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Door problems of the 2006 Toyota Sienna - part 1



64 problems related to door have been reported for the 2006 Toyota Sienna.

car   Door problem 1
Failure Date: 01/15/2014

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.

car   Door problem 2
Failure Date: 12/06/2013

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.

car   Door problem 3
Failure Date: 10/01/2013

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.

car   Door problem 4
Failure Date: 02/06/2013

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.

car   Door problem 5
Failure Date: 11/26/2012

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.

car   Door problem 6
Failure Date: 07/17/2012

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.


car   Door problem 7
Failure Date: 07/15/2012

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.

car   Door problem 8
Failure Date: 07/02/2012

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.

car   Door problem 9
Failure Date: 03/25/2012

When we tried to close the rear passenger side power sliding rear door this afternoon, in the supermarket parking lot (we had our 2 young children with us), it began to close, then opened, and then we couldn't close the door, either by using the automatic/power options or by closing the door manually. After 15 minutes or so, we finally did manage to get it closed by rocking the door back-and-forth, but we cannot -- and will not -- use the door at all now, as we are afraid that we won't be able to close it again. Prior to today, we had no problems with the door, and we take very good care of our car. We bought the minivan for the specific purpose of transporting us and our young children. Now we are very concerned about the safety of driving the car, especially with our kids in it. After reading the many other almost exact problems/complaints, we're hoping that Toyota issues a recall -- having a door that doesn't open or close, is a clear and serious safety issue, and it seems to be an extremely common problem.

car   Door problem 10
Failure Date: 03/01/2012

Passenger door the electronics just stopped working. I've been told I can use this manual right now but eventually will seize up by the dealership. Very costly part. Researching on line there are many owners of this van with the same issue. No voluntary recall on this part. I find this a safety hazard as you do not know when the door may cease to open. In the event of an accident on opposite side of van and door will not open and the passenger side no longer works, people in the back of the van will be trapped. Not sure why Toyota has not had a recall on this part.


 
car   Door problem 11
Failure Date: 02/11/2012

The sliding door on my Mini-van only opens half-way and then closes without warning. I'm grateful my 5 year old didn't climb in while opening because she would have been hurt very badly with it closing on her. I was leaning in to get my purse and it nearly hit my head but I was able to get out in time. I've heard this is currently happening with a lot of Sienna's after about 4 years, so I wanted to make sure I got a complaint in so Toyota can see it's not just a one-off. Very dangerous!!.

car   Door problem 12
Failure Date: 02/05/2012

Power sliding door was jammed in the open position. Because it happened on Sunday we needed to drive home with this door fully opened. This situation would have been even worst if our children were with us.

car   Door problem 13
Failure Date: 02/01/2012

Automatic power sliding door on the passenger side recently stopped working correctly. The door motor tries to open the door but often stops after only moving an inch or so. Once you get it to open (either manually or with the power open option when it randomly works) door will not close when buttons are pushed. The door again will move 2 inches maximum and then stop. If you are able to manually close the door (which is very hard to do) it does not always latch completely closed. This is a major safety issue. If I can not open the door at school to drop off my child, what is going to happen in an emergency when I need to get my child out? I have found hundreds of similar complaints on multiple web forums, Toyota needs to replace the defective part that they quoted me almost $900 to fix.

car   Door problem 14
Failure Date: 02/01/2012

The automatic door on our Sienna van just started failing. It is no longer automated and now is almost impossible to open or close completely.

car   Door problem 15
Failure Date: 01/27/2012

The automatic rear passenger door began to grind while opening. As we went to close the door with the automatic feature it stopped working. The door was jammed slightly open. We could not open or close the door even when putting it into manual mode. Upon inspection my husband saw that the cable that is below the rear window was sheared. He was able to cut this cable and free the door from being jammed. It was a very long painful process as we were away from home and only had access to a very small dull knife. This is a major safety issue. We have a minivan because we have several small children. Small children often dart in front of automatic doors without realizing they are closing. If this door had gotten jammed with one of our small children caught in it they would have been in great danger possibly loosing a limb or heaven forbid their head were caught because they tripped getting out of the van. I implore you to mandate a recall on this van immediately for the safety of all the hundreds of thousands of small children that enter and exit these vans every single day!.

