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Sun Roof Problems of Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna owners have reported 14 problems related to sun roof (under the visibility category).

car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2011 Toyota Sienna 1
Failure Date: 09/08/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Sienna. While driving approximately 10 mph, the driver side sliding door opened. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the overhead switch was replaced. In addition, the sun roof gasket detached. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16v340000 (air bags) and 16v858000 (structure). The parts needed for the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2012 Toyota Sienna 2
Failure Date: 04/07/2013

The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the sun roof exploded with a loud noise. The sun roof was closed at the time of failure. The contact maneuvered off the exit ramp and maneuvered to the side of the road. There were small fragments of glass that entered the vehicle upon accessing the sun roof. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 9,000.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2008 Toyota Sienna 3
Failure Date: 06/01/2010

Sunroof glass shattered while driving on the freeway with no apparent reason (no collision, no bad road condition).

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2010 Toyota Sienna 4
Failure Date: 04/18/2010

The contact owns 2010 Toyota Sienna. The contact was driving at 65mph when suddenly the sun roof exploded. She was not sure what happen as she drove the vehicle home . After the explosion and call the dealer. They stated they will take inspects the damages but cannot guarantee the warranty or if she would have to pay the cost on the repairs. She then call the insurance company file a claim set an appointment for them to inspect the damages. No one was injured because the cover of the sun roof was closed but there is a hole in the top of her vehicle. The failure and current mileage was 5,900. . . . . Mw.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna 5
Failure Date: 11/29/2009

The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Sienna. While driving 50 mph she heard an extremely loud noise coming from the roof of the vehicle. She pulled over and discovered the noise she had heard was the sunroof which had violently exploded. A temporary repair was made to the vehicle. The vehicle was in the process of being taken to an authorized dealer for repair. The failure mileage was 124,949. The current mileage was 125,249. Updated 01/25/10 the repairs were paid for through the consumers insurance company. The repair technician noted that there was no evidence of any foreign object having impacted the glass. No further problems since the repair. Updated 01/26/10.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2006 Toyota Sienna 6
Failure Date: 03/18/2009

Driving on the highway just north of merritt bc approximately 60 mph the sun roof blew out dropping glass inside our van and on top of the driver and passenger. Had the sunroof taped and sealed by speedy glass until we get home to check warranties and insurance.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna 7
Failure Date: 07/02/2008

While driving on the freeway the glass sunroof/moonroof of my 2004 Toyota Sienna xle shattered. From the pattern of the glass breakage it looks like the glass broke due to interior cabin pressure. This is actually the second time this has occurred with this vehicle. We had been on the road for about 4 hours, we did not hit a pothole and we had not gone under an overpass. We heard a loud boom and then the sound of broken glass on the roof and dropping onto the sunshade. Luckily the sunshade was closed or my wife and kids would have been showered with broken glass. I called my insurance company and the glass was replaced by the dealer only part.

car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2003 Toyota Sienna 8
Failure Date: 10/12/2007

We were driving our 2003 Toyota Sienna xle limited down the street at approximately 25 mph when the moonroof shattered. The shattered was spontaneous and made a loud popping noise when it occurred. There was no impact from a rock, debris or object at or prior to impact. The moonroof/sunroof shattered into pieces. After research on-line, I see there was multiple complaints from owners of Toyota tacoma, scion and Sienna.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2006 Toyota Sienna 9
Failure Date: 02/01/2007

Sliding sunroof has mechanical issue when driving. At higher speeds over 45 mph the mechanism which goes down when sunroof is closing will go down. When the vehicle slows down the mechanism raises. The vehicle's sunroof has been looked at twice by the dealer and they state there is no solution for it and that they test drove another 2006 xle limited and its sunroof did the same thing.

car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna 10
Failure Date: 12/29/2006

2004 Toyota Sienna sunroof exploded. Customer states the glass in the sunroof exploded when she was taking off from a stop light. She states that the weather was cool and not hot. The consumer stated the glass did stay in tact.


 
car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2001 Toyota Sienna 11
Failure Date: 08/02/2005

When driving on highway I-87 our moonroof in our minivan started to blow off. Luckily my husband was in the passenger seat and could hold the glass while I pull off. We immediately called Toyota of clifton park to tell them and took it there the following morning. They gave us two options, one full replacement at a cost of approx 1,340 + tax or to have them attempt to replace the glue and we would have to let it "cure" for a few days. We didn't drive it for approx 8 days and two days after driving it, it flew off again, this time I was alone an couldn't grab it and it blew out and hit another vehicle causing property damage to that car. We told Toyota originally that it had to be a manufacturing defect, you don't drive around and expect the windows to blow out of your car. They said because we were over our 50000 miles they wouldn't be responsible. Now in addition to them not taking responsibility for a defective moonroof, they also gave us bad advise on fixing it. They told us only one very expensive option and then one very cheap. Nothing in between was offered and after talking to our insurance adjuster, there was many other ways to fix the vehicle (only replace the glass, get one from a junk yard etc) but they didn't offer those less expensive repairs so of course we tried the glue. After metlife sent an engineer from an independent company did we find out they used an appoxy that isn't meant for fixing sunroof's or cars.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2001 Toyota Sienna 12
Failure Date: 06/01/2001

Sunroof ripped off drivers side of car after it was opened on highway. Sunroof remained attached on passenger side causing broken glass to shower into car and providing unsafe driving conditions at 75mph. Toyota refuses to acknowledge it is a factory defect even when one of their dealers has evidence that sunroof glass was never properly adhered to sunroof mounting brackets.

car image   Sun Roof problem of the 1998 Toyota Sienna 13
Failure Date: 05/21/1999

Vehicle was running & sun roof opened when son, 3- year old got his head stuck. As he was turning around, hit the button & sunroof started to close. Child's head got caught just above the ears. Was hard to release. Could hear sun roof motor running, tried to close. 5 people pushed & pulled to release child's head. Finally child's head came out. Started vehicle & sun roof tried to close, but would only go backwards or forwards 4 inches. Vehicle at dealer's.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 1998 Toyota Sienna 14
Failure Date: 05/17/1999

Son had poked head through sun roof & it became stuck. Believes son had hit button too close to sun roof as he was turning his head around. Motor can be heard running while trying to close. Pushed/pulled from bottom to release head. Sun roof locked in position after son's head was released. Went to start vehicle & sun roof went back/forth, 4 inches each way. Taking to dealer.


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