Windshield Problems of Toyota Sienna
Toyota Sienna owners have reported 24 problems linked to windshield (under the visibility category).
#1 - Windshield problem of the 2011 Toyota Sienna
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 5TDYK3DC9B_. The day after picking up my new 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan, I noticed a distortion across the lower 3" of the windshield. It is very distracting, as the paint stripes on the road "bend" towards the driver. It's worse at night. This problem occurred on Jun. 28, 2011.
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#2 - Windshield problem of the 2011 Toyota Sienna
The owner has a 2011 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that after driving in rainy weather conditions there were spots on the windshield that affected his vision. After attempting to clean the spots off of the windshield, he was unable to remove them. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the spots are embedded within the windshield. The windshield was replaced. Approximately a week and a half later the failure recurred after driving in rainy weather conditions. The contact stated that the spots were only visible at night. The vehicle was not repaired after the windshield was replaced. The failure mileage was 46 and the current mileage was 2,950. It was April 4, 2010 when this windshield issue happened.
#3 - Windshield problem of the 2006 Toyota Sienna
The car involved was a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 5TDZA23C76_. The windshield has optical distortion causing eye strain, watery eyes, headaches, nausea, dizziness. Toyota says "all Siennas are like this" so they will not replace the windshield. It was 11/17/2006 when this windshield issue occurred.
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#4 - Windshield problem of the 2006 Toyota Sienna
There was crash involved with this Toyota Sienna. In July 2006, about two weeks after purchasing our new 2006 Toyota Sienna, the airbag off light came on. Before we could take it for service someone broke into our Mini van and it was in the shop for a month being repaired. The light came on again about a month later, but the dealer, balise Toyota in west springfield, MA, reset it during an oil change. In mid October, my wife was broadsided in her door by a Honda civic. None of the airbags, including the side curtain airbags deployed. The Mini van was in the shop for another month, and the dealer again reset the light, which had come on, apparently during the crash. Since October the van has been serviced five or six times for this problem. The dealer's service manager told us in January that Toyota in compliance with federal regulations, designed the airbags to permanently turn off if a heavy person rode in the car. The dealership refused to turn the airbags back on again, and claimed that there was no fix for this because it was intentional. Other dealers want to charge us for this, even though it should be under warranty. Last week, a person at moore of Toyota customer care told me that the company's official position was that the airbags were not broken, but rather that my wife and I did not deserve the protection because of our weight. They claimed that they might be willing to buy the vehicle back, but I didn't want them to buy it back. I just want the Mini van to work the way it supposed to without having to reset the computer every week. Besides, if they were telling the truth about this being a federal law, there were no cars in America that were safe for us to drive. I could not even get my brand new Mini van inspected this year because an airbag light was grounded for disqualification. Toyota knowingly sold me an unsafe vehicle, one that was designed to be unsafe for 30% of people OH, and now the windshield cracked by the rearview mirror. This issue happened on Friday, July 14, 2006.
#5 - Windshield problem of the 2006 Toyota Sienna
The car was a 2006 Toyota Sienna. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 5TDZA22C56_. Previous complaint I concur with the information listed below, distortion in the lower left corner of the windshield. 2006 Toyota Sienna limited results : 2 | all records displayed make : Toyota model : Sienna year : 2006 manufacturer : Toyota motor corporation crash : no fire : no number of injuries: 0 odi id number : 10175106 number of deaths: 0 date of failure: November 17, 2006 component: visibility:windshield summary: the windshield has optical distortion causing eye strain, watery eyes, headaches, nausea, dizziness. Toyota says "all Siennas are like this" so they will not replace the windshield. This windshield problem happened on 01/25/06.
#6 - Windshield problem of the 2005 Toyota Sienna
After purchasing a new 2005 Toyota Sienna the consumer discovered a distortion along the bottom about an inch and a half of the tinted area of the front windshield. There was a crease distortion that was distracting when driving. Concerned, the consumer took vehicle back to dealer, who discovered the distortion as well. The dealer talked to the service department and noted that the other model vehicles had this distortion on the windshield as well. No corrections or repairs were made to the windshield. The consumer contacted Toyota manufacturer and filed a compliant with the company as well. This problem occurred on Thu., Sep. 8, 2005.
