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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
750 miles

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1998 Toyota Sienna accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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1998 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 082004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles


1998 Toyota Sienna sliding door on left and right get stuck and will not open. In case of accident or fire my grandchildren would not be able to get out. Rear door handle broke off in my hand which would create the same hazard of not being able to exit. I've had this problem since I bought the car, and they have never been able to fix it even though they have tried. There are many complaints about thiis very problem from Sienna owners. This will definitely cost someone's life.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 241998

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear door to van does not shut tightly.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

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