Car Problem Reports
Toyota Sienna Head Gasket blown
Toyota Sienna Problem
Model Year Affected: 2008
Average Mileage: 88,000 mi (86,000 mi - 90,000 mi)
Visitor, 2008 Toyota Sienna, 86,000 mi
I went in for an inspection today and was told and shown that my head gasket leaking too!
I purchased this vehicle preowned with 65000 miles in April of 2011. Had all maintenance done by toyota dealer. After oil change at 90000 I noticed drops of pink liquid on the driveway. I thought it was cooling fluid since it is pink too. After 3-4 days didn't see drops anymore, I thought it was just overfill of coolant. However at next oil change at the dealership I asked them to see where leak could have come from. They showed me from underneath that vertical seam of the engine head had buildup of pinkish crud on the front of the engine. Dealers estimate $4100 without complications, but maybe more. But could be more. The reason that I bought this van was its reliability, but now I think maybe Toyota is just another car brand like US brands (which now supposedly are improving their reliability). I am not ready for $4100 bill 12 months after purchase.