Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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2009 Toyota Sienna transmission problems

transmission problem

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2009 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 172009


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Our 2009 Sienna may have had a sudden acceleration problem. When the car was put into reverse, a sudden acceleration sent it down our driveway. Situation: Pulling into the carport, which involves a 90 degree turn at the top of a short (10M) steep narrow walled easement, the driver of the Sienna could not make the turn in one motion and was required to put the Sienna in reverse at which time the minivan suddenly accelerated, squealing its wheels. The result was a 5M careen down the driveway. The result was about $4,000 body damage, but no injury to the driver or my 2yr old daughter - although all were shaken. We have since got rid of the car - traded it for a 2010 highlander.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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