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Toyota Sienna, Tires, Wheels, Van
#218 of 351 Re: Fed up with Toyota [spongecat]
Sep 30, 2009 (6:39 am)
Same problem on 2005 Sienna XLE AWD. Started the process with Toyota this past Monday. Toyota said the corrosion should be covered by 5 yr. corrosion warranty. Sent me to my dealer. Dealer said wheels are warranted for 3/36 (I'm beyond this warranty period). Thanks, Toyota, for wasting my time.
I've noticed several other Siennas with this same problem. The only way to go up against Toyota on this issue is with numbers. I will provide a link to my blog in the next few days. Link will describe the problem, document my experience with Toyota to date, and provide a "Toyota Hall of Shame" on which other affected owners can post a photo of their particular wheel problem. As the wall grows, we might get some attention from Toyota.
Together we can and will get satisfaction!
#220 of 351 Re: Fed up with Toyota [ateixeira]
Sep 30, 2009 (5:24 pm)
You think there would be action by the Government? You've got to be kidding.
#221 of 351 Donut Spare
Oct 01, 2009 (8:56 am)
I just bought a 2010 Limited AWD and asked about a donut spare at the dealer, the parts guy said they did have a package on the older models but he couldn't find it anymore. He said to buy a donut it would be $300 for the tire and $100 for the wheel!
I said are you sure that is a donut and not some sort of high end performance tire and he said yes.
Anyone find a place to get a donut spare and jack kit for a reasonable price? I would like to get one eventually as I plan to replace the run-flats with regular tires when they wear out
#222 of 351 Re: Fed up with Toyota [whitewaternut]
Oct 01, 2009 (11:44 am)
Worth a shot...they force recalls all the time.
#223 of 351 Re: Donut Spare [dc0517]
Oct 01, 2009 (11:46 am)
Here's a tip - try your local county recycling center.
I went to recycle some used motor oil and once saw a huge pile of donut spares. The trick is to find one that fits. You need to get the right bolt pattern (5x100 I think but verify that first), and also the correct overall diameter.
#224 of 351 RFT an expensive problem
Oct 23, 2009 (3:01 pm)
My 2007 Sienna XLE AWD's run flat tires are all shot at 22,000 miles. I have been offered 2 replacements by Toyota and $100 form the dealer. This takes me down to $345. All this good will after many phone conversations and many unsurprised service people. Did I mention the brow beating from the Toyota Corp. representative. He sarcastically told me how lucky I was that I was getting any help at all. When I asked why Toyota continued to engineer a vehicle and supply it with substandard tires, I was asked if I would prefer that they provide a car without tires. Nice guy. Next time I'll go back to Honda.
#225 of 351 2nd set of tires in 40,000 miles
Oct 27, 2009 (10:37 am)
We have a 2006 Sienna LE AWD with 42,000 miles. We took the car in for uneven wear in the tires and a shimmy. They replaced 4 tires and brake pads under warranty. Then we had the same issue coming up on 40,000 miles. We ended up with a flat and limped to Sams Club where we purchased 4 new run flat tires. I'm considering trading this one in for a 2010 Sienna and is thinking about having them swap these tires to the new van. They have to be better than the crap that comes on them from the factory.
#226 of 351 Re: RFT an expensive problem [ncm]
Oct 27, 2009 (11:07 am)
Next time I'll go back to Honda
And get run-flats on their Touring model? They're no better. To make matters worse it's a 17.5" rim size so you're basically stuck.
The Bimmer owners I know who have them hate the rough ride, too.
Why not just get a vehicle without run-flats?
#227 of 351 Re: Fed up with Toyota [spongecat]
Nov 02, 2009 (8:38 pm)
I have a previous posting at this site with the same rim problem. I am in MI and also purchased my 2005 Sienna XLE AWD at Fox Toyota in Rochester Hills. They would do nothing except refer me to the zone rep who wanted to charge me over $900 for two rims and give me two for "free." Suggest anyone with rim corrosion problems go to http://www.nuckleslaw.com/software-negotiations-expert/toyota-alloy-wheels-bubbl- ing-toyota-quality-concerns/. Post your experiences and pictures. There is mounting group of angry Toyota owners that are trying to build a case to get Toyota to stand up and do the right thing. I was surprised but the Sienna is not the only Toyota having this issue.