The Sienna is one of the quietest and most comfortable minivans available, but it's also one of the smallest in terms of interior room. With a smooth, refined and responsive powertrain, it's still an excellent choice when interior spaciousness isn't a high priority.
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Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2002 Toyota Sienna owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

"Check engine light came on. Mechanic said need new catalytic converter $2000. We did that. Check engine light STILL comes on. Been back to mechanic 4 times so far; problem still not solved"

Daniel M., NJ (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"It's a fancy "California" type that sends off warnings to the computer. We reset it. The car goes fine for several months, and then the warning lights go off again. To replace the entire system is exorbitant, so we just keep having it reset"

Peter G., OH (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Check engine light on periodically"

John H., DE (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"Catalytic converters (3) had to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"Catalytic converter had to be replaced"

Anonymous, WI (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"Had to replace catalytic converters"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"vehicle has THREE catalytic converters and no definitive way to identify if a particular one fails"

Thomas F., PA (2002 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"We had to do extensive work on the emission control system and oxygen sensors"

Martin M., MN (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Check engine light with P0420 (catalytic converter efficiency below threshold)"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Fuel gauge would work past the quarter tank mark, instead it would indicate there was still a quarter of a tank left when empty. Expensive fix"

Julie B., OR (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"See previous discussion about catalytic converter. An internet search indicated some Sienna catalytic converter issues are related to o2 sensors. Problem still not solved"

Daniel M., NJ (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Check engine light indicated O2 sensor failure. This is the 3rd time replacing with this car"

John H., DE (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"Had to replace the O2 Sensor"

Anonymous, WI (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced anti-knock sensors. Replaced one oxygen sensor; new gasket needed for another oxygen sensor"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"one of the three o2 sensor pre-heater went bad. This made the check engine light go on. We had the code read out at AUTOZONE and a little research on the internet told us exactly what sensor it was (location wise) and even how to change it. We hav"

Sandra B., SC (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"It went bad; had to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Engine light on. Seems expensive to replace"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"malfunctioning downstream oxygen sensor"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Mass Air Flow (MAF) was replaced. Van running excellent at this time"

Anonymous, MD (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"I need to have an an emissions test this year and the "light" is on continually since the last etest.not sure what I'm looking at!"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"Needed to replace 1 front and 1 rear O2 sensor to clear P0420 code"

Keith M., FL (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Check engine light with P1155 (Bank2 Air Fuel Sensor failure)"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Check engine light came on and it turned out to be a faulty sensor related to the catalytic converter"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

"Expect this at 200,000 k"

R C., ON (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)
Bushings

"Replaced rear axle bushings"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"Toyota dealer indicated numerous suspension problems including bushings and quoted very high repair. Went elsewhere, paid much less for just bushing and alignment. Everything okay now. Lesson - Don't trust the dealer"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Electronic or air suspension

"warning lights - VCS -TRAC OFF - ENGINE"

Tim A., CA (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"The power steering pump failed and over-pressurized the system. New rack and pinion, pump, and hoses cost $800"

David W., NC (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"had struts replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Had alignment done, then heard odd noise. Was told the struts needed replacing. After replacement had to have alignment done again"

Julie B., OR (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced shocks due to rear sagging"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Wore out - difficult to drive as van leaned to the right"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced one of the front struts 2-3 years ago. The other front strut makes a lot of noise but the Toyota dealer dissuaded me from spending the money on fixing it until steering the vehicle becomes difficult"

Peter F., ON (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"The strut holding bracket at the top rusted out and the strut pushed through. Replaced both struts and brackets"

Anonymous, MA (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"It become noisy going over the potholes"

Simon E., NJ (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"Broken rubber boot caused damage to joint"

Kimberly L., CA (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Worn"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced one bad wheel bearing at an independent service shop, for a reasonable price. To be expected at over 22000 miles. However, Toyota dealer wanted to replace multiple bearings, and do other work, at a much greater price"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Passenger side sliding door sensor/actuator failed. Could not open or close door with out brute force"

Roger F., NM (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"During cold weather the door would not close or open completely on a consistent basis"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Sliding door opposite driver has repeated mechanism failure"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"Auto open/close side door does not operate. Unknown reason. Disabled and use manually"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Door latch on the right sliding door broke. Door lock on the left front door failed. Both had to be replaced"

