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#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.
#1580 of 2179 Re: VSC light on problem [husky92]
Sep 08, 2006 (6:39 am)
We also had major problems with our VSC system. See my posting #1563. Our problem was diagnosed as a Steering Angle sensor and Yaw rate sensor. We contacted Toyota and got no where. When these sensors fail (in our experience) the results could be deadly. When you are going 70mph on an interstate and all of a sudden your VSC system activates (cuts power to engine and applies brakes, the only thing you can do is steer) and does not stop until the vehicle comes to a stop is terrifying. We were lucky we were in the right hand lane and could get off the road, if not we would have been involved in a serious accident. We were told by a dealer that sensor problems were nothing to worry about and driving the vehicle was safe. He was dead WRONG! We have no trust in Toyota service and did not repair the vehicle, We got rid of it! We traded it into the dealer. I would be more than willing to fill out a survey of VSC problems.
#1581 of 2179 Re: VSC & Trac Control Lights on [lubes4u2]
Sep 09, 2006 (2:18 pm)
We had the same problem on our '03 limited. It took about a year for them to figure it out and they did fix it. They never seemed too worried about it. We also have a problem where our brake light comes on & stays on, but there is plenty of brake fluid. It stopped for about a year and just did it again today. It goes in Tuesday. It is now out of warranty so we'll see what they say.
#1582 of 2179 Transmission/air conditioner
Sep 09, 2006 (6:18 pm)
I have a 2001 Sequoia and I seem to have some kind of problem when my A/C is on. It seems to take alot from my engine or bogg down my transmission. I am not sure what it is but the transmission shifts harder when I have the A/C on and it seems to take longer for it to shift but when I turn the A/C off, it runs fine again...any advice out before I take it to the dealership? I don't have the lurging at the stop lights that other people mention. Only hard, slow shifting when I drive especially up a hill with the A/C on. Thanks
#1583 of 2179 Dunlop Rear tire blow out
Sep 10, 2006 (9:18 am)
I just had a blow out of my Dunlop tires on my Sequoia a few days ago on the highway. The blown tire did some damage. Has anybody had a tire failure? Will Dunlop replace the nblown tire and will they pay for the damage?
#1584 of 2179 Re: Back Window Cannot Open, Solution [daugie]
Sep 10, 2006 (5:41 pm)
Mine was stuck as well. I checked with a volt meter, and found power OK. There are two wires plus ground.
The motor is a DC Permanent magnet motor. There are graphite brushes inside. I suspect the brushes get stuck, and eventually wear to the point where they lose contact. A sharp rap with a screwdriver will allow the springs to reset the brushes.
I expect that it will happen again, but it only takes 15 minutes to do. Cheaper than a new motor.