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Technical Service Bulletins for 2006 TOYOTA SIENNA

Bulletin Number: TSB-0069-12 Bulletin Date: 01-22-2013
Component:
114000 electrical system:wiring
Summary
Toyota: updated information provided regarding the repairing procedures available for floor wire harness and replace/repair side airbag squib circuit, depending on production date. *pe model 2005-09 sienna. updated 4/15/13.
Bulletin Number: TSB-0069-12 Bulletin Date: 01-22-2013
Component:
142000 air bags:side/window
Summary
Toyota: updated information provided regarding the repairing procedures available for floor wire harness and replace/repair side airbag squib circuit, depending on production date. *pe model 2005-09 sienna. updated 4/15/13.
Bulletin Number: TSB-0097-12 Bulletin Date: 07-10-2012
Component:
013000 steering:gear box (other than rack and pinion)
Summary
Toyota: information being provided regarding repair procedure to correct oil leakage from boots of steering gear assembly. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-0097-12 Bulletin Date: 07-10-2012
Component:
013000 steering:gear box (other than rack and pinion)
Summary
Toyota: information being provided regarding repair procedure to correct oil leakage from boots of steering gear assembly. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-0087-12 Bulletin Date: 06-13-2012
Component:
181000 vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal
Summary
Toyota: accelerator pedal sensor assembly information regarding the inspection, removal, and installation, if lubrication or oil, is applied. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-0087-12 Bulletin Date: 06-13-2012
Component:
181000 vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal
Summary
Toyota: accelerator pedal sensor assembly information regarding the inspection, removal, and installation, if lubrication or oil, is applied. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-0069-12 Bulletin Date: 05-01-2012
Component:
114000 electrical system:wiring
Summary
Toyota: updated information provided regarding the repairing procedures available for floor wire harness and replace/repair side airbag squib circuit, depending on production date. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-0069-12 Bulletin Date: 05-01-2012
Component:
142000 air bags:side/window
Summary
Toyota: updated information provided regarding the repairing procedures available for floor wire harness and replace/repair side airbag squib circuit, depending on production date. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-0122-11 Bulletin Date: 09-06-2011
Component:
Air bags
Summary
Toyota: information provided for replacing the seat covers for vehicles equipped with side airbags. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-0122-11 Bulletin Date: 09-06-2011
Component:
Seats
Summary
Toyota: information provided for replacing the seat covers for vehicles equipped with side airbags. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-0122-11 Bulletin Date: 09-06-2011
Component:
140000 air bags
Summary
Toyota: information provided for replacing the seat covers for vehicles equipped with side airbags. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-0122-11 Bulletin Date: 09-06-2011
Component:
220000 seats
Summary
Toyota: information provided for replacing the seat covers for vehicles equipped with side airbags. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-0061-11 Bulletin Date: 06-22-2011
Component:
Structure:body:hatchback/liftgate
Summary
Toyota: 2004-2009 sienna. the power rear hatch will not close completely. the hatch will start to close and then will reverse back up to the open position. *rm
Bulletin Number: TSB-0061-11 Bulletin Date: 06-22-2011
Component:
Structure:body:hatchback/liftgate:support device
Summary
Toyota: 2004-2009 sienna. the power rear hatch will not close completely. the hatch will start to close and then will reverse back up to the open position. *rm
Bulletin Number: TSB-0061-11 Bulletin Date: 06-22-2011
Component:
Latches/locks/linkages:hatchback/liftgate:lock
Summary
Toyota: 2004-2009 sienna. the power rear hatch will not close completely. the hatch will start to close and then will reverse back up to the open position. *rm
Bulletin Number: TSB-0061-11 Bulletin Date: 06-22-2011
Component:
162600 structure:body:hatchback/liftgate
Summary
Toyota: 2004-2009 sienna. the power rear hatch will not close completely. the hatch will start to close and then will reverse back up to the open position. *rm
Bulletin Number: TSB-0061-11 Bulletin Date: 06-22-2011
Component:
162620 structure:body:hatchback/liftgate:support device
Summary
Toyota: 2004-2009 sienna. the power rear hatch will not close completely. the hatch will start to close and then will reverse back up to the open position. *rm
Bulletin Number: TSB-0061-11 Bulletin Date: 06-22-2011
Component:
174200 latches/locks/linkages:hatchback/liftgate:lock
Summary
Toyota: 2004-2009 sienna. the power rear hatch will not close completely. the hatch will start to close and then will reverse back up to the open position. *rm
Bulletin Number: TC-11-003 Bulletin Date: 02-16-2011
Component:
Tires:temporary/emergency spare tire
Summary
Toyota service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. in cold weather where salt is used, the salt can corrode the spare tire carrier cable. 1998-2020 sienna. *rm
Bulletin Number: TC-11-003 Bulletin Date: 02-16-2011
Component:
198000 tires:temporary/emergency spare tire
Summary
Toyota service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. in cold weather where salt is used, the salt can corrode the spare tire carrier cable. 1998-2020 sienna. *rm
Bulletin Number: SB-0280-10 Bulletin Date: 10-04-2010
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Toyota: some vehicles may exhibit a condition where one or both sliding doors do not open or close smoothly. inspect the sliding door lock assemblies and replace the affected components as needed, according to the listed instructions.
