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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,602 miles

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2001 Toyota Sienna fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 282003

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,602 miles


I fllled the fuel tank on 26 Nov 2003, and drove the vehicle 13 miles. It remained parked in the driveway, which slopes toward the rear at about 20 degrees, until 28 Nov 2003 at 12:30 pm. There was at that time raw gasoline dripping in teaspoon to tablespoon quantities from a line in front of the fuel tank to the driveway, with a puddle about 18 by 28 inches. I drove the vehicle about 1 mile with the engine running smoothly, after which for about 4 miles the engine hesitated and surged at speeds over 35 mph. The remainder of the 10 mile trip, the engine ran smoothly again. Later that day, the service rep called to tell me they had completed diagnostic testing which showed a defective charcoal canister, which needed to be replaced for $552.76, at 62,612 miles. The repair report states that the charcoal canister was saturated with raw fuel. This is an obvious safety hazard.

- Saginaw, TX, USA

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