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#2188 of 2209 04 AWD leaking fluid
Oct 19, 2006 (9:54 am)
I notice my AWD sienna has a leak from the rear "gear box?"
it's kind of a clear fluid.
I used to own a AWD Town and country and I had the same problem. Not sure if it is common to AWD
#2189 of 2209 Re: Sienna 2005 intermittent ABS Failure [loucapri]
Oct 19, 2006 (1:26 pm)
Thanks for response.
The brakes totally fails, the pedal goes to the floor and it does not slow down, so I coast until I stop. However, when I release the brake pedal and then reapply the brake it works fine. The dealership is unable to finds error codes and brakes work fine when it is their hands. It has happen 3 times in 18,000 miles, I scared that the brakes will not work the next time I reapply the brakes.
#2190 of 2209 Re: Sienna 2005 intermittent ABS Failure [linea]
Oct 20, 2006 (8:12 am)
You should document all the complaint and concern you have with your local toyota dealer. In case of an accident, you can always prove that you did contact toyota and you did try to address the issue with them. You may able to SUE them. Hey, we are in America
#2191 of 2209 Re: Sienna 2005 intermittent ABS Failure [loucapri]
Oct 20, 2006 (4:12 pm)
Thanks for your response. I prefer not to be DEAD right regarding the failure of the ABS system. The reason I posted the problem was two fold: first see if other owners had similar problem and how they solved it: second to let other owners beware of the issue, if their brake petal goes to the floor, it might be the malfunction of ABS system so try releasing the brake and re-appling the brakes again.
#2192 of 2209 Re: Sienna 2005 intermittent ABS Failure [linea]
Oct 20, 2006 (6:05 pm)
This sounds like a problem that was previously posted so you should search back a bit.
I was badly injured by a defective hatch on my 2005. The dealership and local reps denied problems. I filed an incident report to nhtsa and engaged them in some dialog. As it turned out, Toyota had issued a technical service bulletin for the problem 1 year before my accident. I would encourage you to file an incident report as it may help keep the automakers honest and us safer.
#2193 of 2209 Re: Sienna 2005 intermittent ABS Failure [alanstone]
Oct 21, 2006 (11:56 am)
Thanks for your response. I was able to find that owners of Sienna 2004 had similar complaints, but no resolution was posted. Please other owners with intermittent ABS failure such that the brake pedals goes to the floor and you do not slow down, but when you reapply the brakes they work fine: let me know, since my dealership finds nothing wrong.
#2194 of 2209 Toyota Sienna: Problems & Solutions (2004+)
by claires HOST
Oct 23, 2006 (2:48 am)
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#2195 of 2209 '07 Sienna Demo and damaged purchase
Sep 07, 2007 (5:15 am)
#2196 of 2209 '07 Sienna Demo and damaged purchase
Aug 18, 2007 (2:40 pm)
I just got back from my local Toyota dealer since I'm looking for a Sienna. The other day a salesperson called me about demo cars, so I stopped in.
I brought my data from Edmunds and my laptop. The salesperson said that they had a 2007 XLE Limited AWD demo and asked whether I was interested. I answered, "depends."
The car had 4,000 miles on it. While I was looking at the car I noticed a nine inch by one inch scrape (like a side-swipe) on the panel before the rear tire. I pointed it out to the saleman.
During the negotiation portion the salesman quoting MSRP and I said 'any Demo car with damage we don't talk discounts from MSRP, we talk discounts from invoice price.' We settled on $30,780 minus the current $1,500 rebate - which I thought was great.
However, once I returned to the dealer with the bank check I noticed the invoice said "FWD" not "AWD." Upon further inspection, I noticed it said "XLE" not "XLE Limited." I then checked the car itself and sure enough, it was an XLE with the #3 package not a Limited.
Essentially, the dealer was giving me the car for a few hundred off invoice cost, which may be an OK deal but not a great deal. The manager wouldn't go any lower. I voided the transaction.
Did I do the right thing?
Aug 18, 2007 (2:44 pm)
I wanted to add that I don't think this was an intential 'bait and switch.' The saleman was new and I believe wasn't familiar with all the models.
However, the issue is if a car has 4,000 miles on it and has body work damage invoice price is still too high.