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#2624 of 3687 Transmission - extended warranty offer from Toyota
Aug 03, 2003 (5:30 pm)
Toyota has just issued an extended warranty for certain US sold Sienna's. 1998 thru early 2000 models have had the transmission warranty extended to 8 years or 100,000 miles. Unfortunately for us, we have already had our transmission repaired at a Cottman Transmission repair shop because the dealer wanted to charge us double for doing the same job (swapping in a rebuilt transmission). We are going to submit our repair bill to Toyota and see if we get a refund, however I suspect that they will only refund repairs done at a Toyota dealer. The offer is from Toyota Motor Sales, 19001 South Western Avenue,P.O. Box 2991, Torrance, CA, 90509-2991.
Aug 03, 2003 (6:50 pm)
I know Sienna owners are going to start asking, so I'll ask - where did you hear this news? Thanks,
#2626 of 3687 Brake Light & Running board
Aug 04, 2003 (7:57 am)
Recently the brake light on my 99 XLE comes on and off whenever I made a fast turn ( not the one that is very fast ) It's O.K. with normal driving, is this indicating that the brake pads need replacing or I have to refill the brake fluid. Also, anyone has any idea on how to remove or adjust the running board , because on one side of my van the caps on the running board was not installed correctly. I don't really want to completely remove the board, but can I make adjustment by just loosen the board a little, please help....
Aug 04, 2003 (10:09 am)
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#2628 of 3687 Bad Air Flow Sensor
Aug 05, 2003 (10:15 am)
I have a 2001 Sienna XLE with 42,500 and after taking it to the dealer for a check engine light problem was told it would need a new air flow sensor for a total of $453 installed. This was before he said I needed new antifree which was done at Firestone at 37k miles, AT fluid, wipers, tires, engine cleaning, fuel injector, etc. I could not find any tech bulletins and appears it is not covered under any warranties, to include emissions. Has anybody else experienced this? Any advice?
Aug 06, 2003 (9:38 am)
When your brakes wear your fluid level will drop to make up the displacement. At a certain level, the brake light will come on. Usually, you will see the light flicker during turns first. You most likely are getting close to needing new pads. I usually do not top off the fluid, just replace the pads.
Aug 06, 2003 (4:15 pm)
I just started having trouble with my seat belt light last week. I am the original owner of a 1997 LE with just under 40,000 miles on it. The seat belt light will not come on if I'm not buckled but will come on when I buckle up. If I pull the seatbelt away from my body the light goes out but then turns on as soon as it tightens up. It will lock if I yank on it so I'm hoping it's still safe. After reading toyoguy's recent posting I tried sitting in the passenger seat (it hardly gets used) and no light appears (belted or unbelted). Anyway, I'm interested in whether anyone else has had the same or similar problem and what the dealer did.
Aug 08, 2003 (6:59 am)
This has been mentioned previously and others have had it fixed. However, they were still under warranty. Enter "seat belt light" in the Search This Discussion box to read those posts.
#2632 of 3687 Disabling Chimes
Aug 10, 2003 (6:08 am)
My 2003 Sienna is nagging me with its incessant chimes, and I'd like to disable them. Just spent a week in Germany and realized how much I enjoyed the quiet in those un-nannified cars.
SO: Without doing anything hokey w/ the electrical system, I would love to just remove the actual "bonger" and put it in a ziplock baggie until resale time... has anyone done this and can help me out? I asked the same question on alt.autos.toyota, but no luck...
East Lansing, MI
#2633 of 3687 Steve - Sienna Transmission Warranty extention
Aug 10, 2003 (5:10 pm)
I heard about the extended warranty on the tranmission from Toyota Motor Sales USA. They sent me a direct mailing with my name and VIN. It is titled "1998 through Early 2000 Model Year Sienna Automatic Transaxle Warranty Enhancement notice." Its for 8 yrs/100,000 miles. It refers to a "no movement" or slipping problem in the transaxle.