Power Window Problems of Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna owners have reported 25 problems related to power window (under the visibility category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Toyota Sienna based on all problems reported for the Sienna.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2011 Toyota Sienna 1
Failure Date: 12/29/2010

At 2400 miles. My Toyota Sienna start having windows problem. It is very new car. After numbers of repair. This Sienna-still both passenger front and rear windows will automatically roll back down when getting to the top. And back door can not be closed completely. Especial recently. I feel this is very dangers. Because this van windows up and down it is very danger for my 2 years old baby. It may cut his hand. I do not want this terrible van anymore. This van really make me headache and worry. If this van has no problem. I will definitely not bother anybody. But in fact. This van really cause problem. And bad thing is after visited several different dealership. Problem is still happening. If Toyota can fix problem. Customer has nothing to complaint. What can we do about this. I am very very disappointed with Toyota quality control system. I am a very disappointed with 2 Toyota dealership(clarement dealership and john elway's crown dealership)because I went to these dealership many times, what they have done is problem still existed. I am planning to try 3rd Toyota dealership. This is my first Toyota. And experience let my wife and I feel very bad and very headache about this kind of quality.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2000 Toyota Sienna 2
Failure Date: 10/11/2010

I own a 2000 Toyota Sienna which I have had for one year. To date, I have paid to repair the rear seat, as once it was taken out, the mechanism broke and it could not be put back in the car. Also, we have replaced the drivers side seat belt (the whole thing) because the seat belt light would constantly blink. Now the passenger side seat belt light blinks when the seat belt is latched and when nobody is sitting there. The power sliding door has been looked at and repaired three different times. It continues to open, but will never close all the way. Both the drivers side and passengers side power windows will not roll down (or if they do, they will not go back up). There is a banging sound coming from the middle floor board by the gas pedal. The transmission has been replaced. Finally, the rear door latch broke completely and there is no way to open the rear door - from the inside or out. All of this is with normal wear.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna 3
Failure Date: 02/05/2008

While driving 55 mph, my driverside vent window popped out. Staying connected to the Sienna 2004 by only a wire. I pulled over and taped the window (not broken) back onto the van. The window did not fail, nor did the mechanism that opens the window. The adhesive that secures the window to the mechanical part of the vent window gave up. No acid rain, vandalism, mechanical breakdown was involved with this incident. Toyota will not replace the gluing to make this safe again. They want to replace the whole system at my cost. $500 later we are considering trading in to get a kia. Thank goodness the window did not come off completely into oncoming traffic.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna 4
Failure Date: 09/28/2007

Since 9/07, rear power tailgate would not raise to full height. Actually walked into gate due to this problem. Thought it was the cooler weather. As winter approached, the gate would raise, not fully, then close on it's own, no warning. Without the power hatch, you could lift and hold the gate, but, it would not stay up on it's own. Toyota, can replace the gas struts/shocks, parts only $286/each. It's a flaw, and should be a recalled item since many consumers have had the same faulty hatch, it can come down at any time on anyone and will not stay up unless held open with a stick. It has not worked properly for over 6 months, just spoke with the dealer 15/5/8, honestly thinking the problem would correct itself with warmer weather. Obviously, it did not.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna 5
Failure Date: 05/08/2007

A month or so prior to this incident, I took the 2004 Toyota Sienna to the local Toyota dealer and asked them to check the door latch on the driver's door - it was making a popping sound. I was told it would not hurting anything ,and some time in the future bring it in and they will order the part and take the door panel off to replace the latch. Well, on Tuesday, may 8, 2007 I opened the door and the latch broke in half, and the part connected to the door broken the metal around the latch, and it fell into the door. When I lowered the window several hours later the window fell of the track and down inside the door. - it would not raise back up, so I took it back to the Toyota dealer, and after waiting for 3 hours ,I was told the clips were broken, and they would have to order a new window with clips attached. The window was put back in place, and I was told not to roll the window down or it would fall off the track again. - the service department at the Toyota dealer was going to charge me $106 for putting the window back up. I was told this labor charge and the charge to replace the window/clips, or the door latch , actually the door would have to be replaced, would not be covered under my extended warranty. - I was not informed that it was not covered under my extended warranty until they were charging me for the labor of putting my window back on the clips. So, they did not charge me anything - after I argued with them about this. - the next day, I had someone else look at the clips, window and the track holding the window. - the clips are not broken, just unglued from the window - because the track bent when the broken door latch part fell into the door.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2000 Toyota Sienna 6
Failure Date: 06/16/2006

