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4.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,750 miles

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2012 Toyota Sienna wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2012 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 012014

Sienna

  • miles

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

Steering wheel column (or part of the steering wheel is making a clicking sound when turning wheels in low speeds or in reverse. The clicking sound is getting louder and the wheels appear to "skip" or "jerk slightly" when turned. I thought that it was a typical or individual issue, but a lot of Toyota Sienna owners are experiencing the same issue.

- Tucker, GA, USA

problem #3

Aug 192015

Sienna

  • 34,000 miles
I own a 2012 Sienna with approximately 34,000 miles. The wheels are aluminum, and the tires have all received routine rotations at the dealership, and tire repairs at the local tire dealer, all of which involved the use of air driven impact wrenches. Impact wrenches have damaged the two piece chrome plated protective covering on most of the lug nuts on my wheels to the point that they literally cannot be removed or reinstalled using the factory supplied lug wrench. The wrench no longer fits the damaged lug nuts. Twice recently I have had flats, requiring the use of the factory supplied lug wrench to remove the flat and install the spare. This task was impossible both times because of existing disfigurement to one or more of the lug nuts on the wheels involved. I had to get help from tire shops both times to change my tires. Fortunately both times help was available, but without such help, a simple flat tire can strand motorists, subjecting them to extreme safety hazards with terrible potential safety consequences. Once removed, lug nuts cannot be reliably retightened.

- Orange, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 052014

Sienna

  • 43,000 miles
2012 Toyota Sienna had two front-wheel blowouts in less than one year. Tires had less than 25,000 miles in both instances.

- South Elgin, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 102013

Sienna 6-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
Tires on this vehicle wear out very quick, warranty is for 60000 miles, Michelin tire P235/60R primacy? mxv4.

- Diamond Bar, CA, USA

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