really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,684 miles

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2006 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments (Page 1 of 5)

problem #95

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 #94

Jan 082016


  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. While attempting to open the passenger side rear sliding door automatically, it would not open. The door had to be opened manually. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 89,000.

- Hicksville, NY, USA

problem #93

Feb 012014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles
The door driver side has the problem: The door making noise like cracking inside the door, the auto repair shop they told me the year 2005 and 2006 same my problem alot, because the welding inside door panel attach with latch the welding came off, that why when I open and close door it make cracking noise, they told me hard to repair and cost alot money. Can you investigate this problem and the Toyota factory recall to fix this problem! thank you very much, to hear from you soon😒

- Fountain Valley, CA, USA

problem #92

Aug 242015


  • 192,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the rear passenger side sliding door became stuck and failed to open. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the failure was due to a fractured cable within the door. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 192,000.

- Coal Township, PA, USA

problem #91

Jan 222015


  • miles
Wire cable that operates automatic door on passenger side snapped without warning. Door no longer opens or closes - even manually without some effort. Vehicle only has 55K miles.

- Wantagh, NY, USA

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problem #90

Jul 182012


  • 60,000 miles
The sliding power door, passenger side does not open and is stuck closed. Toyota is charging over $1500 for the fix, even though the problem has existed for years. Any on-line search will clearly indicate a need for a recall on this safety issue: "to date, Toyota has not issued a recall for the Sienna, although some owners have reported that the automaker has issued technical service bulletins (tsb) for the automatic sliding doors. A tsb is effectively a hidden recall, meaning that Toyota is attempting to handle the problem in-house. Contact your Toyota dealer for assistance. Check the NHTSA website for current recall information" I have contacted Toyota, many times and they just don"T care. So can the NHTSA do something about this issue or not???" thank you.

- N. Attleboro, MA, USA

problem #89

May 082013


  • 177,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that all the doors on the vehicle failed to open when attempting to exit the vehicle. The failure occurred multiple times. The dealer stated that the doors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 177,000.

- Binghamton, NY, USA

problem #88

Dec 172008

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 41,919 miles
Original recall for back door stay kit, covered under warranty 12/17/08-dealership replaced rear hatch stays. Door continues to be faulty. When you press the button to close, it responds temporarily, than begins to lift.

- Oak Lawn, IL, USA

problem #87

Jan 152014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Toyota Sienna. Consumer writes in regards to driver side door weld failure. The consumer stated last week, the driver side door developed a popping noise that occurred whenever the door was opened or closed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where an inspection revealed the spot welds had broken away from the door structure.

- Walnut Creek, CA, USA

problem #86

Feb 062013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
Less than a year ago a creaking noise turn into a cracking noise and now is worse like a popping sound that feel like the door is going to fall when you try to close it and when you are in the highway the door vibrates and it feels like is going to fall from the vehicle. Toyota send a notice to extend the warranty 5 yrs or 100000 and my mini van mostly is used in the weekends so I have only about 60000K for a 8 years old car (low mileage use). Of course the noise start to happen just after 5 yrs but less than 6 yrs or 100000 miles and Toyota apparently does not cover the repair. I'm wandering if the door fall off from the car in the highway causing a major accident who is going to be responsible. This is very common problem of a welding joint and this should not be happening if proper work have been done. I invite you take prompt action and push Toyota for a recall regarding the front door welding problem. Cost of replacement is above 2K. I hope to heard soon from you. Thanks

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #85

Dec 062013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


Right side power sliding door will not open or close all the way. Need extreme manual pressure to force it to close. Turning off power for the sliding door still does not allow it to be closed without needing extreme manual pressure. At this point in time, we are only using the left passenger sliding door to enter and exit the vehicle.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #84

Oct 012013


  • miles
2006 Toyota Sienna. Consumer writes in regards to drivers side door issues. The consumer stated several weeks ago, the driver's side door started making a popping noise when it was opened and closed. The consumer did some research, and discovered the issue was due to poor engineering on the door weld, that could not stand the stress of opening and closing. The consumer called Toyota customer care and was reassured they would be able help him. They indicated, they were aware of the issue. After several phone calls and driving around to get various estimated, Toyota decided they were not going to assist the consumer. The problem has since worsened and now requires a complete door replacement.

- Menomonee Falls, WI, USA

problem #83

Nov 012012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The driver-side rear sliding door would not close by interior controls or remote. After several attempts I was able to manually force the door closed. Has happened 3 times since, once leaving the lights on and door open overnight in the cold, draining the battery and leaving my belongings unprotected and another time while my kids were loaded into the vehichle in extreme winter conditions and we were not able to close the door or drive home. Huge safety concern! I expect my children to be safe in my van which is why I purhased a Toyota and because I expect them to be non-accessible to strangers/criminal acts when they climb into our family van and I close the door... dealer is saying that the issue is with the hinge and is not covered by the safety recall issued.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #82

Nov 262012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
Started getting the drive side front door pop noise. Door assemble is not welded properly or louse or design is not correct to last this door welding life of vehicle. As I now from other vehicles door assemble should last life of vehicle and there should be no problem. There was recalled on this door noise when I was received the recall letter from Toyota, I showed this recall letter to Toyota service center time of regular service to manager and he mentions that there is no need to repair this time. Now Toyota customer is not honoring this repair. Giving me the reason you are out of warranty. This type of structural body problem should be life of vehicle. As customer and safety I do not fill safe driving this vehicle since I purchased this vehicle, there are so many issues, repairs, and recall. Vehicle detail make and year: Toyota Sienna ce 2006.

- Lorton, VA, USA

problem #81

Oct 292010

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Both power sliding doors have become inoperable. It is a safety issue because my children cannot open the doors from the inside of the vehicle. Toyota will not stand behind their product.

- North East, MD, USA

problem #80

Jul 172012


  • 128,000 miles
Driver side sliding door would not close. Tried to use car remote, interior control... neither worked. Was able to manually close it, but it was difficult to do. Door is not currently operational.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #79

Jul 152012


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Cpsc#I270307A. 2006 Toyota Sienna. Consumer stated that there is a serious problem with the mechanical passenger doors. Stated on one occasion the rear passenger door exploded while her children were inside. The consumer also stated white smoke could be seen coming from the door. The dealer stated the motor exploded and it was very common. The consumer also stated the only working door is also exhibiting problems. The consumer stated as her daughter was entering the vehicle, the door suddenly slammed shut very quickly, just missing her by seconds.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #78

May 262012

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The power door got stuck in the open position thus locking the transmission and making it impossible to move the vehicle. Luckily this happened when parked in a residential neighborhood and not along an interstate or busy city road.

- Champaign, IL, USA

problem #77

Jul 022012


  • 80,000 miles
The rear hatch rubber door handle melted due to heat during the summer. During cold weather, the rear hatch cannot be opened due to the melting door handle. I have taken the vehicle to the dealer where the dealer advised that the door handle needed to be replaced at a pretty high cost. The vehicle was not repaired. I have read numerous complaints online regarding the melting door handle.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #76

Oct 112011

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
The power/automatic sliding left side door stopped working. It now must be operated manually.

- Layton, UT, USA

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