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#12 of 43 Re: Toyota Sienna 2006 airbag light easy fix for me [fibber2]
Sep 29, 2011 (10:32 am)
I have been looking at Sienna's for the past few months. The one originally I looked at (and posted the airbag issues) was for 06, from the dealer, base model. I also saw one 05 XLE at the dealer, but the price was too high ($3400), compared to 06 base. As I mentioned before the ext. warranty was a min of $1400. In the mean time, I saw a craigslist post by owner, and that is the one that I bought! It took over a week
for the process, seeing the car a few times, getting it checked, etc., but I suppose it worked out fairly smooth.
#13 of 43 Re: Toyota Sienna 2006 airbag light on - serious safety issue [potat]
Nov 14, 2011 (7:05 pm)
My 2006 Toyota Sienna I bought at Sparks Toyota in Myrtle Beach has had the air bag light on since I purchased it in 06. It was worked on regularly for 2 years and had every possible thing replaced. The airbag light was still on when the warranty expired and Sparks would not fix it as a warranty issue. They said the bags would deploy....it was just the light that didn't work. Now that our family is grown we want to sell or trade the van but have found out the bags will not work due to this issue. Don't buy this van....their may be no fix. We have literally had the passenger seat replaced, the center console bag replaced, the sensors in the dash replaced, the seat belt replaced, the wires and connectors replaced...our light is still on.
#14 of 43 Re: Toyota Sienna 2006 airbag light on - serious safety issue [myrtlebeach]
Nov 17, 2011 (10:44 pm)
If the airbag light is on, there is a problem with the system. As you don't know what the problem is, you really have no idea without physically testing them whether they will deploy.
The SRS system is covered under the longer powertrain warranty (5/60), I believe. If the light really never went out you should be in touch with Toyota Customer Care and report this.
#16 of 43 Re: Toyota Sienna 2006 airbag light on - serious safety issue [myrtlebeach]
Nov 19, 2011 (9:52 pm)
Sad to see such a long list. But other than the last few, virtually all began in the 70k to 100k+ region, and after several years. Yours reportedly began when new, and has never been resolved. If so, you shouldn't be paying a penny and should not continue to be driving a vehicle equipped with multiple air bags that might never deploy if needed.
#17 of 43 Re: Toyota Sienna 2006 airbag light easy fix for me [wysockigal]
Jan 31, 2012 (2:46 pm)
Thank you so much. Your tip worked like a charm after thinking all day I was going to have to spend 3,000 to get this fixed. Thanks again.
#18 of 43 Re: Toyota Sienna 2006 airbag light easy fix for me [wysockigal]
May 20, 2012 (1:24 pm)
I am having the same trouble. I am glad I found your solution. However, I don't know what you mean by ' unhooked the wiring haress and re-connected it'. Do you mean that you pulled out the wires off the bright yellow harness and put it back? I would greatly appreciate your further assistance. Thank You.
#19 of 43 Re: Toyota Sienna 2006 airbag light easy fix for me [wysockigal]
Jun 06, 2012 (7:04 am)
Thanks for the tip, it worked. Have had the problem for a few years off and on. Always corrected by wiggling this plug. This time it did not work. Saw your post and unpluged and it worked. Drivers side issue.
At the 100,000 mile check up last year it was on and ask the dealer to check the seats for this issue. Told him I suppected the drivers seat.
When he called me he said it was a short under the floor mat and he had contacted Toyota and they had agreed to cover the cost of new airbags but I would have to cover the cost of the labor which would be $3500.. Needless to say I said thank you.
went home and corrected the issue as in the past.
#20 of 43 Re: Toyota Sienna 2006 airbag light easy fix for me [wysockigal]
Aug 06, 2012 (1:40 pm)
YES!!! My 2006 Sienna airbag light started blinking for the first time in 106,000 miles last week. The Toyota dealership where I've had it serviced since new "diagnosed" replace the harness for $570. Today I found your post and realized I had pulled out the compartment under the passenger's seat last week to empty and clean it (something I do every 3 years!). So I just went out, removed the plastic compartment, unplugged and replugged the yellow harness plug, started the car twice, and THERE IS NO BLINKING AIRBAG LIGHT!!!!!
Thank you "wysockigal" for solving the problem that Toyota mis-diagnosed!! I will now tell the Service Manager that I'll keep coming there with my 2 Toyotas if she'll send me a copy of her email to all her service consultants and mechanics about the wysockigal airbag light fix!
And I'm now registered for Edmunds.com forums for good.
#21 of 43 Re: Toyota Sienna 2006 airbag light easy fix for me [tiroart]
Aug 07, 2012 (7:13 am)
We all owe a BIG THANK YOU to 'wysockigal' for his observations and diagnosis and his easy fix. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! Your fix has saved us a lot of time and money.
Tiroart, I do not know how your toyota mechanics are. But, the recommended TSB for the airbag issue is replacing the harness/airbag. If you are interested, you can go to your toyota and they can print the TSB for you. Once you share 'the easy fix' your service consultant and mechanics would save time, but will continue charging the customers as much as they can. What one should do is to list wysockigal's easy fix in asmany forums possible so that people are aware of the issue and its easy fix, and they can try it themselves.
To be honest, my experience with toyota shops are not great. They need your business and that's all what they care. Here in Beaman Toyota, they quote you a price over the phone - $400 + taxes (for replacing a water pump, toy. camry 1999, w parts and labor) and when you reach the shop to get the order written, the total goes up to $675 + taxes. And I drove out my car without completing the order.
Have a good week!