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The New 2011 Sienna Minivan - Mommy Hate
Two weeks after buying it, the trunk door stopped operating. It now opens and closes at will and is completely misaligned.
The trunk door's remote controlled electronics are screwed up and we have to manually force it down to close shut and stay shut.
On top of that, the dealership claims WE "bent" it (there are no dents or dings anywhere btw, and we are lost as to how it got "bent"... maybe we took a sledgehammer to the door joints??).
What next... the passenger seats start sliding at will and the seatbelts start popping out?
This car is a danger.
Toyota is right - with a Sienna, ANYTHING could happen. How magical is that?
Of course, Toyota refuses to fix the problem... on a brand new less than 14 day old car (with additional 7 year extended warranty above and beyond the regular warranty).
What's the point of paying close to 40 grand? You get to be the biggest fool you'll ever know.
You also get to think each and every moment how much you are playing around with your children's safety by having this car in your garage.
At any time, the mechanically-astute passenger side door might decide it would like to open up right in the middle of traffic, and lo and behold, your kid is thrown out like bathwater. Or the wonderful sliding "captain: seats might just like to slip and slide around on their own while you're driving. Or maybe your sunroof will come crashing down and end your Sienn-ic misery. It's definitely a very... "Mommy" feeling.
Trust Toyota - never again.
Note: (This car was purchased in July 2010 from a dealership in MD. The owner lives in NJ and her local area NJ dealership has refused to even consider that the car's mechanism is faulty. Drive back to MD and face another rejection there? Sure Toyota, after stiffing us for 40 large, we've got nothing else to do but kowtow to you. Nice. Department of Transportation will like too.)