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#1538 of 2169 VSC, Trac, ABS and Brake lights on!
Jun 26, 2006 (6:10 pm)
I have a 2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4x4 with 45,000 miles on it and a two days ago the VSC, Trac, ABS, and brake lights came on. I had the brakes serviced at my local Toyota Dealer in January of this year. The brakes work fine and so does the vehicle. I have had no problems with my Sequoia until now and I have it serviced by Toyota routinely. I have read on this site and on www.tundrasoulutions.com that others have had the same problem. I appears to me that this brake system light problem is very common for 2000-2003 Sequoias. I will file a complaint with NHTSA (www.nhtsa.gov) as I see this as a serious safety issue. I bought a Toyota for reliability and safety. I will take my Sequoia to the dealer and see how much this is going to cost me. I will keep all of you posted.
#1539 of 2169 Re: VSC, Trac, ABS and Brake lights on! [xman1035]
Jun 26, 2006 (7:41 pm)
I too have had ongoing issues witht the VSC TRAC and ABS lights on my wife's 2003 Sequoia Ltd. The lights began coming on at about 25k at which point the dealer suggested we replace the brakes (apparently there were fault codes but they were lost as they were pulling them...). The brake replacement fixed the problem temporarily. The lights came on again at about 35k. This time the dealer thought that the issue was a faulty wheel sensor but apparently was able to get the lights to go off after tapping the sensor (they felt that maybe a loose piece of rust had made its way into the sensor). At 48k they came on again and this time they replaced the traction control computer to the tune of $1,600. After arguing, they agreed to split the cost with me. The lights have just come on again (54k), only 10 months after the computer replacement and now the dealer wants to charge me $600 to replace a wheel sensor. Needless to say I have 0 confidence that they are diagnosing the problem correctly. The service tech can't even tell me what the safety risk is by continuing to drive the car with the lights on. I bought a Toyota for their reliability but this is ridiculous. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
#1540 of 2169 Re: Rear Door of Sequoia [mstacy1]
Jun 27, 2006 (4:47 am)
Can you say more about re-setting the VSC/Brake light? How do you do this? It's been constant annoyance for my wife's 2003 Sequoia since about 20k miles. Thanks.
#1541 of 2169 Resetting VSC Trac Lights
Jun 27, 2006 (7:54 am)
Didn't know resetting the VSC Trac Lights was something the owner could do on their own. That would be cool. If possible, I'd like to know about this too. Filed a complaint with the NHTSB this morning. Thanks.
#1542 of 2169 Noise coming from Front end
Jun 27, 2006 (3:25 pm)
I'm new here so, hello.
I have an 03 sequoia 4wd w 133k on it and have a loud roaring noise. I replaced both front wheel bearings and the noise is still there. Any help?
#1543 of 2169 Re: VSC, Trac, ABS and Brake lights on! [markg1717]
Jun 27, 2006 (8:39 pm)
I had the same prob when I changed my brakes, I would suggest that you disconnect the battery for about 1 min and let the computer reset it self. It worked for me. It's amazing that I found this board and every single problem described is a problem I have had or am having currently.
#1544 of 2169 Re: Gas gauge reads empty when there is still gas in tank [rkasper]
Jul 11, 2006 (10:36 pm)
The gas gauge basically reads a resistance to ground. The function of the sender is to change this resistance as the float in the tank goes up and down. There are four types of settings, and I don't remember which one Toyota uses, but the cause could be a signal wire touching ground, a sunken or partially sunken float, or a bad sending unit. I tend to agree with the guy in PA that the sending unit is the most likely suspect because you said it was intermittant.
#1545 of 2169 Sequoia Auto Locks
Jul 11, 2006 (10:37 pm)
It drives me crazy that the doors lock when you put the car in gear. Especially when I get out of the car and try to get something out of the back seat. I have a 2002 Sequoia. Does anyone know of a way to disable this feature while leaving all other lock functions working? BTW, Ford allows for this feature to be programable using the keyless entry pad.
#1546 of 2169 Re: Sequoia Auto Locks [alannuts]
Jul 12, 2006 (1:30 pm)
see your owners manual - you can override.
#1547 of 2169 Re: VSC, Trac, ABS and Brake lights on! [xman1035]
Jul 24, 2006 (11:08 pm)
I had this warning light come on after my warranty had expired. The dealer I purchased from wanted to repair at a cost of close to $2000.00 I called Toyota corporate and complained but they said I had to take it up with my dealer they would not help. I conferred with another dealer who also diagnosed the problem the same as dealer 1. They said the computer was out and the ABS function was not working but brakes would continue to operate safely just without ABS. Dealer #2 contacted Toyota corporate and went to bat for me. They ended up getting Toyota to warranty the computer and charged me the labor close to 400.00 It all comes down to the dealer if the part is out of warranty.