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#3121 of 3687 Extended Warranty
Feb 05, 2005 (8:53 am)
There is an extended warranty on the transmission. Since you had to pay $3,300, I am assuming it did not apply to you for some reason. If you want to look into it, here is what is listed about in the NHTSA.gov website that lists Technical Service Bulletins:
Type: PASSENGER CAR
Service Bulletin Number: TC03014
NHTSA Item Number: 10003372
EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERAGE REGARDING A NO MOVEMENT OR A SLIPPING CONDITION OF THE AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE. *TT
Feb 05, 2005 (5:15 pm)
I am looking at a 2002 Sienna CE with 31k on it. Lease return. Runs good, smooth ride, but some engine noise in the cabin. I will put on approximately 36k/yr, mostly highway miles. I want 25 mpg or more. I can finance it four less than four years. Is this worth it, or should I be looking at the 0 percent interest, 5 year, new Chrysler deals?
Thanks for the input.
Also, is $16,000 too much?
#3123 of 3687 Re: Extended Warranty [scoti1]
Feb 07, 2005 (5:38 am)
Thanks, but I e-mailed Toyota right away and they replied that they only paid for the faulty transmissions through May of 2004! Unfortunately, they won't cover it, since it just now happened to our '98 in Feb. of 2005...
#3124 of 3687 Re: Extended Warranty [spainfan]
Feb 07, 2005 (6:32 am)
Spainfan, I can't find anything that states that the extended warranty/TSB expired in 2004. What I found states that it is for 8 years, 100,000 miles, but this is all from reports by individuals, I haven't seen the full TSB. I think you said in an earlier post that you have more miles than this, so that may be why they didn't cover you. If I were you, I would see if I could find a copy of the TSB to make sure it does indeed have this mileage limitation -- $3,300 is a lot of money to spend. It is a shame that they didn't at least offer some cost sharing since this is a known problem with these transmission.
If your dealer won't give you the TSB, you could see if you could get the full document from www.NHTSA.gov or from Alldata.
#3125 of 3687 Re: Extended Warranty
Feb 08, 2005 (5:15 am)
if you cant find more info search for sienna. there is another place where you maybe able to find some info. or make your email public and i can send you info.
#3126 of 3687 Re: Door Problems [dillydill]
Feb 10, 2005 (6:06 am)
I had (am having) the same problem with the power door reopening on my 2000 XLE. I took it to the dealer and he said it would cost $800 to replace the computer module on the door. I had the track lubed and that helped for a couple of days. But then it started happening again. I put the power door in manual mode for several weeks, and then tried the power mode again and the problem has gone away for a few weeks now.
I can't understand how software (new computer module) can fix this problem. I am guessing that the door works like a garage door, and if it meets a certain level of resistence it stops closing and reopens. The computer module replacement may just up the resistence level that causes the door to reopen. This GUESS on what is happening fits with lubing the door and slamming it closed manually for a few weeks causing a temporary fix.
There is also a reset protocol for the door. They have to disconnect the battery and open and close the door in a certain sequence to reset something in the computer module. That might be worth a try too. It did not work for me. The $800 fix is the only one that comes with a guarantee.
#3127 of 3687 Re: Door Problems [lahlah]
Feb 11, 2005 (1:44 pm)
lahlah. . .I appreciate your response and your opinion. .. Yikes. . .$800 . . .my wife will not be happy to hear that. . .I will be taking the van into a local dealer next week to get the issue looked at. When it happens I can help the door along and it seems to get past this "hiccup" that causes it to open up again. I think it is something we can live with but my breaking the other sliders handle didn't help matters.
Thanks again. . .and I will keep you posted.
#3128 of 3687 Liftgate handle
Feb 12, 2005 (7:42 pm)
My liftgate handle broke during a recent ice storm. I cannot open the liftgate. A dealer has ordered a replacement part. The problem is that the dealer didn't seem eager to replace it. They repeatedly warned that removing the door panel could lead to damage to the panel and insisted that I sign an acknowledgment of that possibility. They mentioned that the panel had 15 or so clips, which could break.
My wife is upset over the dealer's lack of confidence. She wants to cancel the part and go elsewhere. After reading an earlier post, I do want assurance that they will replace any broken parts or clips. A Toyota dealership should be able to attempt and complete such a repair.
Any advice will be appreciated!
#3130 of 3687 Re: Liftgate handle [unc8185]
Feb 14, 2005 (5:40 pm)
I don't understand the big deal with this. I'm sure the dealer is just trying to notify you that they will be charging you for some $1.50 clips. They should have the proper tool to remove the clips without breaking them. I had to replace probably 3-4 just because they would not snap back in place properly after I replaced my handle.