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Toyota Sienna, Tires, Wheels, Van
#262 of 351 Re: Fed up with Toyota [blschoose]
Apr 20, 2010 (6:29 pm)
Suggest you go to http://www.nuckleslaw.com/software-negotiations-expert/toyota-alloy-wheels-bubbl- ing-toyota-quality-concerns/
Someone started an independent posting at this site with pictures for people with bubbling rims. There are over 50 postings of problems with Toyota rims bubbling. Only one or two has Toyota stepped up and made an attempt to resolve.
In my own case, I was well within warranty (2005 Toyota Sienna XLE AWD) when I discovered it and brought it to the dealer and subsequently Toyota's attention in 2006, so warranty means nothing to Toyota. All they did was offer me two "free" rims if I paid over $900 for the other two. You'll find at the posting above that others that had rims replaced had the same problems with replacements, and it includes Lexus. I ended up paying $500 to have all four rims refinished. I have had no problems with the refinished rims. They have gone through a winter, less cleaning than we performed when new, and hold up to rim cleaning products when we do wash the van so the problem is with the Toyota materials or process.
#263 of 351 Re: Fed up with Toyota [blschoose]
Apr 21, 2010 (1:13 pm)
They only cover corrosion if it rusts all the way through, a rule meant for sheet metal panels but one that applies here as well.
#264 of 351 Toyota came thru with promise
Jun 11, 2010 (1:30 pm)
2006 LE AWD after 1 year and 18,000 miles runflat tires were woreout. Went to dealer in 2007 concerning tires and paint coming off the wheels. 3 months passed before the rep came to town and I needed to buy new tires before he came to town. Saw the rep about tires which I replaced and wheels that looked bad. The rep has the wheels refinished and tells me Toyota will replace the tires when these new tires are woreout. NOW 3 years later Toyota DID replace the tires like they promised. Had my doubts for awhile but they did what they said they would do.
#265 of 351 Re: Toyota came thru with promise [wheels13]
Jun 11, 2010 (1:36 pm)
Glad to hear it.
Also, thanks for reporting that update.
#266 of 351 Re: Lousy customer service. [ateixeira]
Jul 08, 2010 (8:36 am)
You are more fortunate than I am. I have a 2008 Sienna LTD with OEM Bridgestones. Treadwear at under 15K indicated replacement. I have not replaced them and will continue to ride on them (if I don't need to travel) until the wires are exposed. This is because from everything I've read, Sienna's are tire eaters. Yes, I am an aggressive driver, but this is ridiculus.
#267 of 351 Can I replace Run-Flats 2011 XLE?? Need Help.
Jul 10, 2010 (1:30 pm)
I recently purchased the 2011 AWD with run flats. Do not like the drive at all. I've tried to find some possible solutions, but no luck so far.
Can I replace the AWD tires with regular tires and risk driving around w/o a spare? Would this actually improve the ride on the car??? I I replaced the RFTs with regular tires, would this NEGATE my extended 100K warranty that I purchased when I purchased the car? Is driving around w/o a spare a crazy thing to do?
Any suggestions on what to do, tire suggestions -- anything would be helpful.
Thanks very much.
#268 of 351 Re: Can I replace Run-Flats 2011 XLE?? Need Help. [mpumpkin]
Jul 13, 2010 (11:11 am)
You could on 2010s, so that's very likey.
I don't see how it would affect the warranty, perhaps with the exception of the wheels themselves and maybe the suspension components like the shocks, but even that's a stretch.
#269 of 351 Re: Can I replace Run-Flats 2011 XLE?? Need Help. [mpumpkin]
Jul 13, 2010 (1:01 pm)
I can't believe that toyota is still trying to use the run flat tires. I have a 2005 and have changed to non run flat tires. I carry an air pump, two cans of flat tire fixer, and AAA. Even if you can find a non run flat tire a tire shop that has been business for 35 years could not get the beads off the rim. After having replace 7 tires , Toyota replace 4 for early uneven wear I replace 3 more due to nails and I finally gaveup!!!
#270 of 351 Tires - Toyo or Yoko ??
Jul 23, 2010 (1:44 pm)
Replacing OEM tires on my 2006 Sienna XLE FWD (thankfully, not the run flats!).
Which would you recommend:
YOKOHAMA AVID TOURING S
#271 of 351 replacing dunlop rft with any non-rft
Aug 03, 2010 (9:55 am)
2008 xle awd and I have averaged around 18-20k with 2 set of dunlops. I think it's time to make the switch to non-rfts. The ride is harsh, tread wear is low-in the 300s- and they're loud. For those of you who have made the switch, what brand/model have you gone to and how has it changed your ride? I am worried about not having a spare, and was quoted 4-500 for the donut from the dealer. I looked at the option of a full size spare via toyota parts cheap .com has anyone gone this route?