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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,384 miles

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2007 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Mar 012015

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 56,173 miles


Passenger side automatic sliding door actuator failed. Power door buttons would not work to open door. Door could only be opened manually.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #21

Jun 012014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the rear hatch handle was covered with a defective rubber that melted and fractured. The contact also stated that the driver side door made a loud popping noise when opened and closed. The dealer stated that the door handle needed to be replaced and the noise created by the driver side door was possibly due to defective welding. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 107,000. Updated 10/22/14

- Wadesboro , NC, USA

problem #20

Aug 262013


  • 86,000 miles
Toyota Sienna 2007 back door handle melted.

- Urbana, IL, USA

problem #19

Jul 302014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles


Toyota Sienna 2007 back door handle melted.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #18

Jul 212014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 165,000 miles
We had just returned from a trip, and picked up our Sienna minivan at the parking lot. I opened the left side sliding door, put some luggage in the back seat, and then closed the door. The door slide closed but did not latch. I cycled the door again, and it still did not latch. I tried the right door and the same thing happened. We had to drive home with the warning beeping in our ears (this comes on if the car is in gear and the doors are not latched). The next morning we took the vehicle to our Toyota dealer, and they said this is a very common problem, but our car was out of warranty, so they want $3700 to fix the doors. To us, this is a serious safety matter that the dealership admits is due to faulty parts -- they say they have seen a lot of this problem on Siennas. A child could fall out in traffic, or a piece of luggage could become a hazard to other drivers. I would like to see Toyota be compelled to cover this repair regardless of mileage -- they said the normal 36,000 mile warranty was extended to 120,000 miles for this problem, which they acknowledge as a defect, but that does not help the many Toyota owners who keep their cars longer. Your assistance is most appreciated.

- Topsham, ME, USA

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problem #17

Feb 012013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The automatic sliding doors no longer work properly.

- Encinitas, CA, USA

problem #16

Jul 222013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles


Rear door latch handle became hot and melted. Used duct tape to cover handle. The handle stopped working in December. The door will not unlock.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #15

Nov 132013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 91,230 miles
The passenger sliding door will not close when the buttons on remote or dashboard is pressed. This could lead to a scenario where someone is trapped inside the vehicle and cannot get out. Especially, like a small child.

- Hartsfield, GA, USA

problem #14

Dec 152008

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the passenger's side sliding door latch failed to stay secure while the windows were opened. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis but they were unable to duplicate the problem. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 2,000. Updated 9/23/13

- Lancaster , CA, USA

problem #13

Jun 122012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
June 12, 2012, odometer 45,000 miles, 2 hours from home, drivers side manual door would not close and latch shut. Called nashua, nh Toyota dealership, told lots of problems with doors, need to make appointment, average repair over $1,000. Took to my regular mechanic and problem temporarily fixed for $244.80(latch assy seized up. Remove, lube, reinstall. If repair doesn't last, new part needed. Cost for part only, $570.23, plus labor). July 2013, odometer 65,000 miles, same door not latching again, door slides open during acceleration. Called Toyota dealership in nashua, nh, told door not covered under "latch assembly extended warranty" because door is manual. Have made appointment with my regular mechanic again to see what can be done to fix problem. My vehicle has 2 sliding doors, drivers side is manual, passenger side is automatic. However, the manual door has a motor and latch assembly to pull the door in and latch it after it's been slid closed. This function is not working properly. The extended warranty I received from Toyota in July 2012 states " this warranty extension is for your rear sliding door latch assemblies for a period of 9 years from the vehicles date of first use or 120,000 miles whichever comes first". there is no mention the door must be an automatic door. I believe Toyota is trying to limit how many warranty fixes they do by giving customers incorrect information. I'm also beginning to have problems with the passenger side automatic door not closing. However I can only afford the time and money for one fix at a time. There are huge safety issues here and Toyota should be held responsible.