Bulletin Number: SB-0280-10 Bulletin Date: 10-04-2010
Component:
Structure:body:hatchback/liftgate
Summary
Toyota: some vehicles may exhibit a condition where one or both sliding doors do not open or close smoothly. inspect the sliding door lock assemblies and replace the affected components as needed, according to the listed instructions.
Bulletin Number: SB-0280-10 Bulletin Date: 10-04-2010
Component:
162300 structure:body:door
Summary
Toyota: some vehicles may exhibit a condition where one or both sliding doors do not open or close smoothly. inspect the sliding door lock assemblies and replace the affected components as needed, according to the listed instructions.
Bulletin Number: SB-0280-10 Bulletin Date: 10-04-2010
Component:
162600 structure:body:hatchback/liftgate
Summary
Toyota: some vehicles may exhibit a condition where one or both sliding doors do not open or close smoothly. inspect the sliding door lock assemblies and replace the affected components as needed, according to the listed instructions.
Bulletin Number: TSB-0162-10 Bulletin Date: 06-23-2010
Component:
Electrical system:wiring
Summary
Toyota: supplemental restraint systems. some model vehicles may exhibit an srs lamp on condtion with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) b0111 and/or b0116. an updated repair procedure is available to address this condition. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-0162-10 Bulletin Date: 06-23-2010
Component:
Air bags
Summary
Toyota: supplemental restraint systems. some model vehicles may exhibit an srs lamp on condtion with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) b0111 and/or b0116. an updated repair procedure is available to address this condition. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-0162-10 Bulletin Date: 06-23-2010
Component:
114000 electrical system:wiring
Summary
Toyota: supplemental restraint systems. some model vehicles may exhibit an srs lamp on condtion with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) b0111 and/or b0116. an updated repair procedure is available to address this condition. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-0162-10 Bulletin Date: 06-23-2010
Component:
140000 air bags
Summary
Toyota: supplemental restraint systems. some model vehicles may exhibit an srs lamp on condtion with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) b0111 and/or b0116. an updated repair procedure is available to address this condition. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-0064-10 Bulletin Date: 02-04-2010
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Toyota: techstream ecu flash reprogramming procedure. flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures de
Bulletin Number: TSB-0064-10 Bulletin Date: 02-04-2010
Component:
061000 engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Toyota: techstream ecu flash reprogramming procedure. flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures de
Bulletin Number: TSB-0047-09 Bulletin Date: 05-08-2009
Component:
Digital instrument panel
Summary
Toyota: multiple warning lights illuminated, vehicle not shifting from park to drive, and other accessories becoming inoperative after vehicle has cold soaked in subfreezing ambient air temperatures. *pe updat
Bulletin Number: TSB-0047-09 Bulletin Date: 05-08-2009
Component:
117000 digital instrument panel
Summary
Toyota: multiple warning lights illuminated, vehicle not shifting from park to drive, and other accessories becoming inoperative after vehicle has cold soaked in subfreezing ambient air temperatures. *pe updat
Bulletin Number: TSB-0085-09 Bulletin Date: 03-13-2009
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Toyota: vehicles may experience a condition where the power function of the sliding door is inoperative. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-0085-09 Bulletin Date: 03-13-2009
Component:
Structure:body:hatchback/liftgate
Summary
Toyota: vehicles may experience a condition where the power function of the sliding door is inoperative. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-0085-09 Bulletin Date: 03-13-2009
Component:
162300 structure:body:door
Summary
Toyota: vehicles may experience a condition where the power function of the sliding door is inoperative. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-0085-09 Bulletin Date: 03-13-2009
