Last post on Oct 07, 2013 at 12:24 PM
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Toyota Sienna, Heating / Cooling, Van
#15 of 18 Sienna ac problem
Sep 22, 2011 (6:21 pm)
I too had the same problem. I had the freon charged and it worked great for 3 months and now it's back to just the one vent (center right) blowing cold. I'd like a definitive answer as to what the problem is as just the labor people are quoting me is in the hundreds of dollars.
#16 of 18 2007 Toyota AC, Transmission, Master Cylinder, Brakes, What hasn't broke?
Nov 27, 2011 (11:06 am)
I purchased this vehicle in Cleveland Ohio, my first brand new car and I've spent more on repairs than on any of the used cars I have previously owned. So sad, When you purchase a brand new car and pay over $600 per month for 5 years you expect its going to run properly especially when you keep up on service and maintenance. Especially when you think a TOYOTA product is SUPPOSED to last you up to at least 200k miles. Well mine barely made it to 10,000 without costly repairs of some sort. Now at 89k the transmission is deteriorating from the inside, the master cylinder needs replaced and The AC has broken for the 3rd time! The list goes on with repairs needed on this vehicle and at my last 11 months of my loan im completely disgusted paying 617 per month on a vehicle that I cannot even drive! About 4000 miles out of my extended warranty I was informed I need to replace the transmission and master cyclinder. The vehicle was at around 80,000 miles and not even 4 years old. Transmission service or maintenance isn't even a protocol on these vehicle until supposedly 90k-100k, so what gives?? The AC went out on me initially in the middle of 2nd the 3rd year. I lived in FL at the time so obviously it was a priority. Though I had lived in the North from the time I purchased it until 3 months before the AC stopped working. So the AC was never overused and barely used for 2 summer seasons in the North. Initially they couldn't find the leak so I had to pay to fill the freon and the service for AC (the extended warranty would not cover this visit nor refund me) AFTER the 30 days I went back and they found the leak, the warranty covered this minus my $50 deductible. A month before the year anniversary of the repair the AC began the same trouble (blowing hot on the driver side and only working with fan type air not cold, not cool if I turned the rear AC on) The dealership that repaired it would not cover the repair and my warranty had run out! This is all snowballing at me along with the tranny and brake issues. The vehicle has been parked over 6 months and I just cant afford to repair it. I can barely afford the payments. Toyota customer service offered me a $2000 refund if I were t replace the tranny at a Toyota dealer and the cost is over $5000, which I will never have. The refund would supposedly come in 6-8 wks. and they extended this only because of my impeccable service record. Does anyone out there know of any recourse I can take with this? I truly think that Toyota should replace a transmission if it is failing prior to 100k miles and 4 years old. I have poored enough money into this vehicle, brakes, tires, heating elements, AC, windshield washer fluid dispenser, hoses etc. It has been nothing but a disaster and unfortunately cannot fall under Lemon Law because none of the "same" repairs have been needed at least 3xs.
Extremely dissatisfied Toyota owner will never buy again!
#17 of 18 Re: 2007 Toyota AC, Transmission, Master Cylinder, Brakes, What hasn't broke? [smbmartini]
Oct 07, 2013 (8:42 am)
I know this reply is 2 years old but still. My 2006 sienna had tranny problems. Luckily dealer replaced under warranty. however, they said in the end it was the computer that was really having problems and just needed to be rebooted ? I was without a car for a week. Now, My AC has gone out and needs a new evaportor core which will run me 3k. Will not buy a toyota again !!
#18 of 18 Re: 2007 Toyota AC, Transmission, Master Cylinder, Brakes, What hasn't broke? [mommysmith]
Oct 07, 2013 (12:24 pm)
A Dodge or Honda that age would be on its 3rd trans, with money coming out of your pocket....