Last post on Jan 22, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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Toyota Sienna, Tires, Wheels, Van
#313 of 351 Re: Why don't people think? [indydriver]
May 02, 2012 (10:09 am)
Good advice - I got a flat tire in Bridgeville, DE, right in the middle of a 2.5 hour trip. I was more than an hour from home/beach condo. It was late at night with 2 kids sleeping in the back.
Thankfully the (full-sized) spare was good. I check pressures even on the spare.
Would have been a total nightmare without it.
My Miata has no spare, a can of fix-a-flat instead, and I refuse to drive out of town with that car.
#314 of 351 Toyota sienna 2012 tires
Jul 24, 2012 (5:19 am)
#315 of 351 Tires on Toyota Sienna 2012
Jul 23, 2012 (9:37 am)
What kind of tire do you have on your 2012 Toyota Sienna.
On my 2012 Sienna XLE FWD I have Firestone FR710 tires.
I saw another 2012 Sienna XLE at a Gas station and it had some michellin tires. I asked the owner if he replaced it, he told me it just came with it. He had exactly same car as mines (no AWD)
I would like to know why tires are different.
#316 of 351 Re: Tires on Toyota Sienna 2012 [dhabud]
Jul 24, 2012 (5:19 am)
It is unusual for vehicle manufacturers to source different brands of tires for a vehicle - except where different sizing is involved.
However, Toyota seems to be the exception. They frequently multiple source tires. I suspect it is a fear of losing a supply of tires that match the specs.
#317 of 351 2011 Sienna tires & struts at 40K miles?
Sep 17, 2012 (1:03 pm)
#318 of 351 2011 Sienna tires & struts at 40K miles?
Oct 27, 2011 (6:34 pm)
I have a 2011 Sienna LE that I drove across country several times this spring and summer. I had all the regular maintance done and noe I am told that I need to replace all my tires and rear struts after just 42K miles. I am not an off roader and 90% of the miles on this car are freeway miles.
This just doesn't seem right that these parts would wear out so soon (michelin tires).
#319 of 351 Re: 2011 Sienna tires & struts at 40K miles? [teriannlv]
Oct 28, 2011 (5:01 am)
Determining whether you need tires is pretty much a no-brainer for any adult to determine. You can use the 'top of Lincoln's head on a penny' to determine whether you are down to 2/32", or better yet hit an auto parts store and for less than $10 buy a real gauge so that you can monitor wear patterns with real accuracy. Seriously, if you cannot tell for your self whether you need tires or not, you really need to ask someone to show you how!!
Determining the need for shocks & struts is certainly more difficult, and I strongly suggest that you get more info on why from your dealer, or better yet get a second opinion. Are they leaking? Do you have unusual tire wear patterns that suggest poor wheel damping control? Does the van continue to bounce? Either way, I agree - a year old van with under 50k should not need replacements unless you do really poor roads, carry excessive loads or tow.
#320 of 351 Re: 2011 Sienna tires & struts at 40K miles? [teriannlv]
Jul 27, 2012 (1:59 pm)
I basically agree with another poster. You don't even need a Lincoln, much less anything for $10, to say if you have to replace tires, just look at them (after asking someone or googling what to look at). My tires last only about 20k on the front, but my Sienna is 2005, and our driving is mostly city/suburban with a mixture of high-speed highway. As to struts, watch for tale-telling signs, or better ask for a second opinion (but don't inform them about the first one). About half of shops' recommendations are usually bogus.
Having said that, I had a similar diagnosis once. In reality, it appeared to be low-quality tires (not the worst, mind you, Yokohama Avid TRZ) prematurely wearing out at the rear in a patchy pattern imitating that of bad struts.
#321 of 351 Re: 2011 Sienna tires & struts at 40K miles? [teriannlv]
Sep 09, 2012 (10:12 am)
we have a 2010 sienna with 64 k miles on it and we are going to have to replace the tires again we put firestone fr380 in at 33k miles just went to the firestone shop and the firestone rep says the siennas all go through tires at 25 to 35 k miles i dont know about toyota reliabilty but i do know the siennas seem lousy on tires and yes i have roated and have front end aligned if i buy a van again it wont be a toyota mabe i will try the odssey,and dont let me forget to say the battery died around 30k also i have had gm suv's that went over 70k before i had to replace there battery.
#322 of 351 Re: 2011 Sienna tires & struts at 40K miles? [batavia02]
Sep 11, 2012 (1:12 pm)
The firestone guy is right.I have a 2000 with 175k and i have to get new tires every 30k miles or so.I also keep them inflated properly and rotated .
Sienna's eat tires for some reason