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#1234 of 2179 Re: Shifter Bracket [sikoya]
Aug 17, 2005 (6:59 pm)
I was looking back at some old posts here and found this:
#1140 of 1234 Re: Vibration feeling under foot [toyotaman02] by chimemaker May 18, 2005 (3:23 pm)
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Replying to: toyotaman02 (May 16, 2005 9:43 pm)
You didn't mention the year of your Sequioia, but I too have that same vibration.
TACOMA TRUCK AND SEQUOIA SUV OWNERS MAY WANT TO TAKE NOTE!
Today May 18th. Toyota issued a NHTSA Campaign no; 05V225000 concerning a suspected suspension problem with the lower ball joint, on some Tacoma Trucks, and Sequoia SUV's from 2001 - 2005 model years. I own a 2003 Sequoia SR5.
The dealers will be replacing the lower ball joints on identified affected vehicles.
Toyota will be notifiying owners of vehicles suspected of been affected by this starting on July 15, 2005. If you feel work is necessary sooner, you can call Toyota at 1.800.331.4331, and/or your Toyota Dealer and explain the symptoms.
NHTSA Has A Safety Hotline to call; 1.888.327.4136 Hope this helps, Rob
I did not receive a notice of this, but I moved into a new house a year ago June and so maybe it didn't get forwarded.
#1235 of 2179 Re: Shifter Bracket [joj]
Aug 17, 2005 (7:22 pm)
Joj, thanks for the info and to your quick reply. I will call Toyota and my Toyota dealer tomorrow. I hope this will resolve my problem coz my family, especially my 5 year old son, loves our Sequoia. Thanks again!
#1236 of 2179 Re: Shifter Bracket [sikoya]
Aug 18, 2005 (6:14 am)
I did not realize how quickly I replied! That was my first chance to see if anyone had responded to my earlier post!
I am also very happy with my Sequoia (2002), no major issues. The broken shifter bracket, not covered under warranty, is only about a $200 fix. I also had some issues with rear axle seal that was replaced under warranty, so no big deal. I have not had AC or brake problems that others with my MY have complained about in the past on this forum. Hope this recall is what you need to fix your problem!
#1237 of 2179 Re: transmission trouble [angrysequoia]
Aug 22, 2005 (4:57 am)
Hello and thank you. I have the same problem. When I am in 4th or OD and around 40 to 45 and start to slowly accelerate up a hill the whole truck ( Sequoia 2005, 3500 miles ) starts to shake. You can feel the vibration really bad up through the accelerator pedal. I have taken it back to the dealer ,( twice ) and he says Toyota does not recognize this as a problem ?? The area rep told him to clear the memory and drive it around very easy and reset the computer that controls the transmission. This did not help ( the dealer said that the one of the lot that they had not sold it worse than mine ???? I took it to another dealer's service department and they said that everyone on the lot does the same as mine, because he went and tried them after he rode with me and saw and felt what I was talking about ????
I have ask for the area tech represenative to call me.
#1238 of 2179 Re: transmission trouble [eagle13]
Aug 22, 2005 (7:08 pm)
If you push the accelerator pedal you will downshift the transmission, and there will be no shaking. By accelerating slowly you are keeping the transmission in either 4th or OD, and you are bogging the engine. You are trying to get a 5300 LB truck up hill, you need to give it gas to downshift the transmission. I don't really believe it is a mechanical problem, but rather the transmission in the wrong gear.
#1239 of 2179 Re: Luggage rack side rail [91harley]
Aug 23, 2005 (5:08 am)
My wife scraped the paint off the rack in a parking garage. I had it powder coated for $100 at the dealership. No problems.
#1240 of 2179 Re: New Transmission [backster]
Aug 23, 2005 (6:12 am)
What were the symptoms/problems and error codes that lead to getting a new transmission?
#1241 of 2179 Re: Shifter Bracket [joj]
Aug 23, 2005 (11:27 am)
How do I get my dealer to replace these. My car also vibrates and I took it in and the dealer rotated and balanced the tires. It didnt do away with the problem. Is there something I can do to tell the dealer to do what you recommended?
#1242 of 2179 Re: Shifter Bracket [sikoya]
Aug 23, 2005 (5:31 pm)
You need to call the 800 for Toyota customer service and they should be able to tell you if your car is affected by the recall. That is, if you bought the car new from a dealer, the Toyota central services database will have all of your owner information and VIN #. I have a 2002 Sequoia Limited with a bad steering wheel wobble. The problem first occurred at about 32,000 miles when i had my tires replaced. Yes, they had to be replaced at 32,000 miles and it was because of the problem with the ball joints! I had two alignments on the car, and it still drove down the road as though the tires were pigeon-toed. The wobble was so violent under normal driving conditions that I didn't want to drive it. I took the car back to the NTB, where the tires were replaced, several times and they could only mitigate the wobble and not eliminate it. Then Toyota issued their recall on the ball joints, which i had promptly serviced. I thought that would have solved my problem but it did not. Just today, I started to back out of my driveway with the emergency brake still engaged. I noticed it before moving only a few feet and disengaged the brake. Once i shifted into drive and started on my way, i heard a funny crunching sound. I thought that i ran over something and when i looked back, there was nothing. Guess what? My wobble is gone! What ever that crunch was, it released a type of 'pressure' that was causing my wobble. Funny thing about the Sequoia is that the car will actually move just fine in reverse and in drive with the emergency brake on. It sounds like a silly thing to do, but i'm sure i'm not the only one who has accidently left the emergency brake engaged while driving. The emergency brake indicator is in a bad position on the dash and the car drives like it's not engaged even when it is so it's hard to tell. There is a big connection with the brake system causing a lot of these vibrations that i have read about with so many Sequoia and Tundra owners. Anyway, i'm at my wits end with this car. I paid $42k for this car brand new and it's not even come close to meeting my expectations. I will not be buying another one and i am a very loyal Toyota customer.
#1243 of 2179 Re: Excessive Sulfur Dioxide Odor TSB [bama2]
Aug 24, 2005 (6:46 pm)
I have recently purchased a 2005 Sequoia. It has 1800 miles on it. To date it has been back to the dealer 3 times in 2 months. Once for the radio static, then the air conditioning not blowing cold and now it is back at the dealership for the rotten egg smell when you accelerate.
From what I am reading now and what the service advisor tells me, the problem occurs on the 2001-2004 models but has been corrected in 2005 model. I'm wondering if anyone else is having the rotten egg smell in the 2005 model.
I cannot believe that Toyota is not recognizing this problem. If I had known about the rotten egg smell or even a chance of having the problem, I would not have purchased the vehicle especially with the price tag on the sequoia.