Last post on Nov 13, 2013 at 1:20 PM
You are in the Toyota Sienna
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Toyota Sienna, Audio, Entertainment System, Van
#216 of 233 Re: Xbox 360 [sbentall]
Feb 22, 2013 (4:37 am)
I've never experienced a situation in which I could not control a car, and if it's true as you say, it must indeed be terrifying.
But I need you to do something - for me, for yourself, etc. Go warm up the van, and find a safe place to play. In a smooth motion, take the gas pedal right to the floor. After a second or two of frantic wheel spinning acceleration apply your brake with your left foot equally hard.
If Toyota is right, a few things should happen:
1) The simultaneous brake-throttle logic should kill the electronic throttle.
2) If that fails to happen, the braking force of these 4 disks should be more powerful than the engine. Plus you applied the parking brake, so with the rears locked and dragging, and braking force on the front drive wheels, the van shouldn't go far or fast, if it moves at all.
3) You should feel the traction & stability control system further reduced engine power as the front tires chirped for grip.
4) Pressing and holding the keyless ignition should have done the job. Perhaps you didn't hold it for the required few seconds. Give it a try to see what it takes under controlled conditions.
If you can still make the van move, please video tape this so that Toyota can see it actually happen! I want to believe that it would take multiple system failures for this to happen and is almost impossible, but I keep an open mind.
#217 of 233 Aux audio input and noise?
Jun 10, 2011 (11:17 am)
#218 of 233 Aux audio input and noise?
Apr 01, 2009 (5:08 am)
i've read about noise problems when using the aux input with a device that plugs into the cigarette problem. anyone notice this? i have an xm skyfi2 that needs external power.
this issue did force a recall on other older toyotas but i'm uncertain of the 09 sienna. could someone shine a light on this issue?
Apr 13, 2009 (11:29 am)
anyone? i just confirmed that this is still an issue with sienna's. i just got my cable and tried it with xm and there is a noticeable hum
#220 of 233 Re: hum [eddieras]
Apr 23, 2009 (2:48 am)
I found a Toyota Service Bulletin on this very issue- with numerous models thru '08 - unfortunately not the Sienna, though the problem is obviously the same. I went to my dealer tuesday and they checked it over and confirmed the issue as the same and opened a case with Toyota on it. So hopefully in the very near future Toyota will have a fix for the Sienna as well.
Anyone else with this issue??
#221 of 233 Re: hum [eddieras]
Jun 27, 2010 (1:35 pm)
I have an 06 Sienna XLE. I use both satellite radio and an iphone. You need something called a ground loop noise filter. About $15 at Crutchfield. I had a very loud and annoying hum/interference before; with the addition of this filter the aux inputs work very well.
HTH. Here's the link at Crutchfield:
#222 of 233 Re: hum [flynk9]
Jun 27, 2010 (4:19 pm)
thanks- i did pick up a filter - works good. but toyota should take care of this - they had a recall on a fewl other models and put a filter in, but wouldn't do it on the sienna.
#223 of 233 Found some info on the AUX noise issue
Jun 10, 2011 (10:39 am)
Here's a link to an article on this issue and a TSB from Toyota:
#224 of 233 Re: Found some info on the AUX noise issue [amandacraig]
Jun 10, 2011 (11:17 am)
thanks but that's the same thing i posted earlier in the thread. i had the same issue, i went to toyota armed with the TSB but they wouldn't honor it becuase it's a different vehicle - i thought you had a new TSB on these current cars - darn! thanks tho...