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general problems of the 2005 Toyota Sienna - part 1

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

car   Electrical System problem 1
Failure Date: 07/21/2015

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. Approximately five years ago, the rear passenger side sliding door failed to unlock. The contact mentioned that now the rear driver side sliding door would not unlock. Both doors were equipped with power locks. The vehicle was taken to dealer. The technician diagnosed that the pulley was broken and needed replacement, but the doors would not open manually either. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 190,000.

car   Electrical System problem 2
Failure Date: 05/20/2015

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the dashboard developed several cracks in three places. The contact brought the vehicle to a dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

car   Electrical System problem 3
Failure Date: 03/02/2015

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the sliding automatic rear door independently opened. When the failure occurred, there was an abnormal noise. The door was switched to manual mode, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

car   Electrical System problem 4
Failure Date: 07/21/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the key fob failed to unlock or lock the doors and failed to activate the sliding doors. The contact mentioned that the batteries were changed from the key fob but the failure persisted. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The contact was advised from the dealer that all five door actuators needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 112,000.

car   Electrical System problem 5
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

2005 Toyota Sienna. Consumer writes in regards to recall inquiry on sliding doors. The consumer stated the right side sliding door, would stop functioning at times.

car   Electrical System problem 6
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 7
Failure Date: 01/05/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the automatic rear door failed to open. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not notified of this issue. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

car   Electrical System problem 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
Failure Date: 02/01/2012

I have struggled with how to handle the failure of both power doors on my 2005 Toyota Sienna van. The doors fail to open and do not close with power without pushing them closed. The problem is that when you push the door past the catch point it will not return if your hand is in the way. When it was originally designed it would go back if your hand was in the door. Now if it goes beyond that catch point it lunges and will catch your hand and will not release. The doors have bad hinges and cables which Toyota refuses to admit are faulty. They offer and extended warranty for you knowing that the 120,000 mile limit puts most out of coverage. This is just another game to put off the safety of the consumer. I have a 17 year old downs child. She gets out of the van every day and has to push the door shut. She has to use two hands and it is not safe. If she slips her hand will be in the way of the door and it will not reopen. I have tried to talk to Toyota and they just say we are out of their coverage time limits. I reported the door way back in early 2012. This would have been in the scope of their liability. At that time they said it would cost two to three thousand dollars to repair the faulty equipment. I ask the obvious? when does this stop? do a search on google for sliding door problems for Sienna vans and you will be overwhelmed at the blogs and sights dedicated to this one issue. This is a massive problem and should have been addressed by Toyota. The other issue is when the cable for the door breaks you can't get out of the van. When you can't get out of the van there is a major mechanical problem. Toyota needs to replace the parts causing this issue at no cost to the consumer. The parts are the lock actuator, the sliding hinge and cables which fail and causes door to hang, the cable which when broken renders the door useless. Please help!!!.

car   Electrical System problem 13
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 14
Failure Date: 11/01/2011

Toyota recently recalled the power sliding door cables for certain Toyota Sienna years. The broken cable inhibits the door from working correctly. Ours, a 2005 Sienna, was taken in and it turned out to be the power sliding door actuator. Five days ago, the other sliding door actuator failed. Both doors cannot be opening correctly and poses a serious danger to the safety of our 2 young children. Toyota fails to recognize all of the complaints about failing actuators that are posted online. They are charging $1,100 to fix each door. There should be a safety recall because of the actuator failures. Thank you.

car   Electrical System problem 15
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 16
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 17
Failure Date: 09/06/2011

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

car   Electrical System problem 18
Failure Date: 08/31/2011

The power sliding door does not open. The dealer and Toyota corporate have said ¿tough luck� get it fixed for ~$1,500. There are enough complaints on this issue that this should be a recall by now. It¿s a safety concern of the greatest degree. The door will not open. Example below of typical complaint: ¿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. ¿� please force them to fix this problem.

car   Electrical System problem 19
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 20
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 21
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 22
Failure Date: 05/02/2011

Slideing doors stoped opening.

car   Electrical System problem 23
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 24
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 25
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.

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