Re: Seat Track Removal in my 2013
Thanks for the post, Sunny. I probably won't resort to removing the trolleys in my 2011 AWD Sienna... It sounds like a lot of work, and I need something that can be quickly converted from a people mover to a cargo hauler. For me, that may just be a few 2x4s thrown in to bring the floor level up to the height of the trolleys.
I did know before I bought that the trolleys were there, but I was hoping there was some simple, effective solution to it. If they can't make the trolleys come out with the seats, at the very least, you'd think Toyota would design in some sort of access/removal hatch where you could remove a section of track (or something) from inside the van, and pop the trolleys out.
Before I bought this used 2011 model, I went shopping for new late in 2012. I asked about whether the floor was left flat when the middle row seats were removed. The salesman's answer was "yes". I asked "are you sure, because somewhere between my 2004 Sienna and now, Toyota switched to a system that left the trolleys behind". His answer was "Toyota is constantly improving their products. They did away with that design." I would have checked for myself by removing the seats, if I had actually ended up buying new, but never got that far.
That dealer is where I bought my 2004 Sienna. For this and a number of other issues, I won't buy from them again. Unfortunately, they are 40 minutes away, and the next closest dealers are about twice that distance