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8.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,235 miles

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1998 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #17

May 012006

Sienna

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Michelin hydroedge tire: Tread separated from the sidewall of the tire for the entire circumference of the tire on a passenger van. Tire was properly inflated just 4 weeks ago when one of the tires was replaced because of a previous road hazard. No apparent damage to the vehicle since the driver was able to quickly remove the vehicle from lanes of traffic to the road shoulder. There doesn't appear to have any damage (road hazard) to the tire.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #16

Jul 172004

Sienna

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
On May 24, 2004, my wife was driving our Toyota Sienna van North on I-35 in Oklahoma at highway speed when the front driver side tire blew out and the tread separated. The tire was replaced by the dealer and all other tires checked for wear. On July 17, 2004 I was driving the same van on I-44 in Oklahoma at highway speed when the driver side rear tire's tread separated and went flat. There was no road hazard encountered at etiher event.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #15

May 232002

Sienna

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Firestone FR680, P205/70R15, dot unknown, original equipment on a 1998, Toyota Sienna with 28000 miles. While driving 65-70 mph, rear passenger tire experienced tread separation. Rear driver side tire was also showing signs of tread separation.*akjg

- Hacienda Heights, CA, USA

problem #14

Jul 272001

Sienna

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

One of the vehicles five factory installed Firestone tires (FR680 failed due to the steel belt separating, there were no injuries and no damage (Firestone fr 680, P205/70R15.95S.M+S). Nlm

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #13

Jul 272001

Sienna

  • miles
The factory installed Firestone tire failed due to steel belt separation. The consumer replaced the remaing tires as a precaution.(Firestone tires)

- San Diego, CA, USA

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problem #12

Jul 272001

Sienna

  • miles
The factory installed Firestone tire failed due to steel belt separation. The consumer replaced the remaing tires as a precaution.(Firestone tires)

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #11

Jul 272001

Sienna

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

One of the vehicles five factory installed Firestone tires (FR680 failed due to the steel belt separating, there were no injuries and no damage (Firestone fr 680, P205/70R15.95S.M+S). Nlm

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #10

Jan 072002

Sienna

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Orginal equipment passengers side rear Firestone, FR680, tires size P205/70/R15 with fourty seven thousand miles, experienced tread separated, dealer has been contacted and informed consumer that sixty percent of the tire tread was gone. Consumer stated separation was over 14 inches longs with a flap of over 2 inches on one section of the tire, on another section of the tire, there was a buldge and the start of another separation.

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #9

Jul 232001

(reported on)

Sienna

  • miles
The thread on the tires seems to be separating. The very far edges of the tires seem to be peeling off. Where can I take my vehicle to have it inspected? (tiresize: 215-65R15)

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #8

Jun 012000

Sienna

  • miles
PE00 020; consumer was traveling about 55mph on highway and heard a noise. She was able to pull over to side of shoulder, and noticed that driver's side tire tread separated. Firestone, wildernesss at tire. There were no injuries.

- South Boston, VA, USA

problem #7

Oct 062000

Sienna

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

PE 00 020; consumer took vehicle to Firestone for rotation. Because steering wheel was vibrating, and attendant told her that left front tire thread started separating. Firestone, P2057015, she has contacted.

- Tallahasse, FL, USA

problem #6

Sep 202000

Sienna

  • miles
All four tires have tread seperation. (tiresize: P205/70R15)( dot number: Tire size: P205/70R15 )

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #5

Sep 192000

Sienna

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE00020, after market Bridgestone, bt70S with about 400 miles, tire size 20570R15. While driving tire tread came off which almost caused a crash.

- Irvine, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 012000

Sienna

  • miles
On 9 August, 2000 experience a severe steering wheel fluctuation when departing a parking lot at approximately 5 mph. Stopped and checked tires, appeared okay. Proceeded to drive home, at night, changed to lessening vibration with increase of speed. Took car to dealer to have checked out. They reported that steering and chassis systems were good, that the problem was bad tires. They did not elaborate on what was bad with the tires.......took vehicle to tire dealer, not Firestone, and had them inspect and subsequently replace all 4 tires. They stated that the tread was separating on the inside area of the left front tire. Retained old tires at my home for review if necessary. Only thing I noticed was abnormal wear on inside areas of all 4 tires.......no vibration experienced after tires replaced......original tires had been balanced, rotated and alignment complied with at the dealers at prescribed intervals.....no problems with tires or vehicle experienced up to the time of failure( dot number: W2mof6L178 tire size: P205/70R15 )

- North Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #3

Sep 012000

Sienna

  • miles
On 9 August, 2000 experience a severe steering wheel fluctuation when departing a parking lot at approximately 5 mph. Stopped and checked tires, appeared okay. Proceeded to drive home, at night, changed to lessening vibration with increase of speed. Took car to dealer to have checked out. They reported that steering and chassis systems were good, that the problem was bad tires. They did not elaborate on what was bad with the tires.......took vehicle to tire dealer, not Firestone, and had them inspect and subsequently replace all 4 tires. They stated that the tread was separating on the inside area of the left front tire. Retained old tires at my home for review if necessary. Only thing I noticed was abnormal wear on inside areas of all 4 tires.......no vibration experienced after tires replaced......original tires had been balanced, rotated and alignment complied with at the dealers at prescribed intervals.....no problems with tires or vehicle experienced up to the time of failure( dot number: W2mof6L178 tire size: P205/70R15 )

- North Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #2

Aug 012000

Sienna

  • miles
When I took my vehicle in for a yearly wv state inspection, I was told it failed due to the tires being "shot". I was shown where the tread on both front tires was separating from the tire. My vehicle was bought new and had only 24,000 miles on it at that time. An alignment check was done and the vehicle was found to be in perfect alignment. They could not explain why this type of wear and tread separation would occur with only 24,000 miles on these tires. The next day was when the announcement was made concerning Ford vehicles and the Firestone tires. I have contacted Toyota motor corporation and was dismissed with the comment to voice my concerns to the Firestone company. I have waited for Toyota to either make a public announcement or send a questionaire to its consumers asking them to check their tires and be aware of the potential for tread separation on the affinity Firestone tires that were placed on these vehicles. I am out the cost of replacing these tires, but more importantly, had my state not had an inspection program, I never would have thought to check these tires at this time and most likely would have become another statistic soon after. Please feel free to contact me anytime. I am requesting that this complaint and my concerns be passed on to sen. John mccain, senate commerce committee chairman and NHTSA administrator sue bailey immediately.( dot number: W2vf A1T tire size: P215/65R15 )

- Wheeling, WV, USA

problem #1

Jun 012000

Sienna

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked in front of consumer's house. Both front driver's and passenger's tires were flat.

- Montery Pai, CA, USA

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