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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,684 miles

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2006 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #15

Jan 132010

Sienna

  • 44,780 miles

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

Just discovered today ( 01-13-10 ) on my 2006 Toyota Sienna le the automatic sliding door at the passenger rear stopped working. It would not respond to the fob and the buttons inside the vehicle. Not sure exactly what the cause is but, according to other reports online, this seems to be an inherent problem with this vehicle. I am taking this opportunity to register my complaint with this product.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #14

Jun 152009

Sienna

  • 38,000 miles
A side power sliding door on our Toyota Sienna started occasionally malfunctioning a while ago, initially simply making strange noises while opening and closing. Three months after the expiration of our warranty, the problem started getting worse, with the door requiring physical assistance to complete opening or closing. Finally, the door simply got stuck shut. We, or the dealership, are unable to open the door at all. First, this is hampering the repairing of the door, as the dealership claims they have to rip the door out to fix the problem, therefore requiring the purchase of a new door in addition to all the other repair and installation costs. This is prohibitively expensive to us at the moment, and our children and we thus have to ride in a minivan where a door can┐T be opened, and where the door sensor beeps from time to time, as if the door was improperly shut. Second, we feel this is a serious safety hazard. The inability to open this door might impede or prevent the timely evacuation of our family in case of an emergency (accident or others). In addition, the beeping suggests the door is improperly shut and we fear it may strangely open one day as we┐re driving, just as it strangely got jammed. This would pose a serious safety hazard to the passengers.

- Longmont, CO, USA

problem #13

Dec 152009

Sienna

  • 34,000 miles
I have a 2006 Toyota Sienna with an automatic sliding door. The car is 6 months out of warranty. Recently, I drove my children somewhere and the door would not close and became completely inoperable. I took the car to a local dealer and Toyota motor Corp would no take responsibility to have it fixed. I checked other sources and have found that this is a systemic problem with these models and that it clearly presents a danger to passengers including children who are often passengers in minivans. The problem itself appears to be caused by poor design. Toyota has had other recall problems with it's door designs and this appears to be another one.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #12

Sep 012009

Sienna

  • miles

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

Rear passenger sliding door will not lock..remains unlocked and ajar in both manual and power setting. Door has large scratch on side. Door worked fine for three months after scratch then stopped working. Took van to advantage Toyota in lynnbrook NY who blamed lock problem on door scratch and will not fix under extended warranty.

- Floral Park, NY, USA

problem #11

Dec 082009

Sienna

  • 60,000 miles
My 2006 Toyota Sienna, of which I am the original owner, has a passenger side rear sliding door. Without warning the door refused to close. The cable had popped out and the door will not close. We cannot drive the car because it is a safety hazard to drive with an open door. We have to have the car towed to a repair place and then pay for whatever the repair would be. We cannot afford to do this. Apparently this is a common problem which the dealer should cover as it is a safety hazard.

- Oak Park, CA, USA

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problem #10

Oct 172009

Sienna

  • 55,623 miles
I have a 2006 Toyota Sienna minivan. The latch on the driver's side passenger sliding door failed to keep the door secured when driving down the road. The door would become unlatched and open slightly in transit. I took the car to the dealer and they informed me that the latch would have to be replaced. I talked to the service manager who told me that there was nothing he could do about it nor was it covered by any recall or warranty. I tried to have the regional parts manager call me, however, he would not return my call. This a major safety issue for Toyota, but they did not want to hear about it nor do anything about it. What really bothers me is that this door gets used when the grandchildren are traveling with us. I find it very upsetting that this door unlatches by itself without any prior warning.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #9

Dec 032009

Sienna

  • 48,000 miles

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

Power slider door failed on 2006 Sienna van. Will not close.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #8

Aug 192009

Sienna

  • miles
The rear power sliding door on my 2006 Toyota Sienna wagon shut on my child's thumb even though it supposedly has a mechanism to prevent it from trapping body parts.

- Egg Harbor Township, NJ, USA

problem #7

Aug 142009

Sienna

  • 41,000 miles
Automatic slide doors and back door won't open in auto.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #6

May 262009

Sienna

  • miles
The manual sliding door on my 2006 Toyota Sienna sticks because of a latch problem. It can cause the door to either not shut, or not open. This is a serious concern, I couldn't imagine not being able to get my child out of a burning car. Toyota really needs to fix this, there are hundreds of Sienna owners with the same issue. It sounds like this could lead to a negligence lawsuit. townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.F0eb3fd/289.

- South Elgin, IL, USA

problem #5

Feb 272009

Sienna

  • 56,000 miles

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

I own a Toyota Sienna 06. The automatic sliding door will not shut. They tell me it will be over $1200 dollars to fix it. If I want it converted to a manual door then it will cost $600 dollars or more. Why did I pay for automatic doors if they are going to break in less then 4 years? please make them recall the door motor and make them fix this problem.

- American Fork, UT, USA

problem #4

Aug 082008

Sienna

  • miles
Sliding door stopped working cannot open.

- Loxahatchee Groves, FL, USA

problem #3

Dec 012008

Sienna

  • 18,371 miles
I always use the keyfob to open the passenger side power sliding door. First thing this morning on my way to drop my son off at daycare, the sliding door opened just fine but was a little sluggish in closing. I had to make a stop at cvs to buy some cold medication and the sliding door jammed the next time I tried it. No amount of pushing the keyfob or in-vehicle buttons would cause the door to open/ close fully. The door was permanently jammed with an opening about 4-5 inches wide. Fortunately, the cvs is very close to the daycare and I asked for help moving his stuff while I carried him in. I could not risk driving around with the door open no matter what the distance because of the safety issues. I promptly dropped the car off at the dealership. The 2 mile drive to the dealership with the door ajar and the alarm beeping the whole time couldn't have felt longer. I've yet to hear back from them, but I did some online research and it sounds like the sliding door motor has failed. I am very concerned by the frequency that this problem occurs. I am shocked that there has been no recall due to the inherent danger this defect could pose for passengers.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #2

Sep 012008

Sienna

  • 45,606 miles
Right side sliding door cable snapped so that automatic door no longer slides. Motor continues to function but cable looks rusted. Car has 45,000 miles but is under three years old.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 062005

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles
: the contact stated the rear doors of the vehicle do not close properly. To close the doors it required excessive force, and they leak when it rains. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer for inspection. After eight days, the dealer was still unable to correct the problem. Updated 03/17/06.

- Lansing, IL, USA

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