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#7 - Windshield problem of the 2005 Toyota Sienna
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The windshield is falling apart, the weatherstrips are detaching, and the cover directly above the hood of the vehicle is sinking underneath. The contact has not taken the vehicle to the dealer and is not driving the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 33,000. It was Wednesday, April 9, 2008 when this windshield issue happened.
#8 - Windshield problem of the 2005 Toyota Sienna
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 5TDZA23C15_. I discovered my windshield was cracked recently. The length of the crack when discovered was approximately 2 1/2 inches. The crack is now approximately 12 inches long and causes visibility problems when the sun hits it (blinding reflections). I am concerned the windshield is no longer stable or safe. There is no visible rock chip, there is no other sign of injury to the windshield, and the vehicle has never been in an accident. Because the damage appears to be due to poor windshield quality (defective materials) and because other Toyota Sienna owners have experienced the same problem, I believe Toyota is responsible for the cost of replacement of the defective windshield: a new windshield plus the cost of labor plus the cost of disposal of the defective windshield plus warranty on the new windshield. This windshield problem happened on Jan. 15, 2009.
#9 - Windshield problem of the 2005 Toyota Sienna
The car is a 2005 Toyota Sienna. Ac compressor failed. Defog system uses the ac system to blend the air to control fog buildup on inside of windshield. This can be very frightening especially on rainy days. Ac system is not only a convenient option it's necessary for the correct operation of the defog system. It was Fri., Aug. 28, 2009 when this windshield issue happened.
#10 - Windshield problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Toyota Sienna. While driving to florida noted that there were stains on both windshields either from a manufacturers defect or from the windshield washer solvent which appeared to be of gel consistency. When checked by the dealership I was told it was hard water stains but they were unable to remove the stains. When inspected by the manufacturers rep at the dealership he refused any aid. These stains present a safety hazard when driving at night and in bad weather. Nothing is being done to correct this problem. This is the third stage of the dispute process for me and Toyota is not acknowledging any responsibility for the problem that exists. This make very unsafe driving conditions especially on interstates like 95 when we head south for the winter. It was 12/30/03 when this windshield issue occurred.
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#11 - Windshield problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna
The car involved was a 2004 Toyota Sienna. The VIN of this Sienna is 5TDBA22C84_. : the contact stated that the vehicle presented a stress crack to the windshield while parked. The vehicle was taken to the dealers who determined that vehicle should be taken to the insurance company and that the crack to the windshield was not part of a defect. The manufacturer was also contacted and refused inspection of the vehicle. The windshield had not been replaced. This issue happened on 06/08/2006.
#12 - Windshield problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna
2004 Toyota Sienna Mini van - windshield cracks immediately even if it receives an extremely small (less than half a milimeter) stone chip on the edges of the windshield. As soon as there is an extremely small stone / pebble chip, it will crack right away. It was Jan. 1, 2010 when this windshield issue occurred.
#13 - Windshield problem of the 2003 Toyota Sienna
Make: Toyota Sienna 2003
windshield seal is coming out. On both driver and passenger side, causing wind noise. I searched internet lot of people have complains on windshied seals. My friend have Honda odyssey, hand have no problem (7 years old car). This windshield problem happened on Tue., May. 1, 2007.
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#14 - Windshield problem of the 2002 Toyota Sienna
I have a 2002 Toyota Sienna van. Last year the driver's side rubber holding and sealing the windshield came out. Allowing water into the car under and around the steering column. Toyota charged me for the repair and said it was a fluke. Yesterday, the passenger side failed again allowing wind and water into the car. I have since learned of another Sienna owner that had the same problem. The failure date was Sunday, June 25, 2006.
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#15 - Windshield problem of the 2001 Toyota Sienna
The car involved is a 2001 Toyota Sienna. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 4T3ZF13C01_. Right hand side of windshield is distorted. This causes poor visibility. Windshield was deformed but the manufacturer declined to replace it. This problem occurred on September 23, 2000.
