Last post on Jan 22, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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Toyota Sienna, Tires, Wheels, Van
#283 of 351 Re: Press request [KarenS]
Jun 03, 2011 (11:55 am)
What a coincidence......I just added a set of standard 60,000mi Cooper tires to my 2005 Sienna and had to purchase from Toyota Parts a space saver spare wheel and tire to put in my luggage compartment. This was because of my very bad luck with the Run Flats which came with my Sienna XLE. Due to class action suit Toyota gave me a new set of Dunlap Run Flats at about 22,000 miles from new. At 27,000 on the new set I developed a very slow leak in one of the new tires which was so slow we couldn't find and repair it. Then a few weeks later I felt a bump-bump-bump and found a grapefruit size bubble had developed on another of the 27,000 mile Run Flats. Toyota would offer no further adjustments on the second set so I went to my friendly independent tire dealer and bought a set of standard tires. Surprisingly, the Sienna runs much quieter on the standard tires, probably due to the very stiff sidewalls on the original Run Flats. For those interested in purchasing a Toyota Parts space saver spare: Wheel Part #42611-AE050 was $121.26 + tax; Space Saver Tire size T155/80R17, Part # DT001-26829-BS was $282.90+tax. In fairness to Toyota they have voluntarily provided free warranty repairs on rear hatch gas-filled struts, seat belt attachment, the new set of Run Flats, and replaced a bad Laser Cruise Control Sensor. All-in-all this Sienna is the most trouble-free car I've ever had. Interestingly, the friendly Toyota Salesman tells me that all new XLE Sienna's no long use Run Flats, and have a Space Saver Spare instead!
Fred in California
#284 of 351 Re: Press request [KarenS]
Jun 15, 2011 (10:35 am)
Coincidental that I just saw your message....
We are getting ready to get our 2004 Sienna XLE Limited AWD its 4th set of tires (~82,000 miles). I just dropped you an email.
#285 of 351 Re: Press request [KarenS]
Jul 10, 2011 (6:34 am)
Have worn out 3rd set of Bridgestone 380 RFT at just over 80k miles, of course that doesn't include the pair on the rear, which are newer. Was left stranded with shredded rear tire, towed to Toyota dealership, only to find they did not keep the tire in stock. Had to be in next city that night, so bought a tire for one day and then got a pair of full price 380's in next city. If they are going to sell the car, they should stock the tire. RFT's would be ok, though expensive, if you weren't still at risk of being left stranded at the side of the road. Am currently considering buying non-RFT tires and carrying a spare when traveling out of town. Will never buy another vehicle with out a spare. As it is, we put the extra, unmounted tire in the car on trips, so why not get regular tires?
#286 of 351 Re: Press request [timothj]
Jul 10, 2011 (12:16 pm)
I gave up on the run flat tires some time ago and now travel without a spare. I carry a can of flat tire fix, a plug kit and a 12 volt air compressor and last but not least AAA. My gut told me to run away from the run flat tires and I did not listen. I would not carry a spare loose in the van incase of an accident as that would not be any fun.
#287 of 351 RFT - Run Flat Tires
Jul 21, 2011 (10:24 pm)
We purchased our XLE AWD with 15K on it. At 18K the rear RFT were torn up on the inside. The dealer we purchased the car from replaced all the tires. At 30k the same thing happened and with a family member dieing, I had to fork out $1000.00 for whole new set. At 55k the third set was shot shot so we purchased standard tires from a local America's tire shop. They lasted only 38k when we were in a fender bender and they were warrantied for 80. $200.00 for a whole new set, now at 94k the set we have is the best set of all.
So what is the story on this class action suite, please send me a link or two. Thanks.
#288 of 351 A/C in 2005 XLE AWD
Jul 21, 2011 (10:28 pm)
All of sudden our AC system stopped working tonight. It worked for less than 2miles. I pulled into a gas station turned off the car filled it with gas and when I started the car. NO AC, it's 87 at 9:30pm in Fresno, CA and my whole family is in the car with the windows down for a 20min ride home.
Any suggestions, tips...
Oh, we have the 100k extended warranty, does this qualify?
Thanks for any input
#289 of 351 Re: RFT - Run Flat Tires [tnt2011]
Jul 30, 2011 (7:28 am)
The story on the class action suite that I heard from my dealer (I didn't get it in writing) of my 2005 Sienna, XLE AWD was that the Run Flat Tires did not live up to the mileage warranty so there was a class action suit filed by some group (of owners?) that was settled with Toyota agreeing to give each vehicle I free set of the same kind of RFTs. From your second sentence it sounds like your dealer did that? When my "free" second set of RFT started failing at 17.7K miles my dealer said there was no further warranty, so I went and bought a set of 60,000 miles standard tires from a Goodyear tire store and the compact spare I mentioned. So far so good, but I've only got a 1000 miles on them at this point. The Goodyear Dealer did an alignment check on my AWD and said the year wheels were "bowed" outward (not vertical) but there was no adjustment mechanism to correct this. I haven't confirmed this with Toyota. This might be why your tires were worn on the "inside". So you might want to check on this. Otherwise the car has provided excellent reliability and is great to drive. I usually keep my cars for 200k miles, so I hope to get more than 38K miles on my standard tires.........we'll see. Good luck with yours.
#290 of 351 Re: can anyone beat this? [my_last_toyota]
Aug 02, 2011 (8:40 pm)
My Sienna has 66,000 miles. I have the tires rotated and balanced every 5000 miles. My first set was the Michelins that came with it. The second two sets were Toyo. Tonight, we just had a flat on the interstate. The treads on the tires are already worn down and we are ready for our fourth set. Ugh.
#291 of 351 Can you increase tire with from 225 to 235?
Aug 24, 2011 (7:48 pm)
I have a 2008 Sienna. I need to replace the tires. The van has 225/60/R17 tires. I want to get the Michelin Primacy MV4 because they are rated excellent in all conditions. However, the closest size they come in is 235/60/R17. According to my calculations this increases tire with by 3/8" and the total diameter by almost 1/2". This in increases the speed by about 1.3%. So if the speedometer indicates 100 mph, the vehicle will actually by doing 101.3 mph.
All these changes seen very insignificant. Are there any technical reasons why I would not be able to upgrade to this tire size? Does it damage the vehicle in any way? The ABS, the suspension, the transmission?
The 2011 Sienna actually comes with this exact size and tire. Any reason why we could not use this tire on the 2008 Sienna?
#292 of 351 Re: Can you increase tire with from 225 to 235? [akin]
Aug 25, 2011 (7:42 am)
Ask if the tire shop will even mount it first. Some times they won't.
The usual industry standard is +/- 3%, and you are well within that.