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#69 of 109 Re: Facebook page [snw219]
Dec 29, 2011 (5:03 pm)
Let's create that page........
#71 of 109 Re: Class Action Suit? [dimar65]
Dec 29, 2011 (5:50 pm)
Thank you for the information regarding the article in Milwaukee paper. I'm heading to Wisconsin in a few days for a position and hopefully, Wisconsin will be friendlier than my local dealerships.
There are three dealerships - two are 75 miles away and 1 is 150 miles away. All three were supposed to call me back with information and not one of them returns my call, unless I call them again - and even then, they say they will call me back and haven't. I'm not being rude with them, at all, and have actually had good conversations with them. Total neglect, which seems to have been the problem in the first place, that got us to this point.
Will Toyota redeem themselves?
#73 of 109 Toyota sienna van 2004 door welds broke
Dec 29, 2011 (8:53 pm)
My door broke today, I contacted Toyota consumer Affairs and they told me that the vehicle was out of the 5yr/100,000mile warranty period, and there was nothing they can do!
I will post something as soon as I make some headway with this Company. San Diego,CA
#74 of 109 Re: Toyota sienna van 2004 door welds broke [kkls1]
Jan 02, 2012 (3:34 pm)
I was in the same boat. I was able to secure the bracket with a 1/4 x 3/4" Allen head bolt. Access is really difficult but the bracket on the inside of the door is actually a "U" shaped bracket and a hole can be drilled on the face of the door. The entire interior panel and speaker has to be removed in order to secure a nut on the back of the bolt. I purchased all stainless hardware and a stainless nylock nut. I also used blue locktight on the bolt. If you drop the nut inside the door there is no way to get it out without removing the door (which you need to prevent if possible) I coated the sheet metal parts with paint to prevent rust. I used tape to secure the nut to a wrench during installation. I finished in about an hour, getting the interior panel off took more time than drilling the hole and mounting the nut and bolt.
#75 of 109 Re: Toyota sienna van 2004 door welds broke [poored]
Jan 02, 2012 (4:12 pm)
That's great that you were able to do this. If I were more mechanically inclined and had the right set of tools, I would attempt this, too. There is a facebook page created for this specific issue, if you're interested:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Toyota-Sienna-Van-Door-Weld-Issue-Creating-Poppin- - g-noise/101820339938012?sk=wall
you might have to copy and paste the web address - it looks likes the hyperlink might be cut off by the text-wrap.
This is in case we are able to get a class action suit for Toyota to repair the defect at their cost or reimburse those who have had to pay for it themselves.
Thank you for taking the time to post about your repair with the details.
#76 of 109 Re: 2004 Toyota Sienna door popping [mgullon]
Jan 14, 2012 (6:38 am)
I had the same problems with my 2004 Toyota Sienna. I actually bought it used last June and had problems such as the sliding doors freezing, driver's door weld making the popping noise, and the trunk randomly closing on me while I was unloading groceries! After reading many posts online about this, I became very discouraged that it was going to be expensive and a pain to solve. NOT TRUE. I went directly to the closest Toyota dealership (Toyota Vanderstyne on Ridge Rd, Rochester NY) and they were excellent!
Igathered my facts, printed out the recall article about the faulty door welds in the front and let Toyota know I was aware of this recall. Now although my Toyota had passed the time limit for the recall 5 yr. or 100,000 miles from original owner purchase. I bought extended EasyCare warranty with the car and it covered everything! (minus my $100 deductable)
The problem with the sliding doors was that they were freezing up due to cold weather (we live in Rochester, NY). I left my car there for the day and Toyota put silicone spray on the sliding doors top stop them from freezing, washed my car for free, gave me a free can os silicone spray, replaced both my driver & pass. door welds, and fixed my trunk. Apparantly there was a recall for a part on that also. My warranty covered $1100 worth of work! Toyota took care of the legwork for me, made me feel valued, and had my car up & running in a day. My advice is to go directly to a Toyota dealership, even if you didn't buy your car there originally, they work with these problems all the time and know what to do. I love my Sienna and Toyota hasn't screwed me yet, so stay positive.
#77 of 109 Toyota Sienna Woes
Jan 18, 2012 (9:21 am)
My 2004 Toyota Sienna van has the following problems:
The spot weld failed and if you look at the metal - the metal actually has TORN!!!!
The Side power sliding doors have failed - was told it would cost $1900 to fix. Was told the motor died but you can actually hear the motor run. My husband took the door apart to make it a manual one (Toyota wanted $300 to do this) and it is a $100 cable part that has a plastic covered cable that stripped.
The Sonar goes on and off - no rhyme or reason - just all the time.
The rear hatch door will come back forcefully on your head (it IS run by a motor) when the weather is cold.
I can NOT believe Toyota put out such a bad product. NEVER, NEVER had this sort of thing happen with my Toyotas before!!!!
Dealerships in Albuquerque do NOT want to fix anything under recall or service bulletin!!!