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Toyota Sienna, Tires, Wheels, Van
#321 of 354 Re: 2011 Sienna tires & struts at 40K miles? [teriannlv]
Sep 09, 2012 (9:12 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 354 Re: 2011 Sienna tires & struts at 40K miles? [batavia02]
Sep 11, 2012 (12:12 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
#323 of 354 Re: 2011 Sienna tires & struts at 40K miles? [jproc]
Sep 11, 2012 (12:27 pm)
FWIW I have 53k miles on the original Dunlops, but the non-run-flats tend to last longer.
#324 of 354 Re: 2011 Sienna tires & struts at 40K miles? [ateixeira]
Sep 11, 2012 (1:15 pm)
Yes, I know, we already shared our experiences a year or two ago. I don't know why, maybe hilly landscape or significant city component of our driving are the main contributors, but I stand by my (and seemingly a lot of other owners') numbers: 20k on the front axle (or 30k if you do rotate the tires), no matter the tire brand (OEM non-run-flat Dunlops, Yokohama Avid TRZ, Hankook Optimo H727), moderate driving style, no heavy loads, no alignment/balance problems, always inflated to 35 psi (cold).
I also mentioned once that my Sienna brake pads are only good for 10-15k. This problem is now solved. It was solved when I reluctantly (and partly accidentally) switched finally from OEM to aftermarket brake pads.
#325 of 354 Re: 2011 Sienna tires & struts at 40K miles? [victor23]
Sep 12, 2012 (7:02 am)
I do tend to do more highway driving than city.
The van's been from DC to Florida twice, and CT probably 3 times. Plus countless times to the Eastern Shore of MD.
Still, very happy these tires have lasted this long, brake pads as well. They owe me nothing.
#326 of 354 Re: 2011 Sienna tires & struts at 40K miles? [jproc]
Sep 17, 2012 (12:03 pm)
Minivans in general are hard on brakes and tires. 25k-30k on tires is not out of the ordinary; Same thing with brakes. The Michelin Primacy on my 2004 Quest lasted 51k miles. Needless to say, i replaced them with the same brand.
#327 of 354 Spare tire - non-standard nut
Jan 11, 2013 (6:18 pm)
#328 of 354 Spare tire - non-standard nut
Jan 11, 2013 (5:15 pm)
On my Sienna 2004, the nut that holds the spare tire cable, has pentagonal shape.
The manual says that the wheel nut wrench should be used to release the spare tire. The wheel nut wrench, which came with the car, has hexagonal shape, so it does not fit the nut.
Did I miss something?
#329 of 354 Re: Spare tire - non-standard nut [isobretatel]
Jan 11, 2013 (6:18 pm)
No, you didn't miss something - they changed things when you weren't looking.
Your van came with a spare tire winch that had a standard 21 mm hex head. Problem is people torqued the hell out of this with everything from impact guns on down, and this *may* have been a factor in damaging the anti-rust coatings, severe rusting, cable breakage, loose spare tires rolling free down highways, etc.
So as part of the recall, they changed the head to something non-standard, and they should have given you the special socket in a little black pouch, and tossed it in with the jack. You hook it to the little metal bar (speed drive tool) also back there to hoist it up and down. There should also be a yellow label on the base of the pillar telling more.
#330 of 354 Toyota Sienna Spare tire
Apr 19, 2010 (9:44 am)