Last post on Jul 19, 2008 at 10:03 AM
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Toyota Sienna, Car Warranties, Van
#6 of 10 Re: My brand new XLE broke down at 53 miles (12-hr new) [nottalotofun1]
May 10, 2008 (1:37 pm)
You bought a japanese car and are blaming the American workers who put it together because it had a faulty part? Im sure the part was made elsewhere. Why not blame the Chinese, indonesian, malaysian, indian etc.. who made the part? I have had japanese and domestic vehicles and have had different experiences with all of them. I had a Ford that gave me no problems the entire time I owned it (5 years). I have had a Toyota 4runner that needed a new motor, and had faulty brakes (made in Japan). I currently have an 03 corolla that gets awesome gas mileage but the interior is falling apart. All car companies, including the Japanese ones have their share of problems no matter where they are built.
#7 of 10 Re: My brand new XLE broke down at 53 miles (12-hr new) [nottalotofun1]
Jun 17, 2008 (1:06 pm)
We recently had the same problem, but it has happened to us two times now. The dealer told us that it was a defective fuel pump. However, now our van is in the shop again and it's been almost a week now without any solution to the problem. Was the fuel pump defective in your Sienna
#9 of 10 Re: My brand new XLE broke down at 53 miles (12-hr new) [sfurgy88]
Jun 17, 2008 (1:58 pm)
Sorry to hear that. In our case, there was something wrong with the engine immobilizer system being a little too sensetive. My other car is a Highlander and it's likely the transponder inside the key of my Highlander actived the security system of the Sienna (check page 11 of your owner's manual). Then the car was "locked". Never put your other Toyota car key anywhere near the key of your Sienna. Dealer replaced a transponder chip of the Sienna and now it works fine. I am not sure if yours is the same situation issue but hope this helps.
#10 of 10 Re: My brand new XLE broke down at 53 miles (12-hr new) [nottalotofun1]
Jul 19, 2008 (10:03 am)
I just looked through the sienna forum as i am thinking of purchasing one in the near future and saw tht ur sienna broke down at 53 miles?!
all i kno is tht if u have an immobolizer, it may have been blocked out by ur other keys. My uncle who owns a 04 corolla (built in Ontario) had the same problem. The person at the dealer, told him that if he remove his other keys etc.(this is what my uncle did and has never happened since) from the car key and immobolizer this problem will not happen.