I have replaced both front door window motors. After researching the problem I have discovered the motor contains a faulty load sensor. It is not the actual motor, but the load sensor that is failing. The senor is located internally in the motor. Toyota knows about this problem, but is not taking ownership. Now one of my two new motors is starting to shows signs of its sensor failing. Toyota needs to cover the cost or make the sensor replacement available, otherwise it is $270 for the cost of the replacement motor plus labor.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1998 Toyota Sienna 7
Failure Date: 06/12/2006

Second failure of window electric motors. First occurred approximately one year ago--driver's side motor replaced. Second is current. Was told by dealer that motor would have to be replaced on passenger side. Was told no recall or service bulletins issued by Toyota even though dealers service people said window motor failures were common in Toyotas.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2006 Toyota Sienna 8
Failure Date: 03/31/2006

Operable side window, rear, passenger side, fell out. Window was open, and being remotely closed at the time.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2001 Toyota Sienna 9
Failure Date: 07/26/2005

We own a 2001 Toyota Sienna van, we purchased it in 2001 but it was used with 18,000 miles on it. Since purchasing the vehicle, several things have gone wrong. #1- passenger side power window had a defective motor and would not go back up. Took it to the dealer who said it was not covered under warranty, so we had to pay out of pocket for that repair. #2- driver's side sliding door would not latch shut. The button got stuck from the inside which prevented the door from latching shut. This had happened many times before but we were able to get the button popped out and the door would shut. But on one occasion the button popped out and the door still would not shut. We had to drive home holding the door shut the entire way! of course, this is a huge safety issue with our 2 young children in the car. The problem was fixed at the dealer (again not under warranty), but the door still can not be opened from the inside, or the button gets stuck in. #3- check engine light came on and a diagnostic test revealed the following problems- idle air control, bank 1 sensor (most likely oxygen sensor), leaky charcoal canister. We fixed the idle air control since that was causing the van to not start and stall. This repair was almost $700, and not covered under warranty because we had gone over 36,000 miles. We did not fix the other two problems last month due to cost. The van overheats and can not be driven. We wrote a letter to Toyota and talked to them via phone. They told us there is nothing they can do because our van is not a legal us van- it is was built in canada. We bought it at a Toyota dealer in rochester, NY and were never told it was canadian. We were also told that no warranty would ever be covered in the us because it is canadian. Carfax. Com says it was built in the united states however. We tried to go the route of the lemon law, but could not.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2005 Toyota Sienna 10
Failure Date: 03/01/2005

Both sliding doors will not lock into place. The vehicle has been to the dealership, but they stated this was a safety design . When the consumer opened the door it will not lock into place. The service dealer stated when the windows were opened on the door it will not lock into place. The consumer did try to leave the windows up, but the door still will not lock when opened. The owner's manual stated the when the sliding door window was opened the sliding door will stop half way and lock into place. The consumer has not contacted the manufacturer.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2001 Toyota Sienna 11
Failure Date: 02/18/2005

Passenger front power window motor assembly failure causing inability of window to go up.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2000 Toyota Sienna 12
Failure Date: 06/30/2004

Driver side window began to operate intermittently, would go down, but not up until several minutes went by. Finally, the window would not operate at all, resulting in a repair cost of $418. Apparently, this is a widespread problem which Toyota refuses to do anything about. It appears that the window motors used are defective.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2000 Toyota Sienna 13
Failure Date: 11/30/2003

Multiple problems with my 2000 Toyota Sienna xle, first the car had problems with battery drain and not starting, they replaced the radio amplifier twice before fixing it, the power window on the driver side broke at 35,000 miles. The back hatch sheetmetal is all dented just from closing it and pushing on the handle. The worst one is that the van has been blowing a lot of blue smoke and burning oil, 4 quarts in the last 750 miles. So far no help from the dealer.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1998 Toyota Sienna 14
Failure Date: 09/15/2003

Sliding doors - both were sticking and difficult to open. Then passenger side door could only be opened from the outside and now it can't be opened from outside or inside. Power window - driver's side power window began working intermittently and now won't work at all.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2000 Toyota Sienna 15
Failure Date: 06/19/2003

Passenger side power window operates inconsistently. Will go down but will not go up. After a short period of time, window will operate and go up. Dealer repaired 2 years ago, but never operated correctly before or after repair.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2000 Toyota Sienna 16
Failure Date: 04/09/2003

Power window failure- first driver's side in 2002, now the passenger side- have seen other complaints re. Power window failures in 2000 Toyota Sienna made in kentucky.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2001 Toyota Sienna 17
Failure Date: 03/15/2003

