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#48 of 120 Re: Question on TSB: Toyota Sienna Door Welds Causing Clicking [zeebo1]
Nov 12, 2011 (4:41 pm)
I have a 2004 Toyota Siena with busted weld joint on divers door, and local Toyota said they never heard of a recall or defect. I will try to drill a hole and place a sheet metal screw (but I found I needed a angle drill). Apon further examination, I found that the inner cup of the sheet metal that is welded to door has a crack or tear (maybe it can be welded)??
#49 of 120 door check woes.
Nov 13, 2011 (6:32 am)
My repair held for about two years.. then the cup you describe basically disintegrated.. I successfully removed the remainder which dropped to the bottom of the door. I disconnected the rest of the door check hardware from the door post and had the car 2more years before I traded it in. The entire mechanism is merely a door check. It stops the door from opening too far and holds it open for entering and exiting. It is not a safety issue! There was however a recall by Toyota, but it was only for cars under 100k miles. Definately a design flaw. There should have been a class action suit.
#50 of 120 Re: Toyota Sienna Door Design Failures [sdr2]
Nov 13, 2011 (6:37 pm)
Even though this an old message, I had to post since I was an earlier poster on the weld issue...... Fast forward to this year- and guess what, we had the same cable thing rust and break just as you described. This too would have been close to a $2000.00 bill if I hadn't gotten the platinum warranty (a complete fluke that I purchased that because we never do).....
Let's see- I got my first Toyota celica in college 1990, and have been a Toyota loyalist since.......well, since the first problems with the Sienna cropped up-
Honda here I come. Oh and I forgot to say- can't wait to have a navigation system that can be used when it's needed- let's see, like when a road is closed and We want to get directions on the fly? Duh.
#51 of 120 Very sad.....................
Dec 14, 2011 (9:27 pm)
Went to Toyota today with my 05 Sienna, 61 k miles and I am out of luck. I have had it 6 years.
Since the crack is too large to weld, they say my Extended warranty will not cover it. First they said I could have $500 of it covered, but since it can't be welded and the door must be replaced, no help at all. Not a dime. Wow Toyota! This is my third Toyota van and I am sure it will be my last. I really used to LOVE Toyota, but not any more What the heck is this extended warranty anyhow? Why is this not covered for me, but others are getting it covered with theirs? I bought 100 k 7 years.............Hmmmmm
#52 of 120 Re: Very sad..................... [dimar65]
Dec 14, 2011 (9:53 pm)
That is amazing! You have a 100k mi warranty and they still won't cover it! Is it from a Toyota dealer?
#53 of 120 Re: Very sad..................... [broken_car]
Dec 14, 2011 (10:42 pm)
Yep, supposed to be one of the best extended warranties they offered at the time. I am not through with them.
They said they only would have covered up to $500 of the weld, but since it is the door, so sorry no help at all.
#54 of 120 Re: 2004 Sienna Door Weld Issue [katonmaui]
Dec 19, 2011 (2:48 pm)
I have the same problem too. I have the 2006 toyota sienna CE. Mine just started a couple of weeks ago and I thought it was just the hinge and I put WD40 thinking that it is just getting rusty but unfortunately after a few more observation i noticed that a part of the door wasn't welded good and that thing is the one making the noise.
#55 of 120 Class Action Suit?
Dec 21, 2011 (4:11 pm)
Has anyone started a class action suit, yet?
It seems there are two major issues:
Driver door weld popping
Sliding doors quit working
Please, I am ready for a class action, because I have been battling with Toyota USA about this issue and they said the would pay for half, as long as it was determined that it was not our fault. That would make us pay almost $1,000 just for our half alone - not good enough in my estimation if it's a known factory defect!
#56 of 120 Re: Class Action Suit? [snw219]
Dec 21, 2011 (8:00 pm)
I'm in. They know it is a defect that is why they did the TBA and extended the warranty to 100 k miles, or 5 years. Conveniently just under the years this problem seems to show it's ugly face. You think it just needs Wd 40, but no, the problem is huge! Look at how many are affected. How can this be our fault? You would think they would step up and realize that they did a horrible job on the weld and take care of those of us who are affected. No one should have to buy a new door, on a six year old car. We have bought a lot of Toyota cars in our family. I even got my Mother, brother, sister and daughter to buy Toyotas. NEVER AGAIN! I talked to Toyota Care, They could care less!
#57 of 120 new door??
Dec 21, 2011 (8:03 pm)
Oh, and another thing, who knows whether the new door after we shell out 2k is going to have the same problem?