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Visibility Problems of Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna owners have reported 15 problems related to visibility (under the visibility category).

car image   Visibility problem of the 2010 Toyota Sienna 1
Failure Date: 04/06/2015

The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the rear driver side quarter vent window fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000. Updated 7/1/cn.

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car image   Visibility problem of the 2007 Toyota Sienna 2
Failure Date: 04/04/2015

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the rear windows and vent windows failed to open. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the part needed to do the repair was on back order. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated. 5/28/15.

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car image   Visibility problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna 3
Failure Date: 01/06/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the power steering assist failed without warning. The steering wheel became hard to turn. The contact also stated that both passenger side windows were inoperable. The vehicle was taken to independent mechanic, who was unable to diagnose the vehicle. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not aware of the problems. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

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car image   Visibility problem of the 2010 Toyota Sienna 4
Failure Date: 02/10/2012

General complaint about rear side visibility during reversing. With baby car seats, on the driver side of the Mini van, the driver side rear windows are obstructed and the visibility is restricted considerably during back up. Asked Toyota if I can buy rear cameras but was told that it comes only factory installed. I consider this a serious anomaly. The Mini van occasionally runs without slowing down while the gas pedal is not used. It retains speed giving a false hope that it is on cruise control mode. Informed Toyota about the same and was told it is a feature.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2005 Toyota Sienna 5
Failure Date: 06/10/2011

Navigation system fails displaying fault "no map dvd". In this state the rear camera is inoperable causing blind spots when attempting to operate the car in reverse.

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car image   Visibility problem of the 2007 Toyota Sienna 6
Failure Date: 01/15/2011

Remote controlled rear vision mirror quit folding, against or away as designed. Service writer at Toyota refused repair unless owner paid $450. Repairs not performed since mirrors remained focused. In June 2011, the mirror on the passenger side front door began folding back and forth with the wind, about an inch from mechanical failure. Mirror designed without a way to stop mirror from folding. Vehicle has zero accidents, mirror has never been damaged or repaired and folding option rarely used since new. How many Toyota's are being driven with unreliable vision due to faulty mirrors that will not lock into place?.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2007 Toyota Sienna 7
Failure Date: 04/15/2010

Dash board lights illuminating the vehicle's speed. Turns off when the lights are turned on. This is a safety hazard. While driving at night the speedometer is not visible. Also the radio is not visible. We plan taking car in next week.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2005 Toyota Sienna 8
Failure Date: 09/26/2008

The left sliding-door side window in our 2005 Toyota Sienna spontaneously exploded while driving at about 45mph on a day where the temperature was in the 60s. The window was not struck by any object, it just exploded. The window was not in the process of lowering or raising at the time.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna 9
Failure Date: 08/10/2008

I own a 2004 Toyota Sienna. I bought the van when it first came out, had to wait a couple of weeks to get it (because of demand) and paid full sticker price. Last year, while driving, my air condition unit went. It is blowing warm air. I took it to a garage to get it looked at and was told that compressor was working and freon is full. I did some research on my own and found out there are numerous complaints from people, with the same year and make. Some of these people have spent up to $4,000 to get repairs with still no satisfaction. Apparently, Toyota was aware of the problem with the air conditioning units in the 2004 and 2005 models and made the corrective changes in the following year. However, never informed the owners of potential repairs.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2008 Toyota Sienna 10
Failure Date: 02/10/2008

I bought my 2008 Toyota Sienna in October 2007. The first defect I noticed is when the rear windows are open, the rear doors do not lock in place when you open them. The mechanic stated said the he thought the reason it was designed this way was as a precaution, in case a child is leaning out of the window when the doors are opened. This made no sense. My experience has been that the door slams really hard and then bounces back. If a child happened to be leaning out the window they would suffer serious injury because of this. No one has been injured thus far, but the slamming certainly startles everyone! this happens even if the window is only open slightly. Another defect is the tire pressure light on the dash. It stays lit up constantly. After adding air on numerous occasions, I noticed that the light comes back on in just a couple of days. I discussed this with the dealer and he simply stated that tire pressure changes with the temperature. This is a safety issue because I would not know if the tires' inflation was really off or not. Obviously I cannot add air to the tires every other day.

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car image   Visibility problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna 11
Failure Date: 01/20/2008

Vent window blew off Toyota Sienna van while parked in driveway, no vandalism was involved my husband was in garage, potentially dangerous situation if I had been driving on highway or kids were in the car.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2008 Toyota Sienna 12
Failure Date: 12/24/2007

I leased a Toyota Sienna from king Toyota in deerfield beach. It is an xle with leather, sunroof, and dvd player. I requested the "factory dvd" player and sunroof, and was told I was getting one. When I got home with the car, I put the dvd screen down, sat in the front seat, and realized the monitor completely obstructed my rear view window. I cannot see behind me because the screen is too low and too large. What I later discovered was that the "factory" was actually a factory owned by southeast Toyota, and not Toyota in japan. In otherwords, it is the equivalent of an aftermarket system. The difference is that when se Toyota installed the dvd player and sunroof, the actually lowered the roof so that it falls below the interior dimensions that the Sienna with a moonroof is supposed to have. Practically speaking, the lower roof makes it nearly impossible to install a dvd player that does not obstruct me rear view. Had they installed the items in japan, like I thought I was getting, there would not be an obstruction. So far, king Toyota is not willing to do anything to resolve this problem.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2007 Toyota Sienna 13
Failure Date: 08/15/2007

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Sienna. While driving the vehicle at any speed the contact noticed that the rear window on the passenger sides blind spot was very small and made it difficult to see small cars. The failure was not diagnosed. The contact stated that the failure had occurred since the vehicle was purchased. The failure mileage was 51 and the current mileage was 30000. Updated 09/28/10 the consumer also stated the rear seat were very high. Updated 10/01/10.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna 14
Failure Date: 04/01/2004

My 2 year old (at the time) pulled on the sunscreen of our 2004 Toyota Sienna minivan and both of the plastic clips popped off of the window. These clips are small enough for the toddler to swallow and choke on. I have only been able to find one clip to have the window screen repaired (I was lucky enough to pull it out of her mouth). Over the past months, I have been in contact with many Toyota dealerships to fix this potential hazard. These dealerships have been trying to have Toyota do something, but it doesn't seem to be happening. Toyota is aware of this flaw and even has a tech service bulletin on it. Ironically called - "window shade clips falling off" (bo006-04) I have found out that the dealerships at one time were able to order this part for roughly $3. 00. Now it is not available, because of the design flaw. Toyota is telling the customers who complain that the entire back vent window must be replace. The cost for that is over $400. 00 per window. In my case the have agreed to split the cost with me. I am afraid that this may happen to another child and may not be a happy ending. Toyota advertises this vehicle as a safe minivan for kids. It may not be as safe as they would like to think.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2001 Toyota Sienna 15
Failure Date: 02/17/2004

2001 Sienna Toyota once passenger side window comes down, it will only go up by an inch at a time when hit the up button. It will take more than an hour to close it completely.

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