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This is an older message that reflects a design defect in the original ECM on 2001-2003 Siennas. It is still worth talking about, because effects of the defect can show up late and cost the owner a lot. Toyota admitted the defect in a 2005 TSB (EG047-05) but did not notify owners. The original ECM versions worked correctly except that they could generate a false p0420 code when, in fact, the ... Read More
My 2005 Sienna had the popping noise and of course Toyota wouldn't do anything about it except offer to fix it for $2000. I searched and found where people had fixed their own so I tried it today and it works perfectly and only took about 3 hours including taking the door off and putting it back on. I spent about $4 to fix it. There are good youtube videos on ... Read More
i am able to provide a simple, inexpensive, "bolt-in solution" to this common problem with the 2005 toyota sienna-- let me know if you would like one... :o)
Toyota did this repair for FREE. My 2005 Sienna got this problem when it was no longer under warranty. The exact problem is the little black plastified piece of metal in the articulation of the door, more exactly what holds it in place in the door. The function of this little arm is to allow the door to hold its position half opened or completely opened. This failure will not cause ... Read More
My 2005 Sienna has exactly the same issue. taken to dealer, but was told it is out of warranty. Apparently, this is a very common problem. I also saw videos on youtube showing the exact same problem. I was not sure whether the car is safe to drive with such a front door defect. No more Toyota for me for sure.
I recieved a notice from Toyota that I might be eligible for reimbursement for repairs done to the sliding doors on our 2005 Sienna XLE AWD and have not yet filed a claim with Toyota on the sliding doors, but these posts are not encouraging. In Dec 2009, I paid $1,365 to have the motor and clutch assembly replaced (as listed on my receipt). In Sep 2011, I paid $565 for ... Read More
I have a 2005 Sienna with 115k miles. I received the warranty enhancement letter. I was very happy to receive this letter as I have had my van in there before due to the door not opening by either buttons. It tries to close/open, but it just can't, nothing is jammed or anything, seems as though it is a latch issue. I brought it in today, fought with them to pay ... Read More
Hi, I have the same probem with my 2005 sienna EXL Limited in Mexico and dealer quoted me around $500 for this repair. I don't want to pay this just for 2 simple struts and some screw driver work. I want to do it by myself. Could you please tell me how you foud them at pep boys? (part number or some clue) I only can do this research by Internet ... Read More
Just took my 2005 Sienna to the Toyota Dealer for recall repairs and warranty enhancement repairs, one of which being the REAR DRIVERS SIDE SLIDING DOOR. I too had the cable cut so the door woul function manually. Just received a call that the cables would be replaced at NO CHARGE, however, the motor is NOT COVERED. I asked if the motor and cables function together and how one was covered ... Read More
Interesting data from truedelta. I wish they also posted data on the average $ spent on repairs. Rumor has it that the Toyota has fewer repairs, but often more expensive ones. Thoughts? (I'm tempted to fly to Texas or Florida for the best deals on Siennas. I'm seeing 2005 8-seaters with about 120,000 miles there for $7000.)
I've got the same problem with a 2005 Sienna. We have the extended warranty, but last winter when we tried to address this problem, the dealer's body shop said it wouldn't do the weld, even though it was authorized to do the work by Toyoya's inspector -- the body shop said it needed to replace the entire door (!!!) which Toyota wouldn't cover. Toyota said, take it to another dealer. Another ... Read More
I had 155,000 miles on my 2005 Toyota Sienna. I got the letter indicating that they would extend my warranty for the Power Sliding Door Assembly. However, when I called Toyota's Customer Service to discuss this issue, they informed me that my car was over the mileage limit. The customer service representative was able to pull up how many miles I had on my car at my last service visit. So ... Read More
Same issues with my 2005: 1) Failing hinge welds on driver door. Dealer did "Toyota-approved" / temporizing repair job under 'warranty enhancement' in 2008, which is now failing. Dealer now telling me I will have to eat the price of replacing door or go somewhere else (i.e., a body shop) to try my luck on another repair. 2) Driver's side sliding door failing: won't open when it gets cold and needs ... Read More
I had a 2006 Odyssey that was a problem almost from the get-go. All kinds of plastic parts breaking off (and I do treat my cars well), the infamous air conditioning condenser replacement, several brake re-dos, no auto headlights, lousy nav system (GPS Drive on my iPhone is far superior), and finally the transmission failure at 93K did it in. I had a 2005 Sienna that was totaled. Went with the ... Read More
I'm very disappointed in the way Toyota is handling this warranty extension for the door issues on the van. I have a 2005 Sienna and the first time I brought it up to my local dealer was in 2009 and was told I had to take it to a body to get it repaired!! My doors still open and shut. They just have to be pulled closed and sometimes they jam ... Read More
