Buyers have a choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive in most Sienna models; front-wheel drive models get fuel economy ratings of 17 mpg city, 23 highway, which are high numbers for this vehicle segment. Failed to get data, please try again. In the affected vehicles, due to a problem within the shift lock solenoid, there is a possibility that the shift lever could be moved out of Park position without depressing the brake pedal. Failed to get data, please try again. Aluminum wheels corrosion is bad compared to other aluminum wheels even Toyotas that I have used. Model value: With its powerful, yet efficient 3.
The first phase of the recall began July 7, 2015. The affected vehicles may experience compression of the seat cushion which may damage the seat heater wiring. One other common problem with Sienna's in this age range is that the rubber cover of the rear liftgate door basically melts after 4-5 years, and I had to replace it, but it was relatively easy and not expensive. Called to inform Toyota about this lack of support. The affected vehicles have a spare tire carrier assembly mounted under the vehicle whose attachment cable may corrode due to high concentrations of road salt splashing onto the spare tire carrier. Our plans are to keep cars to at least 150k miles and give to each of our kids to drive as each one was purchased just before they were born. I've never had a problem but you see plenty with rear damage.
Mpg is 24 highway, 18. The recall began on July 14, 2016. The electrical wiring in the seat heaters may be damaged when the seat cushion is compressed. Those owners are advised that they must have their vehicles remedied again under this campaign and that having the earlier recall completed did not remedy their vehicles. Additionally, model year 1998-2003 Siennas were recalled as part of safety recall 10V-160. The Sienna is one of the few minivans to offer true eight-passenger capacity. My first minivan, and no.
Owners are being mailed a second letter as parts become available and dealers will replace the spare tire carrier assembly with an improved one, free of charge. I did the work myself for under 250 bucks but for most complete disassembly of the inside of the sliding door including removing the window isn't on the list of project that they may want to do. Currently just under 100k miles. Likes: Very capable tow vehicle but as a side note I've updated the front brakes to that of the 2011+ Sienna Orig pads lasted 90k which includes dual piston calipers and larger rotor. Model overview: Toyota's minivan, the Sienna, is available in an accommodating long wheelbase configuration for 2008, and is powered by a 3. I especially like the nicely modulated throttle and brake systems.
Owners of those vehicles that have not had not the remedy performed on their vehicles, should contact their Toyota dealer to schedule a free repair. Large capacity to haul plywood, pipe and other large or long items in the vehicle. Transmission is drop and fill, radiator is the same, oil cartridge so only a pleated filter is needed Buy the special adaptor to loosen if you ever have the dealer torque it down you'll know why. Failed to get data, please try again. Otherwise it is a swagger wagon for sure! I am a mechanical engineer and own a machinery manufacturing business, so I am able to fully appreciate the fine detail, durable construction, and dependability of most vehicles. The recall is expected to began in January 2015.
I do watch the transmission and shift out of 5 if the torque converter isn't locked up for the given road conditions or back off the throttle a bit to get it locked up again. Failed to get data, please try again. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. When parts are available, owners will be sent a second notice and dealers will replace the shift lock solenoid, free of charge. It is possible to stop the van without feeling it stop The human engineering is as perfect as it can get. It has 98,000 miles on it and the only maintenance item has been brake pad replacement at 56,000 miles. I would choose a Toyota minivan over virtually any other vehicle for utility, reliability, and overall affordable cost of ownership.
Also I can afford to buy any car that I would ever want, but the Sienna Limited remains my preference. With the second row of seating removed, storage is ample. Electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes are now standard on every grade of the 2008 Toyota Sienna, as are front side airbags and side curtain bags covering all three seating rows. It has plenty of power for mountain driving. Failed to get data, please try again. There are also several features, like Dynamic Laser Cruise Control and a Bluetooth interface, that aren't offered yet on most other minivans. To that roster, depending upon trim, items may be added.
The Sienna has quite good results in U. The Sienna also boasts a turning circle of only 36. Dislikes: Lots of recalls on this van including ones they don't really have a fix for such as the corrosion of the spare tire unless putting it inside the car and loosing storage or ability to fold your rear row seats is a good option for you. Change Vehicle Change Vehicle Change Vehicle Model strengths: Acceleration; fuel economy; interior appointments; available all-wheel drive; optional convenience features; maneuverability. Touch and feel of buttons, switches is admirable.
I will buy another Toyota Sienna most likely as Highlander 5k tow capacity is specific to what model you pick go figure and the loss of passenger space and shorter wheelbase isn't what I would like in a family vehicle and tow vehicle. Blu Tec and I prefer the Sienna over the Mercedes for overall use and long drives. I've added external transmission cooler and rear spring air assist. This model has run flat tires and no spare, which makes me very nervous. It also stands out as having an especially smooth ride and is among the best minivans for maneuverability. Fleet performance for a family carton, indeed.