piston slap is it normal for a 2010 Sienna

Asked by Nov 16, 2011 at 03:40 PM about the 2010 Toyota Sienna

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Toyota Dealer and Toyota Tech Rep say that piston slap is Normal on my now 40,000 mile Sienna, it has allways had this rattle when cold. The noice is getting worse as more miles are on the vehicle, what is it going to sound at 100,000? Has anybody had this problem? It does not sound like a professional answer from Toyota. I have it all in writing.

3 Answers

1,295

piston slap is indeed not normal in any engine, but some cars can have a valve clatter when cold, it takes the hyd lifters a little bit of time to get pressurized.

Thanks Jacob, Im very disapointed with Toyota I thought they were a responsible company. I have it in writing by 2 dealers and the Toyota representative that came out from North America head office to tell me that Piston Slap is normal. If anybody has any sugestions on how to deal with this problem, please let me know. I just cant belive that Toyota can put out a product that has a problem like piston slap. Thanks.

1,295

toyota, as of late has had quality control issues, something about the acceptable tolerance range being off on some parts, the piston bore of the engines being one... if i were you i would contact more dealerships, maybe even go over you local dealers heads, ive heard of people getting replacement engines under warenty for the same issues you are having. ive never personally heard of a toyota engine making noise and then failing prematurily ( other then one that was ran dry of oil that is) myself. but who knows, a new engine for free would be quite handy

Your Answer

Sienna

Looking for a Used Sienna in your area?

CarGurus has 26,651 nationwide Sienna listings starting at $1,900.

ZIP:

Toyota Sienna Experts

  • #1
    Mik00000
    Reputation
    1,610
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,190
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    960
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Odyssey
249 Great Deals out of 21,544 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota Highlander
471 Great Deals out of 24,840 listings starting at $2,299
Used Honda Pilot
431 Great Deals out of 25,731 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota Camry
1,101 Great Deals out of 70,608 listings starting at $750
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
147 Great Deals out of 26,033 listings starting at $1,750
Used Kia Sedona
130 Great Deals out of 8,502 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chrysler Town & Country
191 Great Deals out of 13,921 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Quest
52 Great Deals out of 2,582 listings starting at $2,800
Used Toyota RAV4
887 Great Deals out of 58,745 listings starting at $1,690
Used Toyota 4Runner
258 Great Deals out of 21,579 listings starting at $2,300
Used Toyota Sequoia
134 Great Deals out of 5,292 listings starting at $2,695
Used Toyota Tacoma
589 Great Deals out of 41,804 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota Corolla
888 Great Deals out of 64,969 listings starting at $999
Used Honda CR-V
840 Great Deals out of 53,854 listings starting at $1,007

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Sienna For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 16,018 listings starting at $23,993
2016 Toyota Sienna For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 1,234 listings starting at $19,247
2015 Toyota Sienna For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,735 listings starting at $12,995
2014 Toyota Sienna For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 1,871 listings starting at $10,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.