Rick, After the replacement "free" set of run flats provided by Toyota due to class action suit also failed (tread separation and bubble on side wall) within 20,000 miles , I bought a set of standard Cooper tires, and a spare wheel and space saver tire from Toyota for the luggage area. They are wearing well and the ride and handling is much smoother than the run flats. The non-Toyota tire ... Read More
I really like these vans, but have a major concern with the reliability of them. The 2005 i own burns oil and needs the top end of the motor rebuilt at 75K miles, luckily i can do this myself.. bad piston rings this early are not a good sign, after i'm done i am selling it, and going to drive my older Toyota Sienna. I have a lot of friends with ... Read More
We have a 2005 Sienna that first had the cable on the passenger side sliding door break but we just used it as a manual door. However, just a few weeks later my wife went to open the door and it would not open at all! I have spent many hours working on it, but to no avail. I even took the interier door panal off, which is very hard with ... Read More
I'm considering a 2005 Toyota Sienna vs a 2010 Kia Sedona. The Toyota has nearly 60k miles the Sedona has just 30K with a 60,000 mile warranty. I'm struggling to decide between these two. The extended warranty would be nice but Kia doesn't the reliability Toyota has shown. Any suggestions ? I'm looking to spend no more then 15-16,000
The two better options for you are the Sienna (as mentioned above) and the 2005+ Odyssey. Problem is....$15k doesn't buy you much in the Honda/Toyota world. We sold our '05 Ody last spring with 100k miles for more than that. In that price/age range, the Ody feels more roomy. As mentioned above if you want folding 2nd row seats the Dodge/Chrysler is the only game in town. Since you mentioned wanting ... Read More
looks like everyone has the same problem with the toyota sienna tires i have replace mine about 5 times since i bought in 2005 now has anyone considered a law suit against toyota i would like to join on that looks like a big defect on toyota my other car a 2000 toyota 4 runner has been replaced 2 times only
Have you tried opening the far back passenger window? It won't give you much room, but you may be able to access it that way. Otherwise, yes you'll have to remove the door panel from the inside. My door on my 2005 Sienna XLE was in the open position when this happened and we were able to cut the cable from the outside. I now carry a clipper in the van....just ... Read More
I called Toyota and they said I was beyond the 5 year warrantly period. I am the 2d owner for my 2006 Sienna, initially purchased Fall 2005. I had it repaired at a body shop for $650. One body shop said they would not know until they took apart the door if they could repair or would need to replace the door.
Toyota and the dealer is so outrageous with the sliding door problem. Here is my story: 2005 Toyota Sienna XLE. 110K km the sliding door (driver side) jammed to open, but worked if pull with handle. Went the Ens TOYOTA, charged me ~$500. After 4 months the passenger side of the sliding door had same problem, charged me $709.72! Complained to TOYOTA Canada. For sure this is the Sienna defect. but ... Read More
I think Toyota is making a huge mistake not addressing these issues. I had a Lexus RX300 and there were unaddressed transmission problems with that car. I bought a Volvo to replace it. I didn't even look at the new Lexuses. I also have a 2006 Toyota Sienna. Our door has stopped working via one of the switches so I hope it is just a switch but I am just waiting ... Read More
When the l-shape henge (the cushion on the l-shape henge, according to my mechanic) is worn off, it will create a friction when the door is moving. You will have to push the door a little to finish the movement/ or close. However eventually it will start scratching the body of the car and it will stop. There are 2 parts that connect the door to the body, top and bottom. ... Read More
I have a 2005 Sienna and on several trips usually on the freeway or highway to Las Vegas while traveling at higher than usual speeds for a time the check engine light has come on. Later on it went off after a few days of normal driving. I do not believe this has anything to do with the oil change schedule. When i get the oil changed at Walmart every 5,000 ... Read More
Check also the L shape hinge ( the part that connected the door to the rail) on the door, the cushion maybe worned out.. It happen to my door and toyota want to replace the motor etc for about $1500. I have it taken care by local machenic for about 200 with part. I hate toyota..I have so many problem with this van. Their cars are not built like before because ... Read More
If the problem is the actuator, it is a $100 part that you can purchase from Toyota and install yourself. I don't recall the post numbers but if you search my I'd the references should show up. There are very detailed and easy instructions for installation posted online. I had the same problem with my 2005 sienna and hubby had it fixed in about two hours for only $100! Good luck. ... Read More
Our dealer states that we need to replace the power actuator ($1,000). The van has 110,000 miles on it. The problem we have is that once the door is completely open it will not close with the inside buttons, it seems to stick. We need to manually pull the door to have it "automatically" close. Opening is not a problem. We can actually open the door from the inside button and ... Read More
i have a 2005 sienna xle awd and the right slider broke and cost me 1,000 to get fixed and now the left side is beginning to do the same. called toyota to report issue and YES, the more calls they receive, the more likely it will become a recall and they will reimburse if you've already paid for the repair. http://touch.toyota.com/help/contact.html call, call, call!!
