2011 Toyota SIENNA Structure Body Roof And Pillars problems & defects.

Toyota SIENNA Structure Body Roof And Pillars problems : 1.

Roof Rack Detachment On Highway: We Have The toyota sienna Oem Roof Rack Cross Bars Installed When We Purchased The Vehicle, But Never Had Actually Attached Anything To The Cross Bars. While Driving Down The Highway, We Heard A Bang, Looked In The Mirror And Saw My Cross Bar In The Road. Immediately, Pulled Over And Confirmed That The Cross Bar Had In Fact Detached From Our Car And Fell In The Road Behind Us. The Remaining Cross Bar Was Still On, But Was Cocked And The Tightening Mechanism Was Loose. Our Concern: The Special Installation Practice Has Been Explained To Me By The Parts Manager. Apparently, This New Clamp Design Requires The User Assure Perpendicular Alignment Of The Lower Clamp Plate To The Roof Rack, Otherwise When You Tighten The Screw You Can Get A False Tight Sense, When The Plate Is Cocked And Not True. So, I See Many Things Wrong With This Design: (1) Too Much Reliance On Following Proper Installation To Assure Product Is Safely Secured. (2) How Tight Is Tight On The Screw? No Instructions Provided? (3) Excessive Reliance On The Owner To Check This Part For The Life Of The Car – Service Manager Says This Must Be Intermittently Tightened By The Owner? Where Is This In The Service Manual? (4) It Also Appears That toyota May Have Introduced This “easy To Remove” Design To Appeal To Those Customers Which Complained On How Long It Takes To Remove The Earlier Model Roof Racks (<2011), But In Turn Have Compromised On Quality And More Importantly Safety. (5) Not Only Is This A Unique Design For The toyota Lineup Of Cars, It Is Also A Unique In The Industry Design, Which Has For Many Years Now Established A History Of Having Positive Locking And Redundant Installations For Roof Rack Cross Bars. I Wrote Letter, And toyota Said Our Insurance Covers Such Things, And For Us To Work With Our Dealer, Rather Than Main Company. Updated Ivoq 03/20/12 *tr

Mileage was 14000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDYK3DCXBS. TOYOTA SIENNA 2011 problem was reported in COLUMBUS, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA SIENNA 2011 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA SIENNA 2011 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

Dec 01, 2011

2011 Toyota SIENNA problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used Toyota SIENNA, driving a 2011 Toyota SIENNA, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Structure Body Roof And Pillars problems and defects.

1 Response

  1. Mohammed May 15, 2015 / 7:02 pm

    I had a similar situation,While we were driving one of the screws on a clamp came loose. We lost the screw, which is no big deal, because it can be replaced, but we also lost the bottom part of the clamp. This part is according to “official Toyota protocol” not sold separately. The advise I got was to buy an entirely new set of cross bars (@ $100) I think this is the worst service in the world, and a big swindle, but I wondered whether anyone might know who is the manufacturer of these cross bars (on the bars themselves there is nothing and I do not have the box or the instructions anymore) so that I can contact them directly.

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