Toyota Sienna owners have reported 6 problems related to front seat belt warning light (under the seat belt category).
The lights for both front seat belts flash when the seat belts are fastened. When they are not fastened and are fully retracted into the door post, the lights go off. This began first with the passenger side a couple of months ago and started on the drivers side this month. Additionally the seat belts don't always retract properly.
See all problems of the 2000 Toyota Sienna.
The air bag light illuminated while driving and the seat belt light will not come on to indicate that the consumer needed to put his seat belt on. The dealer was notified.
The air bag light remained illuminating while driving. The dealer informed the consumer the vehicle was not covered under a recall. The seat belt light would come on and the seat belts tensioners were found inoperative. The air bag light would stay on due to sensor failure.
See all problems of the 1998 Toyota Sienna.
2000 Toyota Sienna. The seat belt warning light is faulty. In the beginning, the warning light indicated the opposite -- blinking when buckled, off when unbuckled. Then after couple weeks it just keeps blinking no matter what. It's believed that the problem is caused by a malfunction sensor. The malfunction is caused by the housing of the sensor. The housing is over-sized and allows the sensor cap pops out easily and causes the malfunction. It is a manufacturing defect! and if the srs system will be affected by this is a big question. The warning light just keeps blinking after the malfunction, no matter if you are buckled up or not. The driver, after some time, will get used to the false warning and will tend to ignore it and will not be aware if the seat belt is really buckled. Which may increase the possibility of injury or death in a crash. This is a serious defective design for that sensor!.
Front seatbelt warning light comes on when buckled, goes off when unbuckled. Not sure if seatbelt will function properly in a crash. Dealer charged $92 to diagnose and quoted $375 to replace whole seatbelt assembly. I've read online about other people having the same problem with this light so I felt I should report it.
For reasons unknown to me, the drivers side seat belt on my 2000 Toyota Sienna is twisted all the way into the assembly. It doesn't retract properly or lock to restrain the driver, and the warning light stays on even when the seat belt is buckled. I was shocked to find out that such an important safety measure is only covered by Toyota for 5 years/60k miles, while others like Honda have lifetime coverage. I believe that there may be similar incidents like this out there and I am concerned about the safety issue.
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|Seat Belt problems||
|Rear Seat Belt problems||
|Front Seat Belt Retractor problems||
|Front Seat Belt Buckle Assembly problems||
|Front Seat Belt Warning Light problems||
|Front Seat Belt problems||
|Front Seat Belt Anchorage problems||
|Front Seat Belt Webbing problems||
|Rear Seat Belt Buckle problems||