Originally Posted by JWS360
my spouse a Toyota Sienna. We are used to a certain level of quality and fit/finish.
really bad choice of examples in a thread about hatches or doors...
Toyota Sienna where driver doors come apart inside and make funny noises until they fall off their hinges? Fix is to reweld if it came apart on the panel side ($1000+) or replace the door ($2500+) if on the skin side. (we got a free door replacement as we were just out of warranty)
Toyota Sienna where the power sliding doors literally pull their motors and pulleys out of alignment until the door cannot work and require rerigging the entire door assembly ($1500 plus parts). (brother got free repair in warranty, we didn't being 13 months past)
Toyota Sienna where the door latches are bolted in with flathead bolts nestled into nice divots pressed into the sheet metal, but with no washer or other strain relief those nice divots punch right thru and out of the metal door leaving a 5/8in hole. "It happens, we just replace it with a hex head and a couple of washers, it doesn't align very easily but otherwise you have to replace/weld the door/frame." (free repair if you are going to the dealer anyway, but home depot and ace hardware have metric bolts and plenty of washers)
Between me, my brother, wife's parents, wife's 5 siblings, there has been at least 20 family toyotas in the past 20 years. All four siennas since 2004 have been FULL of body panel/door problems and so have the latest two camrys. 2010 Tundra seems OK tho, and so does my old Ford.
A 1/8in to 3/16in (guessing) height difference you had to look to find, between lights on a fixed panel and a door? See if the latch can adjust (either half). Otherwise I'd ignore it. Let the dealer "try to fix" it? Not likely... "Too low? We'll just wedge this car lift under the edge of it like so and hit this button..."