fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
77,300 miles
Total Complaints:
11 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. repair the defective spot weld (9 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
2005 Toyota Sienna body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 222015

Sienna XLE 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles


The door strap weld is definitely annoying but not enough to never buy a Toyota again. According to the body shop who repaired my door strap, this happens all the time to vehicles, not just Toyota's.

I think that one can expect that if you use something over and over all the time, it will eventually wear out. Some sooner than others. My cost to repair the door weld was $240. I didn't need a new door because I caught the problem early.

If you don't fix it early, it will continue to deteriorate and then you may need to buy a new door that will cost you $2100.

- William S., Greer, SC, US

problem #10

Feb 252015

Sienna 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

Spot weld failed to the point the bottom of the bins on the inside of the door were scraping on the frame and pulling out of the door. Had the door examined by a body shop, which pointed out the weld problem.

- Ian O., Woodbridge, VA, US

problem #9

Jul 022013

Sienna LE 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,564 miles

I have researched the issue on the web. It appears this is a very common issue. But nothing has been done to fix it. Is there any class action suits filed against Toyota to remedy the problem?

It's sad on behalf of toyota to know of an issue with their vehicle and make no effort to help the many van owners who have spent a lot of money for it.

- mmjr143, Pgh, PA, US

problem #8

Mar 152012

Sienna AWD LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles


Door weld failed. Initially Toyota dealer told me to take to body shop for repair. After doing research and finding this was design flaw, I contacted Toyota, filed formal case, and was then told Toyota would not pay for repairs because Sienna is 7 years old. Local dealer then told me the repair would be a new door costing $2100. Currently looking for reliable body shop to do repair.

- ncja, Asheville, NC, US

problem #7

Apr 022010

Sienna ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles

There is no reason on earth that this should have happened to such a young, garage kept vehicle with such low miles on it. I recently purchased a new, 2010 RAV4, and it will be my last Toyota ever. Toyota is a huge disappointment, and I will never buy from them again.

Honda is the way to go!

- kiss44, Chicago, IL, US

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problem #6

Oct 012011

Sienna Limited 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles

Reading the first line of a couple of Toyota recalls goes like this: We realize that this part does not live up to the expectations of the customer or Toyota... and have decided to replace your rear hatch struts. Well the door check strap performance has definitely not lived up to my expectations or Toyotas but they do not want to repair. This type of part should be good for the life of the car, say 20 years. Insufficient welds for the part and now failure.

- M S., Alta Loma, CA, US

problem #5

Jun 012011

Sienna LE 3.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,800 miles


2005 Sienna with popping when opening or closing driver side door. Received Toyota Letter, Front Door Check Warranty extended to 5 years or 100.000 miles. Toyota Technical Service Bulletin NV003-07, Door Check Popping Noise, '04-06' Sienna, March 23, 2007. Recognized Design/Manufacturing Defect. My 2005 Sienna was in service for 5 year, 9 months even though it had only 65K miles. Toyota refused to fix the problem at their expense. Took it to a local Body Shop, they replaced and re-enforced the Door Check mounting for only $250 cash. It has been about a month, so far so good. They warranty the repair for one year. Toyota is not the company they used to be. My next car may be something else.

- white-rabbit, Sun City Center, FL, US

problem #4

Jun 012009

Sienna CE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,565 miles

seems that large car builder toyota is slowly getting away from building good vehicles,it is like now we have the name and the quality is going down hill.the weld on my drivers side door broke because off poor and cheap weld and workmanship. toyota needs to go back to the days when they seemed to care about the customers. thanks

- Shaun B., Descousse, Nova Scotia, Canada

problem #3

Apr 212010

Sienna LE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles

why? I've heard from 6 other sienna owners that they had the same problem

- Robin K., New Berlin, WI, US

problem #2

Dec 012009

Sienna CE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles

Drivers door check strap spot weld failed. Dealer said this was not a recall but an extended warranty. I don't know if I will still be covered for this major repair. The car has to stay at least over night.

- willib, Harwood Heights, IL, US

problem #1

Oct 072007

(reported on)

Sienna LE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

Our 2000 Sienna never had a problem. Our 2005 Sienna has been in shop over 12 times!! We had problems with the front passenger air bag switch, early fan belt failure and now the spot weld for the door strap (keeps the door from swinging too far open and closing too quickly) has failed.

- Mike W., Coppell, TX, US

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