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31 problems related to electrical system have been reported for the 2005 Toyota Sienna.

car   Electrical System problem 1
Failure Date: 05/17/2014

Power sliding passenger door failed in the open position. Auto-door turned off and finally with much effort closed the door manually. Door will now not open without the major effort of a full grown adult. Failure was sudden and unannounced. In case of an accident or emergency, there is no way any mid or rear seat children or small adults could open this door enough to egress the vehicle. Several people with the same failure report having to drive with the door jammed open to get to repair shops. Failure of this drive cable (and sometimes the associated motor) is well documented on-line, even in much younger vehicles. Toyota even added it to the extended service plan.

car   Electrical System problem 2
Failure Date: 09/01/2013

The driver rear power sliding door is stuck in closed position and does not open either in automatic power mode or manually. The door got stuck after the power cable was ripped, due to rust, and the door was manually shut. It is now stuck closed and can't be opened using either automatic or manual way.

car   Electrical System problem 3
Failure Date: 08/24/2012

I tried to close the rear door after putting my groceries in the rear well. The door closed part-way then went back up. I did it again manually and using my remote 'clicker'. Same thing happened. In order to close the door I had to push it manually to close the door. We took it back to the dealer who said the struts needed to be replaced (approximately $500). Later I realized there had been a recall on faulty struts. These are the replacements. I notice on the internet where are others are now having problems with the replacements that were installed.

car   Electrical System problem 4
Failure Date: 06/08/2012

Our right side-power door stopped working and we then received a warranty enhancement notice "certain 2004 to 2007 model year Sienna rear sliding door latch assemblies and power sliding door cable assemblies" extending the warranty to 120,000 miles. We took it to the Toyota dealer and they stated that the door latch assembly in our vehicle is not covered because the part numbers are different. It seems if they are having an issue with these components they all should be covered. The part number needed is 69631-08021 which includes the parts in the recall. It seems if there is a problem that required a warranty extension, and those parts are some how defective then the entire unit should also be covered.

car   Electrical System problem 5
Failure Date: 03/22/2012

Cable on driver side sliding door snapped and is now hanging down on outside of vehicle. Can only open side door about a foot manually and it locks and closes. Can not get kids in and out of that side at all. Door closes shut very quickly and strongly which is a safety hazard especially with children sitting in the back and trying to get out of the side doors.

car   Electrical System problem 6
Failure Date: 01/02/2012

The Toyota Sienna sliding doors no longer slide. After numerous complaints, Toyota issued an enhanced warranty. Unfortunately, the parts covered will not fix the doors. The additional quote is $1,000. If you research online, this is a common problem. I believe Toyota is trying to avoid a recall on doors and parts they know to be malfunctioning.

car   Electrical System problem 7
Failure Date: 09/21/2011

Passenger door will not open or close. When it does open it start to close than stops or continues to close. Not good if a child is trying to enter or exit from the door. Toyota quoted 1800 for repair and said it was a broken wire on the door motor. You have to purchase the entire piece to fix door. Extremely concerned the door could open or not shut properly and having children sitting near door. Toyota has not been helpful in this issue at all. Safety concern.

car   Electrical System problem 8
Failure Date: 09/13/2011

1. Second row seat belt locked tight to passenger (unable to loosen) during steady speed as well when in standby. Need to unlatch and fullly retract in order to extend it out again. 2. Rack and pinion starts leaking power steering fluid and starts generating noise when making a turn. 3. Passenger side slide door fails to open from inside and by remote. Further research confirmed failure of lock release actuator.

car   Electrical System problem 9
Failure Date: 09/06/2011

The Toyota Sienna's sliding door cannot open or close.


 
car   Electrical System problem 10
Failure Date: 07/01/2011

The lock motor in each sliding doors has stopped. The doors open via manual door handles. Keyfob, internal door buttons near the doors, and buttons near rear view mirror do not work to open or close the doors.

