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#1280 of 2179 Re: Gas Pedal Vibration 2006 Toyota Sequoia [nancyaz]
Oct 07, 2005 (2:12 am)
I have a 2001 Ltd 2x with only 18K miles. I joined this forum (1st time) in order to gain some insight into my vibration problem as well. My mechanic (non dealer) has determined my vibration 50-57mph is not a result of tire balancing. I had my tires balances 2 x's already. He says take it back to the dealer. My rack & pinion is ready to fall off. Beware fellow owners. I am exremely happy with my sequoia, but i am wondering if this is an unknown recall issue?
#1282 of 2179 Re: Toyota Problems [juanita]
Oct 07, 2005 (11:12 am)
Hi... I just wanted to let you know that I have a 2005 Sequoia that has the same smell of sulfur inside the cab. I took it in 2 times and nothing was fixed...
I called again today to make an appointment and found out that there has been a "fix" for this problem. The serviceman said the catalytic converter needs to be replaced. I hope that this will solve my problem. He said that the notice just came from toyota on October the 4th... maybe this will help you out??
#1283 of 2179 money is foremost
Oct 07, 2005 (5:09 pm)
FYI everyone who owns a Toyota Sequioa
Mine is an 02 model, which was purchased Mar 03
I have had trac / vsc light / oil pressure/gauge/sensor/"print board"/brakes/alignment problems!
I have been dealing with this since 2003.
The svc advisor here in San Antonio, Tx, lacked the hindsight or chose not to bother checking the service alerts for my problems.
I ended up taking it to a mechanic who is certified and skilled to work on the Toyota Sequoia.
When I encountered the brake problems, I was told it was a bad left tire, pulling to the right, vibration and shuddering motion.
My family was traveling to the coast when, my husband found himself braking, with no brake there to stop us.
If it wasn't for his quick thicking we would have rearended the family in front of us!
So far, I know there are several TSB alerts on the front brakes, suspension, lower ball joint, oil sensor, oil gauge, and now the print board to the oil conductivity problems.
I went in yesterday for the ball joint and oil gauge problem, had it "serviced", and woke up this morning to the oil gauge monitor acting erratically.
So, I took it back, and this print conductivity part isn't available til Tuesday.
**and from previous comments on this web site... here a clicking noise on the right side dash area near the ac.
This is my first experience with the Toyota product, and enjoy the look of the suv, but not the problems. You'd think a corporation this size would want repeact buyers?!
I want everyone who owns a Sequioa or if you know of others to be alerted to these problems.
I know of one person who lives in Az that said she actually got a letter to bring her vehicle in for the lower ball joint problem.
Living in Texas, I have never receive any svc alerts or recalls, I had to find it out by being persistant!
I am pursuing protection from Dept of Transportation in Austin, Tx. ,Texas Lemon Law, and contacting the Better Business Bureau.
#1284 of 2179 Re: VSC & loss of acceleration [davefrazee]
Oct 08, 2005 (7:49 am)
Hello fellow Sequoia owners. Evidently they haven't solved the LOSS OF POWER problem for the 2005 models. Mine is a '05 SR5 withe 18,000 miles. I have experienced the loss of power 3 times. Twice turning right and yesterday while braking hard and turning left. I about got t-boned while I was sittng cross ways with two lanes of traffic coming at me. It was down for about 4 seconds then power finally came back and I floored it to keep from having a serious wreck. Very close. Very scary and maddening. How do I find the TSBs to take with me to the dealer when I go.
#1285 of 2179 Re: transmission trouble [rowen1]
Oct 08, 2005 (9:07 pm)
Toyota loves their low lemon law claim rate. In various regions, the low rate of claims are legendary. Consult your local dealer (where you purchased, not a neutral one) to provide you with the forms and instructions for filing a lemon law claim. Keep in mind the details will vary depending on your local legislation; however, I believe there exists a few guidelines that regulate the automobile industry wide:
1. Your vehicle could not be repaired for a specific problem after three attempt over a certain period of time. (Keep good, itemized records)
2. Your vehicle has spent more that 30 days in repair since in its first year of ownership.
Sometimes the mere threat of a lemon law claim is enough to garnish a fair amount of attention. Sometimes it is not, then get ready to fight. You may walk away with a mere moral victory, even a complete defeat.
If you file a successful lemon law claim, you will pay an adjusted balance on the vehicle, depending on your usage, & the vehicle's age. Your fate will also likely lie in the hands of an arbitrator. Fair will not necessarily be in your eyes.
#1286 of 2179 Gas pedal sticking
Oct 09, 2005 (7:34 am)
Twice now I have put the accelerator completely to the floor to pass one or more cars and when I completed the pass, I let up on the accelerator but it just kept on going for about a second or 2 before releasing. Wow, that's exciting. Not to mention extremely dangerous. Any suggestions?
#1287 of 2179 Clicking noise
Oct 09, 2005 (8:35 am)
I have just purchased an 05 Sequoia 4WD limited and there is an annoying clicking noise on the right side of the dash. I have taken it into the dealer and they say that this is normal. It almost sounds like something is engaging and then disengaging. It happens at about 20-30mph, what is this!!
Also, it seems to run very rough when it's at about 1500RPM. Almost like I am driving down a gravel road. The dealership also says this is normal. This is a brand new vehicle, these problems should NOT be normal. My 93 Jeep almost runs better than the sequoia!! HELP
#1288 of 2179 Re: Clicking noise [tbird05]
Oct 10, 2005 (5:40 am)
I just picked up my new 2006 SR5 on Friday and I have the same experience. It seems to be coming from under the right dash and it does seem to be reproducable. It seems to happen every time the engine is restarted once driving and the RPMs hit about 2000. It will click twice with about 2 seconds in between. If I keep driving (i.e. - don't stop and turn the engine off) it won't happen. It only happens once it has been restarted and either hits certain RPMs or is running for X period of time. Anyone else with this?
#1289 of 2179 No Reading on Oil Pressure Gauge.
Oct 10, 2005 (8:33 pm)
I brought my 2003 Sequoia to TOY dealer again regarding my oil pressure gauge displayed below the initial mark on the oil pressure gauge when I hit to 75 MPH. I had a same symtom in 01/04 and brought in dealer to replace Oil Pressure Sending unit per TSB EL2010. Last month this symtom happened again. I brought in to a local TOY dealer and they replaced the Oil Pressure Sending unit again per TSB EL017.03. They also replace the Ball Joints and alignment per "RECALL campaign 50J". If you are a owner of Sequoia, you can contact your local dealer to check out this recall that might affect you vehicle.