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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 1
Average Mileage:
80,772 miles

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2006 Toyota Sienna body / paint problems

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2006 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #50

Apr 172010

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the rear passenger side sliding door failed to open. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the latch mechanism would have to be replaced. Additionally, the driver side sliding door failed to latch. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Geneva, IL, USA

problem #49

Mar 302013

Sienna

  • 52,800 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the when opening the driver's side door, the door would exhibit an abnormal cracking sound. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnostic test. The dealer stated that the entire driver's side door needed to be replaced. The contact did not have the door replaced. The failure mileage was 52,800.

- Clarksville, MD, USA

problem #48

Mar 212013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 132,000 miles
Toyota Siennas are prone to door popping when opening and closing due to broken door welds. They are calling it a "warranty enhancement" rather than a "recall."

- Garden Plain, KS, USA

problem #47

Feb 062013

Sienna

  • 110,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the front interior driver's side door weld fractured which caused a loud clicking noise whenever the door was accessed. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who informed the contact that the front driver's side door would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 110,000.

- Lincoln Shire, IL, USA

problem #46

Dec 102012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles
Front door pops when opening / closing. Door weldings are loose, apparently a very common problem with Toyota Sienna's. dealer is no help, want to replace the entire door at my expense.

- Middletown , NJ, USA

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problem #45

Feb 042013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 32,500 miles
Lift gate closes automatically. Struts supporting lift gate where replaced in 2008 recall but four years after, the same issue is happening again but Toyota wants $470 to replace the struts. I do not consider four years adequate for such a failure and feel Toyota has a poor design that has not be fixed. I do not recall any issues with any car in my family where the lift gate, trunk or hatch back struts every failed. I have seen numerous complaints on line about this in 2012 for 2006 Sienna owners.

- Riverside, CT, USA

problem #44

Dec 122012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 80,500 miles

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

I have had problems with my 2006 Toyota Sienna with most recently the power passenger sliding door that is broken and does not open or close. The dealer ft. Myers Toyota said the parts were on national back order and may take months to get the parts to fix. They did say they would cover under warranty. Secondly, my steering assembly needed replacement at 80,000 miles because of leaking fluid and I had to pay the labor to fix. Lastly, all 4 of the tire rims on the car have peeling, bubbling and chipping paint that is exposing the metal rim. It may cause further corrosion to the rims and cause a safety problem to the wheels. Germain Toyota in naples, fla where I bought the car would not help with the rims. Ft. myers Toyota where I get the car serviced told me about the national back order problem and also charged me for the defective steering assembly which I thought should have been covered under their lifetime power train warranty. They said it did not.

- Ft. Myers, FL, USA

problem #43

Jun 122012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
Toyota announced a customer support program (csp) which will extend the warranty coverage rear sliding door latch assemblies - for certain 2004-2010my Sienna vehicles the warranty coverage for the rear sliding door latch assemblies will be extended to 9 years from the date-of-first-use or 120,000 miles (whichever occurs first). Took the van to eddy's Toyota, wichita ks on tues. 6th Nov. 2012 for correction of the problem as outlined in the letter. The service department want to charge $476 to fix the problem. Since it is only a sporadic problem it was declined. My wife & I do not understand the refusal of eddy's Toyota to honor the warranty. Our family has 4 Toyota vehicles so we are very disappointed in eddy's Toyota treatment. My wife & I were with 2 salesmen, [xxx] and like us, were at a loss to understand this requested charge. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Halstead, KS, USA

problem #42

Nov 242012

Sienna

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the sensors for the sliding doors malfunctioned, causing the passenger's side sliding door to close while a child was standing in the door's path. The child sustained bruising and a cut above her eye. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that a complaint was being escalated to the legal department. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 78,000.

- La Verne, CA, USA

problem #41

Feb 282012

Sienna

  • 94,723 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the automatic sliding door failed. The contact tried to open the door from the inside but had complications. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the motor needed to be replaced or to sever the cables. The dealer severed the cables and advised the contact that the door could be used manually. The failure recurred after the cables were severed. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 94,723.

- Savoy, IL, USA

problem #40

Aug 132012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 99,400 miles

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

The rear tailgate struts suddenly failed and the tailgate fell and hit a passenger in the read cutting the head open and resulting in stitches to close a cut on the head.

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #39

Aug 012012

Sienna

  • 122,438 miles
The contact owns 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated both the driver and passenger side sliding door handles broke. As a result, both doors were unable to be open. The remote key would not open the doors on occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included on any recalls. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 122,438.

- Dingmans Ferry, PA, USA

problem #38

May 012012

Sienna

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated the front interior driver's side door weld fractured which caused a loud clicking noise whenever accessing the door. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who informed the front driver's side door would need to be replaced. The technician stated the malfunction was related to manufacturers design defect. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #37

Jun 132012

Sienna

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the lift gate would not remain open. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08V244000 (structure:body:hatchback/liftgate). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Cape Elizabeth, ME, USA

problem #36

Jun 152012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 56,283 miles
While opening front, left, drivers door noticed loud popping noise and the door did not open smoothly. Upon closer inspection found that the bottom weld of the door check had separated, due to poor quality weld. Please refer to Toyota technical service bulletin NV003-07. Brought this problem to Toyota service department attention and they informed me they would not fix and there was nothing else they could do.

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA

problem #35

Aug 012008

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 26,000 miles
Passenger sliding door would not open to let passengers escape from the vehicle. -- several time in last 4 years.

- Minot, ND, USA

problem #34

Jun 022012

Sienna

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the struts failed. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: (structure: Body: Hatchback/lift gate) on September 17, 2008. The contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told that the repair would not be covered again. The contact wanted to state that the recall repair failed within three years. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #33

Mar 172012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 155,000 miles
We were stopped when we tried to open the passenger sliding electrical door. It opened about 8 inches and then it would not open or close. No matter how hard we tried we could not get the door to open or close. Even the manual override would not work. We were out of town and my husband had to sit by the door as we drove home 40 miles. The Toyota service was not open and we had no way to get our family 0F 7 home or anywhere. It was a very dangerous situation.

- Tahoka, TX, USA

problem #32

Feb 222012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 21,000 miles
Sienna 200-2006 has three major problems: 1) the door check mount cracks (so as for the welded parts inside the door to crack from each other by itself). 2) from time to time the airbag light keep blinking, and upon investigation, there is a problem with the airbag socket that can disconnect anytime upon changing the position of the driver seat. 3) the paint of the body fades fast (as for a 6 years old garage kept car the paint to fade, is something unique).

- Chantilly, VA, USA

problem #31

Oct 012011

Sienna

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact was standing under the rear lift gate when it abruptly closed independently and struck the contact on the head. The contact was not injured. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was previously included and repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 08V244000 (structure: Body: Hatchback/liftgate). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised that because the vehicle was previously repaired under the recall, they could provide no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired for the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 89,000.

- Wareners, PA, USA

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