Wiper Problems of Toyota Sienna - part 1

Toyota Sienna owners have reported 35 problems related to wiper (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   Wiper problem of the 2008 Toyota Sienna 1
Failure Date: 08/17/2018

The sunroof spontaneously burst while driving straight at highway speed on I-76 outside of pittsburgh. It was not hit by any object. The glass appeared to burst upward.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Toyota Sienna 2
Failure Date: 07/29/2018

This is the second complaint I have filed with Toyota regarding the rear view venting window: I am writing a second email regrinding my serious concern and dissatisfaction regarding the resolution of the left rear venting window on my 2007 Sienna completely dislodging from the seal and falling out while driving with passengers in the rear of the car while moving. I have know spoken with the dealership (littleton Toyota) who declined and responsibility for this defect and repeatedly informed me it was Toyota inc. Who was responsible. I was initially told my two different service department personnel who said the repair would be "under $30. 00". I was then told by a 3 individual, cassandra, after I dropped the car off to get fixed , that now it would cost over $850. 00 because the entire window needed to be fixed. I called Toyota inc. And spoke with cortney who proceeded to tell me that I was out of luck and would have to assume complete responsibility. I asked to speak with a manager and was called by maria, who again told me that I as the customer would have to assume a significant portion of the cost given the warranty of three years had passed. Never mind the serious potential risk for injury, which neither representative would truthfully answer. I have now written the nhtsb and massachusetts attorney generals office to file complaints. I will be filing a small claims case to seek reimbursement for the cost of this window and resolution regarding the right rear venting window as well. This is solely the responsibility of Toyota inc. And they should be actively trying to reassure me it will never happen again and appreciative that no one was injured. I am resolute in this matter and will not rest until a responsible resolution is reached. Pictures provided.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Toyota Sienna 3
Failure Date: 07/19/2018

On July 19, 2018 afternoon, my wife drove her 2008 Toyota Sienna home on a local street in great boston area, the passenger side mirror suddenly explored when the car was in motion. Since the windows were opened, broken glasses flew inside the car and spread. Fortunately, no body sit on the front passenger side and nobody was directly hurt by the accident, it was very dangerous since my 2-year old son sit behind his mom. I wonder if this kind accident was reported previously and what is the cause. Note, outside temperature was about 80 f on that day.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Toyota Sienna 4
Failure Date: 07/18/2018

Tl-the contact owns a 2015 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked in the driveway, suddenly the rear passenger side quarter panel window exploded. The dealer courtesy Toyota of brandon florida ( 813 ) 639-8045 was contacted by phone, but the vehicle was not taken in for a diagnosis. The contact also stated having survallance footage as evidence, that the vehicle was not tampered with. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 37,857. Bp.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Toyota Sienna 5
Failure Date: 07/09/2018

The vsc and traction control system and slip indicator warning lights come on around curves just as the front wheels grab. I have taken it to several mechanic s and Toyota dealership and they said nothing shows up on the dynastic test machine. So, it seems to me that this is hazardous situation and records show I hold Toyota responsible for my family's safety and well-being. [xxxx] parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Toyota Sienna 6
Failure Date: 06/06/2018

Sunroof spontaneously burst on June 6, 2018, around 7:25pm, my family and I were heading home a store, going north on mo-65 at about 65 mph in springfield, mo. Just south of battlefield rd, we heard a loud "pop" sound. We thought our daughter had hit her metal thermos against the back window. When we arrived home, however, I heard a crackling sound and traced it to the sunroof, which was shattered (like a spider web) and bulging at the top. Since then, as of 9am the following day, it has continued to bulge more, with a couple of small pieces of glass having popped out onto the top of the glass. It has not yet collapsed into the car, but I am leaving the sunroof shade closed so the glass doesn't fall into the cabin. Of note, the weather was mostly sunny, temperature around 80f. The sunroof was closed, as was the sunroof shade. Traffic was fairly light immediately around us. There were no large trucks nearby. No rocks or gravel was hitting the underside of the car, and there were no other sounds of anything hitting the car.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Toyota Sienna 7
Failure Date: 05/22/2018

