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#1417 of 2169 Re: VSC & loss of acceleration [rynick2]
Feb 07, 2006 (6:18 pm)
Hi -- new to the site here, but have been a Toyota driver for 22 years -- Picups, Camrys, 4-Runners, Siennas and now our ill-fated 2004 Sequoia.
We've experienced acceleration issues/VSC lights as well as "Brake" lights since our vehicle was new. Dealer gave us the same answers as I've witnessed on others' input in this site...
We're going to trade in our Sequoia for another vehicle...any ideas for an eight pax SUV alternative -- hopefully one that is up to Toyota's normal quality standards...
#1418 of 2169 Re: VSC & loss of acceleration [pinkie]
Feb 08, 2006 (7:42 pm)
I have been having the same problems w/my 2004 Sequoia. I have taken it in to the dealership 4 times and have never had a resolution. This summer they suggested maybe carbon buildup on a cable. Charged me and I am still having the same issues. I have come very close to 2 accidents because I pull out into an intersection or turn left and the VSC trac light comes on and the SUV does not go. Has anyone found a solution?!! I am ready to trade it in.
#1419 of 2169 Re: VSC & loss of acceleration [kearney1]
Feb 08, 2006 (11:17 pm)
I had a similar issue immediately after having the brakes serviced. I took it back and they discovered that a wire connection on one of the front hubs had come loose... I think it had to do with the abs system, but not sure. Hope this helps.
#1420 of 2169 transmission problems
Feb 11, 2006 (6:46 pm)
I own a 01 sequoia. Loved it until...we had all the brake problems I see posted, but did get that taken care much more timely than some I see. We had to have transmission replaced in July 05 we have an extended warranty which paid all the $3600 bill but $189. Now it is Feb. 06 and I'm looking at replacing the transfer case at $3600. We were wondering if any others had such problems. We were told at the dealership ours were one out of two with this problem. I can't believe that now that I'm seeing all these other problems.
Feb 14, 2006 (7:43 am)
I also have an '01 with 106K miles, no tranny problems at all, in fact no problems to speak of.
Some of the probles croping up on sequoias are probably due to age of the vehicle, plus those of us with an '01, it was the first year and maby the longevity problems of a first year model are just now croping up!
I would like some advice on what people have done recently with new tires, I replaced the origionals with Mich cross terrain at 36K miles and they have lasted till now (70K miles), I am going to replace them again but wondering if there is any other recommendations. I live in Folsom CA, no snow, 2 wheel drive, I tow a 6,000 trailer.
#1422 of 2169 curtain airbag problem
Feb 15, 2006 (4:19 pm)
My airbag light started to flash, I took it to Toyota
Dealership. They said the curtain airbag was bad and charged me $400 labor to replace. The airbag light continued to flash. They said it did not flash when they replaced it,testing it before putting my Sequoia back together. They said maybe a wire got pinched by the tech putting it together, but after them having it for 9 hours, I had to leave with it and bring it back another day. Now they call and say its the wiring system, and would be another $1000 to fix it! Has anybody had this problem? Everybody I talk to says airbags should never be bad? Any suggestions?
#1423 of 2169 Re: tranny [petro33]
Feb 17, 2006 (9:43 am)
I would say if it ain't broke don't fix it. Not many owners are getting 70,000 miles out of a set of tires. I only use Michelins and I would suggest that from your experience you should too.
Feb 20, 2006 (8:35 am)
replaced with cross terrains and my wife left on a trip with her friends to LA and Vegas, also replaced front brakes, I forgot how new tires make the vehicke run smooth, she called sunday and said she got 17 MPG going down I5 from sacramento to LA, Just about the most I ever got on this car...
#1425 of 2169 Re: Sequoia Factory Alarm Problem [workoart]
Feb 20, 2006 (8:19 pm)
I had a similar issue. My alarm would go off when unlocking the doors. The problem was intermittent. The dealer could only get it to go off a couple of times but had no answer so they replaced the remotes. This did not help. I did some searching on the web and found a Toyota Service Bulletin sent to the dealers addressing this problem, a bad alarm ECU (computer module). I printed the TSB and told my dealer to order the part. Part #89221-0C023. When it came in they replaced it and I have never had the issue since. That was back in April 2004. Hope this helps.
#1426 of 2169 Re: Tire Life Expectancy? [oxx93]
Feb 23, 2006 (2:29 pm)
Just this past weekend I had to replace a tire after a flat. Tireplus said I needed all the Bridgestone Dueler HT
tires replaced, on original on my 2004 Sequoia SR5 4x4 due to tread wear. I had 31,000 miles on them. Maybe Toyota should invest in tires rated for a SUV that weighs soooo much.
THEN, the Dueler HT "type" is no longer available, so
purchased 4 new tires for close to $500, which are "newer"
Dueler H/T, which has newer tread (less gap in tread pattern) for a quieter and smoother ride, and rated at
60,000. Hummmm, we'll see. -H.