Let me start with this, before i end up getting everyone on here jumping on my back.. I drive about 100-150K miles a year. I work in the IT field as a tech that needs a van to carry equipment around. I tend to buy minivans because they are easier to see out of then wagons, get better MPG then SUV's and are easier to park then cargo vans. With that ... Read More
You'll find used Toyota's are way overpriced. If you want a much lower price either buy a Chrysler (Caravan or Grand Caravan) or GM (Uplander or Montana). I just bought a 2007 Uplander LT (SWB) with 55k miles for about $11k (taxes incl.). The dealership had a 2004 with 133k miles for about the same price and a 2005 with 88k miles for about $15k. I know Toyota is better quality ... Read More
You are correct in that there is no room in the middle right undercarriage spot for the spare (that comes with FWD vans), as the driveshaft for AWD passes thru that zone. However, if you look at the left rear seat well, you will notice a slight bumpout front and back that gives just enough space for a tire to fit. This is also where you would put the punctured full ... Read More
I also have a 2009 AWD Sienna. I changed to non run flat tires many miles ago and also do a lot of long distance trips. I do not carry a spare but rather have a can of flat tire fix, a plug kit, an 12v air pump and AAA. With the run flat tires i must have had at least 5 flat tires and I have not had one with ... Read More
I'd love some feedback from others who have bought used! I am trying to buy a good clean low mileage minivan. I have tried other brands and models with little success; now am trying Toyota. I have been using Edmunds.com TMV with disastrous results -- nobody seems to accept these numbers. Not dealers, not private sellers. They often get seriously angry if you bring these numbers in. Example: I have found ... Read More
Shortly after we bought my 2005 Sienna XLE Limited the driver side power door failed, but only when using any of the remote buttons. The inside and outside handles worked fine and the motor seemed fine. After following post 583 to post 321, we were able to fix the door this weekend for only $100 and a couple hours time!!! I couldn't be happier, and DH is pretty happy for the ... Read More
I have a sienna xle AWD 2005 and love it but I recenty test drove the 2011 xle AWD with premium pkg and was very disappointed at the corners that have been cut. The obvious being-- no more adjustable arm rests, no auto controls on front passenger side seat (my 05 has them)and plastic everywhere where it used to be leather. With a sticker of 44k it's just pathetic. Not to ... Read More
The story on the class action suite that I heard from my dealer (I didn't get it in writing) of my 2005 Sienna, XLE AWD was that the Run Flat Tires did not live up to the mileage warranty so there was a class action suit filed by some group (of owners?) that was settled with Toyota agreeing to give each vehicle I free set of the same kind of RFTs. ... Read More
I have a 2005 Toyota Sienna with the same problem. Toyota service is charging $1100 to repair the cable that is broken. I called toyota and they recommended for customers to call and file a complain.