I am sending this letter to express concern relative to the safety and usability of our 2001 Toyota Sienna Mini van. We have had continued problems with the van that has been addressed with the dealer (kenny kent Toyota in evansville, in) as well as Toyota. The engine is our brand new van had gelling issues to due manufacture?s defects. The problems are continuing to date. In the manufacture?s response it states that Toyota offered goodwill assistance to us for the engine gelling. (this happened to a brand new van). It also states that this was not covered under warranty. Toyota said that this was a warranty issue and it is also listed as warranty in Toyota documentation. According to the owner?s warranty information book, the basic warranty is 36 months or 36,000 miles and the power train warranty is 60 months or 60,000 miles. The defect with the engine based upon the warranty as stated in Toyota?s warranty information book states that all repairs and adjustments needed to correct defects in materials and workmanship of any part supplied by Toyota is covered. In the manufacture?s response it states that the vehicle is not exhibiting any warrantable nonconformities that substantially impair the use, value or safety of the vehicle. Unfortunately this statement is not true. We have continued to have extreme electrical problems with the van. These problems are continuing to date following Toyota?s attempts to repair the engine. On one occasion my wife and my six-year old daughter were in the van alone when the van refused to start. It was a 90+-degree day. Toyota service cannot find the cause and problems continue. The engine doesn?t have the power it did prior to the repairs, the valves clatter very loudly and the engine makes a chugging sound when it idles. We now have a new van that for lack of any word has been butchered. The value of the vehicle has been drastically diminished. Noble jones 801 s. Parkway henderson, ky 42420 270-826-2801.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2000 Toyota Sienna 18
Failure Date: 03/15/2003

Front passenger window does not close completely. Middle right and left seat belts lock passengers to seat without undue motion. Notified dealer several times, unable to fix the problem. Front passenger seat belt failed to lock passenger during rear end collision.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2000 Toyota Sienna 19
Failure Date: 03/01/2003

Passenger side front window exploded. March 2003 the front window on the passenger side exploded sending glass flying throughout the car. Again in August 2003 the rear passenger side window on the driver side exploded. The cost of repair were over $400. 00, and the consumers believed that product was clearly a defect and the dealership should be responsible for paying for repairs.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1999 Toyota Sienna 20
Failure Date: 12/05/2002

I was driving at approximately 35 mph and the left, rear window blew up. The glass spewed all of the back of the car. Luckily, I had just dropped off my kindergarter at school and no one was injurred. I called the police and he said it didn't look like anything hit it. He said that sometimes when the window slightly opens like this one does when I push the button it makes the window weaker. I didn't have the window opened and if that vent makes the windows explode, they shouldn't be installed in the cars where children and others can be hurt. If anyone was sitting in the back, they could've been seriously wounded. Is there any other reports of this happening with back auto windows in Mini vans? now I'm afraid the other side window is going to blow and hurt someone. Dt.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2000 Toyota Sienna 21
Failure Date: 06/03/2002

Intermittently the right side power sliding door would not close. Most of the time, I could fiddle with the door and get it to work. I reported this several times, and one time in the summer of 2001 the service person had a technicion look at it briefly who get it to work part of the time. I was advised to set an appt for a thorough inspection before my warranty was up. The summer of 2002 the problems began again. On 06/03/02 the door froze open completely with three children in the van. I had to drive it to the dealership with the children in the car and the door open. By the time I got to the dealership, I had been able to close the door and they could find nothing wrong. Eventually they set appt for replacement of the electronic switch. Three days later the door froze open again and I was required to drive veh to dealership with door open, compromising the safety of the child. This time the door froze completely and they were able to see the problem. On 07/22/02 they determined the problem to be the ecu, gave me a rental, kept the veh for 2 weeks, then disabled the computer to the door so I could operate it manually, took back the rental, and advised the new part would be in approx 08/15/02. Since Toyota has had a problem with this computer nationwide (there are 162 on backorder) and the guarantee on the new part is only 12 months, I believe this problem could arise again after the new part is installed. I amanxious about the safety implications of this, am tired of the inconvience this has created. Am afraid to take teh veh out of town, and assert that Toyota has done the least it could and the latest posible time. I have asked for an unconditional guarantee on these parts and labor for the future or replacement of the veh (although not with an automatic door), but believe this will not be successful. I you can be of any assistance, I would appreciate it.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2000 Toyota Sienna 22
Failure Date: 07/01/2001

Power door would not reopen while in motion to close (by using inside power door button). Daughters finger got caught in the door, no safety feature in place for door to recognize there was an obstacle. Had to wait for door to close in order to re-open it.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1998 Toyota Sienna 23
Failure Date: 09/24/1998

Left front window inoperable. Yh.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2001 Toyota Sienna 24

Side power window has a automatic feature which allows the window to go up or down with a single touch of the button on the door. A child can inadvertenly hit the button and could become trapped by the window goint up. The force of the window can sufficiently crush a child.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2002 Toyota Sienna 25

Front passenger side window was not operative. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the electrical switch burned out. The electrical switch was replaced numerous time.

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