Component:
162600 structure:body:hatchback/liftgate
Summary
Toyota: vehicles may experience a condition where the power function of the sliding door is inoperative. *pe
Bulletin Number: T-SB-0381-08 Bulletin Date: 12-01-2008
Component:
198000 tires:temporary/emergency spare tire
Summary
Toyota: spare tire carrier binding. some customers may experience that the spare tire is difficult to remove or the cable is binding. *js
Bulletin Number: T-SB-0381-08 Bulletin Date: 12-01-2008
Component:
198000 tires:temporary/emergency spare tire
Summary
Toyota: spare tire carrier binding. some customers may experience that the spare tire is difficult to remove or the cable is binding. *js
Bulletin Number: T-SB-0252-08 Bulletin Date: 08-14-2008
Component:
Air bags
Summary
Toyota: for vehicles that exhibit diagnostic trouble code (dtc) b0111 and/or b0116, a new service part has been made available for 05-08 model year sienna vehicles. *pe
Bulletin Number: T-SB-0252-08 Bulletin Date: 08-14-2008
Component:
140000 air bags
Summary
Toyota: for vehicles that exhibit diagnostic trouble code (dtc) b0111 and/or b0116, a new service part has been made available for 05-08 model year sienna vehicles. *pe
Bulletin Number: 0077-08 Bulletin Date: 05-29-2008
Component:
Equipment:other:owners/service/other manual
Summary
Mobility converted vehicle service information. *pe
Bulletin Number: 0077-08 Bulletin Date: 05-29-2008
Component:
355200 equipment:other:owners/service/other manual
Summary
Mobility converted vehicle service information. *pe
Bulletin Number: EL001-08 Bulletin Date: 03-18-2008
Component:
Air bags:frontal:sensor/control module
Summary
Repair manual supplement: srs light [on] - dtc b0111/b0116 - open side squib circuit. *nj updated 5/1/08. *nj
Bulletin Number: EL001-08 Bulletin Date: 03-18-2008
Component:
141100 air bags:frontal:sensor/control module
Summary
Repair manual supplement: srs light [on] - dtc b0111/b0116 - open side squib circuit. *nj updated 5/1/08. *nj
Bulletin Number: 801 Bulletin Date: 01-23-2008
Component:
Structure:body:hatchback/liftgate
Summary
Customer support program - warranty coverage enhancement for certain 2004 through 2006 model year sienna models back door stay (rear liftgate strut). *nj
Bulletin Number: 801 Bulletin Date: 01-23-2008
Component:
162600 structure:body:hatchback/liftgate
Summary
Customer support program - warranty coverage enhancement for certain 2004 through 2006 model year sienna models back door stay (rear liftgate strut). *nj
Bulletin Number: 8001 Bulletin Date: 01-22-2008
Component:
Structure:body:hatchback/liftgate:support device
Summary
Customer support program - warranty coverage extension for the back door stays (rear liftgate struts) on certain 2004 through 2006 my sienna vehicles. *nj
Bulletin Number: 8001 Bulletin Date: 01-22-2008
Component:
162620 structure:body:hatchback/liftgate:support device
Summary
Customer support program - warranty coverage extension for the back door stays (rear liftgate struts) on certain 2004 through 2006 my sienna vehicles. *nj
Bulletin Number: 1107 Bulletin Date: 12-15-2007
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Power back door & power sliding door difficult close. *nj
Bulletin Number: 1107 Bulletin Date: 12-15-2007
Component:
162300 structure:body:door
Summary
Power back door & power sliding door difficult close. *nj
Bulletin Number: 7017 Bulletin Date: 10-23-2007
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Customer support program - warranty coverage extension for the front door check on certain 2004-2007 my sienna vehicles. *nj
Bulletin Number: 7017 Bulletin Date: 10-23-2007
Component:
162300 structure:body:door
Summary
Customer support program - warranty coverage extension for the front door check on certain 2004-2007 my sienna vehicles. *nj
Bulletin Number: 5506 Bulletin Date: 09-07-2007
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine pinging or knocking noise. *kb
Bulletin Number: 5506 Bulletin Date: 09-07-2007
Component:
061000 engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine pinging or knocking noise. *kb
Bulletin Number: 307 Bulletin Date: 03-23-2007
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Door check popping noise. *kb
Bulletin Number: 307 Bulletin Date: 03-23-2007
Component:
162300 structure:body:door
Summary
Door check popping noise. *kb
