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#58 of 67 Warranty problems?
Feb 18, 2003 (1:06 pm)
Just wondering if anyone here has bought an extended warranty on a Sienna and tried to use it - was it worth it? Seems to me like it would be a good idea to have.
Has anyone bought a warranty over the internet and had it honored at a dealer? Ever been given a hard time about it? I'd love to hear of websites used to buy it, etc. -
Thanks in advance - JK
#59 of 67 Warranty
Feb 19, 2003 (4:57 am)
My gut instinct is to not buy any extended warranty, especially when buying the presumed high quality Toyota. However, I succumed and bought the ESP warranty from the dealer after he offered to discount it. Being in Canada, I tried to buy it from a US dealer on the web, which would have been a bit cheaper, but it didn't work out. Seems the US plans are different. We only have one level here, with different years and mileage (kilometerage??) limits. I selected the 6 year 160K Km option ( I think). With all the electronics and motors in my XLE, one failure will probably pay for the warranty. Haven't used it yet, though, so am wondering if it's really worth it? Hopefully will add to resale value, if and when we sell/trade.
#60 of 67 Warranty - contd
Feb 19, 2003 (5:41 am)
Thanks Jasdmw, appreciate the input. I agree that with all the electronic gadgets and new stuff on the minivans even the Toyotas could have something go wrong, and it is more likely to happen after 50,000 miles or so - thus making the standard warranty obsolete.
If anyone else has any Warranty War-stories to share I'd love to hear them - thanks in advance - JK
#61 of 67 Brake warning light
Feb 19, 2003 (10:19 am)
Be careful with just topping off the MC. The brake system on cars is closed system meaning if working properly it should not use brake fluid. As the pistons in the calipers move out the fluid level in the MC drops. When you replace the pads the fluid level should return to normal. So what will happen if you add fluid instead of changing the pads is that when you do change the pads you will need to remove some fluid or the MC will overflow.
#62 of 67 warranty
Feb 24, 2003 (10:24 am)
I too was resisting to buy this but having experienced a lot of repair on my previous maxima went ahead and paid $1800 incl taxes for a 7yr/120k bumper to bumper warranty just a week before the 3yrs was up. Hopefully nothing will go wrong but if it does....
Feb 24, 2003 (11:10 am)
Does anybody has this problem?
When I make turn at about 10~20 MPH, my body seem to lean to one side. Dealer said it could be due to soft suspensions, small tires and it is a mini-van.
Anyone has the same driving experience at all?
#64 of 67 re: Turning
Feb 27, 2003 (7:50 pm)
Good way to see if the leaning is "normal" would be to try another Highlander at the dealer. Be sure to check tire pressures, low presures will cause more feeling of lean when cornering.
#65 of 67 warranty opinion....
Mar 26, 2003 (4:45 am)
I bought the extended warranty on my 2000 Sienna. It was about 2 wks before the 3 yr. expiration. Never bought one on any car before.
I debated the warranty issue with my wife a bit, but we decided the number of gizmos on this van warranted it. Got the platinum 84mo.75000mi, 0 deductable; best for our driving.
On other boards some have argued that it's likely that at least the cd player will die in 7 years which will pay for some of it. Anybodys guess.
For us it figured to be less than $15. per month over the next 4 years; reasonable to me.
Search on 'warranty' on these boards; there are some that deal with this issue directly. You should be able to buy one directly from any dealer by phone...and prices do vary GREATLY from my experience.
#66 of 67 wobbling/humming noise
Apr 11, 2003 (10:21 am)
I have 02 xle with 11,000 miles in it. Ive noticed a wobbling noise when i released the gas pedal at the speed of 30mph going down to 25 mph w/out stepping on brake. I brought the van to the dealer they changed the tire but still the wobbling sound is noticeable.Does any of you experienced this?Also,Mechanic,first suspected after the road the bearing but its not.
Apr 29, 2003 (11:40 am)
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