Bought the car brand new from Toyota dealer, the second year we noticed the passenger sliding door will not open during cold days when you pull the handle from the outside. We took it in to get inspected, service manager told us everything was fine. But it still experience the same problem. This year, we noticed the front windshield started to get blurry. First we though the window was dirty, so we tried to clean it with windex many times, it still the same. So nothing we can do. Especially when we drive for a long time, we will feeling dizzy. We contacted Toyota (case number 1806052799), they said there is no recall and since the car is out of warranty, they will not replace it, even though the front windshield is original. This is clearly a manufacturer defects.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Toyota Sienna 8
Failure Date: 05/08/2018

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the vehicle windshield had a crack about six inches long. The vehicle was take to riverside Toyota dealership located at 131 hwy 411 e, rome, GA 30161, (706) 291-2886 but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the VIN was not included in recall and did not offer further assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 61,000. Aw.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Toyota Sienna 9
Failure Date: 04/18/2018

Making a right hand turn and I believe the truck in front of me lost the trailer hitch. I was only traveling about 15 mph. Drove over a trailer hitch in the road and all the airbags deployed, causing a violent stop to the van and injuries and shock to my daughter and myself.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Toyota Sienna 10
Failure Date: 02/24/2018

3 times the windshield has cracked, twice in the past 3 months. The crack starts down low near the edge and quickly spreads. There is a large body of evidence on the internet suggesting this malfunction is very common on this make and model and there has been no official recall from Toyota.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2018 Toyota Sienna 11
Failure Date: 01/06/2018

Driving on 1-75 and sunroof exploded. Glass all over our dog in the back. No traffic around us thank god. Van is 3 days old. Took to dealer in florida after duct taping around hole. Told it was hit by something. We did not hear anything but my concern is if we around any traffic we may not be here anymore. Hell of a noise causing me to swerve. Lucky no one was there. Total bill 1690. 85. I am a former Toyota dealer from ontario canada. Scared the you no what out of us.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Toyota Sienna 12
Failure Date: 04/07/2017

Went to car parked for three days - sunroof shattered outward. 4/7/17 not the first time - on. 8/25/14 it shattered while driving (7978 mileage)- a loud explosion and no other cars in sight. Also exploded outward. Opened a case with Toyota relations who asked we bring to dealerships for review. First time technician blamed on object hitting us from road - Toyota paid for replacement as good will gesture. Now technician say someone punched it from below with cover closed - have pics below. Also stated had to be broken from within - basically accused us of punching it. After the first time we keep cover closed and never use it for fear it would happen again.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Toyota Sienna 13
Failure Date: 03/15/2017

Driver's window seal comes detached when window retracts and you cannot put window backup using control button as sensor detects interference \ resistance and automatically retracts window to open position. This creates a dangerous situation when driving as its a major distraction to the driver as the seal hangs loose and can interfere with unobstructed viewability of side mirror. In inclement weather this is a real driving hazard. Temporary fix is to pull up on window seal and push back into position estimated first time problem noticed. Sorry for slow reporting just found this website to report problem.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 Toyota Sienna 14
Failure Date: 02/17/2017

02/16/17 at 5:57pm, while traveling northbound on hwy 63 (likelike) before entering the wilson tunnel, a rock flew up and damaged my windshield on the passenger side. It is splintering the windshield. Who do I contact to replace it?.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2017 Toyota Sienna 15
Failure Date: 02/12/2017

On Friday, 2/10/17, our 5 month old Sienna was driven into our secure garage and parked. Nothing was out of the ordinary. On Sunday, 2/12/17, the van was found with the right side rear glass exploded on the ground and inside the vehicle. The van had not been touched by anyone. I have home security camera footage confirming that the glass was intact when parked and that nobody other than myself had set foot in the garage during the time in question. Only by chance had I positioned our children's car seats to the left side of the bench seat and the seats were not occupied at the time the glass failed. Otherwise I would have been removing glass fragments from my kid's lap, face, ears, eyes mouth, etc. . I feel very lucky but have little confidence that this will not happen again. So far, the Toyota dealership where the Sienna was purchased has been unwilling to cover this under warranty or acknowledge this is a manufacturer or installation flaw but they are willing to fix it if I pay them $790.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Toyota Sienna 16
Failure Date: 10/01/2016

