Last post on Apr 28, 2011 at 10:49 AM
You are in the Toyota Sienna
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Sienna, Crash Test Ratings, Van
#7 of 9 Re: Sienna Ratings [pact95]
Mar 03, 2011 (4:06 am)
I saw that some of my information had been truncated. I wanted to provide the remaining...
· - Page 2-2 of the report shows no knee airbag installed in the Toyota Sienna yet on page 2-17 shows both airbags exist in table “TEST DUMMY INFORMATION AND CONTACT” and again shows no airbag in table “SUPPLIMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM INFORMATION”. I am confused about whether this vehicle in the test had/didn’t have a knee airbag for the passenger. Since I own one, I suspect it didn’t as mine does not. There appears to be a flaw in your report though.
Response: The passenger dummy did not have a knee airbag, but the driver did. I will alert the proper personnel of the error in the report.
· - Was trying to compare the seat angle and position. In both reports, it is hard to grasp the angle of the passenger seat and the position within the car. I see reference to detents, what are these? Can I get further clarification on this data?
Response: The seat angle and the subsequent position of the occupant with respect to the airbag dependents largely on the seat’s range of adjustment as designed by its manufacturer. “Detents” refer to the positioning and adjustment “notches” each seat is designed with by its manufacturer. Our program uses the seating procedure from FMVSS No. 208 to position the seats and the dummies. That procedure can be found here:
You’ll specifically want to examine the procedure for a Hybrid III 50th male in the driver’s seat and a Hybrid III 5th female in the right front passenger’s seat.
Thanks to all. Hopefully this helps some people gain clarity.
#8 of 9 Re: Sienna Ratings [pact95]
Mar 03, 2011 (5:54 am)
Good information, breaks it down to more usable percentages. We bought the Odyssey yesterday. It think it was the right choice for us. We also considered the Quest since it seems very competative but didn't have ratings out for it.