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#3368 of 3687 Toyota Leaves GWOT GI Stranded
Aug 27, 2005 (10:00 pm)
I own a 1999 Toyota Sienna that came with the std 5yr/60K mile warranty. in 2003, I received a letter from Toyota in the mail stating they've been having problems with 1998-early 2000 Sienna transmissions and would extend the warranty for the powertrain to 8yrs/100K miles. At the time I'd had no problem (except for sludge which they repaired under the warranty) and just tucked this transmission letter into my car file. I recently deployed with the US Military to Germany with my family to fight the Global War on Terrorism. About three weeks ago, my van started making odd sounds and sure enough, the transmission died. I had the van towed to the local German Toyota dealer and presented my powertrain warranty extension letter. I was told that Toyota Germany would have to make a ruling on whether or not they would honor this letter from Toyota USA. While waiting, I called Toyota USA and explained my plight; i.e., I'm an American serviceman sent over to Germany by my country (not on my own accord) and explained that the defective product for which they extended the warranty had expired in my van. In good faith, I at least expected them to tell me to get it fixed here and send them the bill. Instead, I got this drivel about how many Americans are sent overseas by their companies and that we at Toyota don't take sides on any political views. So no, they would not cover their known defective product. Political views......what are you talking about???? Ray, in their customer service center, went on to explain that if I paid to have it shipped back to the states then, they would probably cover it. Hello, I'm on the front line trying to keep Ray from getting whacked by a terrorist and this is the support I get from Toyota?
Anybody out there got any ideas on how to persuade Toyota to act in good faith?
Slightly torqued in Germany,
#3369 of 3687 Re: Sienna 2000LE,Wich gas? [coordo]
Aug 28, 2005 (8:24 am)
I found the answer by myself:it was the coil of no. 3 cyl
Now the motor works perfectly
#3370 of 3687 Seat Belt Light (jaherkey)
Aug 29, 2005 (6:50 am)
Our 2000 was doing the exact same thing.Eventually it just stopped doing it (lasted for about a month).I have no idea why it started or stopped.Several months ago several other posters had the same problem-I don't recall anyone ever posting about what caused it or fixed it.
#3371 of 3687 Re: Seat Belt Light (jaherkey) [jproc]
Aug 30, 2005 (11:07 am)
My 2000 has the same problem. I asked the dealer about it, and he said he would have to change the whole seat belt assembly for over $200. It is still flashing.
#3372 of 3687 Re: 2000 Sienna Anti - Theft system problem [frank069]
Aug 31, 2005 (6:24 pm)
Have you solved this problem with the anti-theft system? We are experiencing exactly what you are with our Lincoln town car. We were told that one or some of our door switches were not making contact..so we had them replaced.
The alarm went off again. We had the switch to the trunk disconnected. The alarm went off again. Home and in front of workplace. We had the keypad replaced
with a new one. Alarm went off again. We were told by Lincoln Mercury service managers that the alarm can not be disarmed because it is factory installed.
I would think there has to be some way to turn the darn thing off permanently.
#3373 of 3687 Seat belt light
Sep 02, 2005 (8:47 am)
Mine failed under warranty - phew. Of course, it took another year and the passenger seat sensor failed. Decided I could just put up with the orange light.
One of the Toyota techs (two years ago) told me that the early seat belt sensors were very poor quality and he's replaced a bunch - after having to wait a week for the part(s).
#3374 of 3687 Front Bumper License Plate Holder
Sep 04, 2005 (7:54 am)
I could not find any way to mount a front license plate on our 1999 Sienna. I assume that Toyota must make a bracket, but could not find it. Can anyone point me to where I can get the correct part, or even if there is a way to do it with the original equipment? Thank you.
#3375 of 3687 2001 Engine Noise driving me Crazy
Sep 06, 2005 (9:20 pm)
Hello all, I own a 2001 Sienna LE. I bought it new and after about 12k miles began to hear a knocking noise. The noise occurs all the time after the car has warmed up. It is loudest when the van climbs hills. I've taken it to the dealer and after being told they can't hear it.(I took the mechanic around myself then he could hear it.) I was told that they scoped the valves. Can't find anything wrong with the car and the noise is normal. I change the oil every 3 to 4k miles currently have 40k and the noise continues. I'm considering getting rid of this van and going away from Toyota. Was wondering how anyone else has fared with this problem?
#3376 of 3687 OBS - engine noise
Sep 09, 2005 (9:19 am)
The computer controls the engine timing as far as advancing the spark or retard - whatever the case. From your description it sounds like it's not working correctly.
I would have them c/o the computer.
#3377 of 3687 Re: O2 Sensors [freebird] - P1130 (air/fuel sensor)
Sep 16, 2005 (6:14 am)
I got a CEL light in my 2000 Sienna and the code is P1130 (air/fuel sensor, bank 1). The van has about 53K miles on it. The light comes on sometimes and then goes away sometimes. Should I bother with changing the sensor. I believe this sensor is hard to get to because it is on the rear side. Has anyone been able to get Toyota to pay for this, either under TSB EG012-02 or some other program?