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2008 Toyota Sienna Minivan

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Love the car, not the service
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By aramf
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2008 Toyota Sienna Minivan XLE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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We are a family of 5 and really love having this van. The mpg is great, the accelation and breaks are great and driving it is just like driving a sedan. We love this car. THe issue we don't like is that this car has cold start rattling issue. And a lot of people complaing about it, yet Toyota dealers for the most part say it is a normal noise. The possible culprits for that are lifter problems, upper engine oil seal that keep the oil from draining into the bottom pan and variable valve timing oil hose. Basically the valves are not lubricated at cold start and that's what causes the noise. Still dealing with toyota to resolve this. The car wa hardy 37000 miles when the problem started.


Favorite Features

steering wheel radio controls


Suggested Improvements

I am 6 foot tall and I cannot see the upper part of the speedometer over the top of the steering wheel.


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AC line corrosion
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By 8isenuf
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2008 Toyota Sienna Minivan CE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Love this van, like the design much better than the new one....but....we had our AC line replaced under warranty last summer, this summer we find that 3 other lines are also needing replacement due to corrosion...Toyota and the dealers offered us 50% shared cost for repairs, but, this should not be happening. The cost to us is still $1900.00, and, we are wondering if this will be an annual cost to keep the air in our vehicle? Toyota Canada stated this is not an issue with the Sienna and there is no recall or fix for this issue...


Favorite Features

Love the 8passenger seating , smooth drive


Suggested Improvements

Do a fix for the AC line corrosion issue, no way a 3 year old 52,000km vehicle should need $4000.00 repair to corroded lines, apparently the lines are connected behind a rear wheel well... A fix needs to happen for this


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Bad Rear A/C line, low quality tire, and bad rear most mirror molding
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By nk_17
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2008 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought Toyota Sienna 2008. Today is July 6, 2012. About ~4.25 year and 39000 miles, and facing following problems already: 1) Rear A/C line leaks. Dealer said it was due to rust after leak test. Then I request to see myself and saw oily residue on rear passenger side tire area. No rust at all. Dealer said, originally, line will have to be replaced. Then I think he had a slip of tounge and said leaky o-ring. Whatever it is. The cost to repair is $900. I went ahead with the repair since dealer (Elmhurst Toyota, IL -chicago area) scared me that it could damage the compressor if oil keep leaking. 2) both sides vent window molding falling $85 each to repair 3) original tires lasted only 30k.


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continuing list of problems, 4) CD changer was not rotating was stuck before 3yr warranty so they fix that for free 5) Believe head lights are not bright enough and has dark sides - cant see in dark if you are camping when turning 6) Tire holding wire was recalled and the spare is below the van - imagine removing from below in Chicago winter particularly when there is snow on roads 7) All windows have this marking. I am thinking it is rubber molding melting on the window glass when window is closed. Very disappoint experience with Toyota.


Suggested Improvements

-Toyota need to stay up with their quality also not just selling more cars -Toyota should recall this rear AC lines problem. Have seen many complain on internet regarding this.


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Fuel and Gas Leak from engine compartment
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By stevent2
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2008 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I brougt it in to the Toyota Dealer to repair this fuel and gas leak issue on my 2008 Sienna Le. I file a complaint to Toyota corporate because it sounds like similar problem with recall on the fuel leak for other Toyota/Lexus models. Join me on this complaint if you have similar issue with your Sienna van. Toyota Recalls 1.7 Million Vehicles Over Fuel Leaks in January 26, 011 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/26/toyota-recall-fuel-leak_n_814124.html


Favorite Features

Styling and car-like steering.


Suggested Improvements

Fix gas leak issue and better quality control.


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A/C Line Corrosion after 3 yrs, Extreme Tire Wear
7 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By watsonk
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2008 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

2008 Sienna, 3 years and 2 months old, experienced A/C coolant leak due to tubing corrosion underneath the vehicle at the rear. One A/C compressor is supplying coolant to both front and rear A/C units. Dealership quoted over $1,300 for the tubing replacement and blamed corrosion on road salt in Western PA. No guarantee that it will not re-occur in 2-3 years. This is a manufacturer defect! First set of Dunlop tires worn out after 19,000 miles. The second set of Goodyear tires is nearly worn out after 20,000 miles.


Favorite Features

Roomy, various cup holders and pockets, 5 CD changer, electric sliding doors.


Suggested Improvements

Reduce engine noise, front seat middle console instead of folding tray, no more cheap plastic bumpers, more fuel economy, better tire wear, better rust proofing for underneath the vehicle such as spare tire cable and A/C tubing.


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