Wiper Problems of Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna owners have reported 32 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 2015 Toyota Sienna 1
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 2
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).

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Toyota Sienna 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2016 Toyota Sienna 16
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 17
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 18
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 19
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 20
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 21
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 22
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Toyota Sienna 23
Failure Date: 11/02/2013

Approximately six (6) months ago, I started to notice my dashboard getting sticky when the sun beats down on it. It started in a small area of the dashboard about the size of a quarter, but now appears to spreading. I have contacted the Toyota dealership that I purchased the vehicle from and they claim that they have never heard of such a condition. . Read more...

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Toyota Sienna 24
Failure Date: 06/23/2013

The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated while driving approximately 60 mph the glass in the sunroof exploded with a loud bang. In addition, glass fragments fell into the sunroof area but did not enter the interior of the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 47,000.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Toyota Sienna 25
Failure Date: 03/10/2013

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the sunroof shattered without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised that an object may have struck the glass. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages was approximately 25,000. The VIN was unavailable. Kmj.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Toyota Sienna 26
Failure Date: 01/23/2013

The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the windshield could not be defrosted. The contact engaged the defroster on full blast but could not clear the windshield. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that there was not a remedy available to correct the failure. The contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told there had been similar complaints, but there was no remedy available. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 10 and the current mileage was 1,000.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna 27
Failure Date: 08/22/2012

The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated that the rear passenger sliding door window failed and became stuck open. The contact began to smell something burning in the area of the door. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the master switch burned out and needed to be replaced. The vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that there were no recalls on her vehicle for the failure. The failure mileage was 92,000.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Toyota Sienna 28
Failure Date: 06/01/2012

Last June 2012 I was backing my vehicle in my home driveway when the rear hatch window suddenly exploded, showering large and small shards of glass outwards with enough force that glass particles were found approx. 15 ft. Behind the vehicle! the inside rear of the vehicle was filled with large and small shards, and broken and hanging glass was left in the window frame. When this was reported to the Toyota dealer, their rep replied that he had never heard of such an event occurring with a Toyota, and implied that I had broken the window by accident. Since my warranty doesn't cover glass, I turned in a claim to allstate insurance($100 deductible) and the window was repaired. On 11/08/2012 I was driving approx. 25 mph on a city street when the same window exploded with enough energy to produce a loud "bang!" I again turned in a claim to allstate($100 deductible, again!) and the window was repaired. While waiting at the repair shop, I asked the glass technician if he was aware of any similar incidents with Toyota windows. He replied, "OH yes," and told me that he had just repaired a similar window on a Toyota owned by a kirtland, ohio police officer, among others! I feel that this is a serious safety defect that should be investigated immediately, before someone gets severely injured!.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2005 Toyota Sienna 29
Failure Date: 05/15/2012

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sienna. The contact stated there was a loud popping noise when opening and closing the front driver's side door and the front driver's side window only opened half way. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Toyota Sienna 30
Failure Date: 01/21/2012

The intermittent wiper is reveresed. The slow is running fast and the fast running slow. Took it to the dealer and they advised that they could not do anything. Also the dash is not flush with the instrument cluster.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2004 Toyota Sienna 31
Failure Date: 08/15/2010

During heavy rain and high wiper speed the driver and passenger side windshield wipers got locked together and completely destroyed the passenger side wiper. The dealership stated the adjustment nut loose on both wiper arms, it was tightened and wiper blade replaced. We still have the mangled wiper blade.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Toyota Sienna 32
Failure Date: 12/28/2006

The windshield defrost system is inadequate. With the "auto" system on, and/or the fan on maximum , and/or the windshield defrost press on, the upper 1/3 of the windshield remains frosted over. This seriously affects visibility and safety. The fan seems to be blowing hard, but air flow from the defrost vents seems weak. The problem is most apparent at or near sub-zero outside temperatures.


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