Bulletin Number: 107 Bulletin Date: 01-19-2007
Component:
Steering
Summary
Steering intermediate shaft in high road salt areas. *kb
Bulletin Number: 107 Bulletin Date: 01-19-2007
Component:
010000 steering
Summary
Steering intermediate shaft in high road salt areas. *kb
Bulletin Number: 304 Bulletin Date: 10-02-2006
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Back door stay leak and cold weather shudder improvement. *tt
Bulletin Number: 601 Bulletin Date: 09-11-2006
Component:
Tires
Summary
Reports regarding uneven or premature tire wear on some factory-equipped dunlop sp sport 4000 dsst p225/60r17 and bridgestone b380 rft p225/60r17 run-flat tires. customer support program - warranty coverage enhancement for all wheel drive
Bulletin Number: 601 Bulletin Date: 09-11-2006
Component:
190000 tires
Summary
Reports regarding uneven or premature tire wear on some factory-equipped dunlop sp sport 4000 dsst p225/60r17 and bridgestone b380 rft p225/60r17 run-flat tires. customer support program - warranty coverage enhancement for all wheel drive
Bulletin Number: 6004 Bulletin Date: 06-14-2006
Component:
Tires
Summary
A customer support program (csp) to provide supplemental tire warranty coverage. *tt
Bulletin Number: 6004 Bulletin Date: 06-14-2006
Component:
190000 tires
Summary
A customer support program (csp) to provide supplemental tire warranty coverage. *tt
Bulletin Number: 306 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2006
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system
Summary
Exhaust odor. *tt
Bulletin Number: 306 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2006
Component:
063000 engine and engine cooling:exhaust system
Summary
Exhaust odor. *tt
Bulletin Number: 404 Bulletin Date: 01-26-2006
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Sliding door rattle. *tt
Bulletin Number: 405 Bulletin Date: 12-16-2005
Component:
Suspension:front
Summary
Front suspension tick noise. *tt
Bulletin Number: 405 Bulletin Date: 12-16-2005
Component:
021000 suspension:front
Summary
Front suspension tick noise. *tt
Bulletin Number: 5805 Bulletin Date: 11-16-2005
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Malfunction indication light came on diagnostic trouble code p0171, p0174, p2195, p2197. *ts
Bulletin Number: 5805 Bulletin Date: 11-16-2005
Component:
061000 engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Malfunction indication light came on diagnostic trouble code p0171, p0174, p2195, p2197. *ts
Bulletin Number: 1305 Bulletin Date: 11-03-2005
Component:
Seat belts
Summary
Seat belt extender. *ak
Bulletin Number: 1305 Bulletin Date: 11-03-2005
Component:
150000 seat belts
Summary
Seat belt extender. *ak
Bulletin Number: 1205 Bulletin Date: 11-01-2005
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Repair manual supplement: laser cruise control beam axis adjustment. *ak
Bulletin Number: 1205 Bulletin Date: 11-01-2005
Component:
110000 electrical system
Summary
Repair manual supplement: laser cruise control beam axis adjustment. *ak
Bulletin Number: 7305 Bulletin Date: 09-09-2005
Component:
Tires:pressure monitoring and regulating systems
Summary
Initialization of tire pressure warning system during pds. *sc
Bulletin Number: 7305 Bulletin Date: 09-09-2005
Component:
199000 tires:pressure monitoring and regulating systems
Summary
Initialization of tire pressure warning system during pds. *sc
Bulletin Number: 501 Bulletin Date: 11-16-2001
Component:
Steering
Summary
Repair manual supplement: vehicle pulling to one side. toyota all model years. *mj 2002 - 2007 model years. toyota/scion models. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1011901 Bulletin Date: 11-30--0001
Component:
Tires
Summary
Class action lawsuit settlement notice. run flat tires may have uneven wear. *kb
Bulletin Number: 1011901 Bulletin Date: 11-30--0001
Component:
190000 tires
Summary
Class action lawsuit settlement notice. run flat tires may have uneven wear. *kb
Recall Date: 06-17-2010 Affected Vehicles: 4
Component:
Seats
Summary:
Access options is recalling certain trucks and vans built on ford e150, e350, toyota sienna, and dodge grand caravan chassis and equipped with vmi/ricon 6-way power seat bases. the six way power seat base may have a defective (cold) weld on the pivot pin which is welded to the swivel plate. the weld could fail.
