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Toyota Sienna, Auto Repair, Scheduled Maintenance, Van
#1286 of 2209 trac control
Jan 31, 2005 (8:25 am)
We have one of the first 2004 sienna le w/trac control (purchased may 2003). Last week after a snow storm our warning lights came on (emergency brake light, trac control, vsc & abs). Brought it into the dealer and found the hydrolic brake booster is bad. A $1500 part! Since we have 40,000 miles it's not covered under the warranty. We are so mad! This is our first and last Toyota. I'm calling Toyota today and hopefully they will cover it. Keep you posted.
#1287 of 2209 Re: Power steering return hose recall (recall 40H) [heywood1]
Jan 31, 2005 (10:40 am)
Thanks Heywood1 for the reply. I will check the p/s hoses to see if there is a part number on them. Hopefully the number will be somewhere that is easily visible. Weather has been cold and snowy recently so I have not tried very hard to check under the hood.
#1288 of 2209 Re: Power steering return hose recall (recall 40H) [ricobeach]
Jan 31, 2005 (10:55 am)
I have no idea whether or not the Hose Kit number is stamped on the actual part itself--let alone exacatly where. Was it referenced on your repair order?
#1289 of 2209 Re: pull right [cheapman]
Jan 31, 2005 (2:27 pm)
I have an O4 ltd and also notice it pulls to the right especially at highway speeds.
I have read some posts where they say it is the curvature of the road (for drainage) that may be the cause, but I have noticed this when i am in the center lanes of the freeway and my other cars don't seem affected by this.
#1290 of 2209 Toyota Security Alarm (V5) not working installed by dealer
Feb 01, 2005 (11:30 am)
I purchased 05 LE AWD with a dealer installed Toyota Security alarm system (coed V5) for $400 3 weeks ago. Now I just checked and found it is not working whatever you do according to the manual (3200 plus). I was told by dealer that it is the way if you put a add-on alarm. Is there any one know more about the add-on alarm on Sienna? Thanks.
#1291 of 2209 Re: Power steering return hose recall (recall 40H) [heywood1]
Feb 01, 2005 (11:41 am)
I believe that most hoses have a part number on them. I don't have my repair order with me but it should have a number on it. The hose number may not match the "kit" number but I can check with a parts department to see what part is used. In any case, the hose should look new compared with the other hoses nearby since it was supposedly replaced by the recall.
I was told by someone on another forum that the hose that is replaced is physically located underneath the vehicle. I will be changing the oil soon so I will look for the return line from underneath. If I find it, I will post it's exact location in case others need to check it's condition.
#1292 of 2209 Re: Toyota Security Alarm VIP 3200 not working installed by dealer [bobcui]
Feb 01, 2005 (1:12 pm)
I forgot to mention it is a VIP 3200 plus.
#1293 of 2209 I called Toyota today because ( more recalls!!)
Feb 02, 2005 (12:11 pm)
I got a reminder notice that I did not take the van in for the recall on the power steering hose .I had a problem the day of the last appointment and didn't go so when I called I told them about the recall the tire rotation and the oil change as well as the noise i am hearing in the front end. Here is the kicker they said there area few other recalls we might not have been notified of yet a plastic sealent on the doors , a sticker for the owners manual and the radiator . So if it goes in and they all come up on the car they will do them all in one day. That was a suprise to me anyone else here of these recalls?
#1294 of 2209 Where is the "better?"
Feb 02, 2005 (12:52 pm)
After tremendous success with other Toyotas - including a 2000 XLE Sienna - we have found our 2004 XLE Limited several giant steps BACKWARD. All previous units generated AT LEAST the sticker gas mileage. This one is super thirsty - we get on the road what was "predicted" for town. The tranny searches for a gear when the cruise control is engaged and you go over a cigarette butt. We had the "heats only on HI" problem "fixed" only to have lukewarm seats. We got lured into the Toyota image and expected an improvement with the "much better and safer" Sienna. Oh! How we wish we still had the 2000 with its 49K miles ...
#1295 of 2209 genee I hope that this is better then
Feb 02, 2005 (3:50 pm)
both my GM's I am still so unsure of any car now. i went with toyota because of the "name" all of our friends who have them LOVE them and have nothing bad ever to say about them only the usual work had to be done (oil changes ETC) I hope that this van lasts me the next 4-6 years !! I have a 3 year old and need it!! LOL well I actually purchased it outright so no payments and I can sell it at will or turn it in in the case of a really bad lemon (HOPE NOT) I still love it better then the venture or trailblazer that I got rid of to get it. I have not decided to touch the bun warmers because i don't want the "FIX" to make it worse. So i will deal with them on HI for now.