Electric sliding side doors
Is there any one else that has had to replace the door lock assembly inside the auto side doors I would like to hear from you,these range from $709.66 for the left door to $563.95 for the right door.There is nothing wrong with these locks. They will tell you that the cables have stretched and that is wrong.The real problem is in the latch on the door post.If you look closely you will notice that the latch assembly is on the outside of the rubber door seal exposing it to debris such as road salt dust and other hazards. When this latch gets dirty it will not close properly and the sliding door can and will open at any time while the vehicle is standing still or driving. In other words you have no idea when the door will open.This problem has been misdiagnosed by both the Toyota techs and the Toyota Engineers. So if they have made you pay for this costly repair i would like to hear from you.They have now issued a recall after i exposed the problem to both the Canadian warranty rep and a Toyota engineer. both of my doors had these assemblies replaced and a week later the same problem returned. After a lengthy investigation on my part i determined that the latch was the problem and set out to make a foam seal to surround the latch to prevent any debris from entering the latch. The problem has disappeared since my design change and that has been since June 2014.My total cost to have Toyota attemp to repair the two doors was $2088.58 I'm looking for other Sienna owners with the same problem to lobby Toyota to have our funds returned.