really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 1
Average Mileage:
80,772 miles

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2006 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments (Page 4 of 5)

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problem #30

Aug 052009


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that both rear sliding doors failed to close securely. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they replaced both door latches. Three years after the repair was performed, the failure recurred. The vehicle was currently being repaired by an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. The VIN was not available.

- Ithaca, NY, USA

problem #29

Jan 172012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
I'm owners Toyota Sienna 2006 until now I have a problem right side sliding door it do not work the door can't open or close so I would like to know do we have to recall services or not [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #28

Dec 272011


  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that both the front driver side door and the driver side sliding doors were faulty. The sliding door was unable to be fully closed and when the contact attempted to reopen the door, it remained stuck. The dealer advised the contact that the door latch was inoperable and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. No repairs were performed. The current and the failure mileages were 47,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #27

Oct 182011


  • 50,000 miles


My Toyota Sienna 2006 started to have noise when opening and closing the driver side front door. It appears the weld door frame is broken. The noisy sound becomes louder and louder after two months the issue started initially. I am afraid this will be a safety problem when my kids are near the door during closing or opening the door.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #26

Aug 152011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 91,200 miles
The cable supporting the automatic right side passenger door on my 2006 Toyota Sienna snapped while trying to open door using the automatic button over the driver seating area, nearly striking my child as he waited to get in from the outside, at this time, the door is permanently shut and cannot be opened automatically or manually. This can be a serious issue if someone sitting in the right side of the automobile needs to exit quickly for an emergency. The cost to fix this serious issue is beyond what I can afford.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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problem #25

Jun 012011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 55,520 miles
The power door fails and will not close automatically. It seems to get lodged and subsequently stuck open. The power motor tries to move it but fails and stays open. You have to lift and assist to get the automatic feature to engage.

- Duvall, WA, USA

problem #24

Oct 192011


  • 0 miles


The automatic sliding door has never worked properly after multiple visits to multiple dealers. Now it has failed entirely and the dealer charged $100 simply to close the door, which is currently completely inoperable, including manually.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #23

Oct 012011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles
The passenger side door (automatic) does not close. It will attempt to close itself but will stop just before closing. The door will pause for 1-2 seconds and then re-open and stay in the open position. Multiple attempts have the same effect. Disconnecting the battery does not resolve the problem.

- Wilsonville, OR, USA

problem #22

Sep 302011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
The power sliding door on the passenger side will not open (electronically or manually), and there is a broken steel cable extending from the back of that door toward the back of the rear passenger window. The dealer can't even open it. This a huge safety issue for us, and we may be forced to pay >$3,000 just to be able to open our door. Suppose there was an accident and the car was on the other side...we'd have a very tough time getting the kids out. This should be recalled.

- Carlisle, MA, USA

problem #21

Aug 262011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Sliding door won't close on Toyota Sienna minivan. The dealer claims that this is not covered under the platinum extended warranty, but also states that if it is not fixed, "the door will eventually fall off."

- Soquel, CA, USA

problem #20

Jun 152011


  • 63,000 miles


Automatic sliding door does not fully latch closed and often pops open. Door does not operate with any buttons, only a manual pull part way. Door does not always latch open and starts to close on child when they are half way in.

- Sandy Hook, CT, USA

problem #19

May 032011


  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated the vehicle was parked and when the rear liftgate exterior door handle was engaged the automatic door abruptly closed on the hand of a passenger, causing minor injuries. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the automatic door was reprogrammed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure was approximately 98,000.

