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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#8881 of 8984 Re: VSC Issues [ggesq]
Dec 18, 2006 (6:35 pm)
It would be an educated guess, but based on reading about Toyota electronic stability devices on different forums over the past month or so indicates a change in part number of the skid control computer. Your 2004 most likely has the later one. The skid control is the chief culprit, IMHO. On my 2001, it was always overly sensitive, and of course, finally failed. With a new skid control unit [different part number than the original], my VSC acts much better. Going to a competent dealer at the first sign of a warning light would seem to be prudent. That might buy you the time you need for good preventive maintenance. After hearing of some really high-miles (140k) trouble-free Sequoias here and elsewhere, I am convinced that statistically they are no more trouble prone in VSC than any other make or model, and perhaps even less than most. A month ago I would have said something different.
It sure would be *great* if an undercover Toyota factory rep or really knowledgeable service tech could tell us all the intimate details of the electronics and their upgrades. Inquiring minds want to know...
#8882 of 8984 Re: Who has the highest mileage Sequoia? [minuteman26]
Dec 20, 2006 (8:31 pm)
electric motor on the rear window
seal on the right rear wheel
stays that keep the back two doors open on an incline
lots of brake jobs
burned out the emergency brake (to easy to drive with it on) twice
I chance my on oil and filter every 5K miles with mobil 1
engins runs as smooth as the day I got it off the lot
#8883 of 8984 Re: VSC/SLIP/BRAKE/ABS Lights stay on [minuteman26]
Dec 21, 2006 (12:27 pm)
Hi, Marc Sparks here,
I have a friend with a Sequoia that has the same type problem. It has been to the shop three times now. No luck getting it fixed. Good luck to you!!
#8884 of 8984 Re: VSC Issues [ggesq]
Feb 05, 2007 (1:16 pm)
Took my 2001 in June 2006. Had to spend $1,000 to have a computer board replaced. After investigating and showing Toyota that this happens ALOT, they decided to give us a $350 credit toward our 60,000 mile maintenance checkup. This weekend, it started doing the exact same thing again. Guess we will get the run around again.
Feb 05, 2007 (8:15 pm)
I have not posted in along time, but I still have my 01 SEQ. I have now 93K, but had to change tires at 52K and the starter at 88K. I had my TSB on the brakes done at 35K, but I have not replaced my brake pads since then. My SEQ still purrs like when it was new.
I thought I heard on TV last month about a recall on SEQ, but I could not find any discussion thread about this recall. Does anybody know of any recall? I don't have any problem right now, but I don't want to miss a recall opportunity either.
Thanks for any info.
#8887 of 8984 Me Sequoia has been perfect!
Feb 15, 2007 (3:45 pm)
Got it on 2002 April, has 56K mile now, change the break at 50k when dealer told it still has 10K mile but I have a long trip to Banff so I changed it anyway, changed the tires at 52K. No proble at all.
Before the one I had a 98 Mecedes ML320 which I bought at MSRP, In less than four years I had it, I change the brake at 22k milse, transe case at 40K($5000 if not warrant), I have to go the dealer every three month for ligt, power, door openner etc. It was bad experince for the Mecedes, no more.
#8888 of 8984 Thank you!
Feb 21, 2007 (6:38 pm)
You are a Saint among men. Your post saved me many hours of time, busted knuckles, and broken parts. Of course the dealer would not respond to my email comparing my Sequoia (with the non-functional rear window and broken lift gate hatch lever) to the functionality of a Honda Civic.
I've got the panel off, and was able to finally open the rear door. I have ordered the latch handle, and will replace it when it arrives. Thanks much again. Your willingness to help others when Toyota wouldn't is a godsend.
#8889 of 8984 Re: 2003 Seq Shifter D light out two times [deviyiya]
Feb 26, 2007 (9:09 pm)
My 02 Sequoia has the same problem with the D shift light being out. I decided to live with the issue rather than paying for the solution. However after feeling jerking at low speeds following my super bowl trip was informed that at 80k miles my Sequoia needs a new transmission at a cost of $3400.
I'm searching for options but this seems to be the case with a number of owners. I'll accept all alternatives to dealer price.
#8890 of 8984 Re: 2003 Seq Shifter D light out two times [acash]
Feb 28, 2007 (4:07 pm)
Sorry to hear about your transmission. I would try another dealer if you have one within range.
Just out of curiosity, do you know how many transmission oil changes/flushes your Sequoia has had? I'm wondering about mine, even though it seems ok now...