Steve W., IN (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Replacement mechanisms insanely costly"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"door handles breaking, Mirrors flop"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Plastic on passenger sliding door handle broke, dealer wanted over $300 to repair or over $150 for part. Bought replacement part online for ~$25, watched YouTube video on repair, fixed myself in ~15 minutes. And I'm not especially handy"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"Door handle broke"

Alan W., IA (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The driver side sliding door handle broke off completely"

William W., CA (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"ALL external door handles had to be replaced including the rear hatch handle"

Thomas F., PA (2002 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"Left front door latch/lock failed and had to be replaced"

Steve W., IN (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Mirrors

"mirrors break and flop back and forth"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Gauges

"faulty electronic code lights for brakes and for emissions. Car runs fine but the code lights cause trouble with inspections"

Anonymous, MA (2002 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"Expensive to replace dash Lights. Entire dash has to be dismantled. Same for replacing control knobs on heater"

Anonymous, BC (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"My dashboard lights are out. Cannot see amy gauges in dark, other that what gear im in, like reverse or drive.Checked fuses. Not fuses, mostly drive in daylight, so did not take to mechanic.just use small camp to velcro to view dash at night"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Interior lights

"All console lights have gone out, and the proposed repair price is outrageous"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"Instrument and interior lights failing. Inst. lights require removing dash to replace bulb (approximate $300)"

Janine E., OR (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The back row overhead light also does not come on. Traded light bulbs with working one, not bulb issues"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Passenger door entry does not function. They wanted to replace the wiring harness, too pricey!!"

Gary D., CA (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"key fob stopped working ... dealership wanted several hundred $$$ to replace computer and fob. Manual lock still works fine"

Anonymous, OR (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Several key/ignition difficulties - repair to ignition switch"

Edward G., OR (2002 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"Check Engine light is on . i had it checked and mechanic found nothing wrong. Light when out on its own but has come back on again"

Edward G., PA (2002 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Occasionally the power assist feature doesn't work and I have to depress the brake pedal very hard"

Alan W., IA (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The anti-lock sensor began misfiring, causing the brakes to kick in when moving slowly and bringing the car to a screeching halt. Eventually, the powerbrake system would shut off and it took real effort to stop the vehicle. I had a new sensor put in"

Peter G., OH (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Warning light activates. Cannot find the cause"

George W., FL (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"went out at mileage 201000, but its the only thing thats gone wrong!"

Kendra W., HI (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"calipers stuck causing premature brake wear"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"Needed to replace front brakes due to normal wear and tear"

Anonymous, MI (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"replaced rotors and pads"

Anonymous, MI (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Developed fluid leak, and found front disc brakes needed to be replaced and some of brake line and cleaning of drums in rear. Total cost: $2500"

Rodney J., MN (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The rear brakes have squeaked ever since the car was new. They have been repaired several time and still are not fixed"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Long history of squeaking brakes from day one"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine knock or ping

"The variable valve timing system failed, causing horrible driving conditions and requiring over $1,500 in repair costs"

David W., NC (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Engine mounts

"Needed to replace the engine mount and torque strut"

B M., VA (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Oil goes somewhere. Routinely check before use. I have considered this van a "lemon" since we owned it as I have always had to baby it as the oil would suddenly disappear at freeway speeds on a vacation trip"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"Rear main seal started leaking at 143K miles"

Anonymous, NH (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"There is a Phantom oil leak we find on our garage floor or driveway when it is very cold out. do not seem to have this issue when weather is above freezing"

Anonymous, IN (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Change timing belt and gaskets. standard over 200,000 replacement"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Engine oil leak. Expensive to fix. Deciding it's time to buy another car"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"Several months ago engine started leaking oil. Engine gasket replaced (trusted mechanic), but leaking continues (1.5 quarts per month)"

Ken C., CA (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)
Engine computer

"Engine computer failed. Replacement was nearly $2,500. Apparently linked to oxygen sensor failure"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

"converter is failing, will no longer pass emissions test. Not worth fixing, given the age & mileage of the car"

George B., CO (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"It cost $1600 to repair the catalytic converters to allow the car to pass state inspection"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Wore out after lots of miles and years"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"Check engine light came on. Toyota diagnostics indicate that the catalytic converter is failing and needs to be replaced. The cost of the repair is more than the blue book value of the vehicle"

