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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,500 miles

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2004 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 282007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I have a 2004 Toyota Sienna minivan which the tail gate door will not stay open and has fallen down on me, I was not injured, but my grandchildren ride in this car and sometimes leaves things in and should they go in this car without my knowing. They could possible get killed by it coming dowm automatically on them, and you can't stop it from closing.if you open it manually it will not stay up you have to hold it open with one hand and grab what you need with the other and then it slams down hard and fast. This is a possible life threating door, it could crush and kill someone instanly, or sever a needs to be recalled.!!!!!!

- Darlington, SC, USA

problem #3

Nov 202007

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,500 miles
I own a 2004 Toyota Sienna xle minivan. The rear hatch on my van unexpectedly close by itself when it was in the "open" position. The door came down on my shoulder as I was unloading the van and promptly went back up.

- Castro Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 092007

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Our 2004 Toyota Sienna xle rear door does not stay up. It rises automatically, holds for a second or so and then starts closing. It takes a lot of force to stop. It has been doing it fairly consistently lately. The first ominous sign was in the summer when it was not opening as high as it used to.

- Bartlett, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 232006

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,500 miles
The lift gate of the back of my Toyota Sienna 2004 fell prematurely while I was loading in the rear trunk.

- New York, NY, USA

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