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#1660 of 2179 Re: Sequoia Recall [alimin]
Jan 19, 2007 (7:35 pm)
Toyota to recall 533,000 Sequoias, Tundras
Faulty component could make vehicles difficult to steer
Updated: 11:48 a.m. PT Jan 19, 2007
WASHINGTON - Toyota MotorCorp. said Thursday it was recalling 533,000 Tundra pickup trucks and Sequoia sport utility vehicles because of potential steering problems.
Toyota said the recall involved 2004-2006 Tundra trucks and 2004-2007 Sequoia full-size SUVs. The automaker has received reports of 11 accidents and six injuries connected to the recall, said Toyota spokesman Bill Kwong.
The automaker said there was a possibility of excessive wear to a front suspension lower ball joint that could make it difficult to steer the vehicle and stay in the center of the lane. Drivers may also notice more noise coming from the front suspension, Kwong said.
Toyota recalled about 775,000 pickups and SUVs in May 2005 — one of its largest recalls ever — because of similar problems with the front suspension. The recall included 2002-2004 model years of the Tundra and Sequoia.
Kwong said the company received additional complaints involving newer models of the Tundra and Sequoia, prompting them to issue the recall.
Toyota, which is challenging General Motors Corp. to become the world’s largest automaker, has aggressively touted its redesigned Tundra pickup as a strong competitor in the lucrative truck segment dominated by GM and Ford Motor Co.
The first Tundras built at Toyota’s San Antonio plant are expected in showrooms next month. The automaker recently unveiled its Tundra CrewMax full-size pickup truck at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The large pickup will arrive in showrooms in March.
With its expansion, the Japanese automaker has struggled with some quality issues. Toyota had 2.2 million vehicle recalls in 2005, but showed improvements last year when its recalls fell to 766,000 vehicles. Toyota President Katsuaki Watanabe has repeatedly vowed to enhance quality controls.
Owners will be notified in mid-February of the Sequoia and Tundra recall and dealers will replace the left and right front suspension lower ball joint at no charge to the vehicle’s owners.
Jan 20, 2007 (8:34 pm)
how about 2001-2004 sequoias and tundras?
#1662 of 2179 ABS system failure
Jan 21, 2007 (5:56 am)
I have 2003 sequoia with 57K miles. Recently, several dashboard lights lit up & I was diagnosed as having a failed ABS computer. Imagine getting a call from service to say you have a 3 thousand $$ problem. When you buy toyota, you are suppose to have that situation when you mistreat your vehicle ... not the case with me. I am a 2 toyota owner and my confidence in Toyota quality is definitely shaken. My next vehicles will likely not be toyota.
#1663 of 2179 Re: recall [wilner]
Jan 21, 2007 (10:10 am)
I am not sure 2001-2002,but my 2003 recalled and completed this job early last year. Replace 2 front lower ball joint.
#1665 of 2179 Re: rear window problem/brake light/alignment [bradtawa]
Jan 23, 2007 (11:02 am)
Thanks for the reply. We're now having another similar problem. The other day, my VSC/ABS engaged for no reason. I guess I'm going to have a problem with that now also. I really feel there must be a major electrical/computer problem that is causing the break light, rear window, VSC/ABS problems and whatever new ones lie ahead. Very disappointed in Toyota.
#1666 of 2179 Re: VSC and TRAC off light came on [ggesq]
Jan 24, 2007 (10:07 am)
Oh, I just wanted to thank you for posting this! The exact same lights came on last week on our '04 SR5 and I haven't driven it since. My husband is out scraping ice and snow off of the car right now (we haven't used it during the recent bad weather...perfect timing!) so he can tighten the gas cap and unhook the battery for a couple of minutes. My fingers are crossed that this works! Thanks for the suggestion...
#1667 of 2179 Re: Grinding on start [hmobrien]
Feb 04, 2007 (6:44 pm)
I have had this same problem with my 06. What did you do to get it fixed? Has anyone else had this problem? What did you do to fix it?
#1668 of 2179 Re: rear window problem/brake light/alignment [4motheranne]
Feb 06, 2007 (2:32 am)
Help - I have had this problem 3 times with my sequoia and it's in the shop now. They have replaced the computer in the back and it's fine. They have replaced the front computer and 2 weeks later, the lights went on again and I could not drive it forward. The ABS light stayed on and I had it towed there to Toyota in Moline, Illinois. They said this is highly uncommon and they cannot find the problem. It always happens after I have had it in 4 wheel drive the previous day or that day. It's still in warranty for 5000 more miles and then I'm worried. Please let me know what you all have done. I need some help on this one. I don't want to take it back until they have fixed the problem.
#1669 of 2179 Re: rear window problem/brake light/alignment [toyotasr]
Feb 06, 2007 (7:59 am)
To fix the rear window, they replaced the computer and motor for it. For the brake light coming on, I have no answer and it seems neither do they. AS far as the ABS thing though, I found out that there is a Toyota Technical Service Bulliten(TSB) that was issued November 28, 2005 that addresses it somewhat. The TSB is number DL001-05 is titled "Rear Axle Bearing Noise" and applies to the '04 to '06 Sequoia. One of the problems it addresses is "intermittent activation of ABS, VSC, and/or TRAC systems on dry flat pavement while driving. VSC/TRAC light flashes intermittently." This problem is covered under the powetrain wattanty for 60 months or 60,000 miles and if you bring it to toyota, they will fix it. I'm guessing that since your ABS light stayed on, perhaps whatever they fix for the above could help your problem. It's probably worth mentioning to them to check. HOpe this helps.