I spent 5 hours.... today at the Toyota Dealer with my 2005 Sienna... the driver side, slider door would not shut... told the latch had caused the door to push out of alignment. Only fix they offered was a new door at 1,800.00 not happy.... We bought a Toyota because it was supposed to last, and not cause us $$$$$ for repairs. They repaired the spare tire recall, and... just left ... Read More
I have a Sienna XLE 2005. My passenger side automatic sliding doors cable drive snapped, the motor is good. The dealer says the cost is $1,150 to fix. What are the alternatives? Any suggestions? Called some places no one knows where to get the cable. The MSRP on the cable is $588!!! This stuff is too expensive. What is Toyota doing about this? They should take some responsibility. The discussion forum ... Read More
What a coincidence......I just added a set of standard 60,000mi Cooper tires to my 2005 Sienna and had to purchase from Toyota Parts a space saver spare wheel and tire to put in my luggage compartment. This was because of my very bad luck with the Run Flats which came with my Sienna XLE. Due to class action suit Toyota gave me a new set of Dunlap Run Flats at about ... Read More
Hello, Opening our passenger side sliding door has been a worsening problem for years. It's gotten to the point where it is impossible to open from the outside, the door handle just doesn't respond. There's rust along the siding track that the other side doesn't have. Opening from the inside has gotten more difficult as well. Now my lovely wife has engaged the child safety lock switch and we cannot open ... Read More
Run-flat tire runners beware! My 2005 Sienna AWD dealer replaced original Dunlap run-flats with free new set of Dunlaps run-flats at 17,500 mi due to class action against premature ware, so Toyota does stand behind their vehicles. At 27,000 more miles a bubble the size of a grapefruit developed the morning after an 80 miles night run on high speed freeways. Tire shop said the run-flat layers had separated with no ... Read More
We are considering buying an used Toyota Sienna. It's a 2005 LE 8 pass, 81K miles, passenger side power sliding door, 1-owner. Owner is asking $10,500. Is this a good price?
I am having same problem as many other people. Door is working when I use handles inside and outside but it does not work when I use any of 3 power buttons. Tomorrow (APR-22) I am taking cat to a Toyota dealer to see what is going on. I also called Toyota customer service and filed complaint. Everyone should do the same by filing official complaint to Toyota.
My client also had his motor replaced on one of the doors of his 2005 Sienna. I believe the motor is the primary problem. If you would like to discuss this further and I can tell you what I have learned or if you would like to consider legal action, please e-mail me at email@example.com.
I represent a client who had a 2005 Toyota Sienna and has also had to fix both sliding doors. He is considering legal action.
I have a 2005 Sienna....8 months ago had to have both sliding door panels replaced because doors would not open from the inside or the outside. 8 months later the passenger side slider got stuck open and I had to tie it shut to go to the dealer. Unfortunately it was a "different" problem and now want $1,000+ to fix it to open manually or $2,300+ to fix it to automatically ... Read More
Wow, I am impressed by the knowledge you all have. I am now concerned however, that if it is the Yaw and they do not replace it, the same thing could happen again. Should I have them replace it too? I pulled up a Toyota Technical Service Bulletin online for the 2004 Sienna and Highlander that indicates that Toyota was aware that the steering angle sensor was causing "some customers to ... Read More
On my 2005 Sienna with manual heater/air conditioner controls the air temperature from the upper and lower rear vents is the same - warm/hot when using the heater and cold when using the air conditioner. In addition I can find nothing in the owner's manual stating anything different.
Kerit- I could have written the first part of your email (I posted a while ago and still follow this thread). we also bought a new 2005 Sienna XLE fully loaded etc. I have to say, after researching this on-line, I printed out the discussion, and went right to my local Toyota dealer (Carousel Toyota in Glen Mills, PA), and they fixed it free of charge. Believe you me- I was ... Read More
Boy, this news is just great! :( I just purchased a used 2005 Toyota Sienna thinking I was buying a pretty good vehicle - guess not???? I just sold a Honda Odyssey due to transmission issues Honda has had for what appears to be a decade and they refuse to address their transmission problems. Looks like the 2 supposedly premier vans out on the market (Siennas and Odysseys) are flops. :( ... Read More
My two sliding doors on my 2005 Sienna van would not open yesterday. Don't think they are frozen (that does happen A LOT, but usually unfreeze after being in warmed-up car for awhile). Today, they still won't open. The alarm was sounding that they were open, and then the "open door light" was not coming on, but alarm was still sounding. The door locks are clicking normally when I lock and ... Read More
I have a 2005 (identical to the 2006). Both my sliding doors broke and and my 7 year old can't open the door. I have a quote from Toyota for the first door -- $1,800. I am furious they will not fix this defect on a complimentary basis. Who do I contact? Consumer reports? National Highway commission?
I have been following this thread because I have a 2006 Sienna. I've seen the problems creep up so that now I am seeing 2005 and a couple of 2006 Siennas with problems. I am holding my breath. I assume Toyota follows these discussions so this is for you. I also own a Lexus RX300 which had a transmission go out at 140,000 miles and a likely engine "gelling" issue now ... Read More
Both of my doors are defective. They won't close without manual effort. I had one close on me because it doesn't stay in the open position at times. I had to fight it off because it did not detect the resistance. It would have caused real injury had it done that to my 3 year old. I notified toyota and they referred me to the dealer. Dealer said 900 per door. ... Read More
I am also having this exact problem. Can you let me know how you resolved it? Thanks so much.