- Alto, MI, USA

problem #18

Feb 212011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
Driver side door popping noise. Toyota knows it has a problem with spot welds and extended the warranty to 5 years or 100,000 miles. My problem started two months late so they will do nothing about it.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #17

Oct 142010


  • 63,890 miles
2006 Toyota Sienna le: On 10/14/10 our passenger-side power door stopped functioning. When trying to close the power door, it made an unusual sound, jammed at the half-way point & returned to open position. With considerable force, the door was closed manually in order to make the 30 mile drive to our Toyota dealer. With a 4-yr-old in the back seat. It was a very unsettling situation not knowing what the problem was or if the door was properly closed. We learned that the door motor was "not functioning properly & that the back hinge was bent" (for no known reason) & both need replacement for $1,600. We were advised not to use the door.we are discouraged that this happened especially since we specifically discussed power failure of the power sliding door with our Toyota sales person at purchase. When we asked what would happen if the power sliding feature broke/malfunctioned on the automatic door, our sales associate told us that it could simply be switched to manual and would still be functionable. Based on this, we purchased the power door feature. This is not the case at all. After some research & review of this issue, it is apparent that this is a common, long-term problem that many consumers are experiencing. By the number of technical service bulletins issued to address this defect, it is clear that Toyota is aware of the situation too. When we discussed the issue with our Toyota dealer, they offered to pay $500. We have not had the repair done as we feel this should not have failed in such a short period of time (just over 4 years after purchase), under a situation of normal operation and at no fault of our own. The repair for this defect should be at the expense of Toyota not a loyal Toyota customer. We are concerned that in the unfortunate event of an accident and it becomes necessary to use that door for emergency evacuation, our young children may become trapped due to the inoperable/defective configuration of the door-it is a big safety concern.

- Wilmington , OH, USA

problem #16

Mar 012010

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Our 2006 Toyota Sienna had one of the automatic sliding door cables snap at approximately 60,000 miles. We contacted Toyota, however at this time it is not a concern of theirs. With the cable broken it makes the door extremely heavy as long as you have the auto-slide on. I feel it is way to dangerous for my 2 or 5 yr old to use the door! we purchased this vehicle for $35,000+ with the sliding doors being one of its highest selling points in our eyes. We are highly disappointed in Toyota's repair cost of over $1,500, but most of all their lack of concern for safety as most minivan owners have small children!

- Clovis, NM, USA

problem #15

Dec 122010

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
Have 2006 Toyota Sienna with driver's side power sliding door not closing intermittently. Took to Toyota dealer for repair was told door hinge and bushing failed and needs replacement. Have extended warranty but hinge not covered. Apparently this is a fairly common problem with Toyota Sienna.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #14

Jul 102009

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
2006 Toyota Sienna passenger power sliding door will not work. Drivers side manual sliding door works intermittently.

- Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #13

Oct 012010


  • 47,000 miles
I have a 2006 Toyota Sienna with 47,000 miles. My passenger side sliding door has a worn center hinge to where the paint is now damaged on the quarter panel where it scrapes. There was a service bulletin on this same problem. There is no way a door hinge should wear out that quickly. There a many complaints of the same problem all over the web. We need Toyota to step up and fix this problem.

- Incline Village, NV, USA

problem #12

Aug 202006


  • 36,170 miles
2006 Toyota Sienna seems to have an issue with driver side front door starting to deteriorate resulting in a popping sound coming out around the hinge in the middle while opening and closing the door. This seems to be a common issue and Toyota seems to think this is due to corrosion or crack in the frame that holds the door. Our concern is that if the popping sound can start occurring due to normal wear and tear use, this could result in bigger problem over time like excessive corrosion or crack could hinder the door unusable. The remedy that we have researched online seems to be replacing a door and making a hole on the inside edge of the door to allow the hinge to slide in and out more freely. This needs to be investigated and addressed appropriately. Toyota has a tsb out for this but no recall. This should be a recall as unusable driver side door could be a major safety issue.

- Abingdon, MD, USA

problem #11

Aug 032010


  • 66,000 miles
I purchased a new 2006 Toyota Sienna and my car just reached 66,000km when the drivers side door started to malfunction. It doesn't click shut all the time. Sometimes it would take up to 20 minutes opening and closing the door to click shut. On 2 occasions, the door swung open itself while I was driving with my 2 small children. Luckily I grabbed one of my child's backpacks as it was heading for the road - it could have been one of my children that was thrown out of my car.

- Aurora, 00, USA

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