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5.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,333 miles

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2001 Toyota Sienna wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 292010

Sienna

  • miles

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

I have a significant safety issue that does not fit the ordinary type of complaint. I believe that the tire industry is putting thousands of drivers at risk in winter driving because of policies that ignore normal driving conditions. Because of test on vehicles that are skidding out of control they are making policies that put the driver at risk when driving in snow. They recommend that two tires with greater tread always be installed on the rear wheels. Skids are a result of driving too fast. However if you cannot move the car their recommendation is of absolutely no value. If you have a front wheel drive vehicle in deep snow and cannot get enough traction you cannot move. If you are driving and a snow plow make a pile in your path it may stop your can and you may get hit in the backend. If you have a steep hill and can't get up you are a big hazard for all traffic behind you. I try to drive with my front wheels in mind and to avoid at all cost losing traction. Also if you have ABS brakes they minimize the effects of rear wheel skids.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #5

Sep 282010

Sienna

  • 106,000 miles
Michelin X radial tires (80,000 mile tires) from sam's club I had 4 Michelin X radial tires all purchased from sam's club on my Toyota Sienna. All 4 tires are defective. On 9/10/10 my Sienna's ride felt bumpy. I took it to my mechanic. He showed my where my rear driver side tire was separating due to the radial belt of the tire coming lose. I took my Sienna back to sam's club on 9/10/10. Sam's club also diagnosed the tire as defective and replaced it. On 9/28/10 my rear passenger side tire lost a radial belt while I was on I-75 traveling at 70 mph. I brought the tire back to sam's club on 9/29/10 and they diagnosed the tire as defective. On 10/1/2010 I took my Sienna to my mechanic for a safety inspection and alignment (since my alignment was thrown out when the tire stripped on the highway.) my mechanic inspected my front tires and found multiple signs of defective radial belts in both front tires. My mechanic marked the peculiar wear on both tires with chalk. I replaced the front tires with a different brand. I tried to return the tires to sam's club because they were only three years old with less than 40,000 miles on them. Sam's club refused to take them back.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 012002

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
Leased vehicle new in April 2001. To date, have had 11 brake replacements in a period of 21 months. Brakes squealing immediately after being replaced, sounds like a semi coming to stop. Filed under Florida lemon law, which dealer said "could not duplicate concern-operating to design & intent". brakes grind metal to metal after a short period of time. Vibration & uneven, premature tire wear despite several alignments. Vehicle also makes clunking sound when breaking in reverse & initial acceleration.

- Stuart, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 142001

(reported on)

Sienna

  • miles

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

After driving about 2-2 1/2 hrs. My tire unexpectedly went immediately flat. My speed was about 60 mph, and I had 262 miles on my brand new car. After speaking to both the dealership and Firestone, Firestone deemed it was "roadside hazard" and not repairable. There was a gash in the sidewall of the tire. After all of the notices on these tires and my experience with them, I don't feel safe in my new car. (tiresize: P215/65R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215/65R15 )

- Whitestone, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 142001

(reported on)

Sienna

  • miles
After driving about 2-2 1/2 hrs. My tire unexpectedly went immediately flat. My speed was about 60 mph, and I had 262 miles on my brand new car. After speaking to both the dealership and Firestone, Firestone deemed it was "roadside hazard" and not repairable. There was a gash in the sidewall of the tire. After all of the notices on these tires and my experience with them, I don't feel safe in my new car. (tiresize: P215/65R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215/65R15 )

- Whitestone, NY, USA

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problem #1

Jan 142001

(reported on)

Sienna

  • miles
After driving about 2-2 1/2 hrs. My tire unexpectedly went immediately flat. My speed was about 60 mph, and I had 262 miles on my brand new car. After speaking to both the dealership and Firestone, Firestone deemed it was "roadside hazard" and not repairable. There was a gash in the sidewall of the tire. After all of the notices on these tires and my experience with them, I don't feel safe in my new car. (tiresize: P215/65R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215/65R15 )

- Whitestone, NY, USA

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