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2008 Toyota Sienna windows / windshield problems

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2008 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 102008


  • miles


I bought my 2008 Toyota Sienna in October 2007. The first defect I noticed is when the rear windows are open, the rear doors do not lock in place when you open them. The mechanic stated said the he thought the reason it was designed this way was as a precaution, in case a child is leaning out of the window when the doors are opened. This made no sense. My experience has been that the door slams really hard and then bounces back. If a child happened to be leaning out the window they would suffer serious injury because of this. No one has been injured thus far, but the slamming certainly startles everyone! this happens even if the window is only open slightly. Another defect is the tire pressure light on the dash. It stays lit up constantly. After adding air on numerous occasions, I noticed that the light comes back on in just a couple of days. I discussed this with the dealer and he simply stated that tire pressure changes with the temperature. This is a safety issue because I would not know if the tires' inflation was really off or not. Obviously I cannot add air to the tires every other day.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 242007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I leased a Toyota Sienna from king Toyota in deerfield beach. It is an xle with leather, sunroof, and dvd player. I requested the "factory dvd" player and sunroof, and was told I was getting one. When I got home with the car, I put the dvd screen down, sat in the front seat, and realized the monitor completely obstructed my rear view window. I cannot see behind me because the screen is too low and too large. What I later discovered was that the "factory" was actually a factory owned by southeast Toyota, and not Toyota in Japan. In otherwords, it is the equivalent of an aftermarket system. The difference is that when SE Toyota installed the dvd player and sunroof, the actually lowered the roof so that it falls below the interior dimensions that the Sienna with a moonroof is supposed to have. Practically speaking, the lower roof makes it nearly impossible to install a dvd player that does not obstruct me rear view. Had they installed the items in Japan, like I thought I was getting, there would not be an obstruction. So far, king Toyota is not willing to do anything to resolve this problem.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

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