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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12 miles

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2014 Toyota Sienna electrical problems

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2014 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 142014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 14 miles


Toyota's design does not permit the dashboard lighting of the instruments and dials unless one turns on the light switch for (1) parking lights or (2) headlights. The dashboard lighting does not turn on when one starts the engine. It does not turn on when one turns on the front driving lights. Toyota's gauges and speedometer are recessed under a hood in order to prevent glaring of sunlight. Previous Toyota vehicles would turn on the dashboard lights when you started the engine. This is not the case with our 2014 Toyota. If the driver is operating his vehicle in the daylight hours and suddenly runs into darkness caused by clouds, dust storm, etc., he will have a difficult time seeing the instruments and gauges. He may have to divert his attention to turn on his dashboard lights. This vehicle does not turn on running lights when you turn on the motor. The driver must engage these lights with the stalk controls which offer four positions: 1. off 2. running lights 3. parking lights and instrument cluster lighting 4. headlights and instrument cluster lighting.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #1

Jan 262014

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 11 miles
There is no illumination of the main dashboard display-speed, RPM, temperature and fuel level when light control is at off or drl (driving lights) position. I went to dealer and service man said that is the way it is and another new vehicle on their lot was the same. The gauge lights are on but dim in parking and headlight position. (Toyota manual says use drl in daytime to save fuel and eliminate chance of burning out driving lights.) I called Toyota and they said after 2 weeks of investigation that this is the way it is. This is a safety issue because we cannot see the speed on cloudy days or with sunglasses on sunny days. My previous Toyota- 2006 Sienna and 2013 avalon have illumination anytime the ignition is on for driving. When you can't see the speed easily, this is a safety risk- there is no digital display of speed on this vehicle.

- Huddleston, VA, USA

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