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Toyota Sienna, Van
#31 of 60 RE: Lifetime Warranty & New Transmission [2002odie]
Jan 21, 2008 (4:05 pm)
I don't think the fact that someToyota dealerships are offering Lifetime Warranties is necessarily a red flag. I think that's simply to "keep up with the Jones's". Chrysler offers one; so does Toyota. I just find it amusing that these dealerships are advertising them as "exclusive" when obviously they're not. I don't think that there's some big secret Toyota is hiding about transmission problems. The Sienna is a very popular van in my hometown. Out of my scrapbooking group, there are six of us that drive them. I think that out of the thousands manufactured,yes, there are going to be some that have some problems. And, yes, when it's your problem, that's a pain in the butt. That doesn't mean it's a pain in the butt for everyone else, however. If you feel that the dealership is lying to you, then by all means pursue the truth and get them to fix your van, and not at your cost. But let's not make a broad generalization of the entire manufacturing company because a few people have posted here. Power sliding doors not working is a problem; that's why I choose not to have them (and I can't afford them!). Sliding doors freeze.... but sometimes, so did the doors on my VW Passat when I had to park it outside during the winter. That doesn't mean that Toyota and Honda as car manufacturing companies are the most terrible in the world. There are lemons in every car make.
#32 of 60 Re: Toyota high resale value? [hansienna]
Jan 23, 2008 (8:03 pm)
If you are having problems with your vehicle, would you sell it privately to dump your problems on another person?
Yep. I'd provide them with maintence records... their choice.
If I were selling a newer vehicle I would offer it at private sale. Like you stated, dealerships don't want to give you jack for your trade-in... much less than jack on domestics.
#33 of 60 Warranty vs. Reliability
Jan 24, 2008 (11:40 am)
I don't think these are very much related.
One side may argue a long warranty is needed when people have no faith in the brand.
The other might say a company offers one when they are confident in the product and truly believes they can afford to stand behind it without going bankrupt.
But look at this simple example: even within brands, reliability varies. Yet those cars carry the same warranty.
It's completely seperate.
#34 of 60 RE: Lifetime Warranty & New Transmission [ateixeira]
Mar 25, 2008 (4:17 pm)
They changed the manufacturing plant - thats when the failures started - so the stats are irelevent because they apply to the transmissions which used to be made in Japan NOT the new failure prone ones made in West Virginia
#35 of 60 Re: Just bad luck [pingmoon]
Mar 25, 2008 (4:23 pm)
There are only an extremely limited number of people that contribute to this forum out of the millions of Sienna owners. Its probably a safe bet that dozens of complaints here represent thousands of failure on the road.
#36 of 60 Re: Just bad luck [mcase2]
Mar 26, 2008 (7:26 am)
What dozens? I've only seen a couple.
Apr 06, 2008 (4:23 am)
I own a 2007 Toyota Limited with 8250 miles. I have had it in to my selling dealer 3 times for the transmission. I'm sorry, but when I slow down to turn, go over a speed bump or otherwise make some change in speed, the transmission shouldn't be "searching" for a gear when I re-accelerate. The last trip to the dealer was after a complaint to Toyota and them setting up the meeting. The response? "Yes, we 've had lots of complaints about that...but Toyota hasn't given us any repair. We can reprogram the computer but that will last a couple of days and then it will be doing the same thing again". In other words...go pound sand because we're not going to do anything about your crappy transmission. I'm THROUGH with Toyota and this van is for sale. I'm sure I won't have any trouble selling a very low mileage Sienna with navigation/DVD etc. but what a load of garbage from Toyota. I'm totally disgusted.
#39 of 60 Re: Steve [stevecrouch]
Apr 08, 2008 (5:06 pm)
What do you mean "searching" for a gear? If you're talking about the slight hesitation you feel when you turn a corner, then yep, that is perfectly normal. Go to siennaclub.org. There is a long discussion given to this very same subject. I have learned to live with mine; it is a characteristic of the Sienna particular to the '07 model. If you had an '06, you wouldn't feel it at all, probably.... but then you also wouldn't have the bigger engine and be able fly when you need to, either!