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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,252 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Toyota Sienna body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 042014

Sienna

  • 130,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the rear hatch door sensor malfunctioned and failed to recognize when someone was within the entry of the hatch. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 012014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
The power liftgate wont stay open and closes on people, repeatedly.

- Placentia, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 122013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
The rear hatch failed today on my Sienna. It will go up and suddenly without any notice fall slamming down. It almost hit my wife in the head. This is serious defect that Toyota needs to correct.

- Niceville, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 152011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles

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

We have a 2008 Toyota Sienna with an automatic lift gate. When you push a button on the overhead console or on the remote it opens the rear lift gate, push again and it closes and latches automatically. However, the mechanism(s) that holds it open has failed. Similar to failure on the 2004-2006 Sienna that forced a Toyota recall. If you open it automatically it starts closing immediately after you open it without warning, no alerts. If you open it manually it will not stay open and the weight is unsupported meaning it will close on anything in its way. A child could be crushed/injured from the weight/force of the door.

- North Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 142011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 38,512 miles
My 2008 Toyota Sienna has an automatic lift gate. You push a button on the overhead console or on the key fob and it opens the rear lift gate, push again and it closes and latches automatically. However, the mechanism(s) that holds it open has failed. Similar to failure on the 2004-2006 Sienna that forced a Toyota recall. If you open it automatically it starts closing immediately after you open it without warning, no alerts. If you open it manually it will not stay open and the weight is unsupported meaning it will crush anything in its way.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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problem #1

May 272010

Sienna

  • miles
Toyota Sienna 2008 lift gate fell on head of child- the lift gate is now unsteady all the time and will not hold the weight of the gate up.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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