Toyota Sienna Sliding Door Problems

Toyota Sienna owners continue to complain of significant problems with sliding doors.  A class action has been filed and claims can be asserted for repair costs, diminished value, or loss of use.

There is an abnormal and elevated rate of product problems and failure with the sliding doors on the Toyota Sienna  due to improper and/or defective design or manufacture. Toyota outfitted the Sienna with automated rear sliding doors common to minivans.  Many owners  have experienced both the rear sliding doors stuck shut and unable to open by any means, manual or automatic, as well as the doors opening spontaneously.  They have incurred costs for attempted repair of the doors, loss of use of the vehicle, and expenditures for rental vehicles while the vehicle was being serviced.  Sliding doors being stuck shut and opening spontaneously presents safety risks.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) compiles data on product problems and defects, and tracks vehicle recall information.  NHTSA’s November 29, 2016 campaign, number 16V858000, is entitled “Power Sliding Door May Open While Driving”. The NHTSA campaign is directed at Toyota Sienna minivans and indicates, “If the power sliding door is unable to be opened when commanded, such as if the door is frozen shut, the door may subsequently open unexpectedly, possibly while the vehicle is moving.”




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Toyota Camry Piston Problems

A report from discussed problems with Toyota Camry engine piston.

Recall: 2018 Toyota Camry Cars May Need New Engines

product recallMarch 28, 2018 — Toyota is recalling 1,700 model year 2018 Camry cars to possibly replace the entire engines because of problems with the pistons.

The supplier of the pistons was performing a routine that required repositioning of the machining tool. Toyota says the tool was not returned to the correct position, resulting in pistons being produced with a diameter larger than specification.

The automaker says the cars may have pistons too large for the engines that can cause the engines to make noise and run lousy. In addition, the new cars could emit smoke from the exhaust while drivers watch illuminated warning lights and messages.

The problem can be so bad the 2.5L, 4 cylinder A25A-FKS engines can stop running while the cars are moving.

The automaker will start mailing recall notices in May 2018. Toyota dealers will inspect the production date codes of the pistons and replace the engines if needed.

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