Tl-the contact owns a 2015 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the contact stated that both driver and passenger side view mirrors became loose, which changed the driver's focus of the road. Byers Toyota of delaware, ohio was made aware of the failure and stated that both mirrors would need to be replaced. In addition, the dealer stated that the vehicle was out of warranty. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 20,000. Ad.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2016 Toyota Sienna 17
Failure Date: 09/15/2016

This new Toyota Sienna 2016 was delivered with a defective front windshield with distortion at the center bottom. It causes the road markings to become wavy and distorted, and is dangerously distracting especially at night or in low light situations. The dealer was immediately notified, and checked other Siennas on the lot, all of which have the same defect. The dealer directed us to Toyota, and Toyota failed to respond and did not correct the issue. Since it is apparently a vehicle wide defect, it seems a recall would be required to address the issue.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Toyota Sienna 18
Failure Date: 09/02/2016

9/2/2016 vehicle was driven for about 1 hour without any road incident, parked in a shady location for about an hour and a half during which time a spontaneous crack, more than a foot long that not caused by an impact or any damage, appeared in the windshield on the driver's side. Toyota was notified and they refused to remedy the situation because of the age of the vehicle. However, the spontaneous cracking of a windshield seems to me to be a safety hazard just as much as exploding airbags, faulty shift levers, and spare tire holders that fall off and constitutes a pattern of disregard for safety on the part of Toyota. This is not the first faulty windshield I have encountered with a Toyota vehicle; previously I had a corolla that developed blisters between the layers of glass, also not the result of a road incident. However, they replaced that windshield when the vehicle was more than ten years old because it was a safety hazard.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2016 Toyota Sienna 19
Failure Date: 05/30/2016

Bought the car, new, a little over a month ago. 3 miles on the odometer at the time of purchase. Have driven the car under 800 miles. Car has been covered, in our driveway, since may 20th. Came out yesterday (may 30th) to move it. Uncovered it and found the crack along the lower section of the windshield. It was not there when I covered it on the 20th. There is no evidence of "chip or damage" just the crack (which was not there when the car was covered). Car was stationary, in our driveway on a private, gated street, covered. Concerned that there is a faulty design issue and that will happen again. Scares me to think it could happen when I'm driving with others in the car. Toyota is not taking responsibility. They have told me to bring it in for "evaluation". The dealership is 45 minutes away, and I do not think it is safe to drive.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Toyota Sienna 20
Failure Date: 04/20/2016

We were driving when back corner window detached from vehicle. No one injured or killed, but that easily could have happened if people were in vicinity. Same situation happened with other back side window a few years earlier on freeway, nearly striking vehicle behind us. Toyota was contacted but refused to recognize faulty design as their responsibility. I checked internet to learn other Sienna van owners experienced same problem. Please document as it is only a matter of time before someone is injured or killed due to neglect by Toyota.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Toyota Sienna 21
Failure Date: 01/30/2016

Shortly after purchasing the highlander I started to notice that there is significant distortion in the bottom of the front windshield--to the point where it makes me dizzy! when you pan left to right, or up and down, your sight seem to pass a portion of the windshield that distorts the field of vision. I took the car in and the service manager personally checked it out, confirmed that the distortion exists. They also looked at another same model&make and has the same issue.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Toyota Sienna 22
Failure Date: 09/04/2015

It which causes objects on the road to be magnified. The vehicle was taken to Toyota where it was confirmed that the windshield had caused objects in the road to be distorted and magnified and offered to replaced the windshield with another model. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made are of the issue. The vehicle failure mileage was 1142. Kh.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Toyota Sienna 23
Failure Date: 03/19/2015

The rear window on the hatchback door blew out. The vehicle was parked in the garage overnight - the next morning it was shattered. I contacted the dealer to find out if this was a common problem - I was told no. However upon performing a google search I found hundreds of instances of people complaining of the same issue. It was also interesting to note that the rear windows were/are on national backorder from Toyota. The window installed in my van was apparently a "take off" from another vehicle. I am highly concerned that this issue will occur again, possibly next time while driving or with my children in the vehicle.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna 24
Failure Date: 03/14/2015

Rear driver side quarter panel glass fell off van when power window was opened. It was fortunate that the glass window did not hit another vehicle on highway.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna 25
Failure Date: 04/04/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Sienna. While driving at 5 mph, the rear passenger side window was activated and the window fractured. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the window needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 105,000. Updated 09/01/2015.


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