Last post on Sep 09, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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Toyota Sienna, Van
#14 of 15 Re: Toyota Sienna hatch problems with struts [eperez11]
Oct 05, 2012 (6:27 am)
There's a report over struts, which has something to do with Toyota Sienna recall. The models from 2004 through 2006 are included. Over the past few years, a number of car makers have recalled minivans for rear door struts that fail and can hurt drivers. Numerous have been because of struts made by one company, Stabilus, which is being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
#15 of 15 Re: Toyota Sienna hatch problems with struts [jess_z]
Sep 09, 2013 (9:33 am)
All of those strut problems seem to also be an issue on my Sienna, a very early 2010 model. When it was new, the liftgate would close without warning, I got smacked in the back a number of times. I reported the problem to Toyota. Eventually a dealer was able to fix the problem; I'm not sure that I know exactly what the final solution was, because it took a lot of visits. Now, I have another problem, when I close the liftgate manually, with the keyfob or from inside, sometimes it closes part way (less than half) then retracts. Sometimes it is a gentle stop and retract, other times the stop is so violent it shakes the whole van. I've reported this to Toyota also. It's been to the dealer a number of times, but never happened there. The dealer response the last time was that the floor mat in the rear was impeding it. The problem happened before the mat was installed. It never gets low enough for the mat to come into play. Watching it makes me think that something inside that is supposed to slide catches or sticks. I'm no mechanic, but I spent 60 years figuring out why things didn't work, radios, TV's and computer software, and I'm positive the mat isn't an issue. I'm pretty frustrated with what is an otherwise really great van.