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#1282 of 3687 Sienna Origin
Oct 06, 2001 (2:03 pm)
Every Sienna ever made has been assembled in the Toyota Factory in Georgetown, Kentucky. (Also Camrys). The first character of the VIN indicates where the vehicle was built. 1,4,& 5=USA; 2=Canada; 3=Mexico; 6=Australia; 9=Brazil; J=Japan; K=South Korea; L=Taiwan; S=UK; V=France; W=Germany; Y=Sweden and Z=Italy. You would be surprized to see how many Ford and DaimlerChrysler products are made in Mexico (Code=3).
BTW, Early Siennas 1998, 1999, 2000 had both their engine and transmissions made in Japan, while later Siennas 2001, 2002 had their engines produced in the USA.
Oct 07, 2001 (7:24 am)
I am thinking of installing a very basic voltage and vibration sensing alarm system for my Sienna. Considering my van already has a standard immobilizer and Club, is it worth to install the alarm?
Would be interested in others experience...
Oct 08, 2001 (2:03 pm)
Unless things are different in Canada, if you have the engine immobilizer, you have an alarm, albeit without a shock sensor. To confirm this, roll down the window, get out and lock the door. Wait 30 seconds and reach in and unlock the door from the inside. The horn should go off.
#1285 of 3687 alarm system problem
Oct 10, 2001 (9:59 am)
My 01 Sienna has a manufcactor installed statndard immobilizer and alarm system (VIP -3000 or 6000?). Sometimes the system didn't work (after I locked the door, the red light of the system didn't turn on.) The problem mostly happen in rainy days. Because of the nature of problem - somtime OK and simetime NOT, I couldn't demostrate it at the dealership. Is there anyone has similar problem? Or is there any recommend? The problem is really annoying.
#1286 of 3687 gas pedal vibration around
Oct 11, 2001 (10:08 am)
I have noticed this on several occasions around 110-120Kms (not always) particularly if your floor the gas pedal while passing. never put any thought into it. Maybe this is a common issue.
#1287 of 3687 alarm system
Oct 12, 2001 (3:09 pm)
as far as i know, immobilizers dont come with a siren or sensor to detect movement or breakage of windows. if you want a siren, they are installed separately. i could be wrong but most of my friends who have immobilizers have installed separate alarm systems with siren.
personally, i would install a separate alarm system with siren and rechargeable battery back-up siren. my old caravan was broken into and siren was ripped out! learned my lesson and installed a back-up siren that will only stop if you hammer it to death!!!
from previous experience, i now have 4 different security system insalled in my vehicle which will make it very difficult for someone to steal!
#1288 of 3687 power sliding door
Oct 13, 2001 (1:10 pm)
Question for Cliffy1 and others: See message 1221 for some background. I needed to take my 2001 Sienna in for service on 01OCT01 because the power door would not close. With the door open. I would press any of the buttons to close the door. Well, I would hear a relay and the door would shake, as-if it was trying to open. Also, when I tried to close the door manually, it will slide about 2 inches and then the motor will take over and pull the door back open. This would happen at least 75% of the time. There fix was: "Had to re-initialize power sliding door. If door is opened manually power button must be in the off position" I was informed not to open the door manually (pull on the door handle). The local dealer got that information from the manufacture. We took that advice. We did not use the door handle to open the door since then. The problem is back. Back to dealer 13OCT01. The service rep experienced the problem but the mechanic was not able to get it to fail. Note on the service advisor "Power door operates just fine...". That is OK with me, since it would not fail for the mechanic. Have you seen this problem? Also, do you have any information pertaining to "don't open door manually"? Thanks
#1289 of 3687 CONVERT from WINDSTAR
Oct 14, 2001 (7:30 am)
Aquired our 2001 Sienna in June and will never ever go back to a FORD MOTORS PRODUCT. This is our 4th Toyota and was a little dissapointed that I had to return for rattle in rear slider, as we never had ANY problem with previous toyotas. 2 corollas, and 1 camry. Anyway they did resolve the rattle and the only complaint I have is they have the crummiest arm rests of any vehicle that I have ever driven. Does anyone know of any overwrap or extenders for arm rests???
#1290 of 3687 rebuilding arm rests.
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 14, 2001 (9:08 am)
You might check with a local upholstery shop or ask your dealer who they use for seat repairs or aftermarket installs of leather or heated seats.
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Oct 14, 2001 (1:53 pm)
I've also noticed that the Toyota Sienna armrests suck. I'm 6-2, and I have to lean over to the right in order to rest my elbow on the armrest. It's one of those small, yet annoying problems.