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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,553 miles

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2004 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #20

Jul 262005

Sienna

  • miles

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

On a 2004 Toyota Sienna AWD (1) regular driving and normal preventitive maintenance led to 14K miles before oem run flat tires were bald and unsafe (2) car steering was affected with a distinct pulling to the left (3) dealer replaced tires but indicated that run flat tires (either Bridgestone or dunlop) will continue to wear quickly

- Winchester, MA, USA

problem #19

Jul 252005

Sienna

  • miles
I only have 18,000 miles on my 2004 Toyota Sienna and my run-flat tires are bald and have been advised not to take my vehicle out on a highway. From all the complaints out there, these tires should be recalled and a class-action suit against Toyota (who is trying to wash their hands of the whole situation) and dunlop should be filed. Toyota makes it sound like an advantage to have these on their $40,000 vehicle, and then their service department tells me now that some people are getting only 10,000 miles out of these terribly expensive tires and offers to sell me new non-run-flat Michelin tires for almost $800. This doesn't seem right and think something legal needs to happen before Toyota will do the right thing. Btw, tire pressure readings and rotations were done on a regular basis.

- Holland, PA, USA

problem #18

Jun 092005

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
I own a 2004 Toyota Sienna le AWD with dunlop sp sport 4000T dsst tires and the tires are a huge safety risk. I have less that 15,000 miles on them and parts of the tires are worn right down to the belt. After reading posts online it appears that this is a not an isolated incident. Any tire that cost over $300 should not wear down to the point where they can cause a blow out before they even reach 15,000 miles. It's not like these are on a sports car doing burnouts. This is a minivan. My wife and 3 children ride in this van and they have the nerve to put this safety hazard on the road. Toyota and dunlop should be ashamed of themselves. I am still talking to Toyota at this point but listening to other people with the same problem it doesn't appear that I am going to get anywhere with them.

- Fredonia, NY, USA

problem #17

Jun 302005

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,700 miles

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

Premature tire wear leading to unsafe driving conditions.

- Marblehead, MA, USA

problem #16

Jun 242005

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,600 miles
I was 60 miles from home and my Bridgestone run flat tire blew on my 2004 Sienna. The vehicle required towing because the run flat didn't do the job it was supposed to.(you're supposed to be able to drive 100 more miles at 60mph) I drove 11 miles and the tire was down to the rim. My Toyota dealer said these tires are only rated for 20,000 miles but I'm only at 17,000 when the mishap happened. The tires are over $300 a piece. Now all 4 tires are wearing on the inside due to the AWD so I am told. Buyers beware!!!!!!!

- Milton, PA, USA

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problem #15

Jun 192005

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Run flat tires are worn completely at 19000 miles.catastrophic failure lilely to occur if not replaced. Serious liability issues for Bridgestone and Toyota imo.

- Carnelian Bay, CA, USA

problem #14

Mar 062005

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,963 miles

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

I own Toyota Sienna 2004. I was driving from Connecticut to Washington DC. The front left tyre of the car bursted in Maryland & it hit the left divider on I-95. The mileage of the car at the time of accident was 2963. I called up dealer saying how can a tyre burst when it is a new car ? he said we cannot say anything until we see the damaged tyre. I haven't shown the tyre to dealer yet as I haven't taken the car back to Connecticut. Kindly advise how to report this kind of incident. I tried contacting www.NHTSA.gov using email bhavii_P@hotmail.com sometimes in April,2005. The replaced tire is lf tire mich energy LX4 P2156516 96T. I do not recollect actual date of purchase now but I can inform it later. Thanks. Bhavana

- Milford, CT, USA

problem #13

Jun 102005

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
The consumers vehicle did not have a spare tire. The consumer experienced a blow out on a tire that was not suppose to go flat. The dealer said it would take a few days to get a new tire. Manufacturer advised the consumer to call the tire manufacturer. Dunlop tire was not helpful. The consumer said no one was qualified to fix that kind of tire, and no one carried it in stock in his area. Dunlop run flat tires #SP4000, pooh/. the vehicle was equipped with run flat tires, however when the consumer attempted to drive on the tire, it blew out. The consumer stated it was obvious one could not drive 100 miles on the tire as stated in the owners manual.

