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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,282 miles

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2005 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments (Page 2 of 8)

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problem #139

May 162012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 179,000 miles

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

Loud popping noise heard from driver's side door when opening and closing the door. Toyota refused to fix this problem because its outside of their enhanced warranty time frame. I guess they will be concerned if the door pop opens while I am driving and leads to an accident or death.

- New City, NY, USA

problem #138

Feb 012014

Sienna

  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated while opening and closing the drivers door it made a loud grinding noise. The dealer inspected the vehicle and found that the door welding fractured due to defective welding. The dealer recommended that the drivers door be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 119,000. The current mileage 121,000.

- Clifton Park , NY, USA

problem #137

Feb 032014

Sienna

  • miles
The sliding back door will not open. The motor is still working but the door will not open. It can not be opened manually either. This is a huge safety issue for my children in case of an accident. The is no way to exit the car from the back seats on the passenger side. There should always be a way to manually open the door. I have researched this on the internet and there are a lot of complaints from many people having the same safety issue.

- Palos Park, IL, USA

problem #136

Mar 242014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 123,000 miles

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

The driver side door's spot weld broke. This causes a horrible popping noise when the door is opened or closed. I contacted Toyota and they told me they are aware of the problem and they would cover it for vehicles that have less than 100,000 miles.

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #135

Feb 222013

Sienna

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracking and exposing the air bags. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 140,000 and the current mileage was 148,099.

- Savannah, GA, USA

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problem #134

Dec 052011

Sienna

  • 58,000 miles
Driver and passenger doors are failing open wide due to the broken frame inside the door. Consistent popping noises started occurring then it stopped. The door now only stops when opened all the way. This is dangerous to not only the driver/passenger, but for other cars.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #133

Mar 302013

Sienna

  • 80,000 miles

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

In Nov 2013 my 2005 Sienna driver door started popping, and in researching the issue, I found thousands of the same complaints on the internet which has to do with a bad spot weld; the door now has no "stop", and swings freely. Last April 2013, and more recently, the door has closed on my hand because it won't stay open by itself. Unfortunately, I am allegedly out of the "extended 5 year warranty--should be a recall" window. What is Toyota doing to resolve this issue for their loyal customers? https://www.facebook.com/pages/Toyota-Sienna-van-door-weld-issue-creating-popping-noise/101820339938012 forums.edmunds.com/discussion/10450/Toyota/Sienna/question-on-tsb-Toyota-Sienna-door-welds-causing-clicking https://sites.google.com/site/toyotasiennadefects/

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #132

Mar 162014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 172,101 miles
The rear door struts on this Sienna began failing about a week ago. The vehicle currently has 172000 miles, but still runs very well, except that the rear door is now barely usable. My vehicle has a manual rear door which simply is so difficult to access that it is barely usable. I have been hit in the head several times, but my biggest concern is for kids getting hit by this heavy door.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #131

Mar 022014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
The driver power sliding door failed. The door opened and closed only halfway and was stuck. Our 2 infants were in the car. This was dangerous as my wife was an hour away from home with a door that would not close in 15 degree weather. A door that will not close is dangerous as for many the only choice is to drive home with the door open. I was able to cut the cables to get the door to close.

- Greene, NY, USA

problem #130

Feb 102014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Passenger sliding door cable is broken. Toyota is aware of the well known problem and has not issued a recall.

- Flushing, NY, USA

problem #129

Jan 102014

Sienna

  • 83,000 miles

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

I have issue with my Toyota Sienna 2005 and I want Toyota to to resolve this issue technical service bulletin March 23, 2007 tsb revision notice: "? July 6, 2007: The warranty information table has been updated with separate ?combo a? op codes. ?? May 29, 2007: The warranty information has been updated. The note before step 1 of the repair procedure has been updated. Previous versions of this tsb should be discarded. Some customers may experience a popping noise when opening and/or closing the front doors on their vehicle. Use the following procedure to diagnose and correct the condition. ?? 2004 " 2006 model year Sienna vehicles produced before the production change.

- Burke, VA, USA

problem #128

Nov 262013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 133,000 miles
Tried to avoid oncoming truck over double line by easing to R shoulder and caught ice. Slide, driver side tires went up on guardrail, went airborne taking out a mailbox, bounced in a lower front yard went back in air. Pinged off large trees X3 then passed thru 2 field goal and the tree dead center and my van hit hard! crumpling my front end but not deploying any air bags. Nice seatbelt bruise and shaken but no injuries.

- Coudersport, PA, USA

problem #127

Nov 182013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
The plate on the door that is connected to the end of the strut that limits how far the driver's side door can be opened is spot welded to the door frame. Several of those spot welds have broken and very shortly the door will be able to swing open without limit. I am told that Toyota had an extended warranty for this issue by that it expired in 2012.

- Brookeville, MD, USA

problem #126

Nov 132013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
Sliding doors freeze shut whenever temperature is below freezing. The Toyota service departments solution is to spray the door weather stripping with silicone spray which does solve the problem but only for a short duration of time (1 month max) and does not solve the problem at colder temperatures (below 20 degrees F) where the doors always freeze shut. This issue is potentially dangerous by trapping the passengers inside with no means of egress, especially in the event of a front end collision where even the front doors are inoperable. This is a know issue with this year/model Toyota van, with many others experiencing the same problem. I have experienced the problem when trying to attempt to enter the vehicle and exiting the vehicle after the temperature has dropped while driving.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #125

Oct 012013

Sienna

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the metal welding for the driver's side door became fractured and caused the door check to separate. Also, the front passenger's side vent was emitting cold air while the driver's side vent would emit hot air. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 114,000.

- Southport, FL, USA

problem #124

Jan 012010

Sienna

  • 90,000 miles
Both automatic sliding doors fail to close properly. The automatic door tries to close but then slides open. The passenger has to put pressure to push in order to close the automatic sliding door.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #123

Jan 012010

Sienna

  • 90,000 miles
Both automatic sliding doors fail to close properly. The automatic door tries to close but then slides open. The passenger has to put pressure to push in order to close the automatic sliding door.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #122

Jul 112013

Sienna

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the driver's side door failed to close intermittently without warnings. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 98,000. The current mileage was 99,000.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #121

Sep 122013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
Defective door, broken driver door weld & check strap causes door to fail to open when the window is down, window only goes down 1/2 way while door closed. Door fails to remain open or closed.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #120

Sep 012013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The driver rear power sliding door is stuck in closed position and does not open either in automatic power mode or manually. The door got stuck after the power cable was ripped, due to rust, and the door was manually shut. It is now stuck closed and can't be opened using either automatic or manual way.

- Vestal, NY, USA

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