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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
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#1303 of 2179 Re: VSC & Trac Control Lights on [terri5017]
Oct 22, 2005 (11:21 am)
Our 2003 Sequoia has 69,500 miles. 2 days ago the "check engine" light, the "Trac Off" light and "VSC trac" light came on. We went online and found someone who had had the same problem. He said he unplugged the negative side of the battery for 15 minutes to reset the computer and his was fine. We did that. Sure enough the warning lights went out. But the next day when I was leaving our driveway (doing about 5 mph) the lights came on and the brakes locked up. We had not experienced the brakes locking up before.
I called the dealer and he would not say whether or not it is safe to drive it there. (The closest dealer is 50 miles.) I had to "up" my membership in AAA to a "AAA Plus" (an extra $40+) to cover 100 mile tow, or else it would be 5 miles covered and $3/mile if we broke down on the way there.
He said we may have messed up the computer memory by unplugging the battery, so we should just hope for the best when we bring it in. Well, the battery ran down before about 2 weeks ago, and we had to recharge it....so I think the technician is handing me some story about the memory thing. Last time I was there - about 3 weeks ago for the recall on the 2003 Sequoia's front suspension lower ball joint, they took me for a brake job. I probably needed one, but could have gotten it cheaper elsewhere. It may be just me, but everytime a dealership touches my car, something goes wrong with it within a couple of weeks!
Add me to your case to Toyota. I am going to contact Consumer Reports and Toyota also.
#1304 of 2179 Re: Back Window Cannot Open [toyofannew]
Oct 24, 2005 (4:25 pm)
My rear window occasionally stops working too. If I take of the interior trim on the tailgate and tap the motor with a hammer, it frees up. Not sure why it happens, but this is easier and more convenient than going to the dealer.
#1305 of 2179 Re: Sequoia water leak in cargo area [raddboy41]
Oct 24, 2005 (4:41 pm)
This is an old thread, but I can't find any answers here. Taligate is leaking (badly) into the cargo area - right rear side. The rear window seals looked good, but I replaced them anyway. Still leaking badly. By all appearances, this window is designed to leak and the water is supposed to be channeled out of 4 holes in the bottom of the tailgate. (These were and still are clear of debris.) After taking the tailgate aprt, it is obvious that the water runs along the top/side window seal into the tailgate. Once in there, it hits wires, etc, which scatter the water and it leaks through the various covers, and holes in the tailage behind the interior plastic panel. It then drips down to where the interior plastic panel and the tailgate meet, pushing the water into the cargo area. Did anybody out there ever find an answer to this problem? Thanks much!!
#1306 of 2179 Re: good vibrations? [2001ltd]
Oct 25, 2005 (9:13 pm)
I have a 2005 Sequoia Limited that I recently purchased and am having the same problem with a front end vibration. I am getting the same runaround from the dealer's service manager. Not only that but the steering wheel is not centered and when I center it the car will run off the right side of the road. To me this isn't normal. An adjustment to the tie rod ends will fix this situation but the dealership doesn't seem to want to correct it. They blame it on the "Crown of the road" I say "Give me a break". Should they not rectify the condition then I may have to go to litigation.
#1307 of 2179 Are these problems really true???
Oct 26, 2005 (8:40 pm)
It seems to me that so many of these posts are from people who join , post a complaint, and you never hear from them again. I am on my second Sequoia, and I have not had any problems with either one. I think these posts are either not true, or people are really complaining about every little thing.
#1308 of 2179 Re: Sequoia water leak in cargo area [daugie]
Oct 27, 2005 (6:44 am)
I beleive I have solved the problem. I went to the hardware store and bought new washers for the trim clips and some new weather seal for the access covers. Instaled both and I appear to be dry. It's amazing how much water gets into the tailagte... you have to have each and every hole (and there are a bunch of them) well sealed to keep the interior dry.
#1309 of 2179 Re: Are these problems really true??? [2toyotas]
Oct 27, 2005 (6:48 am)
I wish more people stayed around, too, but what are you going to do? After 80K miles, I have experienced many of the typical Sequoia problems (leaking, cracked exhaust manifold, some brake issues), but all in all, it has been a very dependable truck (especaially compared with my Chevy that has had the 4WD repaired 3 times and the transmission rebuilt, all in about 44K miles).
#1310 of 2179 Re: Are these problems really true??? [2toyotas]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Oct 27, 2005 (8:14 am)
From my experience on various forums throughout the internet, this is not at all unusual. People will post with the intention of never returning, or they simply choose not to. However, this should not be construed as intentional lies or an indication of excessive fussiness.
Oct 27, 2005 (11:19 am)
My cousin is a mechanic and has told me how too rectify a odometer issue and this can stop mileage recording. For those of you who wish too stay under warranty longer than normal because your mileage. I can help you.
#1312 of 2179 accelerator surge
Oct 29, 2005 (7:00 am)
My 2003 Sequoia had an accelerator surge while pulling into a parking spot. Only the fence stopped the car. Very scary. Has this happened to anyone else? And no, I did not have my foot on the accelerator, I was actually braking to a stop when the car surged forward.