VVT-i Oil Hose Replacement-Limited Service Campaign
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    VVT-i Oil Hose Replacement-Limited Service Campaign

    Woo-hoo! I just received in the mail from Toyota that they are going to replace the rubber oil hose with a newly designed one at no charge. I have until Mar. 31, 2013 to have it done. I hope it's the metal hose. Now I won't have to worry about it.

    This limited service campaign applies to certain 2007-2010 model year Siennas.

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    Re: VVT-i Oil Hose Replacement-Limited Service Campaign

    Most likely not the metal hose..... just a replacement for the rubber part of the assembly. I would be very surprised if they did replace it with a metal one. It is much cheaper for them labor wise to just replace the rubber section.
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    Re: VVT-i Oil Hose Replacement-Limited Service Campaign

    I had that service done 3 months ago. They replace the rubber hose with one rated correctly for oil. The correct hose will last the life of the car, just like the rest of the rubber hoses draped around it. Steel lines also fail, caused by stress fractures from many thermal cycles.

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    Re: VVT-i Oil Hose Replacement-Limited Service Campaign

    I had mine replaced with the original recall and the replacement just blew. Oil all over my driveway, hopefully no engine damage done. Had to flatbed tow to dealer. The replacement for the replacement is covered by my extended warranty, which is good since I have about 63,000 miles on the van...but it should have been at no charge anyhow, I think. The replacement hose seems to be just as bad as the original.

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    Re: VVT-i Oil Hose Replacement-Limited Service Campaign

    Did the "replacement" have a yellow stripe, or did the dealer pull a fast one on you?

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    Re: VVT-i Oil Hose Replacement-Limited Service Campaign

    And this is becoming the REAL question of the day. Are the new hoses actually failing (I'm starting to doubt it based on what we are seeing reported), or is this a dealer issue?
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    Re: VVT-i Oil Hose Replacement-Limited Service Campaign

    In what year did they start using a metal hose during vehicle manufacture, instead of a rubber one to fix this problem? Does anyone know how effective the metal hoses have proven?

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    Re: VVT-i Oil Hose Replacement-Limited Service Campaign

    Word has it that the production changeover to the all metal line took place around April, 2008, so consider any 2009 and beyond Sienna to be safe, and any 2008 and prior to be suspect. There have been no reports of failure with the all metal line, and frankly, I beginning to doubt that there really are any failures with a properly done rubber line replacement using the fluorinated rubber part.
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    Continental Extreme Winter on Sport Edition F7 rims, TMPS & ATEQ reset tool
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    Re: VVT-i Oil Hose Replacement-Limited Service Campaign

    After all this chatter here, I checked my dealer-replaced hose (it was replaced years ago) and it has the yellow stripe and appears to be the correct replacement hose.

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