Oil Sludge in Toyota Engines
Toyota settled a class-action engine-sludge suit in 2007 that covered an estimated 2.5-million Toyota and Lexus vehicles made between 1997 and 2002. In that case, Toyota agreed to repair 'sludged-up' engines for up to eight years from the t…Continue reading article "Oil Sludge in Toyota Engines"
One of the automotive world's worst science projects is coming to an end. Toyota dashboards have long been known to melt under the heat of the sun. The melted dashes warp and extrude a strange, goo-like substance that is oddly shiny and sti…Continue reading article "Melting Dashboards"
What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- engine diagnostic light on, transmission failure in the 2000 Sienna
- automatic locks continually unlock themselves in the 2002 Sienna
- blows smoke from the tail pipe in the 2000 Sienna
- door handles broke off completely in the 2001 Sienna
- door handles broke off in the 1998 Sienna
What Breaks the Most
1st Generation (1998–2003) Sienna Key Numbers
It's been a while since Toyota announced their extended warranty program for melting dashbord in 3.5 million vehicles.
So, how are things going?
According to [a] lawsuit, when Toyota first announced the warranty program the automaker notified customers and said it could take months to gather the replacement parts. However, Toyota then sent a second notice that removed the information about a timeline for repairs.
Oh, well it can't be too long before everyone gets their replacement dash, right?…keep reading article "Owners Are Still Waiting For Replacement Dashboards"
One of the automotive world's worst science projects is coming to an end. Toyota dashboards have [long been known to melt and warp] under the heat of the sun.
The deformed dashes have also been known to extrude a strange, goo-like substance that is oddly shiny and sticky; like something you'd find in a toddler's coat pocket. This led to some understandably upset owners and a couple of lawsuits. Feeling the heat of pending litigation, Toyota announced they will extend warranty coverage on the dashboards in 3.5 million vehicles rather than go to court. I guess they wanted to avoid a sticky situation (I never promised that the jokes would be good, folks).…keep reading article "Toyota Tries to Get Out of Sticky Dashboard Situation with Warranty Extension"