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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,321 miles

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2005 Toyota Sienna miscellaneous problems

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2005 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Mar 012011


  • 54,000 miles


Power sliding door fails to close completely due to frayed cable. Repair requires complete replacement of cables, hinge, and motor by Toyota, which will cost $1700. Many Siennas have this problem. Toyota show repair these as a recall, but refused to do so on my van.

- Shaker Heights, OH, USA

problem #6

Nov 012009


  • 43,000 miles
In freezing cold weather, the rear sliding doors on the passenger (automatic) and driver (manual) side freeze shut. The vehicle is kept in a garage and my wife has on multiple occasions placed our young children (ages 2, 5 and 7) in the vehicle to go somewhere and upon arriving the doors are frozen shut and she'll need to get them out through the front driver or passenger door. We've also had it where we were able to open one of the door enough to unlatch it but can't get it any further. At that point, we are unable to get it fully shut again and are forced to drive with the system warning that a door is ajar. We have not had it thaw and fly open while driving, but it is unnerving. The problem occurs almost every day during the winter and presents a danger to my children as my wife cannot easily remove them from the vehicle if necessary when this happens. I hope there is something you can do to help us and the many other Toyota Sienna owners experiencing this issue.

- Marion, IA, USA

problem #5

Nov 272010


  • 82,943 miles
Left power sliding door does not close properly and re-opens.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 252009


  • 113,000 miles


My 2005 Toyota Sienna automatic doors won't open. The wire connecting it to the motor is jammed and although I can hear the electrical part trying to open it, Toyota claims I need a completely new motor to open my door. $1300. Yikes.

- Odenton, MD, USA

problem #3

Dec 072007

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer did research on investigations for a 2005 Toyota Sienna. Consumer would like to know what Toyota has to say about the investigation but they have not sent anything in yet.

- Unknown, DC, USA

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problem #2

Feb 252006

Sienna 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,500 miles
I purchased this car from joe myers Toyota on 02-09-2006. It has only been a month since then and the car is already giving me problems. I contact the dealership but they were no help at all. The car does not drive right. I talked to the dealership but they said it is not their problem. I don't want this problematic car anymore. I talked a mechanic and he told me this car was in bad conditions. I want to cancel the purchase of this car.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 212006

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,200 miles
: the contact stated the keyless entry fob opened other 2005 Toyota vehicles. The dealership is changing the code for the keyless entry.

- Granger, IN, USA

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