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#8640 of 8984 Interior Changes fro 2006
Jul 24, 2005 (3:10 am)
I really like the Sequoia, but maybe I'm too spoiled driving cars all these years. The interior is too truck like. I want the added room the Sequoia adds, but rather have in dash of the 05 Odyssey. I was hoping Toyota would make some changes fro 2006. Any one know if it might happen? I'd also want XM radio standard, but heck you can always add it afterwards. I appreciate the feedback. Oh, are the running boards worth getting? My wife is 5' and seemed to have a hard time getting in at the car show. I can just imagine being is a dress or at least dressed up and trying to get in.
#8641 of 8984 Re: Replacement Tires [pru]
Jul 24, 2005 (7:36 am)
Actually, based upon feedback from more than 650 surveys on Tirerack.com the Yokohama GeoLander H/T-S G051 rates No.1 amongst the 62 tires in this class. The Michelin Cross-Terrains rate No.5 at a much higher price. The LTX M/S came in at No. 6. $95 vs. $145 was just the icing on the cake.
#8642 of 8984 Re: 3 strikes and .... [cocoadogg]
Jul 26, 2005 (6:23 am)
How much did it cost to get you rear door latch fixed? Did Toyota cover it?
#8643 of 8984 Re: Replacement Tires [raddboy41]
Jul 26, 2005 (7:19 pm)
That's seems pretty scientific, a survey at Tirerack.com. Wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that Tirerack.com pushes these tires. Try some light reading like Consumer Reports, Road and Track, Car and Driver or reading the posts on these Bulletin Boards. The Michelins are the superior tire for both wear and traction.
#8645 of 8984 Re: Replacement Tires [raymur]
Jul 27, 2005 (12:36 pm)
Sorry I touched a nerve raymur. Guess you feel a need to defend your purchase. If you visited the site you'd see how the survey works and you can place your own credence on the data. The fact is that it's very comprehensive and works much like Consumer Reports in their surveys. ...but I won't bore you with facts. I'll get back to my light reading.
#8646 of 8984 Re: Sequoia brake problem [steve959]
Jul 28, 2005 (7:11 am)
I have had the exact same problem, with no fixing. My dealer claims it is due to either my brake pads or fluids being too low and that will fix it. I have a 2003 SR5 also. I was hoping the recall fix would eliminate this. The problem is it is so intermittent, I can only describe it to the dealer -- they never duplicate it. It happens on the highway after I usually hit the brakes and if I turn off the car, it stops.
If you ever got a solution, I would love to know.
#8647 of 8984 Re: Sequoia Rear Hatch Handle [wdonahoo]
Aug 01, 2005 (1:36 pm)
Toyota Sequoia rear hatch latch assembly replacement.
I recently found it necessary to replace the rear hatch door latch assembly. It had broken and there was no way to open the rear hatch from the inside or outside.
The 2001 Sequoia sold in 2000 had 89,000 miles and was maintained well. It looks like this plastic part that failed is just a weak design and most or all will fail at some point.
1. You can open the rear hatch from the outside if you can get the small piece of the broken lever out of the square hole that is on the right side of the handle grip area. You will need to use a strong piece of wire or a screwdriver type tool with a slight bend on the end. The lever that pulls on the cable that opens the latch is located above the opening in the handle grip area, accessed through the small square hole. Insert the tool that you made and fish around to find the cable lever, you will need to have the tool pointed up to find the lever. Once you find the lever pull down to pull the lever. Note: make sure that the hatch is unlocked or it wonít open.
2. If you canít locate the lever or canít make it open from the outside you will need to do it from the inside of the vehicle. This isnít fun but it can be accomplished with a little sweat and a few choice words thrown in.
3. You can work from the outside of the truck at this point, roll the rear glass down to give you access. The plastic trim pieces on each side of the rear glass can de popped off by hand, they each have three plastic barbs that hold them on. Remove them carefully and pull straight out to remove them, this will give you access to the large rear piece of plastic trim that covers the inside of the rear door.
4. Remove the vinyl pull-strap that is located on the rear panel, use a #2 philips to do this. Now start to remove the large inside door panel. This panel has the rear glass inside rubber anti-rattle blade attached to the top of it. (If you were able to open the hatch door from the outside you can remove the inside panel by starting at the bottom of the panel and using a thin blade to lift the panel away from the door and then pop the plastic barbs loose, then lift it up and off of the door sheet-metal.) Starting at one corner, bend out and pull up on the panel where it is hooked over the top of the window opening sheet-metal. It takes a little force to get it started but be persistent, once it is started work towards the other end. Once itís loose at the top you can reach inside and pop loose the plastic barbs that retain the panel and remove it completely.
5. You now have access to the inside of the hatch. Remove the three round rubber grommets, this give you access to the latch lever that pulls on the release cable. Reach inside with a screwdriver push down on the lever and you will be able to release the latch on the hatch door and open it.
6. There is a white plastic cover covering the cable attachment point, remove it by pulling down and away from the assembly, it clips onto the assembly bracket and helps secure the cable to the lever attachment point. You can now release the cable from the assembly, remove the screws holding the license plate recess cover and the nut holding the key cylinder assembly and then remove the cable assembly bracket, (two nuts). Now you can remove the license plate recess panel and the broken latch lever assembly that is attached to it as a unit.
7. You canít just purchase the ($2.00) plastic piece that broke, Toyota will make you purchase the entire assembly, $63.00. By the way I shopped around and got three different estimates from Toyota Dealers, ranging from $280 to $360 to do this job. This first repair took me seven hours because I didnít know what I was doing, I spent 3 hours just attempting to open the hatch, I could do it now in about two hours.
#8648 of 8984 Interior door latch handles, cracking/breaking
Aug 01, 2005 (8:32 pm)
I have an 03' Sequoia with 38K miles. The interior door latch handle on the rear passenger side door began to crack and eventually broke off. After careful inspection of the other 3, I found the drivers door latch handle has a crack as well. Anyone experiencing the same problems? I sent an e-mail to Toyota Corporate to see if I can get them replaced under warranty, but I haven't received a reply yet. Obviously a real pain to exit the vehicle. Could this be one of the parts that fall under the lifetime warranty (similar to seatbelts)?
Any help is appreciated...Thanks!
#8649 of 8984 Looking to buy Used Sequoia or Landcruiser - Which?
Aug 03, 2005 (4:53 am)
I'm looking to buy a used Landcruiser year 1999 or 2000 or a Sequoia year 2001 or 2002. Aside from the Sequoia being newer, are there any other pros' / con's to looking at purchasing one of these two vehicles?