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Toyota Sienna, Heating / Cooling, Van
#4 of 182 2002 sienna raer climate control
Mar 10, 2007 (4:05 pm)
my wife and i just got a certified used 2002 toyota sienna ce. when we turned on the heater for the back vents nothing comes out (just from under the front seats) when i took it to the toyota dealership the techs said (after 4 hours) that the rear climate control does not do heat in the back just a/c. now i questiond them why would there be a controll for heat if it's not supposed to work and they had no real answer. i feel i am being messed with so they dont have to fix it. i am hoping that there is someone that might have a correct answer sinse i don't have a manual to look it up. thank you.
#5 of 182 Re: 2002 sienna raer climate control [orguss1]
Mar 10, 2007 (9:50 pm)
They are lying to you - heat works back there (or should!!!).
Now, if you raise the temp and don't adjust the mode to come out of the vents, it will just come out of the floor. Try switching the mode to vent and raising the temp - if there's still nothing, then something needs to be fixed somewhere.
#6 of 182 Re: Toyota Sienna: Cold & Hot Air Flow [rookie9]
Apr 04, 2007 (12:16 pm)
I just had a terrible experience with Toyota, Our 2004 Sienna is 12 days past the 36 month warranty and has only 31K miles. Last week the AC quit working and the battery light came on. The belt had sheared. We took the vehicle to the Thousand Oaks Toyota Dealership, incidently where we bought the car and Frank, the service writer, told us that the compressor had seized and caused the belt to shear. The repair would be $1,900.00 but the bill could be higher since metal may have gotten into the hoses and the condenser. The bill is now at $3,000 and Toyota has refused to make any kind of adjustment. In fact, the Toyota company policy is that area representatives will not under any circumstances actually talk to a customer. We have owned several Toyotas and each one has had slightly poor quality. I suspect that this is a problem with a number of 2003 and 2004 vehicles. Is this another cover up like the sludge problems? Toyota has certainly damaged its reputation with this kind of behavior.
#7 of 182 Reply to Msg#1 - That's actually how they designed it to work.
Apr 05, 2007 (2:01 pm)
The lower vents put out warm air and the upper vents put out cold(AC) air. There is a TSB issued by toyota, where if you complain about it, they can change a couple of heater control modules(behind the dash and in the rear) to make both warm and cold air come out of either vent system. The TSB # is AC001-06 and was put out on Jan 13, 2006.
#8 of 182 Re: Reply to Msg#1 - That's actually how they designed it to work. [tcp2]
Apr 05, 2007 (6:21 pm)
News to me...
If you select dash outlet airflow and high heat....
#9 of 182 Re: Toyota Sienna: Cold & Hot Air Flow [siennaac]
Apr 09, 2007 (5:56 pm)
I agree with you about Toyota quality. I think it has been slipping the past few years. Toyota is getting to be a very arrogant car company too. I have gotten nothing but the run around from them concerinig a few of the problems I have had with my 05 sienna.
#10 of 182 Re: Toyota Sienna: Cold & Hot Air Flow [mleonardo]
Apr 10, 2007 (7:38 am)
I think what has been happening is that instead of raising prices inordinantly as they proposed a few years ago in order to give GM, Ford, & Chrysler a bigger share of the market they decided to "stumble" insofar as QA is concerned.
But I'm not sure it's working.
#11 of 182 Re: Toyota Sienna: Cold & Hot Air Flow [wwest]
Apr 10, 2007 (8:01 am)
I don't think I understand your statement. Are you saying that Toyota is doing this on purpose?
#12 of 182 I should have specified this is for rear heat/cool.
Apr 10, 2007 (2:02 pm)
#13 of 182 Re: Toyota Sienna: Cold & Hot Air Flow [mleonardo]
Apr 10, 2007 (7:44 pm)
Toyota first published a TSB regarding the engine/transaxle 1-2 second hesitation in the spring of 2003, and I have good reason to believe they first knew of it within a few months of the introduction of the RX300. The problem remains.....