Andrew R., OH (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Apparently, there was a "misfire" problem which caused one of the converters to be ruined"

Steven M., WI (2002 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"Convertr was ok, but had to be replaced because of bad oxygen sensor"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"Has a exhaust leak at back of engine not sure what is leaking"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)
Pipes

"straps & hangers for muffler and pipes required replacing. Muffler was close to the road due to rusted out straps and hangers"

Anonymous, MA (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

"Leaks in system and system corrrosion to the extent that entire air conditioning system had to be re-placed"

Rodney J., MN (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Yellow liquid was leaking. Mechanic said it had to do with the AC"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"A/C stopped working. System rusted out due to weather - snow, salt, etc"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"No or very little cool air"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

"Need to replace compressor because it takes too long to cool and never reaches max fan speed. Had it repaired last summer and it is OK, but was told compressor would fail. This is the FIRST REPAIR we have had. All other issues have been routine maintenance. Can't complain about that!"

Anonymous, OK (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blender air conditioning servo needed replaced"

Damico A., OH (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The AC receiver drier failed leaking desiccant all throughout the AC lines. Nearly catastrophic AC issue. Should never have happened"

Damico A., OH (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Refrigerant is beginning to leak with a strong smell entering the cabin. A 'stop leak' additive has improved the situation"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"moon roof gasket failed and required replacing entire moon roof. Following year and thereafter gasket could be replaced without replacing entire moon roof"

K B., CA (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"The first leak was around the rear hatch door so the Weatherstrip was replaced a few years ago. The new leak appears to be around the rear window"

Janet F., NC (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Front windshield replaced due to serious rock chips; seal was apparently not properly installed by auto windshield company. Water leaks through the windshield above rear view mirror. Discovered recently during heavy rain storms in area"

Anonymous, UT (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Rear hatch seals disintegrating, all seals around windows on the outside are the same mess"

Anonymous, OR (2002 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"Brakes squeak occasionally"

Anonymous, UT (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Increasing squeaks and rattles. Nothing specific"

William W., CA (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"making grinding and thumping noises, bolt was loose caused damage to bearings"

Anonymous, IN (2002 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Radio

"The radio was replaced 3 times in under warranty, after I replaced it 1 time, it has failed again. Learn to drive without music"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"quit working - replaced"

Edward G., OR (2002 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)
Speakers

"Speakers damage from radio"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"The speakers do not consistently work. I suspect that there is a need to replace them due to age"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"woofer blew out"

Joseph F., CA (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Front speakers are completely fuzzy -- will need replacing"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

"Head gasket failed created major oil leak. It had to be replaced"

Van S., GA (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"oil leak requiring head gasket replacement"

Janine E., OR (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"Always replacing the valve gasket cover every 60 to 90K miles. Had other issue of water leaking due to gasket failure and drain clog. That was $1100.00 to fix. Car has been a good car but showing its age"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

"No failure. Was advised to replace it at 100,000 miles to avoid failure"

Michael M., TN (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Sludge buildup, probably caused by infrequent oil changes by previous owner, caused numerous problems ending with a cam and cylinder head destroyed from lack of lubrication. It was cheaper to replace the engine than the head"

Rand D., IL (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

"Transmission rebuild at 230000 miles was necessary because of slipping transmission. Rebuild was successful"

George B., CO (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

"Ruined the transmission hauling a heavy trailer"

Allan M., ME (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

"Windshield glass rubber gasket came loose. Note: windshield was replaced 2 yrs ago by glass vendor"

Philip D., OK (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Hood clear coat is peeling off"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

"Substantial driveline vibration caused by worn engine mounts and bushings. Cost of replacement mounts quite a bit more than expected"

Mark W., CA (2002 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Coil

"Ignition coils needed to be replaced after 300,000+ miles"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Sienna Unsure 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"mechanic can't find anything wrong and works fine when he drives"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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Apr 20 2010
THE CABLE MAY BREAK DUE TO EXCESSIVE CORROSION AND THE SPARE TIRE MAY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
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.
What should you do:
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.
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TOYOTA RECALL NO. AOE.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V160000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 600000
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