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 1 of 4)

problem #64

Jul 242016


  • 150,000 miles


Front passenger side seat belt jammed and won't retract. It happens so often even after de-assembled it and put back together

- Markham, OH, USA

problem #63

Jul 252016


  • 80,700 miles
I made an appointment and showed up 15 minutes early at 11:15am for my appointment at a the Toyota service center on 4th avenue in san francisco. I have two recalls issues on my 2005 Sienna (shift lock solenoid and corrosion of the spare tire carrier) and this super annoying and unsafe locking of my front seat belts both on the driver and passenger side. The seat belt issue should be covered under a warranty enhancement - ZF2. It took them 5 hours to fix both recall but they refuse to fix my seat belt issue. At first, they said they couldn't replicate the issue. I drove off and what do you know, the seat beat got stuck again! I drove back to the service center and show my service person. He jerked the seat belt left and right to loosen it and then said this "just happens" and there is nothing they can do about it. He said the warranty enhancement was for the retractor mechanism and not for the folding seatbelt issue. I said, this is obviously a defect in the design of the seatbelt holder/attachment and Toyota should fix it. Was told, "nope, sorry, can't help you." I was so mad. Wasted a whole day and didn't get the most important issue to me fixed. Toyota is no longer caring about its customer.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #62

Jun 012015


  • miles
Driver and passenger seat belts are not retracting properly when fasten. As a result, the seat belt has too much slack and this will not protect the occupants from an accident or bodily injury. The drivers belt also has become frayed.

- Sandy Hook, CT, USA

problem #61

Mar 282015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. While the vehicle was parked, the mid rear seat belts failed to retract when in use. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that only the front seat belts were covered under a warranty. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Glendora, CA, USA

problem #60

Mar 032015


  • 100,000 miles
The driver seat belt will not retract causing it to be completely useless.

- Aurora, CO, USA

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problem #59

Apr 012015


  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed a fracture across the dashboard. In addition, the contact stated that front passenger side seat belt failed to remain buckled. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that a roller needed to be replaced. The dashboard failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 89,000. Updated 1/19/16

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #58

Oct 092015


  • 45,000 miles


The door check was replaced by Toyota for previous owner.the door welds are broke and pops and the door check has broken plastic.Toyota replaced the spark plugs, but just the front. Front were denso and back were ngk. Local dealer says they do not mix plugs. Local dealer says they will inspect the shifter and leave it when the recall says they will replace it. On the dash, it was also fixed by the dealer because it melted. I was told by local dealer I had until 2024 to get it fixed when actually it goes out in 2017. I am being misled on purpose so they do not have to fix their problems. No one is watching them and letting them do what ever they want no matter you spend over $40,000 plus for their trash they will not stand behind. If their is a factory defect it should be an automatic recall because they cannot be trusted to do the right thing. Lets wake up and help the people being taken advantage of. It happened when Toyota put a new door check in it.they have the records and it was on my carfax. I bought it like it is being told the dealer would honor their letter. They refused to fix it and I am still waiting on the dash. They do not have any and time will run out before they get to mine just like the door. It swings wide open nothing to stop it. The shifter I will just live with it because if they can't be trusted to change all your plugs, can you trust them to do any work to your Toyota vehicles.do not buy Toyota because they do not care about you, just selling their cheap cars!

- Southport, FL, USA

problem #57

Jun 012015


  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the front driver side seat belt would not retract. The seat belt was fully extended and would not retract; therefore, it did not safely guard the occupant in the seat. The failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 47,000.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #56

Apr 052015

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 83,043 miles
The passenger side middle seat seatbelt will not retract. It is fully extended, will not retract and therefore does not safely guard the person sitting in this seat. The failure of the seat belt has effectively removed the use of one seat of a seven-passenger van. It is now a six-passenger van.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #55

Mar 082013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
While putting on the seat belt on the driver's side, the seat belt wound not extend out of its holder to allow the belt to click into its holster. I would have to pull it multiple times or jiggle the holder on the side wall of the van to get it to work. It does not allow the driver to be belted. It has happened multiple times since the start date.

- Northridge , CA, USA

problem #54

Mar 052015

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 69,512 miles


The front passenger side seat belt is twisted and won't retract. It provides no protection and will not work in a crash. This is an ongoing problem with all seat belts in this car. Please get this recalled before someone is hurt.

- Seven Hills, OH, USA

problem #53

Nov 242010


  • 60,000 miles
The seat belt keeps twisting and sticking, must take all trim off to fix, time consuming and very frustrating, also safety item, occurs on a regular basis, should be a recall, or free fix at dealership.

- Winter Haven, FL, USA

problem #52

Oct 032014


  • 119,000 miles
The driver side and passenger side seatbelts keep getting folded over and stuck while trying to retract. They stop retracting and get jammed. Sometimes the jam can be worked out, but once it had to go to the dealer and be taken apart. I am concerned that in an accident the seatbelt will fail since it can't properly hold when retracting or being pulled out.

- Sammamish, WA, USA

problem #51

Oct 012014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
So, far nothing has happened, but my seat belt on driver side gets folded over and will not release and so you can't put the belt on, I did take to Toyota a while back and they found nothing wrong, but it doesn't happen all the time, but from time to time it will curl over and you can't move the belt to put it on. With a lot of effort you can finally uncurl it. I have been in places where you stop go shop and come out and there you are struggling to get the belt on so you can buckle up and be on your way. Thank you! [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Blaine, MN, USA

problem #50

Jul 052014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 35,500 miles
The driver side, front passenger and back passenger seat belts have all folded over so that they would not retract after being used. This required repair to make the seat belts usable again. In the event of a crash the seat belts may not work.

- Seven Hills, OH, USA

problem #49

Feb 082012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The passenger and drivers side seat belts get stuck constantly.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #48

Jan 102007

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 8,000 miles
My front passenger seat belt repeatedly jams due to the seat belt folding over on itself. I have researched this issue and have noticed that many Toyota Sienna owners are complaining of the same thing. When I asked my dealership about this issue, they said there were no recalls on this item, therefore, they would charge me $400 to fix it. At this point, it's jamming every week and the seat belt is unusable at this point.

- Rockwall, TX, USA

problem #47

Sep 012008

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
All the seat belts repeatedly get twisted inside the retractor guide on the door posts. This makes it impossible for the seat belt to retract or pull out for use. We've taken it back to Toyota and were told it is our responsibility to get this fixed. However this seems to be a problem in many Toyota. This is definitely a safety issue that Toyota needs to and should address.

- Northlake, TX, USA

problem #46

Jun 012013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
I purchased my van in November of 2012. My husband has a Toyota Tundra that we purchased new in 2004 and it has over 300,000 miles on it. When my Buick stopped running, I knew that I wanted a Toyota van. We have a physically challenged daughter so when we go anywhere we have to take the walker and her wheelchair with us. Apx. 3 months ago the sliding door on the passenger side began to not open every time. It gradually got worse and finally stopped completely! we just used the driver side door and crawled in and out. After a while the sliding door on the driver side did the same thing. Now neither door will work!!! after reading other post on different sites, I realized that I am not alone. Come on Toyota, get it together!!! I love my van but I really need the doors to open!!!

- Nahunta, GA, USA

problem #45

Jul 292013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The front seat belts are jamming and getting folded, thus creating a severe driving hazard. (unable to use seat belts).

- Arlington, VA, USA

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