car   Door problem 16
Failure Date: 01/24/2012

My eight year old daughter got her four fingers on the right hand crushed by the sliding passenger automatic door when it was closing. The door did not open like it should. She does not feel the tip of her fingers. Help!.

car   Door problem 17
Failure Date: 11/10/2011

While parked I went to open my passenger side automatic back door, and it wouldn't open more than about 18". This happened while a 4 hour drive from home. We left the car like this for a couple months. Then in about February the door stopped closing fully. I called Toyota and the local dealer, and they won't pay for it. $1100 estimate for a safety hazard.

car   Door problem 18
Failure Date: 11/09/2011

Spot welds broke loose on front door causing popping when door is opened.

car   Door problem 19
Failure Date: 10/11/2011

The power/automatic sliding left side door stopped working. It now must be operated manually.

car   Door problem 20
Failure Date: 10/05/2011

Driver side side passenger door failed to close. No reason evident.

car   Door problem 21
Failure Date: 10/01/2011

In October of 2011 the passenger side power sliding door closed itself wedging me between it and the frame of the van. The door didn't stop and try to open back up, it just stopped. After this the door wouldn't open or close on its own. It had to be "muscled" in to either the fully open or closed position. I had to do this myself as my wife was not strong enough to muscle it open or close. After this incident I contacted my local Toyota dealer and was told the repairs could be in excess of $1500, we just stopped using that door. On February 24 2012 I was informed by my wife who was with one of our children that she was stranded in a parking lot because the drivers side door, the good door, was stuck halfway open and wouldn't open or close. I contacted my Toyota dealer to see what could be done so that my wife could get home but everything they told me didn't work. There is no override button or for the electric motor to completely disengage or freewheel. There is a button to disengage the electric motor so that the door can be closed but it didn't help. I had to meet her where she was and close the door which took 15 min or so to do. My daughter was still out of the vehicle when the door decided to close and wedge itself. Luckily she wasn't entering the van as it was opening. I heard about this site upon researching the problem and found there is a facebook page for this with hundreds of people with the same issue.

car   Door problem 22
Failure Date: 09/30/2011

The Toyota Sienna 2006 automated sliding side door began to stick and close more slowly about a month before it became permanently stuck. Once it became stuck, the door would not close, requiring me to drive with a half-open door to the dealership or have the car towed. When I took it to the Toyota dealership they informed me I could pay $1600 to replace the door motor and fix the cable. Toyota did not inform me that we could cut the cable as a way to make the door at least function. I requested they cut the cable, permanently converting the sliding side door to a manually operated sliding door. There should be a recall on this door malfunction, which places children sitting in the back area of the Sienna at risk when the sliding door unexpectedly fails.

car   Door problem 23
Failure Date: 09/23/2011

Upon returning home from picking up my child at school, I was unable to close the left sliding door to the van. I tried with all of the buttons (van, door frame, remote - I even disabled the automatic door and tried manually), but nothing worked. It would close about 2/3 of the way and that was it. I contacted Toyota USA and at first, the man with whom I spoke inferred that this was not a problem he had heard about. After some time, he admitted that this has been an issue in the past. At my local dealership, the technician stated that the plastic piece that goes on the cable is known to break, which is what happened to my van. These plastic pieces fell into the motor, which made it malfunction. In order for the automatic door to shut again, I would have to replace the entire motor and cable according to the technician. The estimate given was approx. $2300. This is not an unknown problem to Toyota; the design team recognized this issue and made improvements to later models yet there has not been a recall issued. Had I been out with one or both of my children, we would have been stranded, unable to close the door - automatically or manually. The door would not shut. I would like to see this issue investigated and for Toyota to take ownership of the problem.

car   Door problem 24
Failure Date: 09/13/2011

2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door failure.

car   Door problem 25
Failure Date: 09/10/2011

Both of my manual sliding doors on this vehicle will not open from either the inside or outside. I went to Toyota of on 9/10/11 with the passenger side not opening-this has been an ongoing problem for years. They denied being able to fix it on a goodwill policy despite the chronic problems. By the time I returned home from the dealership, the driver's side sliding door no longer opens. Now I have to transport 6 children in my van and both sliding doors won't open. They have to enter/exit from the front seat/rear hatch-major safety issue. The dealership wants $650 per door to fix the problem-$ I don't have. I am furious and frustrated-will never buy Toyota again-we didn't opt for the electric door so that we would avoid door problems-now what?.