- Germantown, TN, USA

problem #12

Jun 092005

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,800 miles
On 06/09/2005, we noticed that our 2004 Toyota Sienna AWD-xle had a flat tire on the driver's side rear. The tire was noticeably flat and we limped to a service station to inflate the tire. The tire had zero tire pressure and a massive hole between the treads where you could feel/hear the air escaping as it was being filled. The tire had 0 psi/tire pressure. The dunlop sp sport 4000 run-flat tires came standard on our 2004 Sienna. We went to the dealership where we purchased the vehicle, have had service completed and tires rotated as required. Our van is 10 months old and has 13,800 highway miles. The dealership said they did not have the matching tire in stock and would work to find one. The assistant store manager said they had not seen any run-flats with flats. Later that day, the dealership called and said they had a deal for me. They were able to get the Toyota rep to give us 4 brand new tires for free, except they needed to keep the vehicle the weekend until the tires arrived. When asked why? and if there was a problem with the other tires, I was told that they had worn down to a level that would barely pass a New York state inspection. After doing some research on-line, it is clear that the 2004 Toyota Sienna AWD-xle and other versions, are in serious jeapordy due to tire failure. The vehicle had been driven for a day, in excess of 50 mph, without knowledge of the catastophic tire failure on the run-flats, and there was no indicator light ever activated. The dealership will be getting a print out of this website's related search results and Toyota will be contacted for a complaint. We realize we are fortunate to get 4 new tires at no charge, but the issue is safety, not appeasement. Please help.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #11

May 052005

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
With our 2004 Toyota Sienna minivan, we have had several problems with the run-flat tires installed on the vehicle as original equipment. These dunlop run-flat tires are standard on the all-wheel-drive versions of the 2004 and 2005 Sienna. The tires have been prone to puncture (two semi-delfations in the past 6 months) and the tires do not wear properly. As a result, we are forced to replace them at $300 a piece with only 12,000 miles on them and after they were properly rotated and maintained during their short life. A quick search on the internet confirms that these problems are rampant on the 2004 and 2005 Siennas with these run-flat tires. The Toyota dealer has admitted that this is a big problem with these cars and has offered to pay for only 2 of the 4 new tires. To exacerbate the problem, Siennas with run-flat tires are not equipped with any spare tire because the run-flats are supposed to allow you to drive the car until you can have the flat fixed. Two problems emerge from this -- (1) if your run-flat tire fails completely (there are reports of this on the internet), you are stuck with no spare; and (2) if you can still drive on the flat tire, there are few if any repair shops outside of major metropolitan areas that can fix these run-flats.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #10

May 202005

Sienna

  • miles

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

2004 Toyota Sienna all wheel drive le-Bridgestone B380 run flat tires are rated from the manufacturer for up to 50 miles distance after going flat while Toyota claims that the vehicle can be driven for up to 100 miles after going flat.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #9

May 202004

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,908 miles
2004 all wheel drive Toyota Sienna wears tires down to metal cords on inside edges were extremely chopped at 11,000 miles and worn to metal by the time Toyota replaced at 23,000 this is not a safe condition, no one can expect to see seperated tire cords at 23,000 on ant production vehicle, ,vehicle came with dunlops dsst 22560-17 and were replaced with Bridgestone B380 runflats at Toyota expense.however this is a desiegn flaw in our opinion, does the all wheel drive push and pull on suspension causing tire wear"?",,we feels Toyota needs to retofit suspension or come up with a runflat tire that can have normal wear.

- Lockport, NY, USA

problem #8

May 152005

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,275 miles
2004 Toyota Sienna all wheel drives have a suspension or drivetrain issue that causes tires to wear to chords on inside edges in 10 to 15,000 miles.vehicle came with runflat, bridgestones br380runflats and dealer replaced at 9,000 miles due to severe wear with2256017dunlops, now at 28,000 no tread left inner, and require replacement again after 9 months of driving obviou sly problem is not the manufacter of tire but something in deseign of truck or AWD system, Toyota should recall, this issue cost approx1400.00 in tires for one set and apparently will only last a year, Toyota should be accountable for this tire wear issue issue and either retrfit vehicle a suspension drivetrain fix that will not wear tires, it should be noted that I have 2 of the same vehicle with exact same problem, on both Toyota replaced the 1st set of tires at under 11,000 miles and basically said too bad it's not Toyota problem by the time 2nd set were worn 10,00 mies later.

- Lockport, NY, USA

problem #7

May 022005

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Consumer states: The tires came brand new with the van. The tire currently have 25000 miles and the consumer is concerned that the tires are not safe. The consumer spoke with someone at the tire store who indicated that most people only get 18000 mile out of the tires. The belts are currently showing through the tire and the tires are starting to make noise.

