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#76 of 120 Re: 2004 Toyota Sienna door popping [mgullon]
Jan 14, 2012 (5:38 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 120 Toyota Sienna Woes
Jan 18, 2012 (8:21 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!!!
#78 of 120 2003 Toyota Sienna door weld
Jan 29, 2012 (4:16 pm)
I have the same problem but i have a 2003 Sienna and it happened to the front passenger door. Any suggestions on what i should do? I purchased extended warranty but that expired. Thanks!
#79 of 120 Re: Toyota sienna van 2004 door welds broke [poored]
Feb 03, 2012 (10:15 pm)
are you saying that you drilled a hole through the outside skin of the door, an made the connection?
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#80 of 120 Re: Toyota Sienna Woes [snkbit]
Mar 05, 2012 (3:51 pm)
I hopoe you get this. Get them to check the sonar button. After years of trying to figure out why mine keeps going off, its a defective board or something. I can lightly touch the button now and it'll go off.
#81 of 120 Not another one...
Apr 10, 2012 (12:28 pm)
So my 2006 Sienna is doing this clicking thing too...after I just paid $582 to have the steering sensor replaced that was causing the skid control to come on for no reason (another TSB "repair" that Toyota would not name a "recall" and would not pay for).
This van is costing me more than it's worth lately and I am thinking a new vehicle with monthly payments might cost less over the next few years!
Apr 23, 2012 (7:04 am)
I have a 2006 Sienna and both my doors were making the popping sound. I took it to the dealership and they said the recall had expired. I didnt know recalls expire? Well now the popping noise is gone and the doors swing open freely so dont park next to me. Now my windows will only go down a quarter way before they hit the medal (i think). This is the last Toyota I ever by. Its a shame i realy liked toyota until this happend.
#83 of 120 Re: Both Doors [szacinfl]
Apr 23, 2012 (7:26 am)
Safety recalls don't expire - but warranties do. Maybe that's what he meant.
#84 of 120 Re: Both Doors [szacinfl]
Apr 23, 2012 (8:03 am)
This wasn't a recall, it was a warranty enhancement and they do expire. I took my van to an auto body shop that Toyota recommended and they were very familiar with this problem, having repaired quite a few. He welded my door and only charged me $75.00 (and washed my van and vacuumed it!). Door is like new, so it might be worth a price quote if Toyota can recommend someone who can do welding...I will call the 800 number anyway to see if they will re-imburse me at all.
I had my passenger side window quit working on me (only went down like 2 inches and not back up) and I had that replaced last summer, it was expensive. But I suspect my boys whacked it hard with a frisbe (?) and cracked some plastic clips inside, but who knows...Good luck!
#85 of 120 Re: Both Doors [deniser3]
Apr 23, 2012 (8:05 pm)
$75 is the lowest I've heard of for this repair. Where are you located and what's the name of the body shop? Thanks.