Consequence:
The seat occupant may be injured if the seat base pin were to break.
How to Fix:
The swivel plate will be replaced free of charge if necessary. the recall began on june 8, 2010. owners may contact access option at 831-722-6804.
Recall Number: AOE Recall Date: 04-20-2010 Affected Vehicles: 600,000
Component:
Structure
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 1998 through 2010 sienna passenger vehicles manufactured between august 7, 1997 and january 4, 2010, currently registered in or originally sold in connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, kentucky, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, washington district of columbia, virginia, west virginia, and wisconsin. the subject vehicles are equipped with the spare tire stowed under the vehicle. if the vehicle is operated in the cold climate regions of the united states where road salt is frequently used, water splashed backwards with high concentrations of road salt can reach the spare tire carrier and corrode the spare tire carrier assembly cable.
Consequence:
The cable may break due to excessive corrosion and the spare tire may separate from the vehicle, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Toyota will notify owners with an interim letter initially instructing them to bring their vehicle to authorized dealers to inspect for corrosion. a second notice will be sent when the permanent remedy is available. for more information, please see toyota's amended recall report of july 19, 2010. the safety recall is expected to begin on october 12, 2010. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
Recall Date: 02-03-2010 Affected Vehicles: 153,418
Component:
Equipment:other:labels
Summary:
"southeast toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2011 passenger vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, ""tire selection and rims."" these vehicles were sold without the requisite load carrying capacity modification labels."
Consequence:
A driver may overload a vehicle which may increase the risk of a crash.
How to Fix:
Dealers will mail to consumers the corrected label or the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge. the safety recall began on may 27, 2010. owners may contact southeast toyota at 1-800-301-6859.
Recall Date: 02-03-2010 Affected Vehicles: 271,417
Component:
Equipment:other:labels
Summary:
"gulf states toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, ""tire selection and rims."" these vehicles were sold between september 1, 2005 and june 2, 2008 without the requisite load carrying capacity modification labels."
Consequence:
This does not meet the standard requirements.
How to Fix:
Dealers will mail to consumers the corrected label or the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge. dealers will also correct the owner's manual. the safety recall began on may 27, 2010. owners may contact gulf states toyota at 713-580-3300.
Recall Number: SSC 9LF Recall Date: 06-25-2009 Affected Vehicles: 2,204
Component:
Equipment:other:labels
Summary:
"toyota is recalling certain model year 2006 through 2009 sienna and 2009 lexus gx passenger vehicles. the vehicle capacity weight on the tire and loading information label and the gvwr on the certification label is insufficient for certain vehicles. some vehicles were accessorized through vehicle processing centers and had accessories installed that caused the vehicle to exceed the gvwr value. these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no 110, ""tire selection and rims,"" and 49 cfr part 567. "
Consequence:
The gvwr is insufficient for the load carrying capacity of the vehicles.
How to Fix:
Toyota will notify owners instructing them to return their vehicle to a toyota or lexus dealer for an exchange of the certification label and the tire and loading information label, an installation of the load carrying capacity modification label, if necessary, and a correction to the owner's manual. this remedy will be performed free of charge. the safety recall began on december 10, 2009. owners may contact toyota at 1-888-270-9371.
