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Toyota Sienna, Heating / Cooling, Van
#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.....
#14 of 182 Air Conditioner -Compressor Blew up
Jun 06, 2007 (7:50 pm)
HI, Our AC- Compressor blew up about 5 weeks ago. The Toyota dealer/service has had our car for 5 weeks. They are having problems fixing the compressor. It is under warranty. When the compressor blew up it went all through the engine. They can't fix the problem. I was wondering what to do? Is there someone higher up to go to? Please help
#15 of 182 Re: Air Conditioner -Compressor Blew up [sun_flower99]
Jun 06, 2007 (8:58 pm)
"When the compressor blew up it went all through the engine."
What does this means?
Everything is fixable. What are they proposing?
Did they give you a loaner? If so, I would just let them take there time. If not, then demand a loaner.