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#1427 of 2179 warranty claims on my 2004 Sequioa SR5 4WD
Feb 24, 2006 (6:58 am)
Since Toyota wont give details on warranty claims overall,
I'm interested in other Sequoia owner warranty claims.
1) Rotors warped - dealer shaved and rotated
2) battery kept dying - dealer found bad cell - replaced
3) left tail light bulb burned out - dealer replaced
NOW anomolies dealer hasnt resolved.
1) sticky ignition - turn to start position, and starts,
but switch sticks there and keeps starter on, has happened
3 times ( have to manually turn key off to stop)
NOTE: I have a '06 Tundra DblCab 4x4 with same problem)
2) Thump in transmission (feels like being rear ended) after driving on HiWay for a while and take exit ramp and stop NOTE: same issue with my '06 Tundra - many similarities with my Sequioa and Tundra.
Dont get me wrong I love Toyota, owned them for 23 yrs,
esp: 4rnr and pick-up, just noticed more issues since they
are manufactured in US, instead of Japan.
#1428 of 2179 Re: warranty claims on my 2004 Sequioa SR5 4WD [toyotasr5]
Feb 25, 2006 (11:42 am)
Hello, I have a 2005 Sequoia and am having the same problem with the thump in the transmission (feels like being rear ended). My 2005 has less than 6000 miles and I purchased less than year. It has been to back to dealership at least 6 times because of other problem. As you can imagine I am not very happy with it. I wondering if you have anyone repond to the transmission issue or had it looked at.
#1429 of 2179 Re: transmission problems [teddi1]
Feb 25, 2006 (2:17 pm)
I have a 2005 SR5 with less than 6,000 miles on it. I noticed when I come to stop I feel a thump in the transmission or what I'm thinking is the transmission. It feels like someone has rearended me. Did you noticed anything like that when your transmission problem started? Any clue as to what this might be if it's not the transmission.
This is not the first probelm I have had with my sequoia. It's been in the shop at least 6 times in less and I have only had it for 7 months. I have issues with sulfur dioxide leaking into the cab which does have a "tsb" for that now. They had to replace all of the exhaust system and then broke the manifold and replaced that as well. I am glad that I still under warrenty and purchased an extended also. The A/C blower had to replaced after that and last week it was in the shop for week for electrical short in seat. Its also been in the shop for some minor things radio not picking up a signal (which had to be replaced). The rubber around the window was folded under. All this and its not even time for the 2nd oil change. As you can probably tell I am not happy with my sequoia and would advise anyone not buy one. I have own several toyota's but right now I don't know that I would ever buy another one. Maybe I just have a lemon.
#1430 of 2179 Re: Sequoia Factory Alarm Problem [superduc]
Mar 02, 2006 (8:11 am)
I have the same problem with my '01 Sequoia. Sometime, when I unlock the doors using the remote (specially in winter time), the alarm would go off. Can you send me a copy of the TSB or point me to where I can get one so I can show it to my Toyota service center? Thanks...
#1431 of 2179 Starter replacement
Mar 02, 2006 (9:20 pm)
I just had the starter replaced on my 01 SEQ with 83K. I'm disappointed because I have had 9 Toyotas in a row (including one Lexus) and this is the first vehicle where I had to replace a part before 100K. Maybe I'm somewhat spoiled, but I really expected it to last much longer. Otherwise, the vehicle still hums and purrs like it always had.
#1432 of 2179 Re: [mmcgregor]
Mar 03, 2006 (7:59 pm)
i have a sequoia that i purchased used and have had it in to the dealer ship 2 times for the sounds like famous tick. i made them tear it down to check the lifters and there reply is that they are set right that the toyota motors just are noisy. they also told me that toyota specs are that they want them just a little loose for performance. i call bull but what am i to do. so i have the same problem. and i am also searching for a solution. so if you hear any thing let me know. it driving me crazy i will not be able to get used to it.
#1433 of 2179 lifter noise
Mar 03, 2006 (8:04 pm)
does any one out there have the solution for the noisy 4.7 v-8 toyota motors, is it normal? like they tell me it is? every time i get in it and drive all i can hear is the ticking. and it just drives me crazy
#1434 of 2179 VSC/TRAC OFF/ ABS LIGHT ON
Mar 04, 2006 (8:19 am)
Hello to all, I've been trying to find out info about what could maybe be the problem with my Sequoia. I bought the car in 2004 and have had the following problems. My VSC/TRAC OFF and ABS light are constantly on now and have been for about 4 months. Usually they would only come on when I would have the heat on for a while then I would turn off and re start the car and they would dissapear. I had it diagnosed when I took it in to get the defective recalled Ball joints replaced and the dealership came up with the conclusion that the YAW Sensor as well as both Master brake cylinder pressure sensors needed to be replaced for roughly about $903.00. The lady who assisted me said she called Toyota to see if maybe they could do something about this problem but of course they didn't. Since then the drivers inside door handle broke about a month ago, sometimes the gas gauge reads empty after putting gas in the car but slowly rises up with time. This usually only happens if we let the tank get close to the empty mark. The oil pressure at highway speeds sits at about the 1/4 mark and as soon as I let go of the accelerator it will start to climb. Oil pressure will stay in the normal range at about 65-70 mph but anything more than that and your sitting at 1/4 mark. At idle it will sit at its normal range and when I accelerate it, it climbs but slowly. Sometimes my brake light would come on but go off after I turn off the car then re start it. But by all means the brakes and the car drive and operate perfectly. honestly cant justify how 3 sensors associated with the same thing can all go bad at once unless there is some kind of short circuit or something. I've read various post regarding the VSC/TRAC OFF and ABS light and differentnt methods that have been used to fix the problem but I just dont know which to go by. I just dont want to spend all that money and then keep on having continuous problems with the lights. If anybody can help or give some advise it would be greatly appreciated. THANKS!!
#1435 of 2179 New Member...Small Problem...I hope
Mar 04, 2006 (6:01 pm)
Great board. I love my 2003 Sequoia Limited and would buy another but it has a few problems. Like many I have a small amount of rust starting to show on the bottom drivers side corner of the rear hatch. My rear license plate lights have also decided that they are tired of working. Any ideas? If it is something very expensive i have decided to try to live in denial as I just paid off the note on this. I have 66k on the SUV and I am relatively good with tools so maybe I can fix it myself. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks from Boston
#1436 of 2179 Re: VSC/TRAC OFF/ ABS LIGHT ON [trdsequoia]
Mar 04, 2006 (6:10 pm)
The easiest thing to do is check the brake fluid. As the brakes wear the fluid level drops, and when it get to low those lights all come on. I would check that first, and if low top it off.