Recall Date: 06-15-2009 Affected Vehicles: 27,080
Component:
Equipment:other:labels
Summary:
"toyota is recalling 27,080 model year 2005 through 2010 passenger cars built from september 1, 2005 to may 4, 2009. these vehicles were not equipped with load carrying capacity modification labels which fails to conform with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, ""tire selection and rims."""
Consequence:
Incorrect load carrying capacity modification labels could result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.
How to Fix:
Toyota will notify owners and provide them with a new, accurate label to be installed over the inaccurate label free of charge. the safety recall began on august 18, 2009. owners may contact toyota at 1-888-270-9371.
Recall Number: 80C Recall Date: 06-03-2008 Affected Vehicles: 196,222
Component:
Structure:body:hatchback/liftgate
Summary:
Toyota is conducting a safety improvement campaign involving 196,222 my 2004-2006 toyota sienna vehicles equipped with power rear liftgate struts. the gas struts used to help lift and support the rear power liftgate could wear out sooner than expected. as the gas struts deteriorate, the performance of the liftgate will begin to degrade and the power rear liftgate will operate more slowly than when the gas struts were new.
Consequence:
If not repaired, the gas struts may not be able to support the weight of the liftgate when it is open eventually, the gas struts could deteriorate to the point that the liftgate will fall about ten inches after it reaches the fully open position, at which point the power motor will engage and power the liftgate to the fully closed position. this condition may cause injury to a person who is struck by the liftgate when it falls or when it is closing.
How to Fix:
Dealers will replace the gas struts with newly designed gas struts that have a longer service life. the campaign began on august 8, 2008, and will be mailed in three phases ending in late december 2008. owners may contact toyota at 1-888-270-9371.
Investigation Open: 09-28-2012 Investigation Closed: 12-31-2012
Component Description:
Structure:body:hatchback/liftgate:support device
Summary Description:
Stabilus rear liftgate struts failing
Summary Detail:
Please see the attached closing resume summary.it has been attached to this document as a pdf.
Investigation Open: 10-28-2008 Investigation Closed: 07-16-2009
Component Description:
Steering
Summary Description:
Steering intermediate shaft binding
Summary Detail:
Odi's analysis of warranty data shows that the alleged defect has occurred in just 0.2 percent of the subject vehicle population.when the analysis is limited to salt-belt states, the rate is still well below one percent of the population (0.4 percent).in addition, tests conducted by odi and toyota have shown that the alleged defect has a minimal affect on steering efforts.odi interviews of owners who experienced the alleged defect indicated that in most cases the problem was preceded by months or years of noise or a gradual increase in steering efforts in the initial steering maneuvers after first starting a cold vehicle.the subject vehicles have been in service for 4 to 5 years with no crashes or injuries associated with the alleged defect.toyota's technical service bulletin provides assistance to service technicians in the early diagnosis and repair of the alleged defect condition. accordingly, this investigation has been closed. the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist.the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and take further action in the future if warranted.for additional information regarding this engineering analysis refer to the ea08-024 closing report.
Investigation Open: 10-28-2008 Investigation Closed: 07-16-2009
Component Description:
Steering:column
Summary Description:
Steering intermediate shaft binding
Summary Detail:
Odi's analysis of warranty data shows that the alleged defect has occurred in just 0.2 percent of the subject vehicle population.when the analysis is limited to salt-belt states, the rate is still well below one percent of the population (0.4 percent).in addition, tests conducted by odi and toyota have shown that the alleged defect has a minimal affect on steering efforts.odi interviews of owners who experienced the alleged defect indicated that in most cases the problem was preceded by months or years of noise or a gradual increase in steering efforts in the initial steering maneuvers after first starting a cold vehicle.the subject vehicles have been in service for 4 to 5 years with no crashes or injuries associated with the alleged defect.toyota's technical service bulletin provides assistance to service technicians in the early diagnosis and repair of the alleged defect condition. accordingly, this investigation has been closed. the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist.the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and take further action in the future if warranted.for additional information regarding this engineering analysis refer to the ea08-024 closing report.
