really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,223 miles

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2006 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #60

Nov 012014


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the vehicle's rear door was not locking and the door ajar warning indicator illuminated. Once the door was ajar, it did not lock and took several attempts. The contact was concerned that the doors would open while driving. The dealer repaired the vehicle twice, but the failure recurred. The failure mileage was 45,000.

- Eldred, NY, USA

problem #59

Dec 122015


  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the motor to the back door latch on the passenger side of the vehicle failed to lock automatically. In order to lock the door, the contact had to manually close the door. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 108,000.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #58

Jan 012014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
NHTSA action number : EA06020 the replacement strut for the rear lift gate under the recall NHTSA action number : EA06020 are failing again. They were already replace once under the recall. If it's a normal wear item then should be listed under maintenance.

- Wallingford, CT, USA

problem #57

Feb 012013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles


Passenger side sliding door failed to lock. The "door open" light on the dashboard remained lit. This is a potential safety issue since the door could open while driving. I took it to Toyota dealership service department which identified faulty rear latch and gave me an estimate of repair cost of $526. This is an expensive repair cost which the consumer should not have to pay since the faulty latch mechanism is not a result of usage of the vehicle, rather it is probably due to a faulty design. Toyota should have issued a recall of this faulty latch mechanism.

- Carmel, IN, USA

problem #56

Aug 012011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
The passenger side power sliding door fails to remain closed even while the locks are engaged. The back latch of the door fails to keep the door closed while driving, sometimes the door slides into the full open position while driving. The first failure occurred after two years and 35,000 miles of ownership and has recurred after 5 years and 92,000 miles. The motor and door latch was initially replaced. Toyota corporation and dealership says the vehicle is now out of warranty and repair costs are estimated at $1,100 - $1,800. This is now a safety hazard for passengers in the rear seats as sometimes after forcing the door latch closed, the door will not open manually from the outside or inside..

- New Kensington, PA, USA

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problem #55

Jul 092011


  • 68,000 miles
Motor on automatic door is broken and door will not close and latch properly.

- Wayne, PA, USA

problem #54

Jul 072011


  • 68,000 miles


Automatic door will not latch closed manually or automatically.

- Wayne, PA, USA

problem #53

Jan 012009

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 136,500 miles
Our 2006 Toyota Sienna van has one of the automatic side doors that opens back up on its own because it does not close properly. This has been a problem since the car was fairly new with a little over 36,000 miles. Toyota does not consider a door that opens on its own a safety issue, therefore they would not fix the problem without charge. I consider this dangerous because a door that continues to open on its own is clearly not safe.

- Santa Maria, CA, USA

problem #52

Aug 142011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
My drivers side power sliding passenger door cable jammed without warning while out with my family. I had 2 small children in the back seat. I was unable to close the door, even after turning off the power switch trying to use it "manually". had to call a friend to take us home, as I could not drive the vehicle with the door open. My husband was able to pull on the door hard enough to snap the stripped cable, and the door will now function manually. Upon inspection, it appears that the protective coating on the cable wore off, exposing the bare wire which started to uncoil...thus causing the door to jam. I have been told the repair will cost me $1800. This is unacceptable, and I am insisting on a recall for the power door cables.

- North Oxford, MA, USA

problem #51

Aug 012011


  • miles
2006 Toyota Sienna automatic sliding door on passenger side will not open and close when using remote, or console buttons. This starting occurring August 1, 2011.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #50

Jul 282009


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the automatic sliding door would not latch to secure the door closed. The dealer mde repairs to the door, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage was 85,000.

- Hanover, MA, USA

problem #49

Feb 012010

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
The door stop weld broke after warranty expired. This is a common Toyota problem and needs a recall. The repair is very expensive and Toyota refuses to contact customers about this issue.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #48

Jul 072011


  • 70,000 miles
We have a 2006 Toyota Sienna. We have had the left sliding door latch replaced twice. We have had the right sliding door latch replaced once. The left one has failed once again. Everytime it fails my wife has been driving and the left sliding door has opened when the van is in motion. Toyota knows about the problem and there have been no recalls yet. I have already spent $1700 on maintenance on these doors.

- Pittsboro, IN, USA

problem #47

Jul 042011


  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the passenger sliding door does not open from the inside or the outside. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor was it repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and advised her to take the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The failure and current mileages were approximately 58,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #46

May 192011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
The 2006 Toyota Sienna passenger power sliding door does not have a manual override. When the power siding door mechanism fails the passenger(s) is (are) trapped in the vehicle or are forced to exit into traffic or climb to the front to exit the vehicle. Although this incident did not result in an accident or injure, it does create a safety issue, especially if children are in the vehicle.

- Ransomville, NY, USA

problem #45

May 102011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
Sienna 2006 model back door is shutting/closing down. I was caught in between and it shuts down quick and hard.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #44

Mar 252011


  • 95,000 miles
The passenger side sliding door on my 2006 Toyota Sienna will not open, either manually or any other way.

- Fort Davis, TX, USA

problem #43

Feb 012011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
Door very hard to open and close. Plastic sheeting comes off the cable making it non functional. Bad design if you ask me. $1800 to replace the motor which is outrageous. $1100 for the motor, which again should not cost as much. Highway robbery. I can understand if it couple hundred for the motor. This needs to go on a recall. Too many Sienna owners have similar problem. Just google and you will find all the forums. My first and last Toyota.......

- Wallingford, CT, USA

problem #42

Aug 222010


  • miles
Our automatic sliding door is not working at 55,000 miles. The Toyota company refuses to pay to fix the sliding door. I am surprise with Toyota's reputation that the automatic sliding door has stop working. I am very concerned about the automatic door not working. Right now the door is on manual. It is very difficult to open and close for my family. My spouse and my hands hurt when we pull to open and close the sliding door. Our three kids are unable to open and close the door on their own. I am very concerned because god for bid if we were to get into an accident my kids may not be able to get out.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #41

Nov 012008

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. While parked, the automatic sliding door of the rear passenger side locked and was unable to open. The failure occurred on the rear driver side manual door two months later. The dealer and manufacturer were who stated the repairs would not be covered because the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 29,000. Updated 02/23/11 updated 04/28/11

- Port Chester, NY, USA

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