car   Electrical System problem 11
Failure Date: 05/21/2011

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. While the vehicle was parked the contact attempted to close the passenger side automatic sliding door but the door would not close. The contact was able to close the door manually. The door also would not open automatically. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 63,000.

car   Electrical System problem 12
Failure Date: 05/02/2011

Driver-side power sliding door stuck open. Door cable motor assembly locked-up. Door would not close. Entire cable assembly "fell apart" when mechanic removed door panels to repair. Complete door motor assembly failure. Door motor assembly was so damaged it had to be completely replaced with new motor assembly unit. Cost $1800 to repair. Door stuck open is a serious safety hazard for passengers. When will opposite side-door motor assembly fail?? the failure of these type parts should not have happened at 72,300 miles.

car   Electrical System problem 13
Failure Date: 04/01/2011

We have had complete sliding door failure from the latch release motor for both the passenger and driver side doors. The malfunction is electrical and was in no way caused by mis-treatment or an accident. The passenger side door failed first and several weeks later the driver side sliding door failed in the same manner. This failure has resulted in passengers not being able to open the sliding doors from the inside of the car. The doors will only open from the outside.

car   Electrical System problem 14
Failure Date: 02/15/2011

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that noises were heard from the dashboard. The noise had not caused any problems with the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the dealer was unable to determine what caused the noise. The failure mileage was 112,000 and the current mileage was 136,420. Updated 4/2/12.

car   Electrical System problem 15
Failure Date: 01/17/2011

First dashboard has numerous cracks, then rear camera stopped working, then navigation system stopped working, now radio works intermittently - I believe the problem is electrical because of continuous humming sound radio emits. I am concerned about the airbags and also being without rear camera frightenes me. Toyota has refused to fix problem 0 states out of warranty.

car   Electrical System problem 16
Failure Date: 01/10/2011

Toyota Sienna xle 2005: automatic sliding door problem purchased this vehicle used one year ago (2010). There were no previous problems with the door, that I know of. Both sliding doors started failing during winter time. One motor was replaced, the other one not due to cost. The driver side sliding door worked "on and off", but is not working now. It opens and shuts with a manual pull of the handle.

car   Electrical System problem 17
Failure Date: 01/01/2011

While engine is running, key may be removed. Technician could not find any problem which would allow the key to be removed while the engine is still running. Repair could not be made since no problem could be found to correct the issue.

car   Electrical System problem 18
Failure Date: 11/24/2010

Middle row driver side seatbelt failure and passenger side sliding door power failure.

car   Electrical System problem 19
Failure Date: 09/17/2010

The cable related to the automatic sliding passenger door on my 2005 Toyota Sienna snapped. I took it to the dealer and he said it rusted through. The wire for the sliding door mechanism is on the outside of the vehicle. I has thin layer of black protective coating. It will cost $1800 to repair as the cable and motor are one unit. It is beyond comprehension why an oem would design an automobile with the cable system exposed to the elements. The extreme weather in minnesota we experience is quite taxing to an automobile, regardless of electrical design. But to have the electrical components exposed to salt and other corrosive materials is just really bad product design and should be corrected.

car   Electrical System problem 20
Failure Date: 07/12/2010

Automatic rear doors will not lock or unlock or open or shut with remote. Are extremely difficult to open manually. I was told they could be repaired at a cost of over $1200 per door. I also had a problem with the rear automatic hatch which was repaired under warranty. I see a pattern here.

car   Electrical System problem 21
Failure Date: 03/01/2010

Automatic sliding door will not work properly. It will not shut unless done manually. Occurred soon after passing 50k miles. Dealership "could not diagnose problem" and wanted ~$1200 to replace motor in door. Appears this is a common problem that Toyota will not address.