Investigation Open: 10-28-2008 Investigation Closed: 07-16-2009
Component Description:
Steering:linkages
Summary Description:
Steering intermediate shaft binding
Summary Detail:
Odi's analysis of warranty data shows that the alleged defect has occurred in just 0.2 percent of the subject vehicle population.when the analysis is limited to salt-belt states, the rate is still well below one percent of the population (0.4 percent).in addition, tests conducted by odi and toyota have shown that the alleged defect has a minimal affect on steering efforts.odi interviews of owners who experienced the alleged defect indicated that in most cases the problem was preceded by months or years of noise or a gradual increase in steering efforts in the initial steering maneuvers after first starting a cold vehicle.the subject vehicles have been in service for 4 to 5 years with no crashes or injuries associated with the alleged defect.toyota's technical service bulletin provides assistance to service technicians in the early diagnosis and repair of the alleged defect condition. accordingly, this investigation has been closed. the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist.the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and take further action in the future if warranted.for additional information regarding this engineering analysis refer to the ea08-024 closing report.
Investigation Open: 12-01-2006 Investigation Closed: 06-25-2008
Component Description:
Latches/locks/linkages:hatchback/liftgate:lock
Summary Description:
Unexpected closing of power liftgate
Summary Detail:
On may 30, 2008, toyota initiated a safety recall to replace the liftgate struts in approximately 196,000 model year 2004-2006 toyota sienna vehicles equipped with power liftgates (recall 08v-244).the recall will provide the opportunity for vehicle owners to obtain new struts that are more robust.based on these actions, the agency has decided to close the investigation.while toyota has not made a decision that the recalled vehicles contain a safety-related defect, in view of the recall, further use of the agency's resources does not appear to be warranted.the closing of this investigation does not constitute any finding by nhtsa.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.additional information can be found in the engineering analysis report.
Investigation Open: 12-01-2006 Investigation Closed: 06-25-2008
Component Description:
Structure:body:hatchback/liftgate
Summary Description:
Unexpected closing of power liftgate
Summary Detail:
On may 30, 2008, toyota initiated a safety recall to replace the liftgate struts in approximately 196,000 model year 2004-2006 toyota sienna vehicles equipped with power liftgates (recall 08v-244).the recall will provide the opportunity for vehicle owners to obtain new struts that are more robust.based on these actions, the agency has decided to close the investigation.while toyota has not made a decision that the recalled vehicles contain a safety-related defect, in view of the recall, further use of the agency's resources does not appear to be warranted.the closing of this investigation does not constitute any finding by nhtsa.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.additional information can be found in the engineering analysis report.
Investigation Open: 12-01-2006 Investigation Closed: 06-25-2008
Component Description:
Structure:body:hatchback/liftgate:hinge and attachments
Summary Description:
Unexpected closing of power liftgate
Summary Detail:
On may 30, 2008, toyota initiated a safety recall to replace the liftgate struts in approximately 196,000 model year 2004-2006 toyota sienna vehicles equipped with power liftgates (recall 08v-244).the recall will provide the opportunity for vehicle owners to obtain new struts that are more robust.based on these actions, the agency has decided to close the investigation.while toyota has not made a decision that the recalled vehicles contain a safety-related defect, in view of the recall, further use of the agency's resources does not appear to be warranted.the closing of this investigation does not constitute any finding by nhtsa.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.additional information can be found in the engineering analysis report.
Investigation Open: 12-01-2006 Investigation Closed: 06-25-2008
Component Description:
Structure:body:hatchback/liftgate:support device
Summary Description:
Unexpected closing of power liftgate
Summary Detail:
On may 30, 2008, toyota initiated a safety recall to replace the liftgate struts in approximately 196,000 model year 2004-2006 toyota sienna vehicles equipped with power liftgates (recall 08v-244).the recall will provide the opportunity for vehicle owners to obtain new struts that are more robust.based on these actions, the agency has decided to close the investigation.while toyota has not made a decision that the recalled vehicles contain a safety-related defect, in view of the recall, further use of the agency's resources does not appear to be warranted.the closing of this investigation does not constitute any finding by nhtsa.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.additional information can be found in the engineering analysis report.