Last post on Jul 18, 2007 at 10:32 AM
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Toyota Sienna, Van
Jun 24, 2011 (2:53 pm)
What is the worst that can hapen if you don't replace struts? What is a fair price? 2000 Sienna.
#3679 of 3687 Re: markie3 [markie3]
Jun 28, 2011 (1:54 pm)
struts are expensive.I think I paid about 650ish when I replaced them on my 2000 and that was at least 4 years ago.
#3680 of 3687 Re: markie3 [markie3]
Jun 30, 2011 (7:16 pm)
Struts are a critical part of the vehicle handling and are important for keeping the tires in contact with the road. Superficially the ride will be bouncier and the steering sloppy, however you will also see longer braking distances and worse, if you are forced into an evasive maneuver like an emergency lane change worn struts may cause you to lose control of the vehicle.
Struts aren't cheap, but it takes money to keep a vehicle functioning properly on the road. If you try to cheap out then you not only shorten the life of the vehicle but take a risk with your life and the lives of those on the road around you.
#3682 of 3687 07 Sienna Seatbelt Indicator light.
Jul 13, 2007 (8:41 am)
I am the second owner of this 2007 Toyota Sienna with 12K miles on it. When I got the Sienna there were no problems evident and the carfax and recalls came out clean, but now I am having a minor or major issue. The seatbelt indicator that usuallys dings to annoy you about your seatbelt is not activating or working. This is only happening on the drivers side. It worked for maybe about a week, anybody else have this problem or a solution to it? I appreciate any help.
#3683 of 3687 Re: 07 Sienna Seatbelt Indicator light. [islandboyle07]
Jul 13, 2007 (8:44 am)
There is a procedure to change that. You can select whether you want the passenger seatbelt chime on or off.
I think you hold the trip reset button as you turn the ignition on. It has to be on the odometer.
The exact procedure is in the owner's manual.
The reason I turned mine off is that some times we fold the seat flat and the people in the 2nd row rest their legs on the seat. The weight fools the system into thinking there is someone in the chair, when there isn't. So we'd get an annoying reminder to fasten the seatbelt for an empty seat!
#3684 of 3687 Re: 07 Sienna Seatbelt Indicator light. [ateixeira]
Jul 13, 2007 (8:47 am)
Hey thanks for the quick reply ateixeira, however the problem is not the passenger side, it is the drivers side. You think its something with the weighting mechanism on the seats? if there is such a thing? Thanks again.
#3685 of 3687 Re: 07 Sienna Seatbelt Indicator light. [islandboyle07]
Jul 13, 2007 (8:48 am)
Hmm, not sure, but I think the driver's seat belt warning would go on all the time, because it can't operate without someone sitting there.
Try the disable on the warning chime, it might work for both sides.
#3686 of 3687 Re: 07 Sienna Seatbelt Indicator light. [ateixeira]
Jul 18, 2007 (10:19 am)
Thanks for the reply, your suggestion worked. Although I had to google "disable warning chime" cause I could not find it in the manual.
#3687 of 3687 Re: 07 Sienna Seatbelt Indicator light. [islandboyle07]
Jul 18, 2007 (10:32 am)
Glad to have helped.
While we're at it, you can reset the oil maintenance light with a similar procedure, only you do it with the Trip A on the screen.