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#16 - Windshield problem of the 2000 Toyota Sienna
The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Toyota Sienna. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 4T3ZF13C5Y_. Depending on time of day (location of sun) visibility is hindered to the point where an accident is easily possible. Dash/ windshield reflection must be eliminated. This windshield problem happened on Monday, Aug. 30, 1999.
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#17 - Windshield problem of the 2000 Toyota Sienna
The car involved was a 2000 Toyota Sienna. Black and beige color of the dashbroad, causes a bad reflection on the windshield, which causes poor driver visability. Also, the headlights seem to be aiming too low, and do not shine evenly on the road. Toyota 's customer service has been notified about this. Please provide any further information.
#18 - Windshield problem of the 1999 Toyota Sienna
The car is a 1999 Toyota Sienna. The VIN of this vehicle was 4T3ZF19CXX_. Reflection of the dashboard in the windshield creates a distortion which impairs visibility, and could result in a collision.
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#19 - Windshield problem of the 1999 Toyota Sienna
The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Toyota Sienna. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 4T3ZF13C6X_. I noticed distortion when looking through the windshield. Delray Toyota replaced the glass twice. The distortion is still there, but you see it in different areas of each new windshield. The dealer thinks I might get a good piece of "after market" glass since each of the windshields supplied by Toyota has this problem. The windshield looks like it was moved before it cured properly. This gives a "melted" appearance to the glass. Some people mention the reflection from the dashboard causing a distortion problem, but that is easily noticable and not what I am describing here. It was Wednesday, Jun. 23, 1999 when this windshield issue occurred.
#20 - Windshield problem of the 1999 Toyota Sienna
The vehicle was a 1999 Toyota Sienna. While driving at 35 mph driver's side back window shattered without warning. Please provide any further information.
#21 - Windshield problem of the 1998 Toyota Sienna
The vehicle is a 1998 Toyota Sienna. Driver's and passenger's windshields are distorted and have a melted look on the glass. Dlr cannot determine the problem. Cause unknown. Please provide details. This problem occurred on Saturday, August 1, 1998.
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#22 - Windshield problem of the 1998 Toyota Sienna
The car is a 1998 Toyota Sienna. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 4T3GF19C1W_. Left rear center molding for window came apart. Yh. This problem occurred on 06/24/1998.
#23 - Windshield problem of the 1998 Toyota Sienna
The vehicle was a 1998 Toyota Sienna. This 98 Sienna xle has had the windshield distoration since day one, and the Toyota representative said the company has no intention of fixing it since no one has died. But it casuses excessive eye strain and will one day kill someone. Also the chipping they blame on lead free paint something they said is all ralph naders fault. Yet the design allows for this chipping caused by rocks to be greater but it was not pointed out when I bought the van. They Toyota absolves itself of all problems. It is just a consumer rip off-they want me to pay to repaint and if I want a new windsheila I have to buy one though the distorion is clear on the 98 when you drive and look from right to left. So clear it wears on your eyes. The 99's seem to have distoration but it is not as perceptable when driving as the 98 windshield.
#24 - Windshield problem of the 1998 Toyota Sienna
The vehicle involved was a 1998 Toyota Sienna. The VIN of this Sienna is 4T3ZF13C8W_. Windshield cracked from bottom where heater blewout which may have contributed to this problem. One day prior to the incident, there was a snow storm and ice build-up on front windshield. The windshield cracked later on. This windshield issue occurred 12/31/2000.
Other Visibility related problems of Toyota Sienna:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Power Window problems||24|
|Side/rear Glass problems||20|
|Sun Roof problems||12|
|Windshield Wiper/washer problems||6|
|Interior Rearview Mirror problems||3|
|Exterior Rearview Mirror problems||3|
|Defogger Heater problems||3|
|Rear Window Wiper Washer problems||1|
|Rearview Mirror problems||1|
|Rear Window Wiper Washer Motor problems||1|
|Defogger Controls problems||1|