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Toyota Sienna, Auto Repair, Scheduled Maintenance, Van
Aug 27, 2006 (8:50 pm)
My wife and I purchased a new 2006 Toyota Sienna about 4-6 months ago. About 2 weeks ago, we had to have the brake pads replaced because they were scraping. Only 12K miles on it. Anybody else have this experience?
Toyota is supposed to be better than American cars, not equivalent to them...perhaps my minivan was made in an American plant (I think most of them are now anyway?)
#2156 of 2209 Re: Speech Command System [afrankc]
Aug 28, 2006 (12:20 pm)
Is this on a Sienna, or another Toyota. Dealer says there is no Voice Command available for Sienna NAV system.
#2157 of 2209 Re: knock sound upon acceleration or turning on curve [nichrome]
Aug 30, 2006 (10:46 am)
We have an 05 and have just started trouble shooting a similar problem... I feel the knock in the steering while accelerating from a coast at 35-50 mph. I don't feel it while turning. The dealer, who I really like, has tried twice to figure it out with no success. They checked all the obvious places, ie. engine mounts, cv joints. Probably time to call Toyota. This issue appears in posts going back years.
#2158 of 2209 Rollback when stopped at uphill.
Sep 08, 2006 (5:19 pm)
On a recent trip to San Francisco in our now 06 XLE(automatic transmission) where there are a lot of steep roads I noticed that, when I stopped on an uphill road and released the brake temporarily to step on the gas to move forward the car would roll back, until I could step on the gas enough to make it move forward.
I have owned other toyota's (sedans mostly.. camry/lexus) and found them to have a feature to prevent rollback. that is even if I released the brake when Idle( while in Drive(D))the car didnt back, someting prevent it from doing that.
Has anyone else noticed this , or does anyone else have this problem? or is htis normal for a Sienna?
#2159 of 2209 Re: Rollback when stopped at uphill. [pdsouza]
Sep 10, 2006 (12:53 am)
I've never heard of any auto tansmission car having a "hill holder " feature, you do see it in some manuals. You are probably just noticing the roll back more on the Sienna as it weighs a lot more than your previous sedans.
#2160 of 2209 Re: Finish coming of rims Sienna 04 XLE AWD [ohres]
Sep 10, 2006 (8:50 pm)
I am interested to know if you have any resolution. I have a 2005 Sienna XLE AWD. At about 15,000 miles, I noted corrossion on all four wheels. The dealer claims they spoke to the zone representative, who told them if I purchase two rims at $904 plus tax, they will "give" me the other two. I am unwilling to do this on a van that was under 1 1/2 years old, went through only one winter, and cost over $35k. When I called the customer service line, they said they stand by the zone rep. I am going to continue to pursue, especially since I now see I am not alone. This is definitely a manufacturing defect in my mind - too little paint along the edge where the corrossion starts and then spreads outward. Now I know it is something Toyota has known about for two model years. It should be covered under the terms of the warranty. There are a couple of folks I have seen on the web where the dealer replaced all four of their rims. Don't know why they don't have a standard practice and desire to maintain customer loyalty. This is my first Toyota, and might be my last.
#2161 of 2209 Does 06 LE have theft-defer-system?
Sep 11, 2006 (9:04 am)
I recently bought 06 LE with pckg#2, without any options that dealer offered. Accordign to manual, there should be a theft-defer-system which will activate when the door is opened without key or remote entry. I tested mine and it didn't work. So I called the dealer, and I was told that my model does NOT have it, and I have to buy an alarm from them to have this feature. Is this true?
#2162 of 2209 06'Sienna and cruise control problem
Sep 11, 2006 (4:43 pm)
This is brand new 06 Le Sienna with 4000 miles and I have problem with cruise control .When the cruise control is set On everything is working fine(its ok on flat road ,uphill) until I go downhill !!! The car speeds up!! The dealer checks the car and said everything is ok!! I told them ‘you people don’t now how cruise control work “!!! What to do??