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#78 of 109 2003 Toyota Sienna door weld
Jan 29, 2012 (5:16 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 109 Re: Toyota sienna van 2004 door welds broke [poored]
Feb 03, 2012 (11:15 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 109 Re: Toyota Sienna Woes [snkbit]
Mar 05, 2012 (4:51 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 109 Not another one...
Apr 10, 2012 (1:28 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 (8:04 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 109 Re: Both Doors [szacinfl]
Apr 23, 2012 (8:26 am)
Safety recalls don't expire - but warranties do. Maybe that's what he meant.
#84 of 109 Re: Both Doors [szacinfl]
Apr 23, 2012 (9:03 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 109 Re: Both Doors [deniser3]
Apr 23, 2012 (9:05 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.
#86 of 109 '06 Sienna w/ 83k Door Check mount failure.
May 08, 2012 (11:59 am)
I too have just experienced this problem. About two weeks ago our '06 Sienna LE (83k miles) drivers side door began creaking, so I lubed the door check with some silicone to no avail. Then the creaking turned into cracking, and eventually loud popping. I disassembled the door only to find the entire door check assembly moves. Upon further inspection, I found where the internal spot welds had failed, which I find exceedingly odd since I take immaculate care of my vehicles (both of which are Toyota's; for now).
First thing I did.... snoop around the net. Lo and behold, tons of information pops up. This info triggered a memory of receiving a similar notice. I rifled through my glovebox for the owners manual/warranty package and discovered a notification title "2004 through 2007 Model Year Sienna Front Door Check Mounting Panel Warranty Enhancement Notification" (with no date of publication). This defined that Toyota will offer a "5 year/100k mile OR whichever comes first" coverage. Ironically, just below that it states, "If you have not experienced this condition, please insert this letter into your Toyota Warranty Information booklet for future reference". Now that the failure has occurred just outside of the coverage period, I had reason to go and look for it.
So I contacted my local Toy dealer only to be told they can do nothing for me since I'm outside of the 5yr/100k mile "enhanced warranty" period. So, I contact Toyota Corporate (800)331-4331, who are very empathetic but inform me they cannot do nothing to help since my vehicle falls outside of the specified "enhanced warranty" period. Please pass the facebook link along as we need momentum for further action. There's 4 Toyota's in our family, which will be out last if this is how they choose to treat their customers related to manufacturing flaws. The Sienna currently has a second "warranty enhancement" (Rear Liftgate Strut) notice, and recall (Spare Tire Hoist) associated with it.
Please announce the Facebook and Google site to everyone you know with a Toyota. This topic needs momentum if it is to gain recognition and remediation!!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Toyota-Sienna-Van-Door-Weld-Issue/101820339938012- - - - - - - - - - ?skip_nax_wizard=true
#87 of 109 Re: Both doors/broken welds
Jun 20, 2012 (3:26 pm)
I'm dealing with the same problem: driver's door popping noises. Dealer said it's a broken weld, the whole door has to be replaced at the cost of close to $2000, it will take 3-4 days, no loaner provided, everything at my own costs.
I've sprained my leg, trying to get in and out.
I've dealt with Toyota corporate - no assistance. TOTAL RIP-OFF!!!
2004 Sienna with only 56,000 miles.
Recommendation: Call Office of Defects Investigation, NHTSA, 1-888-327-4236
and report this safety problem. THE MORE REPORTS THEY GET, THE BETTER CHANCES THEY'LL GET TOYOTA TO ISSUE A RECALL!!!
Check out www.nhtsa.gov
We should get media attention to this problem, obviously it's a manufacturing defect, as someone said, it's a matter of WHEN the weld will break, not IF it will break.