I am very disappointed in Toyota. I did not receive a letter in '07 about the door. Two weeks ago my door broke. I looked it up on line and found that it was a problem with a lot of vans. I took it in to the local dealer and they said my warranty ran out in April. My mileage is under 100,000 and they contacted the SE Regional rep and ... Read More
Thanks, Ateixeira, I don't even know if a newer version OE Navi is available. There appears to be many options. Of course, I like the bigger screen. I will check into the Garmin among others. I have a 2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited Thanks again
Sienna_andy, Thanks so much for you posting. I was able to fix my 2005 Sienna with the part you suggest. I went to the dealership and they were able to sell the motor for only $80. They updated the part for 2008 and hopefully the changes will make the next one last longer. For those attempting the fix on your own, I found you don't need to remove the window, but ... Read More
A little off topic, but my 2005 SIenna is not picking up the GPS signal all of a sudden (going haywire, no "GPS" written in upper left). We have a Toyota extended warranty, but the dealer says that if they examine the car and find nothing wrong, I am out $100. Is there anything simple I could me missing here? I'm not sure where the satellite receiver is located, is there ... Read More
My 2004 (now since traded in) had the driver door weld issue back in 2006 or 2007. The dealer first tried to claim there was no issue. This was Longo Toyota, The a few weeks later, the door would not open at all. They then said the cost to fix would be about 1,800. I then said, great because my Platinum warranty (7 years/100000) would cover that issue. That was checkmate, ... Read More
My Sienna is a 2005 with 68,000 miles. I have the door clicking problem. but it is more than a click. Toyota had extended the original warranty to 5 years and / or 100,000 miles instead of doing a recall. They call it a "Warranty Enhancement" My vehicle is over the five year period, although the milage is OK so they will not fix it. The problem is a manufacturing defect ... Read More
Thanks for the gov't website. I have a 2005 sienna and just repaired the front brakes for the 5th time!! The car has 95k miles. the following excuses were given to me over the last year by the same dealership: Your wife is obviously a very aggressive driver!; Toyota is committed to the environmental movement therefore uses pads that are environmentally friendly; the van is heavy and uses car brakes; 17k ... Read More
I have a 2006 Sienna that also does not have the automatic hatch, and the strut supports recently decided to fail, falling on my wife's head and making her dizzy and disoriented for a good 10 minutes. I remember receiving the recall notice or safety advisory (or something similar) two years ago and unfortunately cannot find it now...I also ignored it because we weren't experiencing a problem. I called the Toyota ... Read More
I will be VERY interested to hear what the excuse is this time! I have one door down and the other one is starting to go. I have a 2005 Sienna with non electric doors and Toyota is to their story that it is OUR problem.... Well it will become THEIR problem when prior owners do not recommend their car. I won't buy another one. Every time they send me a ... Read More
2005 Sienna xle. 46,500 miles. Replaced the driver's side sliding door motor a month after the warranty ended -- $1,800 (after I negotiated it down!!). Huntington Toyota (NY) did the work. The door is now broken for the second time -- 14 months after replacing it. How on earth could this happen? I go to the dealer tomorrow and will post the details of how they reslolve the issue.
My 2005 Sienna does not have the power lift option, but the struts have completely gone out. Did receive a recall notice from Toyota a long while back, but disregarded it because it did not apply to me at the time. Well, now it does apply to me. Took my van into local dealership and was informed that recall does not apply to my van - service manager stated that my ... Read More
I own an 05 Toy Sienna and lucky enough that my father owns a service center and I can look up bulletins. The window click is a bumber that can be trimmed and most any service centers can look up the bulletin for the fix. Also the noise at high speed is your strut and there is a bulletin on that too and it should be lubed.
While parking in a shopping center lot my 2005 Toyota Sienna suddenly accelerated into a tree directly in front of me. I reported to the police and my insurance, had the van towed and have filed a report with Toyota. What can I expect from Toyota? Are they going to try to make me feel like a fool?
