Door problems of the 2006 Toyota Sienna
60 problems related to door have been reported for the 2006 Toyota Sienna.
Door problem #1
The car involved is a 2006 Toyota Sienna. 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. This door issue occurred November 26, 2012.
Door problem #2
The car was a 2006 Toyota Sienna. 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. This door issue occurred Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
Door problem #3
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. The failure date was Jul. 15, 2012.
Door problem #4
The car is a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 5TDBA22C16_. Passenger side automatic door failure. The door was stuck half open and could not be closed while away from home. Safety issue of traveling with children and could not transport them in the car. This door issue occurred June 17, 2011.
Door problem #5
The car was a 2006 Toyota Sienna. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 5TDZA22C46_. Spot welds broke loose on front door causing popping when door is opened. This door problem happened on 11/09/11.
Door problem #6
The car involved was a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 5TDZA23C46_. 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. It was 02/05/2012 when this door issue happened.
Door problem #7
The vehicle was a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The VIN of this vehicle was 5TDZA23C36_. 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. It was Wednesday, February 1, 2012 when this door issue occurred.
Door problem #8
The vehicle involved was a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Toyota Sienna is 5TDZA22C66_. 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!. This problem occurred on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.
Door problem #9
The car involved is a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The VIN of this vehicle is 5TDZA22C26_. 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!. It was January 27, 2012 when this door issue occurred.
Door problem #10
The car was a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The automatic door stopped functioning. We are trying to close and open it manually but it still functions automatically just at the end of the closure. We fear that one day it will just refuse to close, or may spring open while we are driving and have children in the back seats. This should be covered but Toyota says it is not. It is a hazard!!. This door problem happened on 12/16/10.
Door problem #11
The car involved was a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The VIN of the problem Sienna is 5TDBA22C56_. 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!!. This issue happened on 02/11/2012.
Door problem #12
The vehicle having this issue was a 2006 Toyota Sienna. 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. The failure date was Wed., Feb. 1, 2012.
Door problem #13
The vehicle is a 2006 Toyota Sienna. VIN of the vehicle was 5TDZA22C76_. 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. This door issue occurred Sat., Oct. 1, 2011.
Door problem #14
The vehicle involved was a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The VIN of the car is 5TDBA23C36_. 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. The failure date was Thursday, November 10, 2011.
Door problem #15
The car was a 2006 Toyota Sienna. 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. It was March 25, 2012 when this door issue happened.
Door problem #16
The car is a 2006 Toyota Sienna. We purchased the van used in 2009 with 12000 miles on it and made our purchase decision based on the reputation for quality and safety that Toyota had at the time. In July 2009 the srs warning light began to illuminate. According to the dealer the air bag wiring harness and system was known to have issues. Luckily the dealer convinced Toyota USA to cover the repair. In November 2011 the light again came on and did its blinking thing. Currently we have a little over 48000 miles on the van and the dealer said that because we are past warranty that it won't be covered. A private mechanic tested the system and determined the airbags are not functioning and that Toyota has published a bulletin acknowledging the issue but refuses to repair this safety concern. When the light is blinking or on, the airbags will not deploy, putting everyone inside at risk. A van with 48000 miles should not have to have the airbags replaced twice. Looking at online forums there seems to be hundreds if not thousands of other Sienna owners experiencing the same problems and yet Toyota still refuses to recall the product or offer a reasonable repair. I am afraid that it will take a traffic collision resulting in a death or multiple deaths to push Toyota to fix this systemic problem. A second concern which seems to be problematic with our van as well as others is the welds within the driver door breaking. The vehicle has not been in an accident nor any other major incident to cause them to break. According to the private mechanic, it is a manufacturing issue and that the weld should be one of the strongest parts of the vehicle and shouldn't break. This issue happened on Thursday, July 1, 2010.
Door problem #17
The car is a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The VIN of the car is 5TDZA23C46_. 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. This door issue occurred March 1, 2012.
Door problem #18
The vehicle is a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 5TDZA23C86_. The power/automatic sliding left side door stopped working. It now must be operated manually. This door issue occurred Tuesday, October 11, 2011.
Door problem #19
The car is a 2006 Toyota Sienna. 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. This door issue occurred 07/02/2012.
Door problem #20
The VIN of this vehicle is 5TDBA22C14_. The vehicle involved is a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated the passenger side automatic sliding door jammed in an open position and would not close. The door eventually closed after constant force was applied. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated the door would require several replacement parts which included the sliding door bracket, motor, hinge assembly, and door weather strip. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 81,469. Updated 11/03/2011. It was Monday, August 29, 2011 when this door issue happened.
Door problem #21
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is STDZA22C16_. 2006 Toyota Sienna sliding door failure. It was 09/13/2011 when this door issue occurred.
Door problem #22
The car involved was a 2006 Toyota Sienna. 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?. This door issue occurred September 10, 2011.
Door problem #23
The car involved is a 2006 Toyota Sienna. 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. This door issue occurred 09/23/11.
Door problem #24
The car is a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 5TDBA23C46_. The motor on the sliding power door failed. I called Toyota and was told I would have to pay to repair it. I have an extended warranty on my car but it is not a covered component. This door problem happened on 08/31/2011.
Door problem #25
The car involved is a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The VIN of the car is 5TDZA22C46_. The passenger side sliding door will not open, either using manual or power assist. It worked great until one day, it just stopped. The power assist makes a noise, and the door "tries" to open, but the door is stuck closed. This is a huge safety issue because the children cannot exit on the side of the sidewalk (the right side), and must instead exit on the left next to the passing traffic. It was Fri., Mar. 4, 2011 when this door issue happened.
Other Structure related problems of the 2006 Toyota Sienna:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Hatchback/liftgate Support Device problems||6|
|Hatchback/liftgate Hinge problems||5|
|Frame And Members problems||4|
|Door Hinge problems||3|
|Dashboard Crack problems||1|
|Underbody Shield problems||1|