- Amherst, NH, USA

problem #12

Oct 092012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles


Multiple times when the temperature gets below 60 degrees, the rear hatch door does not stay open, it will automatically close and has trapped myself as well as my husband and banged my son in the head. We are lucky no one was seriously injured and feel that this is a major safety issue. We would like to see a safety recall on this issue as soon as possible.

- Indian Land, SC, USA

problem #11

Dec 312012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
I was in a parking lot with car completely off, the side passenger door was fully opened. I was leaning into the car putting groceries in when the door automatically starting closing on my body. It did not stop and started crushing me. I could not get out and as a result have left hip and right knee pain. The door finally opened on it's own. The door should have sensed resistance or something there but it did not. If I were I small child I would have been seriously injured or killed.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #10

Jan 032011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The rear hatch rubber door handle melted due to heat during the summer. I had to cover the door handle with plastic in order to open the rear hatch. During cold weather, the rear hatch cannot be opened due to the melting door handle. I have taken the vehicle to the dealer where the dealer advised that the door handle needed to be replaced at a pretty high cost. The vehicle was not repaired. I have read numerous complaints online regarding the melting door handle for the year make and model vehicle.

- Blythewood, SC, USA

problem #9

Oct 222011


  • miles
After returning from a short drive the driver-side sliding door (not powered) will not open at all. The lock won't move to the locked position, and it appears to not be unlocked either.

- Provo, UT, USA

problem #8

Jun 082010

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Left side rear mechanism broke. Cable snapped on the sliding door. Almost hit my child in the face. Power sliding no longer operable must open manually which is very hard for a child. Cost to repair is $2000 by the local Toyota dealership. Toyota did cover it under warranty after I called the Toyota customer care number because it was just days after the 3 year warranty had expired. 8/11 right side rear mechanism broke (other door). Cable snapped again. Told we should not use door until repaired which we will be paying for this time. Seems like these doors are poorly designed and dangerous when inoperable.

- Juneau, AK, USA

problem #7

Jun 292011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The sliding door for our 2007 Toyota Sienna on the passanger side does not latch properly. This leads to the possibility of it opening while driving and someone falling out.

- Eliot, ME, USA

problem #6

Jun 032011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 31,700 miles
Rear passenger automatic door will not open. In 2009, while the vehicle was under warranty, a similar problem occurred and the dealership replaced part # 69631-08020 (control, slide dr). When I discovered the new problem, my 3-year old son was in his car-seat on the passenger side, so I had to enter through the driver side rear door. I'm glad this was not an emergency situation, for had it been, my son's life could have been endangered. lists numerous instances of similar problems. Clearly Toyota needs to issue a recall on this crucial safety issue.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #5

Nov 012010

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The handle (hatch opening mechanism) on our 2007 Toyota Sienna deteriorated/melted last year and only works intermittently. It is very difficult to open / engage, leaves black residue on your hands in the hot conditions (e.g. summer) and does not work well in cold conditions (e.g. winter).

- Blythewood, SC, USA

problem #4

Jul 242010


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Sienna. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed the safety feature on the automatic passenger siding door would not function. The sliding door closed abruptly onto the upper arm of the passenger exiting the vehicle. Immediately, the automatic door mechanism was engaged and the door released open. The failure occurred on two different times. The passenger sustained minor injury to the upper arm area. The vehicle had not been repaired or diagnosed at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 45,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Fairview Park, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 282007


  • 350 miles
My Sienna xle 07 was purchased new in Jan of 07. Less than 1 month I had a rubbing noise coming from the sliding door on the drivers side. I took the van in and they replaced the locks. In 1 week it was doing the same thing. I had my van in at least once a month the first year of ownership and they would do something and send me home and again the noise would get worse. They even brought in a rep from Kansas City and he told me to just put baby powder on the door and it would be fixed. Right.then noise gets worse in the summer and will drive you crazy. I was told that no other Sienna van had ever had this problem. I love my van, but the noise is horrible and I will never purchase anything else from Toyota. We have owned 2 other Toyota and 1 Lexus, but this is just a problem with the Sienna.

- West Plains, MO, USA

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