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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,283 miles

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2007 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #37

Jul 272016


  • 1,100,000 miles


Driving on the highway 70 mph, my side rear window blew out.

- Oak Forest, IL, USA

problem #36

Jul 062010


  • 55,000 miles
Rubber coating on handle on rear door lift melted approximately 5 years ago...was actually oozing down. Leaves fingers with black gunk on them that is very difficult to wash off whenever opening this hatch. Notified dealer but was left with "tough luck" (in my words). Fl vehicle (hot almost year round).

- Melboutne, FL, USA

problem #35

Jul 012015


  • 0 miles
Passenger power sliding door failing to close properly. Causing door to slide and scrape own exterior painy whilw in motion of closing anf opening door.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #34

Feb 042013


  • miles


Handle melted and became sticky on rear liftgate door of Toyota Sienna le, happened three years ago.

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #33

Aug 032013


  • miles
Handle melted and became sticky on rear liftgate door of Toyota Sienna ce.

- Dumfries, VA, USA

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problem #32

Oct 302015


  • 123,000 miles
Rear lift gate fails after opening and closes on your head. No safety sensor and continues to crush you if you get stuck under it.

- Carlisle, PA, USA

problem #31

Oct 262015


  • 156,500 miles


Power sliding door on driver side failed when I tried to open the door while the vehicle was parked. Dealer charged $1100 to repair. Toyota has issued a warrant extension to cover this repair; however, the extension has an arbitrarily imposed mileage limitation. This is a design or material defect that can effect the safety of passengers. There should be a safety recall.

- Burlington, VT, USA

problem #30

Apr 102015


  • 50,000 miles
On 4/10/15, I took the vehicle to motor imports service center for prearranged warranty service work on the vehicle. Motor imports declined to perform the warranty work, alleging that the vehicle was "too dirty" to perform, even though at least two of the recalls would involve no area of the interior. With respect to the interior, the shift assembly was allegedly "blocked" by a newspaper on the console, as well as pens in the ashtray and cd's in the console, and for this, they claimed they could not perform the work. In addition to the above recalls, they were to inspect the dashboard for a fourth recall involving premature degradation of the assembly, which they declined to perform as well.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #29

Jan 072013


  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the dashboard had cracks causing a glare from the sun that impaired the contact's vision. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 71,000.

- Oakland Park, FL, USA

problem #28

Nov 132013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
I noticed cracks on dashboard at driver side. It crossed about 1/3 of the entire dashboard. It looks like someone has sliced them up with a knife.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #27

Sep 132014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 136,065 miles


I was parallel parking, backing into a parking space on a long bridge in a downtown/busy area. When I tapped the accelerator lightly to back up, my van suddenly lurched back (in reverse), accelerating so quickly I felt like I was in a rocket ship being lifted into the air. My wheel was turned in preparation for backing into the space. At a breakneck speed, my van accelerated in reverse, lurching up a large concrete step (all 4 tires), squealing erratically. Then it continued across a wide sidewalk/pedestrian area, the bumper hitting the bridge, immediately knocking about 20 feet of a concrete railing from the bridge into the river below. Luckily, my wheels basically bounced off the bottom portion of the bridge, which was secured by a large concrete block at the base of the bridge. This all happened in about 1 second... it didn't take long. The first thing I tried when this happened was hit the brakes. They didn't move. It was like they were locked. As my van bounced forward after it bounced off the concrete block, I was able to get it into park. I am lucky there were no pedestrians on the bridge, as they would have been crushed immediately by the concrete, and thrown into the river below. I'm also incredibly fortunate my van didn't continue in reverse, plunging itself, and me, into the river. It was a harrowing experience and two weeks later, I am still not quite past it. I am a safe driver and this is my first "real" accident in 25+ years of driving. My van is totaled.

- Ankeny, IA, USA

problem #26

Apr 162014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Rear manual sliding door lock failed....door will not stay closed.

- Ebensburg, PA, USA

problem #25

Jan 022014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the dashboard exhibited numerous cracks near the air vents. Additionally, a sticky substance covered the entire dashboard surface. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer but was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #24

Oct 292013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 113,992 miles
Failure of power sliding door on driver side. Unable to open or close door. Manual use only and hard to open/close. Had to replace door release motor and power slider door actuator at cost of $655.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #23

Sep 302011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
I just learned that there were many complaints in regards of multiple cracks on the vehicle dash. I confronted the dealer regarding the same they stated that I was in need of placing a complaint about it in way for them to consider the same and authorize a repair. The very same day I wanted to place the complaint and they stated that the same is in a "suspense status". I just went through the complaints here reported and noted it is a recurrent vehicle manufacturer damage. I believe if I, as owner, followed the instrucions of not using any conditioner or any abbrassive cleaner but a mild soap and water with a damp cloth, the dash is coming appart as it is. I also think this should be considered as a safety hazard because of being the dash where the airbags are stored, when deployed on an accident could cause also the the dash to crack and its pieces be a projectile object.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #22

Jul 312013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The rear hatch opener is made of some rubber composition that has melted away and will at times not even open rear hatch. Numerous online incidents reflect similar description of melted rubber that leaves fingers coated in hazardous material when attempting to open rear hatch.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #21

Dec 092013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that both rear sliding doors failed to open correctly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the electronic switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage and VIN was not available.

- Ottowa, IL, USA

problem #20

Apr 012013


  • 90,000 miles
Left sliding failed to close properly.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #19

Feb 152013


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the rear driver's side sliding door could not be opened electronically. The contact was able to open the door manually. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the door motor or the cable would have to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Glen Allen, VA, USA

problem #18

Jul 102013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 129,000 miles
The rear sliding door latches fail. The door will not stay closed due to latch/locking mechanism failure. I had a dog in the back seat when door latch failed...luckily the dog did not fall out. If a person had an unsecured child in a rear seat they could very easily fall out! this has happened numerous times but the dealer told me the lock was not lubricated which was an outright lie because Toyota has a service bulletin on it since October 2010. Toyota has refused to repair mine at their expense because my mileage is over 120,000 now...their dealer lied to me regarding the problem at 56,000 which was when I first reported it.

- Ebensburg, PA, USA

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