2009 Toyota SIENNA Structure Body Door problems & defects.

Toyota SIENNA Structure Body Door problems : 10.

Our Automatic Sliding Door Was Opened But Would Not Close. No Amount Of Tugging, Finessing, Or Cursing Would Make It Shut. Children Were Stranded In Phoenix Heat In August Because The Vehicle Was Unsafe To Drive With A Door That Could Not Be Closed. There Are Many Mentions Of This Exact Problem On Various Blogs And All Report Difficulty In Getting toyota To Offer A Solution That Didn’t Cost $1-2k. Almost All Owners Reported The “fixed” Doors To Have Failed In Some Way Again With Dealers Refusing To Cover The Cost Of The Second (or Third) Fix. The Failure Had To Do With The Actuator That Unlocks The “u” Shaped Striker Assembly. It Seems Evident That The Cable Is Either Breaking, Stretching, Or That Some Solenoid Is Not Doing Its Job. The Outsome Of Our Problem Was That A Second Vehicle Had To Be Obtained, Children And Their Seats Moved To The New Vehicle And The Van Driven In An Unsafe Condition Back To Our House 10 Miles Away Because The Dealership Was Closed. To Complicate This, The sienna Was Down To No Gasoline And It Was The Driverside Door That Was Stuck In Open Position Which Made It Impossible To Put Fuel In The Vehicle. What If This Same Scenario Happened In The Middle Of The Dessert Here At A Rest Stop In 120-degree Heat With No Tow Truck In 100 Miles And No Way To Drive The Van With Children Inside? This Is Not Only Possible, But Likely. Our Van Has Two (2) Automatic Doors And This Problem Has Been Reported By Many People. Lastly, No One Who Reported The Problem, Reported The Problem Permanently Fixed By Anything The Dealerships Were Able To Do. For Us, This First Incident Is Probably Covered By Warranty, But How About Future Problems? The Actuator Issue Is A Design Flaw. The Fuel Door Behind Sliding Door Makes It An Inconvenient Design Flaw. That This Is On A Vehicle That Transports Children, Makes The Design Flaw A Serious Safety Concern. And That toyota Is Not Addressing The Problem In Any Substantial Way Just Plain Sucks! *tr

Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZK23C59S. TOYOTA SIENNA 2009 problem was reported in GILBERT, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 19, 2009

The Automatic Sliding Door On Our Van Has Closed On Our 3 Year Old Twice, Causing Minor Injury. The First Time, The Door Hit His Head But Did Not Encounter Enough Resistance To Engage The Safety Open Until It Had Pushed Him Against The Side Of The Van. Then The Safety Engaged And The Door Opened. It Left Red Marks On Both Sides Of His Head. We Took The Van To The Dealer On April 12 2010 To Have The Door Looked At, And Requested That The Resistance Be Lowered. On April 28th The Door Again Hit Our Child, This Time The Door Completely Latched Closed On His Hand, Pinning His Hand In The Door. His Thumb Had A “dent” In It, And Is Now Extremely And Immobile The Next Day. He Is Being Taken To The Dr Today. I Called toyota Corporate 10 Minutes After The Incident To Report It. *tr

1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. TOYOTA SIENNA 2009 problem was reported in HUBER HEIGHTS, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 03, 2010

Rear Sliding Doors Won’t Stay Open On 2009 toyota sienna. The Smallest Of Inclines Will Make The Sliding Doors Refuse To Stay Open. *tr

1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 2000 miles. TOYOTA SIENNA 2009 problem was reported in KENT, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 10, 2010

I Have A 2009 toyota sienna Mini-van With Automatic Sliding Doors. These Doors Are An Accident Waiting To Happen. Unlike An Elevator Door That Will Immediately Reverse If Someone Or Something Is In Its Path. The sienna‘s Doors Continue To Close Unless Forcibly Pushed Back To Retract With A Serious Amount Of Strength. My Arm Has Been Bruised And I Could Only Imagine A Child’s Hand Being Caught. It’s Inconceivable To Me How These Doors Do Not Operate On The Same Premise As An Elevator. Very Dangerous! *tr

TOYOTA SIENNA 2009 problem was reported in NORTHBROOK, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 23, 2011

I Was Driving My 2009 toyota sienna With 2 Children In The Back And When I Went Over Rail Road Tracks The Sliding Door On The Passenger Side Opened. This Is A Great Concern For Me Especially With The Kids In The Back. toyota Want $1500 To Fix This Problem On A 2009 With 47,000 Miles On It. There Should Be Something That Will Make Them Fix This Problem. I Know It Would Be A Major Recall But The Safety That Goes Along With This Is An Extreme Concern!!!!! This Van Cost Me Over $35,000 And The Only Reason I Bought It Was Because Of The Safety Of The Van. Well That Was A Mistake And The Service Department At toyota Is Looking To Make Money Off Me. I Am A Single Mom Who Can Hardly Keep Up With Everything Else But This Is Just Wrong, And I Think Our Government Should Force Them To Do Something About This Before Kids Start Falling Out Of The Vans Onto The Streets And Getting Fun Over!!! Please Help Me! *tr

Mileage was 47000 miles. TOYOTA SIENNA 2009 problem was reported in CAROL STREAM, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

June 01, 2011

My 2009 sienna Van Sliding Door Will Not Open. *tr

TOYOTA SIENNA 2009 problem was reported in OAK HILL, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 02, 2011

The Sliding Back Door Was Being Closed From The Power Button Near The Drivers Seat. The Door Wouldn’t Close So The Button Was Pressed Again. The Door Then Slammed Shut With Great Force And Could Have Injured Anyone In It’s Way. Now It Is Inoperable And Needs A Very Expensive Repair. Apparently This Is An Ongoing Problem With This Generation Of The toyota sienna Vans And toyota Refuses To Address It. *tr

Mileage was 47000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK22C99S. TOYOTA SIENNA 2009 problem was reported in ROCKFORD, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Mar 25, 2012

The Contact Owns A 2009 toyota sienna. The Contact Stated That The Sliding Doors Erroneously Opened While Driving Various Speeds. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer Where It Was Found That The Door Mechanism Was Rusted And Was Causing The Doors To Not Spring Back In Place. The Vehicle Was Repaired But The Failure Recurred. The Manufacturer Was Contacted About The Failure. The Failure Mileage Was 49,463. Updated 12/24/13*lj Each Time The Consumer Returned To The Dealer, They Claimed They Fixed The Problem. However, The Door Would Pop Open Again, Disabling The Security System And Causes The Battery To Go Dead. The Consumer Had To Tie The Door Shut. Updated 12/24/13

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 49463 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK22C49S. TOYOTA SIENNA 2009 problem was reported in MAYBROOK, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20091231. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA SIENNA 2009 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA SIENNA 2009 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: JOHNSTON’S TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 845-374-8600 . DEALER’S CITY: HAMPTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NY.

Apr 01, 2011

The Cable Broke On The Power Sliding Door Due To The Plastic Coating Being Worn, Exposing The Cable To The Elements And Rusting It. This Vehicle Is Less Than 5 Years Old. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 77000 miles. TOYOTA SIENNA 2009 problem was reported in HOLLAND, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 21, 2012

Passenger Power Sliding Door Cable Broke. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 68900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZK23CO9S. TOYOTA SIENNA 2009 problem was reported in DRACUT, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 18, 2014

2009 Toyota SIENNA problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used Toyota SIENNA, driving a 2009 Toyota SIENNA, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Structure Body Door problems and defects.

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