Toyota to recall 600,000 1998-2010 Sienna minivans

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Old 09 Jul 2010, 08:10 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Toyota to recall 600,000 1998-2010 Sienna minivans

Toyota had been working on a remedy for the last three months. But
Lyons said the company still has no timing for when it will have a
permanent fix.

The recall covers 220,000 1998-2003 models and 380,000 2004-2010
models, Lyons said.

Toyota said the condition may be on Siennas that have been driven in
cold climate areas with high road salt use. Prolonged exposure to road
salts may cause excessive corrosion of the carrier cable.

In a worst case, the carrier cable may fail and the spare tire could
become separated from the vehicle, a road hazard for following
vehicles that increases the likelihood of a crash.

From The Detroit News:
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz0tEmq35rE

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Old 09 Jul 2010, 10:59 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Fri, 09 Jul 2010 18:10:29 -0700, john wrote:

> Toyota had been working on a remedy for the last three months. But Lyons
> said the company still has no timing for when it will have a permanent
> fix.
>
> The recall covers 220,000 1998-2003 models and 380,000 2004-2010 models,
> Lyons said.
>
> Toyota said the condition may be on Siennas that have been driven in cold
> climate areas with high road salt use. Prolonged exposure to road salts
> may cause excessive corrosion of the carrier cable.
>
> In a worst case, the carrier cable may fail and the spare tire could
> become separated from the vehicle, a road hazard for following vehicles
> that increases the likelihood of a crash.
>
> From The Detroit News:
> http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz0tEmq35rE


Old news, john. We've been over this already. Cable rot happens on a LOT
of vehicles from Toyota, Ford, Chevy, Crysler and others.

WTF is it you have against Toyota, anyway?

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Old 11 Jul 2010, 07:15 am   #3 (permalink)
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john, 7/9/2010,9:10:29 PM, wrote:

> Toyota had been working on a remedy for the last three months. But
> Lyons said the company still has no timing for when it will have a
> permanent fix.
>
> The recall covers 220,000 1998-2003 models and 380,000 2004-2010
> models, Lyons said.
>
> Toyota said the condition may be on Siennas that have been driven in
> cold climate areas with high road salt use. Prolonged exposure to road
> salts may cause excessive corrosion of the carrier cable.
>
> In a worst case, the carrier cable may fail and the spare tire could
> become separated from the vehicle, a road hazard for following
> vehicles that increases the likelihood of a crash.
>
> From The Detroit News:
>

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz0tEmq35rE

The mechanism for the spare tire on my 2000 Sienna seized up when I
blew out a tire a couple of years back. No matter how much turning of
the crank or tugging and pulling I did, it would not lower the tire.
Finally at my wit's end I said a prayer and tried it again. The thing
lowered down with a bit of effort and I was able to extract the spare!
I promptly oredered a new one and installed it the next week.



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judgment." ~ Will Rogers
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Old 12 Jul 2010, 07:49 am   #4 (permalink)
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This is unfortunately a common problem that affects many brands, not just
Toyota.

I hate the cables. And I have a new reason to hate them - tire pressure
sensors. My mother's Highlander has a tire pressure sensor on the spare,
which is winched up under the rear of the car. Based on our experiences with
RAV4's, sooner or later the air pressure in the sapre tire is going to drop
to the point that it will set off the warning light. This means I will
periodically neeed to crank the tire down to check the tire. Some are going
to tell me I should do this wether it has a sensor of not, but for my other
vehicles, I just carry a small 12V air compressor so I can inflate the sapre
should it be a little low when needed. That won't work for one with a tire
pressure sensor, so I'll need to lower it 3 or 4 times a year just to check
the presussre. Based on my past experience with these winches, that means
sooner or later the cable will get jammed on the drum and I'll be mad as
hell.

What are the chances I could fix this "concern" by adding a some sort of
extension hose to the spare tire stem (like big trucks use on the inner
wheel of a tandem set)? Anyone seen one designed for this purpose?


Ed

"john" <johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:9a3b6811-bd2e-4a6f-8fca-2b52e8325ce4@s24g2000pri.googlegroups.com...
> Toyota had been working on a remedy for the last three months. But
> Lyons said the company still has no timing for when it will have a
> permanent fix.
>
> The recall covers 220,000 1998-2003 models and 380,000 2004-2010
> models, Lyons said.
>
> Toyota said the condition may be on Siennas that have been driven in
> cold climate areas with high road salt use. Prolonged exposure to road
> salts may cause excessive corrosion of the carrier cable.
>
> In a worst case, the carrier cable may fail and the spare tire could
> become separated from the vehicle, a road hazard for following
> vehicles that increases the likelihood of a crash.
>
> From The Detroit News:
> http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz0tEmq35rE
>



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Old 12 Jul 2010, 08:15 am   #5 (permalink)
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C. E. White <cewhite3@mindspring.com> wrote:
>What are the chances I could fix this "concern" by adding a some sort of
>extension hose to the spare tire stem (like big trucks use on the inner
>wheel of a tandem set)? Anyone seen one designed for this purpose?


