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2011 Toyota Sienna: Sticking Doors w/ Video

October 24, 2011

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Last week I vowed to make a video the next time the Sienna's sliding doors stuck. It happened this morning at the car wash.

It's not clear at the beginning of the video that slider is already open (and stuck), but it is -- ever so slightly. This is usually how the problem goes: I grab the handle expecting the door to slide open on its own and it opens a little bit and stops.

Here you can see the door failing to respond to the fob commands (beep, beep) and me slowly moving it manually a few inches at a time before resorting to the manual button (my mistake) to fully open and fully close the door.

In this instance the manual button solved the problem rather quickly and easily. Second or third-row passengers -- or someone operating the other slider from the outside -- would find this solution less convenient.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor

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