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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
50,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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1999 Toyota Sienna seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1999 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012003

Sienna CE 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


This problem only occurs in warm weather. When there is a passenger in the front seat, the seat belt light stays flashing continuously even though the seat belt is properly worn and buckled. If you pull the belt all the way out, the light usually goes off, but only until you let the belt retract again. Since we can't drive with the belt pulled all the way out, we have to just ignore the light.

I can't remember exactly when this problem started, but it has been happening for years. Must have been after the warranty expired or I would have had it fixed. I have read that for 1998-2001 Siennas, Toyota used a seat-belt sensor located in the retractor, instead of in the buckle like most vehicles (and which they switched to after that). Numerous people have reported this same problem (and also with the driver's belt warning light) elsewhere on the Web.

- , Albuquerque, NM, USA

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