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2011 Toyota Sienna Power Door Electrical Cable Snapped

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[OP]
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Sep 27, 2009
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Oakville, ON

2011 Toyota Sienna Power Door Electrical Cable Snapped

Dealership wants $1800.

Any advice?

There was an extended warranty in the past but they say that only covered up to 2007.
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Jan 13, 2007
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Unfortunately the cable comes with the motor so both have to be changed and the package is pretty expensive. You can try buy it from 3rd party. Still there is a lot of work to replace the cable and the motor. Meantime the best you can do give up the motor, cut the cable and handle the door yourself.
[OP]
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Yup. Sounds like that's the plan.

Don't think we would buy Toyota again.
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Avoid buy model with power sliding door. That's why a lot of Sienna owners pick base model which has manual sliding door.
[OP]
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Well it was handy while it lasted for five years.
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Jun 8, 2008
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We had the same issue and a similar quote. We got used to opening the door manually!
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Nov 26, 2013
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Motor for door breaks after 5 years.
>Claims will never buy Toyota again.

Seems drastic and a bit over dramatic lol.
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Go to an autowreckers and see if they have an used one in stock.
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ReaperEXE wrote: Motor for door breaks after 5 years.
>Claims will never buy Toyota again.

Seems drastic and a bit over dramatic lol.
The power sliding doors on our 2008 Grand Caravan were working fine when we got rid of it a few months ago.

So much for that Toyota quality.
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mrweather wrote: The power sliding doors on our 2008 Grand Caravan were working fine when we got rid of it a few months ago.

So much for that Toyota quality.
How dare dodge car was functional for past 8 years.
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If it were me, I'd look into repairing it myself, but I'm electrically inclined.

Not much info on OP, and I'm not familiar with the issue. Is it repeated flexing that fatigues the cable and it snaps? Does it get snagged and then snap from excessive tension? Poorly selected cable that just deteriorates? Where is the break - is there enough length remaining on both sides of the break that a repair is possible?
Rock it.
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Mar 22, 2004
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Yep, thats a known issue for Toyota. Welcome to the Toyota quality.

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