I just submitted my complaint to the NHSTA website. My driver's side sliding door cable is starting to fray and makes a grinding noise. The dealer quoted me $2028 to fix. That will be over $4k after the other door goes. I have a 2005 with 55k miles. Yes these doors get a lot of use but if the cables were designed to wear out after 5 years/ 50k miles then ... Read More
I recently purchased a 2011 Sienna XLE with the premium package MSRP: $39,776, from Boch toyota in Norwood, MA. I emailed for a price, they came back immediately with $35,000. I contacted a few other dealers and no one was even within $800 of this price, only two other dealers had a similar car so my options were somewhat limited. We did not discuss my trade in at all. $35k seemed ... Read More
I am having a similar issue with our 2005 Sienna. It started out with not blowing cold when I'd have a/c on..and I'd have to turn it off and then turn it back on to get the cold air to engage. Frustrating! Well then, the front fans stopped workinge entirely, but rear ones still work. Do you think this also might attribute to the same switch you found? I'd hate to ... Read More
blschoose: Suggest you go to http://www.nuckleslaw.com/software-negotiations-expert/toyota-alloy-wheels-bubbl- ing-toyota-quality-concerns/ Someone started an independent posting at this site with pictures for people with bubbling rims. There are over 50 postings of problems with Toyota rims bubbling. Only one or two has Toyota stepped up and made an attempt to resolve. In my own case, I was well within warranty (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE AWD) when I discovered it and brought it to the dealer ... Read More
I too, have had several issues with my passenger side automatic sliding door. I own a 2005 Sienna and a few years into owning the vehicle, the sliding door, which is supposed to have a safety feature if something gets in the way of it, should it automatically close, would automatically bounce back. I myself, an adult, have stood in front of the door only to have to push myself back ... Read More
Yes, it has been working for more than a year. We keep our fingers crossed.
Did you resolve your issue? I have a 2006 sienna that will power open the rear hatch, but not power close it. The battery was disconnected by the dealership due to a previous visit, and now the left sensor thinks the door is always open. They are quoting $409 to replace the sensor.
Hello My 05 sienna sliding door siezed and I was forced to cut the cable in order to shut the door. The Toyota dealer quoted $2100 for the fix which is consistent with other quotes posted on edmunds. I registered a complaint with Toyota and NHTSA both and of coarse Toyota stated that this is an isolated incident and would do nothing for me...sounds like Toyota gave me the same company ... Read More
The first 3 years of owning my 2006 Toyota Sienna LE in Nov 2005 I did not encounter real problems but as soon as my manufacturer warranty expires problems start popping up. One by one. 1. Front Passenger Door Popping when opening and closing - got fixed because there was a recall on it. Toyota dealership also replaced the 2 shocks on the back door because it won't hold the door ... Read More
I agree with you, my 2005 Toyota sieena has the same problem both with the manuel and power sliding door. I can't afford how much it is to fix it because the car is not worth it. Safety is my priority and my two children climb in and out of the car through the hatch. There is definetly something wrong. It happened for a while would work then not then finally ... Read More
So we have a 2005 Sienna and I saw the 2011 Sienna at the DC auto show and recently at a dealer. At the auto show I got to see a Limited version. Personally, I find the new interior to look cheaper than the 2nd generation model. As some have noted, the plastic is harder and less rich in appearance. I do not like the faux wood, it reminds me of ... Read More
Hi, I live in Alaska and have a 2005 Sienna XLE. The first two years I had the vehicle there were no problems but starting last year, my sliding doors also froze shut. I took it to my Toyota dealer and was told "it's just a design flaw in the vehicle". I was told to wipe the doors down with a towel after it snowed or I was at the car ... Read More
Is Dunlop a Japanese or Chinese company? It is really unbelievable that such a garbage is still on market. I hope Toyota will someday recall their Siennas for their tires, not only brakes and gas pads. ;)
The 2011 SE Sienna is the best looker of the minivans today. Hopefully Honda will do away with the “Lightning Bolt” on their 11 concept. We have an 05 8 pax Sienna and the 2nd row seats are three real seats and the interior materials have gone down hill. Far more 'Hard Plastics' on the new one, obviously to save Toyota money. The new 8 pax seating in the 11 Sienna ... Read More
8 sets of tires in 85,000 miles. Always running bald on the inside from driving with only 5 PSI. Guess what the TPMS (tire pressure monitor system) light would never come on. I have spent more money Quarters and tires. Now I run around with regular tires( not run flat) a AAA card plus a can of fix a flat. The marriage between Toyota and Dunlop is not a very good ... Read More
