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6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 miles

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2004 Toyota Sienna windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 112004

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles

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

Radiator ruptured and the engine overheated; hose replaced in steering column recall; rust protective tape recall; dvd screen replaced and the entire dvd player replaced(screen still not easily visible in middle row); passenger seat belt replaced; middle passenger seat belt failing; gasoline smell inside of car with ac on recirculation; driver's window fell inside door in snow storm and was not considered a safety issue to get a loaner vehicle even though the vehicle could not be locked; tires completely bald and leaking under 30,000 miles, dvd player must be at a high db volume and when returned to radio/cd will almost deafen you; interior lights have to be manually over ridden or will drain battery; car hesitates 1-2 seconds when trying to quickly accelerate and then lurches forward alarmingly; cruise control is not functioning; waiting to have fuel mixture sensor replaced. I was not informed of first 2 recalls until I my engine overheated. I did get the rust recall and a sticker on my sliding door informing user of danger of having middle windows open while opening the middle door could catch a head or other extremity. Toyota dealer service manager says mine is the only 04 Sienna experiencing any problems except for the recalls on the radiator; the steering hose; the rust tape; and the middle seat belt. Not so according to all I have read here. Most of the problems have occurred between 22,000 and 34,000 miles; the dvd screen always failed to lock into a good position for the middle row viewers.

- Golden, CO, USA

problem #1

Dec 302003

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
While driving to Florida noted that there were stains on both windshields either from a manufacturers defect or from the windshield washer solvent which appeared to be of gel consistency. When checked by the dealership I was told it was hard water stains but they were unable to remove the stains. When inspected by the manufacturers rep at the dealership he refused any aid. These stains present a safety hazard when driving at night and in bad weather. Nothing is being done to correct this problem. This is the third stage of the dispute process for me and Toyota is not acknowledging any responsibility for the problem that exists. This make very unsafe driving conditions especially on interstates like 95 when we head South for the winter.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

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