Bavarian Motorsport sells one for around twenty bucks. You could make your
own with a Schraeder valve, some hose, and an open-ended chuck. If you can
find someone at your FLAPS who can even find an open-ended chuck.
--scott


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Old 12 Jul 2010, 08:27 am   #6 (permalink)
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"Scott Dorsey" <kludge@panix.com> wrote in message
news:i1f4hr$kbl$1@panix2.panix.com...
> C. E. White <cewhite3@mindspring.com> wrote:
>>What are the chances I could fix this "concern" by adding a some sort of
>>extension hose to the spare tire stem (like big trucks use on the inner
>>wheel of a tandem set)? Anyone seen one designed for this purpose?

>
> Bavarian Motorsport sells one for around twenty bucks. You could make
> your
> own with a Schraeder valve, some hose, and an open-ended chuck. If you
> can
> find someone at your FLAPS who can even find an open-ended chuck.
> --scott



Thanks for the tip. The extensions at Bavarian Motorsports are only 10
bucks, not 20 (Part # : Z327). The same, or at leat a very similar extension
is available from Amazon for $7 (
http://www.amazon.com/Accu-Gage-Accu.../dp/B0006O2S8M )
Exactly what I want. I am going to order several (pulling the damn cover off
the RAV4 Spares is a pain too!).

Ed


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Old 12 Jul 2010, 07:49 pm   #7 (permalink)
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C. E. White wrote:
> "Scott Dorsey"<kludge@panix.com> wrote in message
> news:i1f4hr$kbl$1@panix2.panix.com...
>> C. E. White<cewhite3@mindspring.com> wrote:
>>> What are the chances I could fix this "concern" by adding a some sort of
>>> extension hose to the spare tire stem (like big trucks use on the inner
>>> wheel of a tandem set)? Anyone seen one designed for this purpose?

>>
>> Bavarian Motorsport sells one for around twenty bucks. You could make
>> your
>> own with a Schraeder valve, some hose, and an open-ended chuck. If you
>> can
>> find someone at your FLAPS who can even find an open-ended chuck.
>> --scott

>
>
> Thanks for the tip. The extensions at Bavarian Motorsports are only 10
> bucks, not 20 (Part # : Z327). The same, or at leat a very similar extension
> is available from Amazon for $7 (
> http://www.amazon.com/Accu-Gage-Accu.../dp/B0006O2S8M )
> Exactly what I want. I am going to order several (pulling the damn cover off
> the RAV4 Spares is a pain too!).
>
> Ed
>
>

Hi,

Thanks for the tip. I ordered the item from Amazon.com. The gauge is
$7.00, and the shipping is $7.18. Strange.

Regards,

Mort Linder
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Old 13 Jul 2010, 06:34 am   #8 (permalink)
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"Mort" <mort@cloud9.net> wrote in message
news:4c3bb825$0$22526$607ed4bc@cv.net...
> C. E. White wrote:
>> "Scott Dorsey"<kludge@panix.com> wrote in message
>> news:i1f4hr$kbl$1@panix2.panix.com...
>>> C. E. White<cewhite3@mindspring.com> wrote:
>>>> What are the chances I could fix this "concern" by adding a some sort
>>>> of
>>>> extension hose to the spare tire stem (like big trucks use on the inner
>>>> wheel of a tandem set)? Anyone seen one designed for this purpose?
>>>
>>> Bavarian Motorsport sells one for around twenty bucks. You could make
>>> your
>>> own with a Schraeder valve, some hose, and an open-ended chuck. If you
>>> can
>>> find someone at your FLAPS who can even find an open-ended chuck.
>>> --scott

>>
>>
>> Thanks for the tip. The extensions at Bavarian Motorsports are only 10
>> bucks, not 20 (Part # : Z327). The same, or at leat a very similar
>> extension
>> is available from Amazon for $7 (
>> http://www.amazon.com/Accu-Gage-Accu.../dp/B0006O2S8M )
>> Exactly what I want. I am going to order several (pulling the damn cover
>> off
>> the RAV4 Spares is a pain too!).
>>
>> Ed
>>
>>

> Hi,
>
> Thanks for the tip. I ordered the item from Amazon.com. The gauge is
> $7.00, and the shipping is $7.18. Strange.


But I ordered 4 and the shipping was still only $7.18.

Ed


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