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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
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#1006 of 2179 Re: VSC & loss of acceleration [lutto99]
Feb 02, 2005 (10:02 pm)
I just purchased a 2003 Sequoia SR5 with 43000 miles on it. My VSC and Trac lights would come on an stay on intermittently. I took it back to the Honda Dealer where I purchased it from. They sent it to Toyota. Toyota said the VSC computer needed to be replaced. $1558 for this work. S
Since I have owned the vehicle for 1 week and the selling dealer offers a 3 month/3000 miles warranty, the cost was paid by the Honda dealer. What else should I be looking for?
#1007 of 2179 Re: transmission trouble [pman5]
Feb 03, 2005 (12:08 pm)
I was delivered an new '05 Limited with 68 miles on it at my office. Driving home it exhibited hard down shifts, erratic up shifts, clunks at stop lights, not shifting out of second, RPM's at 500 at 50 MPH (like a non existent transmission). Two days in the shop later (they were still analyzing)they informed me that it needed a new transmission. I'm getting a new vehicle instead. Now I am worried!
#1008 of 2179 Re: Rear axle leak, anyone? [skiddycat]
Feb 03, 2005 (1:18 pm)
I was under the impression that a Toyota certified vehicle was covered 6 year/100k from date of original sale? With a deductible ($250?) per occurance? Also, I was also told that vehicles must be under 66k to be initially certified.
Did you see the actual leak? Unless you have a whole lot of miles, both the seal and trans fluid sounds odd.
Feb 07, 2005 (9:28 am)
I have just purchased a 2003 Sequoia. I have noticed that when I turn it off after driving and get out of the car, I hear a loud ticking /pinging noise from under the hood.
Do you know what could be causing this? Anyone else have this?
#1010 of 2179 Re: VSC & loss of acceleration [aggie1995]
Feb 07, 2005 (8:37 pm)
"Since I have owned the vehicle for 1 week and the selling dealer offers a 3 month/3000 miles warranty, the cost was paid by the Honda dealer. What else should I be looking for? "
A lemon law lawyer.
Somewhere in the Edmund's website is information on TSB's & Recalls for cars. Hunt that down and you'll find a few maladies with the Sequoia. For comparison purposes, you could also check the TSB's for another SUV, like the Tahoe. You'll discover you're much better off with the Sequoia.
#1011 of 2179 Re: ticking noise [misjoyner]
Feb 07, 2005 (8:40 pm)
Those are normal sounds of very hot pieces of metal - (like exhaust manifolds) contracting as they rapidly cool off because HOT exhaust gases are no longer passing through them.
#1012 of 2179 Liftgate window motor SOL (2001)
Feb 09, 2005 (8:43 pm)
The rear window (liftgate) quit working at some point and I was shocked at how much it will take to fix it ( $477) I'm ticked enough that it went out as we rarely use it and have certainly never abused it. Has anyone else had problems with theirs or is this just a flukey deal that we will have to live with until we can afford to fix it? Anyone fixed this on their own?
#1013 of 2179 Battery Drain Out Problem
Feb 12, 2005 (5:22 am)
My 2003 Sequoia has a battery drain out problem. If the car sits unstarted for a week the battery drains completely. No power at all. This happened to me at least 5 times. My TOY has 5000 miles on it. I don't know exactly what caused this problem. Brought in to Dealer but they have no clues. If anyone have anything regarding this problem. please post. Thank you.
#1014 of 2179 Re: transmission trouble [pman5]
Feb 12, 2005 (6:32 am)
This Sounds too Familiar. I just bought a new 05 SR5 with 5 miles when i drove it off the dealers lot. The next day (Sunday)I brought it back complaining of a vibration. I figured it was a tire out of balance. They said just to make an appointment. Well two weeks later they are waiting for a new rear differential from Japan. They think this will fix the problem. My questions for you or anyone on this forum.
1) Has anyone ever one a lemon law contest against toyota? and if so how? and how do you deal with toyota.
2) Since this (replacing differentials) seems to be a common "fix" for the sequoia, are there any long term mechanical issues with the vehicle after the differential has been replaced?
any advice on these
#1015 of 2179 Engine noise???
Feb 12, 2005 (2:21 pm)
I own a 2004 Limited. When temp. outside is around 32 degrees I start the truck and hear the motor knocking for about 1 or 2 minutes. At first is would go away after a few seconds, seems it is taking longer. The dealer has told me this "normal", oil is not getting to the top
of the motor. I responded by saying, "that can't
be good for a motor", he said"Toyota considersthis normal". I am not going to go for
that.My husband is a Master Tech.and says it is not that. I need a new motor. It will only get worse over time and is not normal in a motor built correctly. My feet are always cold. And I have had the acceloration when stopped. Just the other day around 40mph felt something under my feet and hear a rubbing noise. 14,500 is my milage. Heeelp!