car   Electrical System problem 22
Failure Date: 02/12/2010

The electronic throttle control system on my van is malfunctioning and it puts the vehicle in "fail safe" mode. The local Toyota dealer as well as Toyota customer service do not want to investigate this recurring problem for the dtc p0121. The dealers do not analyze the freeze frame data or investigate the problem beyond reading the code from obd ii scanner. I had asked them for the electrical values for the throttle valve motor and the accelerator pedal but they have refused that information and want me to replace the throttle body by spending $1200. 00. The first time this problem started when the vehicle had 50,000 miles and I replaced the throttle body from same year and model vehicle with 20,000 miles. Now after 10,000 miles same problem has started again and the dealer as well as Toyota want me to replace the throttle body. I feel that the throttle body or the gas pedal in conjunction with other electrical components are causing the dtc code and merely replacing the throttle body second time will not fix the problem unless the newer throttle bodies are without the problem original throttle bodies had. In that case I should not have to pay for the replacement part. It is important that the problem is investigated and identified before any parts are replaced. I also offered Toyota the original throttle body from the vehicle for testing / checking for the problem but they refused my offer. This sudden loss of drivebility due to the activation of "fail safe" mode is dangerous and could result in accident and / or fatality. Any help in this matter will be appreciated.

car   Electrical System problem 23
Failure Date: 04/21/2009

2005 Toyota Sienna van - sliding door failure (driver's side). Dealer says it is a broken motor & cables. Vehicle has only 41,000 miles on it (warranty expired at 36,000). Dealer wants to charge me $2,000. Searching the internet I found hundreds of posts from people with similar problems. This is a problem that Toyota knows about and should recall as they did with both the rear hatch struts and both front door hinges. I just had my vehicle in the shop last month for both of these fixes.

car   Electrical System problem 24
Failure Date: 03/01/2009

2005 Toyota Sienna has a passenger side power sliding door that has gone through the stages of sticking, rubbing against the body and rubber stripping around windows, and now, working at all through the power button option (or the remote) -- only way to get it open is via the door handle. This seems to be a recurrent problem in a number of Toyota Sienna but the manufacturer has not issued a recall so far. I deem this a safety issue because the door fails to close many many times and the driver has to get out of the vehicle to close the door in frustration and that can create unsafe situations.

car   Electrical System problem 25
Failure Date: 01/10/2009

I have a 2005 Sienna that I purchased about 3 years ago. For about two years it has had the problem of not closing. At first it would only close every now and then, and now it won't open or close at all. When the weather is cold, neither of the sliding door will open unless you climb in the front and kick it open. I've taken it into the sandy, utah dealership about 5 different times to have them check it out and they said nothing was wrong with it. I'm about to take it in again because now it won't work at all, so I did a little research to find out if there was a recall or if others had the same problem. To my surprise there are numerous people having the same problem with their 2004-2006 Sienna's. Why then is there no recall? why are people getting the run around from dealerships, poor service and being charged a mint to repair the door? why is this product and service such poor quality?.

car   Electrical System problem 26
Failure Date: 01/01/2009

Our 2005 Toyota Sienna has had multiple problems with the power sliding doors. Originally, the driver's side door stopped closing automatically. When button was pushed to close the door by all methods, on remote control, on driver's head panel or on panel next to sliding door, the door would begin to close then slide back open without warning or without us doing anything to open it back up. Our local dealer fixed this original problem as it was under warranty, but now the passenger side power sliding door has the same problem but we are out of warranty and the cost is too exuberant for us to have it fixed. This appears to be a problem for many Toyota Sienna owners and can possibly be a danger.

car   Electrical System problem 27
Failure Date: 01/01/2009

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the passenger side sliding door would not open in the vehicle. There is a button in the vehicle that automatically opens the sliding doors, but it is no longer working. The warranty already expired when the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the motor and clutch assemblies failed. The vehicle was repaired, but the contact was unable to explain exactly what was done to the vehicle. The vehicle is no longer experiencing the failure, but she believes that this should have been covered as a manufacturer defect. The current and failure mileages were 35,523. Updated 2/9/09 updated 02/13/09.


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