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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,396 miles

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2005 Toyota Sienna body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 192009


  • 70,000 miles


The rear tailgate/hatch has failed and closes on the person underneath. I took it to Toyota because I had heard of a recall, but they have informed me that the recall only involved struts/pistons on the automatic doors - what about the manually operated tailgate/hatch on these vehicles" luckily the person that got hit by the hatch was not seriously injured. Both struts/pistons have failed and Toyota wants $360 to repair it. Can you advise of any other reports have been filed"

- Venice, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 042008

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Rear tailgate was opened to remove groceries and it suddenly came down on my son as he was removing a bag. He was hit in the back of the head and shoulder. The tailgate now comes down after either using the manual or automatic lift. Has not been repaired, have faulty part (appears to be one of the external lift struts).

- Eagan, MN, USA

problem #1

Feb 242007

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,189 miles
The rear door with automatic opening feature closed on me immediately after it opened.

- Herndon, VA, USA

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