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#1249 of 2169 Sequoia Door Handles Break Safety Issue?
Sep 06, 2005 (11:55 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 2169 Tire Eater 2003 Toyota Sequoia
Sep 10, 2005 (1:43 pm)
Does anyone out there have problems with alignment and tire problems? I am at the end of my rope.....
#1251 of 2169 Rear Differential Fill Plug Stuck
Sep 10, 2005 (8:38 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 . . .
#1252 of 2169 Re: Tire Eater 2003 Toyota Sequoia [cbahr]
Sep 10, 2005 (8:44 pm)
This truck appears to be especially unsympathetic with lower grade tires. My second set of tires (Cooper brand) on my 2002 model are starting to look shabby with 30k on them. Once they begin to wear unevenly, due to a poorly balanced tires or poor alignment, you're in trouble. Be sure to find a tire store with an especially good reputation with truck tires, not just cars. Good luck.
#1253 of 2169 Re: Transponder Programming Procedures [bayoutiger]
Sep 13, 2005 (10:36 pm)
No, this procedure only work for 2003 and 2004 because 2001 and 2002 had difference chip inside.
#1254 of 2169 Re: Rear Differential Fill Plug Stuck [barndoctor]
Sep 14, 2005 (1:41 pm)
Have you tried heating it up with a torch?
#1255 of 2169 Re: Shifter Bracket [sikoya]
Sep 14, 2005 (8:37 pm)
Recall covered year 2001 to 2003, I just got mine done last week (Seq.2003)
#1256 of 2169 Re: Sequoia Door Handles Break Safety Issue? [ownutah]
Sep 16, 2005 (10:57 am)
Here's my reply to another post similar to yours: As I type this, my 2002 Sequoia, 45K miles, is having the driver's side interior door handle replaced. I asked the service advisor if he's seen many, he said a few, and added, "it's just plastic, you know." I've been told it's about a $30 part and and hour (aka $80) to replace, we'll see. If anyone hear's of a warranty or good will adjustment, pass it along. Thanks.
#1257 of 2169 VSC & Trac Control Lights on
Sep 19, 2005 (3:45 am)
The VSC & Trac lights are on constantly on my 2003 Sequoia. My car is not yet 3 years old and I seem to lose control of the car & my breaks lock up at about 2-3 mph about every other day. It seems to be a safety issue, but the dealership says it's not.
I am not unaware of this problem as my mom, a co-worker & my husband's employer all had the same problems on their Sequoias. My issue is that my truck is just out of warranty & the dealership wants $1300 to replace my computer sensor when my mom's was repaired under warranty a couple of months ago b/c her's went out at 36K miles. Of the 3 other owners, one other was in warranty & the 3rd got half of his repair paid for. I have reported this to NHTSA complaint site & saw numerous complaints about this problem. There are also numerous complaints on this forum about the same issue. Can anyone provide me some useful insight about why there has not been some type of recall?
Also, can anyone give me some guidance on getting Toyota to pick up all or some of the cost of the repair? I have a meeting with the district factory rep tomorrow to discuss this. Thanks
#1258 of 2169 Re: VSC & loss of acceleration [epmom]
Sep 19, 2005 (6:25 am)
I have the EXACT problem with my 2003 Sequoia with 50k miles, and I believe it is an extremely dangerous situation!
On turns, especially right turns when trying to accelerate into fast moving traffic I experience a total loss of power with no acceleration. I am pumping the gas pedal and pressing it to the floor, and I just coast slowly into the oncoming traffic and wait to be rear ended at any second. This happens in dry road conditions, and seems to occur more often when the engine is cold. My skid/traction lights blink for a second or two, then I re-gain engine power another second or so after that. I have also noticed my steering has become very stiff when driving in very slow situations (parking lots, driveway etc.), I don't know if this is related.
Dave - Strongsville, Ohio