really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,416 miles

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2005 Toyota Sienna seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #44

Jul 092013


  • 43,250 miles


Driver side seat belt jammed for the 8th time. Dealer or I unjammed it but dealer stated next time I would need to pay for a replacement. Toyota should be responsible for design defects!!!

- Chalfont, PA, USA

problem #43

Jun 012012


  • miles
Online search revealed ongoing problem by other owners of front seat belt jamming. This is about the 3rd or 4th time it has happened to me.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #42

Feb 012010

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
When pulling front seat belts to hook them, they will frequently fold over and become stuck in the bezel if you don't remember to be very careful and cannot easily be moved further or retracted without considerable effort. It must be "worked" back into its storage area. One needs to get out of the vehicle and work it back into the bezel with a slotted screwdriver or some other tool. I have just driven without the seat belt when its raining hard or very cold. Toyota hq says they will not help with the problem and we are on our own. Haven't priced what it will cost to have the whole mechanism replaced. Design or quality of bezel material is the problem but Toyota says sorry, take care of it yourself if its a problem for you.

- Wicomico Church, VA, USA

problem #41

Sep 112012


  • 85,400 miles


Driver's side seat belt jams in the retractor and is extremely difficult to free, often making it unusable.

- Island Heights, NJ, USA

problem #40

Jan 012010

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
The front seatbelts--especially the drivers' seatbelts often become stuck when extended. Sometimes the seatbelt cannot retract because it is twisted; more often the seatbelt will not retract. The result is that the it the occupant isn't (adequately) restrained. A temporary fix can often be accomplished by adjusting the shoulder height but this is time consuming and frustrating.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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problem #39

Nov 042012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
Front LH seatbelt jammed. Won't retracted after pulling.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #38

Jan 172013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 41,000 miles


Front seat belts are jamming and getting folded and thus creating a driving hazard. This is happening almost every other week. We have to untangle and again this happen. Sometime we will be driving without seat belt properly fasten.

- Edwards, IL, USA

problem #37

Dec 222012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 173,757 miles
When pulling the driver side seat belt in order to buckle, the belt folded slightly at the point of exit from the body panel, causing it to become stuck and unable to retract. After attempting to fix for half an hour, we were unable to return belt to proper position and had to drive home without a functioning driver seat belt. This has happened several times now, but this is the first time we were unable to get it fixed in a reasonable time. Seems to be a design issue.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #36

Jul 012012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
Door popping when opening and closing due to broken door weld. Secondly when the passenger side seat belt becomes fully extended it binds and gets caught and the shoulder belt will not retract back into the door.

- Grass Valley, CA, USA

problem #35

Dec 012011


  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated the front driver and passenger side seat belt webbing failed to retract. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The technician informed the contact that the seat belt retractor bezel assembly would need to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue but provided no assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 34,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #34

May 082012


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the driver side seat belt would not retract and became inoperable. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they stated that the spring was causing the seat belt not to retract and mechanism needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 71,000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #33

Apr 062012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles
A/C went out April 2012. Blows hot air. According to online forums this happens a lot in Sienna's - 2004 to 2006 models. We have 5 children in the vehicle and cannot take them very far even with the windows down or they could possibly get heatstroke. They are sweated wet by the time we get from point a to point B. we open all windows and the rear ones that only open 2 inches as well. Forum link where I found this info (same issue as our Sienna) is www.toyotafans.net/2004-Sienna-ac-problems-T2523-ST20.htm -the seat belts in our Sienna lock up, found the recall on this site so will be taking it to the dealer for that. Not just the middle row seat belts though. It is rear seatbelts as well as front driver and passenger seat belts. -the tail light works when it decides to. Sometimes it is off so we get pulled over - until the police officer taps it, and it decides to come back on. On a side note - the left speaker system does not function either unless it wants to. Same as the tail light. One minute it is off (most of the time) and the next minute the sound is blaring.

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

problem #32

Mar 082012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 45,421 miles
The driver's seatbelt will not retract and will not work in a crash. It has doubled over and is pulled all the way out. Offers no protection. Serious design flaw that will lead to injury !!!!

- Seven Hills, OH, USA

problem #31

Apr 182007

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
The driver side seat belt jams when pulled down and can not fasten the seat belt. The jam is difficult to correct, and as time goes by it happens more. It is now happening as much as twice a week. When the belt jams, we must drive home without the seat belt. This is illegal in Florida, dangerous, and makes us liable for a ticket and fine. There should be a recall to repair the problem.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

problem #30

May 012010

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles
Middle row passenger side shoulder strap does not retract; problem is recurrent. Lap belt works properly.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #29

Sep 132011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 54,257 miles
1. second row seat belt locked tight to passenger (unable to loosen) during steady speed as well when in standby. Need to unlatch and fullly retract in order to extend it out again. 2. rack and pinion starts leaking power steering fluid and starts generating noise when making a turn. 3. passenger side slide door fails to open from inside and by remote. Further research confirmed failure of lock release actuator.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #28

Aug 252005

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
Front seat belts in Toyota 2005 Siennas repeatedly get snagged and are not operable. Most frequently on the passenger side.

- Saugus, CA, USA

problem #27

Jul 142011


  • 127,000 miles
2005 Sienna middle row passenger side seatbelt is stuck and will not retract.

- Mahwah, NJ, USA

problem #26

Jan 112011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles
Driver's side seat belt won't retract, it gets jammed and twisted. Complaint to dealer about it while the vehicle was under warranty, they never found anything. I just recently took it for service and complaint again about seat belt, this time found a problem but it will cost me almost $500 to fix it because vehicle is not longer under warranty. I have read in the internet about this problem and there are quite a few thousand people going through the same situation.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #25

Feb 232006


  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the rear passenger side seat belt would become twisted and jammed in a particular spot. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who would repair the belt until the failure would recur. The contact stated there was a recall associated with the failure under NHTSA campaign id number: 05V327000 (seat belts) but the contact was informed by the dealer that her VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was contacted but only confirmed that the vehicle was not included in the recall and provided no further assistance. The failure mileage was 59,000.

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

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