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#1570 of 2179 Re: transmission problems [teddi1]
Aug 31, 2006 (11:02 am)
Your problem sounds almost identical to our experience. We had trasmission replaced in 2001 Sequoia at about 90,000 miles. We purchased this vehicle used and Toyota Certified. Now here we are 4 months after transmission was replaced and truck is doing the same things as before lurching, slipping out of gear, etc. We had it towed to another Toyota dealer who says we need transfer case. Service person also said, "Did you know you have 2 different size tires on your truck?" He added, "This can cause transfer case to go bad." I'm suspecting that it can also cause transmission problem. Now I want to know how Toyota certified my vehicle with 2 different size tires.
#1571 of 2179 Re: VSC & Trac Control Lights on [lubes4u2]
Aug 31, 2006 (11:28 am)
Dealer ran computer diagnosis and concluded the Yaw Rate sensor and steering angle sensor would both have to be replaced at a cost of $1,070. Toyota has refused to help us out in any way even though this malfunction could have cost us our lives. Dealer trying to help us. We have reported this safety concern to NHTSA. Found same problem on another 2001 Sequoia on the NHTSA web site reported in Nov. 2003. They too lost control of vehicle at 70 mph on interstate. If any one else has had this problem with Steering Angle Sensor, please reply.
#1572 of 2179 Re: transmission problems [daugherty]
Aug 31, 2006 (1:22 pm)
Toyota Certified means taking a trade-in and wash the exterior of the car and vacuum the interior and putting it right back on the lot for sale.
#1573 of 2179 Re: transmission problems [low_ball_88]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 31, 2006 (1:47 pm)
The trade-in must have less than 85,000 miles on it and be less than six model years old to be certified. The 160-Point Quality Assurance Inspection probably does include a wash and vacuum.
I'd be curious to know what size the spare is - or maybe it's a real Krispy Kreme donut?
More here - Certified Used Vehicle Programs. I'm assuming you're still within the 7/100 limited powertrain coverage?
#1574 of 2179 Re: transmission problems [steve_]
Sep 03, 2006 (5:10 am)
Service manager now says that he made an error - tires are all the same. Of course he told me this right after I had all 4 tires replaced. They had about 9 months worth of tread left.
#1575 of 2179 Re: Noise coming from Front end [myota]
Sep 05, 2006 (10:39 am)
I am experiencing the same problem you mention with loud roar noticable during accelleration. I have an '03 Sequoia Limited with 64,000 miles and I just had both front wheel bearings replaced but the roar/whirring noise persists. My mechanic is perplexed. Can anyone shed any light on this issue? I didn't see a response to your query and wanted to know if you have resolved the problem?
Thanks to anyone who can help.
#1576 of 2179 transmission problems
Sep 05, 2006 (11:35 am)
2005 Toyota Sequoia
We keep having this awful problem when we come to a stop light/sign. We are jolted forward. It feels so intense that my Husband & I have both gotten out of the Sequoia on several occasions thinking that we had been rear-ended. Toyota says it must be the engine surging when the a/c motor starts - but this is awful. I can't believe that a $45,000 suv would throw it's passengers forward in order for the a/c to work. Has anyone else experienced this problem or is it just our Sequoia?
#1577 of 2179 Re: transmission problems [csoukup]
Sep 06, 2006 (8:56 am)
It is a very common problem. The Tundra and Tacoma has it also. Please do a search on this forum and you will see that it is the propeller shaft that is causing it. I had the dealer grease it and the problem will temporary go away for awhile until it comes back. Then, you do it again. I got it done the first time under warranty but I believe they will charge you. Just complain nicely to your SA and he may waive the charges.
Also, it happens in the Lexus SUVs as well but they issued a TSB to get it fixed. For those of us who owns Toyota, it is too bad.
#1578 of 2179 Re: softer tires for softer ride ? [tk67triumph]
Sep 07, 2006 (1:36 pm)
We went with Michelin Cross Terrain SUV. Definitely a better ride than the stock Dunlop tires. Ours is an '03 4WD SR5.
#1579 of 2179 VSC light on problem
Sep 07, 2006 (1:48 pm)
Seems like there are various problems with the VSC light being on. I'll just post my experience and details of the problem for comparison. Our '03 4WD SR5 just had a problem with the VSC and traction control lights staying on. We took it to the dealer and were told that the entire VSC/ABS/TRAC system was out and we needed a new "Computer" totalling $1600, mostly for the part. Our truck is about 3 and a half years old with about 40,000 miles. The service guy was no help at all. We asked him to get us in contact with the regional service manner and were told that "he won't talk to you". I asked if I could have the regional service manner tell us personally that he wouldn't talk to us and he refused to get us in contact with him. I then called the 1-800 number I've seen posted on this site (800-331-4331) and lodged a complaint. They gave me the number of the customer service rep (I think that's her title) and we contacted her directly leaving a message. Within about an hour we got a call back from the service department that they were going to replace the part under warranty. Something to note is that the guy from Toyota looked up our service history and said that they take into account the fact that we've done most of our service at the dealer up to this point.
While this is good news, knowing that we could potentially have another $1600 repair at 80,000 miles makes me concerned about the long term reliability of this thing. The Toyota representative had no specific information on a TSB related to the VSC system for my '03. Has anybody been able to distill all of the various VSC problems reported on this board to determine if there is anything in common with them? Maybe we could come up with a fairly comprehensive VSC problem survey that people could fill out in a thread on this board.