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

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2005 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments (Page 4 of 8)

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problem #99

Dec 032012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 77,500 miles

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

2005 Toyota Sienna affected by driver's side front door "popping" sound due to front door check mounting panel spot welds becoming detached. Toyota issued warranty enhancement for this issue, but not a recall as they should have. Vehicle is out of extended warranty based on years, but not miles. Toyota will not claim responsibility and is not willing to pay for cost of repair.

- Ankeny, IA, USA

problem #98

Nov 012012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles
Regarding NHTSA id# 08V244000 aloha I have a 2005 Toyota Sienna which had the gas struts recall for my power tailgate which was done on 04/13/2009 work order# 656115 from servco Toyota in Hawaii. However its been only 3 years and the gas struts are failing again. It seems to need a new pair every 3 years. I hope you can have Toyota recall the newly designed struts because according to Toyota they are supposed to have a longer life than the original but after reading some comments online I noticed I am not the only one who has the same problem with new struts failing again. Mahalo for your time.

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

problem #97

Nov 132012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,487 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the drivers side door made a loud popping noise whenever it was open. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or independent mechanic. The manufacturer was later contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure and current mileage was approximately 99,487......updated 01/14/13 updated 01/14/2013

- Cape Elizabeth, ME, USA

problem #96

Nov 112010

Sienna

  • 95,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the door welds have failed and when opening the doors, they would move freely. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Arlington Heights, IL, USA

problem #95

Jan 032011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Struts will not properly hold up the liftgate causing head injury by banging on the side of forehead of the person lifting the liftgate.

- Sandy Hook, CT, USA

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problem #94

Oct 172012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 99,800 miles
Rear sliding door actuator will not open or close using remote or pillar door switch. This is a tremendous safety issue for children who cannot open the door physically.

- Sandy Hook, CT, USA

problem #93

Sep 122012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles

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

Drivers side door weld broken. Toyota familiar with problem but won't fix. Toyota extended the warranty to 5 years and 100,000 miles but mine is older than 5 years. Door welds should not break in life of car. Toyota dealership body shop says they have fixed hundreds of these.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #92

Aug 012012

Sienna

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, a crack along the dashboard was discovered. 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 90,000 and the current mileage was 97,000.

- The Viilages, FL, USA

problem #91

Jan 022012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles
The Toyota Sienna sliding doors no longer slide. After numerous complaints, Toyota issued an enhanced warranty. Unfortunately, the parts covered will not fix the doors. The additional quote is $1,000. If you research online, this is a common problem. I believe Toyota is trying to avoid a recall on doors and parts they know to be malfunctioning.

- Fort Thomas, KY, USA

problem #90

Sep 162012

Sienna

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the dashboard began to crack. The contact was concerned that the failure would affect air bag deployment in the event of a crash. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who provided no assistance. The failure and current mileage was 65,000.

- Bradenton , FL, USA

problem #89

Jun 282012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, she tried to open the rear sliding door and the door could not be opened. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic but was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 122,000. The consumer stated the sliding door was inoperative. It would close on her or her kids at any given time. Updated 12/18/12

- Hubertus, WI, USA

problem #88

Jul 202012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
The dashboard of the Toyota Sienna 2005 is cracking. The crack started from the ac vent on both sides so my opinion it is a bad design or component that should be recalled. The car is always inside the garage and the crack appeared around 72K miles.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #87

Aug 242012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 96,524 miles
I tried to close the rear door after putting my groceries in the rear well. The door closed part-way then went back up. I did it again manually and using my remote 'clicker'. same thing happened. In order to close the door I had to push it manually to close the door. We took it back to the dealer who said the struts needed to be replaced (approximately $500). Later I realized there had been a recall on faulty struts. These are the replacements. I notice on the internet where are others are now having problems with the replacements that were installed.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #86

Mar 072012

Sienna

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna xle. The contact stated that a large crack extended the entire length of the dashboard. The manufacturer was notified and informed the contact that there were no recalls pertaining to the defect and the service warranty was expired. The vehicle had not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 91,000.

- Belleair Bluffs, FL, USA

problem #85

Apr 102012

Sienna

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that when opening the front driver side door, he would hear a loud creaking noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that there was a welding issue. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Colemack, NY, USA

problem #84

Aug 012012

Sienna

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the driver's side door weld was fractured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the weld needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 98,000.

- Folsom, CA, USA

problem #83

Aug 102012

Sienna

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the driver side door had become inoperable. The retaining rod that kept the door from opening was fractured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated but the vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unknown. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Trinity, NC, USA

problem #82

May 072012

Sienna

  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the sliding doors would open sporadically without any warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the door weld needed to be replaced. The dealer did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The failure mileage was 8,000 and the current mileage was 48,499.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #81

Sep 172008

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 97,500 miles
Our car started having problems in 2008 with the passenger side rear sliding door. It became gradually more difficult to operate and eventually would not open at all. When I took the car to the dealer in 2009 (it had 99,000 miles), the Toyota dealer said that it was a ¿known problem with Siennas and recommended cutting the door cable. He said it would cost over $1000 to fix. I paid to have the problem diagnosed. The sliding door failure is a safety issue for us, and anyone with children. The door is now operated manually, which it was not designed to do. It requires an unreasonable amount of force to open/close. The safety mechanisms, which were designed into the door to prevent injury, ¿ these sensors do not operate now. My pre-teen children have to get out of the car on the street side, since the door is too difficult to operate. I feel that this door failed because of a design defect which Toyota has known about for several years. Toyota has apparently intentionally delayed the release of the ¿warranty enhancement in order to purposefully exclude as many owners as possible from this program in order to avoid paying for repairs. My car, which had dealer-documented rear door failure in 2009 at 99K miles, is now excluded from the repair program.

- West Boylston, MA, USA

problem #80

Apr 102012

Sienna

  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that while entering the vehicle, the front driver's door made clicking noises. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer stated that the driver's door hinge needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 49,000 and the current mileage was 50,000.

- South Grafton, MA, USA

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