- Sentinnal , CO, USA

problem #6

May 072005

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,900 miles
Toyota Sienna runflat tires wear to rod by 16,000 miles... started to hear noise in front end tires. A little pull to left.very jittery at 55+mph.. pressure seemed ok- so took to mechanic. He said "run-flat" tires completely worn down to rod.. but go try dealer since only 16,900 miles. Called Toyota said not their responsiblity- tire co.'s wouldn't even help locate specialty tire shop for special oem dunlop oem (run-flat tires). Toyota guy admitted though (on the side) that it may be run-flats as getting many complaints. Web indicates many of same experiences at @15-20,000 miles. An accident waiting to happen. They should be recalled immediately before a family gets killed. Needless to say we are replacing with regular tires- no fun-flats. This technology may not be ready for prime time and every one is making it oem already. Thanks.

- Williamsville, NY, USA

problem #5

Mar 092005

Sienna

  • 23,159 miles
Concerns regarding the failure of run flat tire equipment on the 2004 Toyota Sienna. The tires became noisy between 15000 16000 miles and the noise became worse as time went on. The tires were rotated per the manufactures specs. The vehicle was one month out of warranty when the dealer determined a problem existed with the tires. The tires had to be replaced and the consumer elected to have regular, non run flat tires, installed on the vehicle.

- Rogers City, MI, USA

problem #4

Apr 182005

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,400 miles
Lower sidewall of dunlop sp 4000 dsst run flat tire (installed as original equipment on 2004 Toyota Sienna xle AWD minivan) was punctured by a nail. The vehicle was difficult to drive/handle under these conditions and was barely able to be driven to a tire repair facility despite the fact that vehicle owner's manual says the vehicle can be driven up to 100 miles at speeds below 50 miles per hour. Based on this presumption, Toyota does not equip the vehicle with a spare tire. Toyota also recommends contacting the dealership for assistance. There are several problems associated with this philosophy: (I) not having a spare tire in the case of a puncture such as this has the potential to strand the driver and passengers in a potentially dangerous situation; (II) driving the vehicle under these conditions can cause further damage to the vehicle and risk the safety of the occupants; and (III) some Toyota dealerships (such as ours) are not equipped to repair and/or replace these tires. With respect to the tires there are other problems as well: (I) the tires experience rapid tread wear (see numerous complaints listed at www.tirerack.com) requiring constant replacement; (II) without constant monitoring of the tire wear, driving the vehicle becomes unsafe; (III) the tires are generally in short supply and in cases such as ours, where the tire could not be repaired, vehicle owners have to wait at least a week to obtain replacements; (iv) because of the excessive tread wear, when damage such as ours occurs, it becomes necessary to replace at least two tires; and (V) the tires are outrageously expensive, averaging between $200-$300 per tire.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #3

Jan 012005

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
All four dunlop sp sport 4000T dsst run-flat tires on my 2004 Toyota Sienna xle AWD are completely worn after 20,000 miles and need to be replaced immediately according to the Toyota and dunlop dealers. These tires were the original equipment on the minivan. Dunlop informed me that these tires had no mileage rating. I have seen a number of consumer complaints regarding this tire (see comments on www.tirerack.com). I have spoken with Toyota North America and was told they do not warranty tires and this is not their problem. I believe it is a serious design flaw to put this particular tire on a minivan in the first place. I have been told by dunlop and a tire dealer that this is a high performance, short life tire. This minivan does not come equipped with a spare tire and there is no place for a spare tire in it, which is likely why Toyota chose to equip it with a run-flat tire. Consumers have very limited alternatives for replacing this tire and they are extremely expensive. Accordingly, in my view, Toyota should have (I) selected a more durable tire for this vehicle (II) clearly disclosed the tires expected useful life to consumers or (III) included a spare tire and well in the vehicle. I view this situation as potentially very dangerous because drivers may not be checking these tires for wear at 15,000 miles and could easily have tire failure while driving.

- Wallingford, CT, USA

problem #2

Sep 162004

Sienna 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
Toyota Sienna AWD came with run-flat tires as original equipment and no spare. Had a flat and auto dealer claimed tire could not be repaired, tire could not be replaced for three days, replacement cost $280. Stranded for three days far from home. I object to not prior disclosures from auto dealer or manufacturer concerning limited availability & repairable, or cost of run-flat tires.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 232004

Sienna

  • 3,044 miles
Vehicle wasn't equipped with a spare tire because the factory tires were made to be driven 100 miles when flat. (nar)

- Nashville, TN, USA

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