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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,866 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2003 Toyota Sienna body / paint problems

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2003 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 032011

Sienna

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Sienna. While driving approximately 45 mph, an abnormal squeaking sound emitted from the rear of the vehicle. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, where it was diagnosed that spare tire carrier assembly cable was corroded. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 10V160000 (structure); however, the recall part needed was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage and VIN were unknown.

- Downers Grove, IL, USA

problem #4

Oct 122012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles
The rear window at driver side started to loose about 6 months ago. At the beginning, it made noise when open the rear window. So we kept it closed all the time. But gradually, it is getting worse and worse. Now even with the window closed, the window still shakes and makes noises, sounds like the window glass will drop at time.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 312009

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 51,329 miles
July 31, 2009 this was the state of the car: Driver side door makes a popping noise. Automatic passenger sliding door is not smooth when opening. Feb 2, 2012: The driver side popping noise has gotten much worse. The passenger sliding door no longer works.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #2

May 022011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
Driver and front passenger door started making loud clicking sounds when opening and closing doors back in may of last year. Then about 2 months ago, the front passenger door would not close fully and would only open up a few inches. After I was able to open up, I noticed the door weld had snapped and broken off (where it attaches to the door). I searched online and found out this is a common problem with Siennas and there was a service bulletin for this problem, although not for my year. From what I've read, door welds are not suppose to break off on door and this is a serious defect that Toyota should take care of.

- Waipahu, HI, USA

problem #1

Jan 012012

Sienna

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the rear driver side sliding door would not open. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact also stated that the vehicle experienced a recurring failure in the past in which both rear doors would experience difficulty locking. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Vista, CA, USA

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