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#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.
#1244 of 2179 Noise, brake pedal, VSC light/trac light
Aug 25, 2005 (7:51 pm)
I have a 2001 Sequoia 4x4 with 62,000 miles and would like some help/advice on 3 problems. 1) Clicking/rubbing sound from the left dash area. 2) Brake pedal-when I am at a red light and have been stopped for about one minute, occasionally the brake pedal will go to the floor. 3) VSC and Trac light come on when I start then they go off, occasionally they stay on but will go off if I restart the vehicle. Any advice?
#1245 of 2179 Re: Noise, brake pedal, VSC light/trac light [gasally]
Aug 26, 2005 (5:24 am)
That is not normal for your brake pedal to do that. You most definately have a brake booster or brake master cylinder problem. I would get that thing into the shop right away to address the brake problem before something fails. While you are there, have them read the codes to trouble shoot the VSC and Track light problem.
#1246 of 2179 Re: Excessive Sulfur Dioxide Odor TSB [juanita]
Aug 26, 2005 (12:20 pm)
My 2004 RAV4 had the rotten egg smell after only 2300 miles and it turned out the catalytic convertor needed to be replaced. From what I read this was a fairly common problem with a few Toyota models and a TSB was issued to replace the catalytic convertor. After they replaced it the rotten egg smell was gone.
#1247 of 2179 Re: Excessive Sulfur Dioxide Odor TSB [rav4u]
Aug 28, 2005 (5:26 pm)
From talking with the service advisor at the dealership they said there was a TSB for the 2001-2004 models to replace the catalytic convertor. However the 2005 models do not a fix yet and they are not sure when they will have a fix.
#1248 of 2179 Gas Pedal Vibration 2006 Toyota Sequoia
Sep 01, 2005 (10:13 am)
I just purchased a 2006 Sequoia 4x4 limited. I have 500 miles on it. At about
400 miles I started to notice an irritating vibration in the gas pedal at cruise -especially at 30-50 mph. Seems to go away at higher speeds. Engine is not
lugging, nor does it feel tranny related. Just feels like something causing a vibration. Anyone else have this problem??
#1249 of 2179 Sequoia Door Handles Break Safety Issue?
Sep 06, 2005 (10:55 am)
I have a 2002 Sequoia and at 37,000 miles the drivers side door handle cracked and then broke off. Now at 40,000 miles the passenger side door handle is cracked and will break off the next time some tries to use the door. This is frustrating for me as a Real Estate Agent. I have people in and out of the car often. I hate to have to tell them wait a second don't open that door! They then ask about the problem and I explain I have not had the time to go in and pay $110.00 for the repair. My first vehicle was a Toyota and have owned them ever since. This one issue has troubled me for many reasons including safety.
Has anyone else had this problem?
#1250 of 2179 Tire Eater 2003 Toyota Sequoia
Sep 10, 2005 (12:43 pm)
Does anyone out there have problems with alignment and tire problems? I am at the end of my rope.....
#1251 of 2179 Rear Differential Fill Plug Stuck
Sep 10, 2005 (7:38 pm)
Has anyone experienced problems removing the Rear Differential Fill (not Drain)Plug from a Sequoia? Mine is a 2002 model year. I'm experienced with cars and just can seem to figure out how this fill plug could be so stubborn - almost appears to be welded into place. Any thoughts from you good people - especially if you work on the truck yourself . . .