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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-21-2017, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Sliding Door Recall status?

Hey all -


We're looking to buy either a CPO or leftover 2015/2016 SE (prefer red but would take white). With the current sliding door recall, there is a Stop Sale on leftover 2016s and Toyota will not honor an otherwise-OK vehicle as CPO with an open recall (nor will they classify it as CPO if I buy it now and have the recall addressed once the fix is available). I've tried negotiating with dealers on this point (basically trying to get them to throw in an equivalent-length VSA at no cost since the only reason I want a CPO is the warranty), but none want to play ball.


So, for those out there with an affected 3rd gen (which I believe to be everyone except '17 owners), has anyone seen ANY progress on this? The recall opened mid-November 2016 and some info I've found online said letters would go out to owners in January. Just wondering if anyone received a letter and if it gave any sort of timeline to when a 'fix' is thought to be available. We're not in an absolute hurry, but the wife is due with Baby #3 in late April and I'd like to know whether we should just pull the trigger on a used unit now or wait.


Thanks!


Mike

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-22-2017, 07:35 AM
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Re: Sliding Door Recall status?

I've not seen any progress on this. I received the recall letter where Toyota recommends that owners disable the power sliding doors (there is a switch on the dash to do this) until there is a fix for the problem.

I personally bought an extended warranty even though my 2013 was a Toyota Certified used car. The warranty protection provided as a Toyota Certified used car is, unfortunately, quite limited.
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Re: Sliding Door Recall status?

I got the letter in January and have heard nary a peep since. In light of the fact that there is a switch on the dash that reduces Toyota's liability related to injuries, I doubt they'll be in too big of a hurry to do anything about it. I'm hoping to hear from them while I still own the van.
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I got the letter in January and have heard nary a peep since. In light of the fact that there is a switch on the dash that reduces Toyota's liability related to injuries, I doubt they'll be in too big of a hurry to do anything about it. I'm hoping to hear from them while I still own the van.
I disagree...

In light of the Takata airbag issues, and this being a potentially huge opening for law suites, I am pretty sure Toyota is working hard to develop a lasting resolution to this problem.

These things take time.
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Re: Sliding Door Recall status?

Well, to tie a bow on this (sorta), we ended up buying a 15 SE (white) from a private party. We got what I'm pretty sure is a great price, enough cheaper than the dealer to warrant the (minor) risks that come with buying this way. Still debating whether to pull the trigger on a VSA, but that's one less thing to be worrying about as we prep for the new family addition.

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Re: Sliding Door Recall status?

Good to hear you found what you wanted!

You have until the 3 year or 36k mile point to decide on a Platinum extended warranty. I paid $1400 for the 8 yr, 125k mile, $0 deductible and am already nearly $1k ahead. You wouldn't think that a 2015 Limited with under 40k miles would need expensive work, but it happens. Two electrical items (HVAC panel with a bad switch and the drivers door courtesy light switch), and a leaking strut came to over $2,300.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 12:26 PM
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Re: Sliding Door Recall status?

Whiteboyslo, I'm in the same situation as you were. It's really frustrating as dealers do have 2016 inventory but can not sell those units. Meanwhile, there are 750k Siennas on the road included in the recall. As mentioned, there is an easy work around to disable the electric doors until a fix is implemented. I can wait until a fix is available or buy used, like you did. Ironically, the 2017 vehicles seem to have a "fix" for the auto closing doors . . . I wonder if the upgraded mechanism in the 2017s could simply be installed in the prior year vehicles . . .
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Whiteboyslo, I'm in the same situation as you were. It's really frustrating as dealers do have 2016 inventory but can not sell those units. Meanwhile, there are 750k Siennas on the road included in the recall. As mentioned, there is an easy work around to disable the electric doors until a fix is implemented. I can wait until a fix is available or buy used, like you did. Ironically, the 2017 vehicles seem to have a "fix" for the auto closing doors . . . I wonder if the upgraded mechanism in the 2017s could simply be installed in the prior year vehicles . . .
Does anyone one know if they actually made a change to the 2017's? I got one in January and while I'm not all that concerned I'm wondering if Toyota made a change or is simply using some legal loop hole to leave the 2017's off the recall.
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Re: Sliding Door Recall status?

Any news on this? I would love to buy a 2015 CPO.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 11:37 AM
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Any news on this? I would love to buy a 2015 CPO.
Just checked. No updates at present.

I would double check with your local Toyota dealership to see if the STOP SALE has been removed for the CPO.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 01:02 PM
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Re: Sliding Door Recall status?

Cars.com shows only 64 2015 CPO Siennas in the entire USA, so it appears to still be on:
https://www.cars.com/for-sale/search...ion&yrId=56007
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