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Toyota Sienna, Auto Repair, Scheduled Maintenance, Van
#455 of 2209 tsunami & lalalalala
Jan 20, 2004 (5:27 pm)
I got my van back today and drove it around town and out on the highway to check it out. Everything is working smoothly so it appears the problem is fixed. I did check out the rpms after tsunami said that he had to get up to 2000 to get moving. My van now shifts from first to second at approximately 1500 rpm if I go slowly and watch the tach rev up and then drop down as it shifts. If I give it more power, it does go up further before I see it drop so, perhaps I was a little hasty to say that 2000 was too high.
It does move much easier from start up and I don't get any hesitation now when the car shifts into high gears or when it shifts down.
That's all I can say now and I know that it isn't much. I'm taking the car cross country from New England (Go Pats) to Texas on the 22nd and then on to Phoenix. Hopefully, all will be OK.
#456 of 2209 tachometer resting place...
Jan 21, 2004 (8:35 am)
Noticed a peculiar thing: When I was test driving a LTD FWD a couple of days ago. (I donít know if it was just this particular minivan's problem or not) I noticed that when the vehicle was not running the tachometer was not resting at zero. The arm was up somewhere above 0 but below 2. Is this in the design of the tachometer? Or was this a problem with this particular instrument? Just wondering? Does anyone notice the same with theirs?
#457 of 2209 re: tachometer resting place
Jan 21, 2004 (1:37 pm)
The tachometer arm on our XLE FWD rests at zero
#458 of 2209 Sulphur Dioxide smell (sour) is a faulty Catalytic Converter!
Jan 23, 2004 (5:03 am)
We took our 2004 Sienna in for the transmission problem and a few other things. They said Toyota has acknowledged that the sour smell coming from under the car is a faulty Catalytic Converter - but there is no fix for it yet! Just add it to the list...
They flashed/updated the ECU. I hope this fixes the problems, we will pick the car up tonight.
The dealer refused to touch up the paint chips - WHY? Said we should do it! The manual says all chips should be touched up right away so they don't rust. Dealer is Koons Tyson's Toyota in Vienna, VA. Anyone else have any experience here?
#460 of 2209 lovemyaccords
Jan 23, 2004 (9:41 am)
We are experiencing a sour smell inside the vehicle (04 XLE AWD, leather). We were thinking it's because the new-car smell suddenly turned sour and waiting for it to dissipate. After seeing your message, it sounds like a real problem with car itself. My question is, if the catalystic converter is faulty, why can't they change it to a new one?
#461 of 2209 No DRL's on vehicle
Jan 23, 2004 (11:13 am)
I have a LE/8 with BW pkg. Package listed as having Daytime running lights. They are not on the vehicle. Auto on and off is standard on LE, but not DRL which is upgraded. I went to dealer today to ask if they could "figure it out". They said they are not there, mgr not there to give solution, need advice, what would others do in this situation??
Jan 23, 2004 (11:25 am)
Apparently as part of the Predelivery Inspection (PDI) a fuse/ relay has to be plugged in for DRL activation. But, some of the dealerships are clueless, so it isn't done. If your car came with DRLs I would definitely check this out. Details are posted somewherelse on the internet for you to find!.
#463 of 2209 Sour smell....
Jan 23, 2004 (11:56 am)
It isn't very likely that the problem really lies with the catalytic converter. It is much more likely that some engine control/performance software parameter has been screwed up causing early catalytic converter "failure".
No reason for converter replacement until cause of failure is isolated.
But the smell is "sour"???
Maybe like mould or mildew??
If so then see:
#464 of 2209 Koons Tyson's Toyota
Jan 23, 2004 (12:04 pm)
Here is what BBB has to say about them:
"Based on BBB files, the company has an unsatisfactory record with the Bureau due to unanswered complaints. Some customer complaints presented by the Bureau were resolved, however. The company responded to complaints with an explanation of the matter stating their position and the appropriate actions they have and/or would take.
Complaints against this business concern advertising issues, contract disputes, guarantee or warranty issues, refund practices, repair issues and service issues."
Even Rosenthal dealers have satisfactory records. Need I say more?