I too have the annoying hum at 2500 rpms on my 2008 Sienna. I previously owned a 2005 with the 3.3L engine. It was a sweet car and had no such problems. I loved the 2005 so when trade in time came I went for the 2008 Sienna. What a fool I was not to test drive it first. As soon as I drove it out of the dealership I felt ... Read More
If you're talking to a salesman who says he'll do you a favor by selling it $100 below "invoice price" while MSRP is $28100, it's time to move on and find an honest salesman to deal with. I've not been able to find dealer invoice costs for 2011 Sienna yet, but based on research for past Toyota purchases (including a 2005 Sienna), MSRP has been 10% above dealer costs. I don't ... Read More
Taking it a step further, here is how you can view some of the complaints that are already out there: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ then select "Recalls, Defects and Complaints" from the menu on the left then select "Search Complaints" near the top of the menu on the left On the right side of the next screen, click "Search Selected Type" under where the word "Vehicle" is checked Try selecting "2005" in the "Select ... Read More
You should be alright with the backup camera problem. Our 2004 Sienna's backup camera went out a couple years ago and we got a special price (like $100) under our extended warrantee, which didn't cover external electronics, go figure. Anyway, about 8 months later there was a service bulletin which said that the camera would be covered in any case if it failed (too late for us). So I would check ... Read More
It's normal operation, you may be used to other vehicles where the outside air damper closes when the fan shuts off and there is no separate Recirc switch to close off outside air. like the Toyota version as I can shut off the fan on the highway if temps are moderate and just let the air flow in thru the vents and can still modulate the discharge temperature.
This may have been asked and answered, here, but I'm never sure what, exactly, to search for. I bought a used 2005 Sienna XLE in October 2009. Is it normal that, even when my heat/ac fan is "off," it still blows air? If it was last set warm, it blows warm. If it was last set cool, it blows cool. But it's never OFF, completely. It only blows slightly, even if ... Read More
Hi guys, I am 2005 Toyota Sienna owner. I have very low mileage less than 10,000 mile on this van. This summer, I had the front fan die on me. The fan will not turn on. The rear fan works without problem. Since it was just over 3 years old, I did not want to pay for the cost of fixing the AC fan or Heater fan problem. Today Dec 22, ... Read More
If you purchased the vehicle then' Monday morning second guessing' will not improve the situation. I purchased a 2009 Sienna on May 1 for what I feel is a very low price. But the dealer offered me next to nothing for my 2005 Highlander. He can't sell new at a bargain price and pay on the high end for a trade. I was happy with the Sienna's utility, Toyota reliability, wife's ... Read More
The only requirement is that no claims were made against the warranty. It is in the 'cancellation' clause on the contract. Contract on my 2005 Highlander also said to return to selling dealer but I called Toyota directly and returned the paperwork; received the check in less than 2 weeks. Used the refund to purchase Toyota warranty on new 2009 Sienna. Not aware of any ban on CA dealers accepting out ... Read More
I have a previous posting at this site with the same rim problem. I am in MI and also purchased my 2005 Sienna XLE AWD at Fox Toyota in Rochester Hills. They would do nothing except refer me to the zone rep who wanted to charge me over $900 for two rims and give me two for "free." Suggest anyone with rim corrosion problems go to http://www.nuckleslaw.com/software-negotiations-expert/toyota-alloy-wheels-bubbl- ing-toyota-quality-concerns/. Post your experiences ... Read More
Hi - My NAV system software is out of date and I need to update. From reading on this forum it seems like to update the software would be over $200 if I get from Toyota Dealer... I would appreciate your thoughts on any alternatives. I would even buy a Garmin NAV system and mount on my dash if it were as good as the 2005 system and updates were cheaper. ... Read More
Same problem on 2005 Sienna XLE AWD. Started the process with Toyota this past Monday. Toyota said the corrosion should be covered by 5 yr. corrosion warranty. Sent me to my dealer. Dealer said wheels are warranted for 3/36 (I'm beyond this warranty period). Thanks, Toyota, for wasting my time. I've noticed several other Siennas with this same problem. The only way to go up against Toyota on this issue is ... Read More
My 2005 Toyota Sienna driver's side rear latch has had two bottom screws pull though the sheet metal. Leaving only one still attached. Causing my door not to close properly and becoming a clear safety issue for my family and friends. Has anyone gotten any kind of response from Toyota regarding this clearly a defect in the sheet metal and safety issue?