with a beefy washer through a hole next to the failed weld spot and tightening it. The hole was previously used by one of the plastic clips holding in the rubber weather strip. The bolt/washer acted like a clamp and held the door arm in place. To do this you have to remove the driver door panel and stick your hand inside the door. It is tricky but it seemed to work.
After a month the makeshift clamp still worked but then Toyota called us back and decided to cover the cost of fixing the weld joint... no cost to us!
#39 of 120 Wow, another headache!!
Sep 30, 2011 (1:53 pm)
Well, the door started clicking last week, just looked up the problem, man, I'm not looking forward to dealing with this problem. Reading the tread did help, I want to thank everyone who has posted. I have a call into my dealership and have my fingers crossed, but from what I've read, I'm not holding my breath. I also bought my Sienna XlE Limited brand new from the dealership, and two cars from there since then, and have always taken it back to the dealership to maintain service. Will let you know what happens.
#40 of 120 Re: Wow, another headache!! [toyzforfun]
Oct 02, 2011 (5:55 am)
The dealership might tell you to call Toyota directly, but since you have been having the vehicles serviced at the dealership...you might have better luck. When we called Toyota the reply was "well, had you been having your van serviced at the dealership...we might be more willing to work with you on this" which personally I think is a load of you know what. It's an admission they're doing something wrong in my mind.
#41 of 120 Re: 2004 Toyota Sienna door popping [mgullon]
Oct 15, 2011 (12:21 pm)
I had the same problem, and San Juan Capistrano took care of me... no charge and gave me a rental. Good luck
#42 of 120 Re: Question on TSB: Toyota Sienna Door Welds Causing Clicking [zeebo1]
Oct 29, 2011 (5:37 pm)
Steve are your rivits still holding? Thanks
#43 of 120 welds cause clicking
Oct 29, 2011 (7:34 pm)
Had mine welded a year ago...just started clicking again...
just sold the van....no more toyota...
let someone else deal with it!
#44 of 120 Re: Question on TSB: Toyota Sienna Door Welds Causing Clicking [loracv]
Oct 30, 2011 (4:23 am)
"Don't know.. I sold the car in May. I'm now driving a Highlander...
#45 of 120 Driver door clicking
Nov 01, 2011 (8:55 am)
Own an 05 Sienna, same problem with the drivers door. Took it to Toyota in June, would not cover it at the time, van only had 30k on it but was over 5yrs old. Dealer told me to call Toyota, otherwise $500 to weld the door hinge.
Took the van to a body shop, welded the door for $200.
#46 of 120 2004 Sienna Door Weld Issue
Nov 09, 2011 (2:57 pm)
I too have a 2004 Sienna van bought brand new form our dealer. This past summer, the driver door started making clunking noises and its getting worse...contacted dealer.. they know nothing about this???? Called Oahu main office to be told that it was documented as a defect in 2007 and an extended warranty was set up for the repair but no notice was sent to those of us that purchased this van....I find this amazing because the failure of this weld can be dangerous as noted in some of the other posts i have read. They did not think it was important enough to notify us of this defect????? or the resultant extended warranty ???? has anyone started a class action suit for this?