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#749 of 2179 loose nut on driver's side window motor
Jul 07, 2004 (5:03 pm)
My 2001 Sequoia with 27K miles started making some noises in the driver's door last summer while it was still under factory warranty. It sounded like something was loose inside the door, particularly when the window was being rolled up or down. I finally took it in about two months after the factory warranty expired to have the problem diagnosed and fixed along with a transmission flush. It turned out that a nut securing the motor of the powered window was loose. The dealer tightened the nut and charged $92.00. I bought Toyota's 6-year, 100K miles extended warranty but was told that it does not cover nuts. Has anyone experienced this loose nut problem problem or the absurdity of such a charge?
In July 2003, one of the side mirrors on my Seq. was vibrating badly that I couldn't use the mirror. It was a loose screw/nut problem. I think Toyota must have had a batch of cars that had improperly torqued screws/nuts.
#750 of 2179 Re: Go with the Toyota Platinum Warranty [mdsequoia #331]
Jul 07, 2004 (5:24 pm)
I got the Platinum warranty but it does not cover nuts. It happened that one of the nuts securing the driver's door power-window was loose and making noises and I was charged $92 for tightening it. According to the dealer, nuts are not covered under the warranty. The problem began while under factory warranty. I couldn't bring the car in for checkup until about two months after factory warrant expired. Even though I bought the Toyota's extended warranty, I feel that I got screwed.
#751 of 2179 Sender and Dealer Gouging
Jul 08, 2004 (1:35 am)
Re my post 746, yes it was the sender and was fixed under warranty. So far, so good.
I too was gouged by a dealer. I couldn't get the locks to NOT engage while putting the car in gear, so asked the dealer to deprogram it during it's regular service appt. It sounds so simple in the owner's manual, but I couldn't get it to work, even after reading several posts here! They charged $47.50 for what should be a 5 minute thing!! My wife picked up the car and didn't question the charge. When I saw the bill, which was outrageous for a maintenance sevice anyway, I called the dealer to complain. They said this was their normal charge to reprogram, but to placate me they sent me a coupon for a free oil change. I use Mobil 1, and am sure the coupon will cover that. LOL
#752 of 2179 Re: Sender and Dealer Gouging [sb55 #751]
Jul 08, 2004 (6:26 am)
If you have time, would you mind posting the instructions from the manual to reprogram the door locks. I've always wanted to reprogram them but my manual has no such instructions(2001 Sequoia).
#753 of 2179 Re: AC TSB [bp3959]
Jul 08, 2004 (6:30 am)
Update: Finally got my truck back last night with the AC fixed. Ended up costing me $278 and they took care of $1600 in charges. This is outstanding considering I'm 53,000 miles past the 36k the TSB is good for.
#754 of 2179 to bp3959
Jul 09, 2004 (2:20 am)
I wish I could have done it. The reason I needed the dealer was because it wouldn't wook per the owners manual instructions. Go back to previous posts on this board. I tried their tips, but still couln't get it to work.
#755 of 2179 BP3959 and SB55 door locks
Jul 09, 2004 (7:22 pm)
BP- Unfortunately you need to go to the dealer if you want it changed. Toyota changed it for '03 so the owner could do it. Prior to that it has to be done through the hand held unit the dealer has.
SB55- The owners manual leaves out that you need to release the lock after 5 seconds as the last step if I recall. I bought the repair manual CD from e-bay ($20 total, shipped) and it has everything on it. Programming door locks, spare keys, spare remotes, wire diagrams, maintenace procedures etc. A well spent $20 for me.
#756 of 2179 Re: BP3959 and SB55 door locks [sequoiasoon #755]
Jul 09, 2004 (7:56 pm)
Any idea what modes there are to choose from? I'm curious as to what other items could be reprogrammed.
#757 of 2179 2001 Seq. and JBL stereo TSB
Jul 13, 2004 (9:37 am)
Thanks to a posting in this forum I was able to get the dealer to fix the boomy bass and rear fader problem, which are covered by the TSB. I should get the truck back today and hopefully will hear an improvement.
As for my previous posting about being charged $92 for tightening a nut securing the motor powering the driver's window, the same dealer still maintains that since the car is 2 months out of warranty and the Platinum warranty doesn't cover nuts, they had to charge me $92. Any suggestion who/where to take this issue to next? Toyota said the dealer is their eyes and ears. Apparently, the ears seem deft and eyes seem miopic. Thanks.
Jul 13, 2004 (7:43 pm)
Lock choices were:
Auto lock when removed from park.
Auto lock at/above 20 mph.
Auto unlock by Ignition switch (drivers door must be opened within 10 seconds of turning off ignition)
Auto unlock when back in park.
All 4 choices are independent and a yes/no option.
So, Yes, you can have it lock when you put in drive, make sure it's locked at 20 mph, unlock when you park and make sure it's unlocked by opening drivers door, or any combination of them (or not).