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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,552 miles

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2005 Toyota Sienna body / paint problems

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2005 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments (Page 9 of 9)

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problem #3

Aug 012007

Sienna

  • 71,954 miles

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

2005 Toyota Sienna with grinding noise in the drivers side door customer states that he feels like he should not absorb any of the cost** the mechanic stated the door assembly needed to be replaced. The dealer amended the consumer's price to $400 for repairs.

- Inman, SC, USA

problem #2

Sep 142005

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle decelerates on its own. The vehicle jerks when the contact depresses the accelerator pedal. The dealer reprogrammed the software for the throttle, however, the failure still occurs. The current mileage was 35,300 and failure mileage was 1,000. Updated 01/09/08. The consumer stated has had problems with the door of the vehicle. Updated 12/12/07

- Encinitas, CA, USA

problem #1

May 052005

Sienna

  • miles
I have noticed rattles in my sliding doors during warmer weather. Made numerous visits to the dealership to fix the problem during summer 2005 (in my estimates 8 visits, but some were not recorded by the dealership). At last a field manager from our region drives with me. 5 minutes later, he suggests that I use door-ease (he was aware of this kind of noise -creek- when accelerate and decelerate - in other Siennas.) incredibly, this seems to eradicate the noise. March 2006 I start noticing the creaking noise again. It takes me another three days to figure out that the service advisor has a problem communicating with his technicians, finally, a technician mention to me that there might be a tsb exactly for my car and for the sliding door rattle. But the service advisor dismisses this information initially, saying that such a tsb only exists for 2002 models. I go home and to my surprise, I see the tsb dated January 26, 2006, which addresses exactly this problem. Bring the car back to the dealership (set up an appointment in advance) and ask to make sure that they follow the tsb recommendations. They reassure me that it will happen. Get the car in the afternoon and learn that they replaced the striker plates on both sides (procedure 1 on the tsb). When I confront the service manager (by that time no service advisor wants to deal with me) about the dealerships lack of knowledge of the specific tsb, he tells me that the tsb does not apply to my VIN, hence they did not have to replace any parts, but that they did because they were nice to me. At that time the manager also acknowledges that my advisor has made blunders during my previous visits. As if this was not enough, I then pursue clarification from Toyota via phone whether the VIN on my car does or does not appear to be affected by the tsb. And they confirm that it is included in this tsb, but not under procedure 1, but under procedure 2. hence, they did not replace the lock assembly (as the tsb recommends).

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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