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#1736 of 2179 Re: VSC light on problem [pduytengsu1]
Jul 30, 2007 (12:32 pm)
I purchased a 2003 pre-owned Sequoia with 80,000 (out of warranty) in March of this year. Less than month after I purchased it I started having problems with the VSC/TRAC light coming on. The brake light also comes on every once in a while during driving. In the past week not only is the light on but now the system is activating causing the entire car to jerk violently. My husband took it to the dealership today and was told that it needed a new computer and it would cost $1800. They are charging us $93 just for running the diagnostic. We purchased the car at another dealership but were lucky enough to find out the previous owner (who lives in the same town). My husband contacted her and she explained that she had taken the car to the same dealership on 3 occasions while she owned it for the SAME EXACT PROBLEM! She was always told it was the tires or the brakes. Finally they told her it would be over $1,500 to fix and she ended up trading it to another dealership. My husband called the service dept back and told them what the previous owner said and they told him she had in fact brought it in a few times in the past but NEVER for the VSC/TRAC problem. The service guy is lying! We know someone who owns a shop that works on foreign vehicles and he told us he would run the diagnostic again for free and clear it to get the light to go off until we can decide what to do. I've been trying to do some research because there are 200 posts on this site alone of people who've experienced this problem! Surely there is something we can do to get Toyota to pay! Also...my back window will not work anymore...either from the switch on the dash or from my keychain.
#1737 of 2179 Re: Self-fixing Sequoia [jerrydock]
Jul 30, 2007 (7:47 pm)
My 01 Seq also still purrs at 101K. I also do 19 MPG on the highway. Replaced the starter at about 90K. Interestingly, my high beam indicator light (dash light) stopped functioning and I cannot find information in the manual on where to look. Any tip?
#1738 of 2179 Rear air suspension on my 07 Sequoia
Aug 01, 2007 (9:28 am)
I have read the Owner's manual and am confused as to how the rear air suspension operates when towing?? I was taking my boat out of the lake yesterday and when I was stopped in the ramp, the rear air suspension motor was operating? Is there something that I need to do when trailering my boat short and long distances? Or is is automatically operated? Doesn't really talk much about trailering? We know there is a manual and auto switch, but do I really use that when I am loading the boat trailer or just pulling it on the hwy for several hundred miles? The directions are so confusing as it really talks about adjusting the heighth, more than just towing?? Any help is appreciated. Also, thanks for your input about PSI in Cross Terrains. Can I run them at a higher PSI just for around town driving with no load? Like 35..The tire dealership refused to alter tire pressure about 32 psi??
#1739 of 2179 Re: VSC light on problem [crawgirl43]
Aug 01, 2007 (1:33 pm)
Rear window motor. The motor sticks occasionally. The brushes on the motor armature hang up. A couple taps on the motor will usually put it back to work. It has happened twice on my 02 Sequoia. Getting at the motor requires pullin off the inside panel (not real easy). After I fixed it the last time I basically do not use the rear window up / down for fear it will stop down one day when it's raining.
Regarding the VSC/Trac issue. You might try disconnecting the battery, have a cup of coffee then reconnect and see if its off. Good luck .........
Aug 02, 2007 (5:37 am)
mine began sticking at around 75K miles and I finally replaced it at 90K miles. Cost of about $300. I was afraid I would be caught somewhere with the window down and a rain storm or better yet the rear end full of christmas presents and no sence in locking car if window won't go up.....
#1741 of 2179 Sequoia alignment problem related to Tundra/Sequoia recall???
Aug 04, 2007 (10:32 pm)
I have a 2005 Sequoia that recently had the lower ball joints replaced per the recall Toyota announced earlier this year. I think the problem caused alignment problems causing the outside of the front passenger side tire to wear prematurely. The outside of the driver side tire may have also been wearing but if so, much less significantly. Has anyone else had this problem or a similar alignment issue?
#1742 of 2179 Gas Cap Latch Issue - Toyota Sequoia
Aug 06, 2007 (1:17 pm)
Help! My gas cap latch release is not working as of today. Anyone know how these things work? Is there a way to pry open the gas cap "door" to get to the gas cap? I'm down to a quarter-tank and do not have a lot of time to drive to a dealer. Thanks!
#1743 of 2179 Gas Door
Aug 06, 2007 (3:06 pm)
Ha ...... your going to save money on gas. Have the dealer on line. Lets see what they say;
As someone pulls on the lever with some wiggling with pull tension, push on the edge of the gas door. It may release. Don't pry on it ..... paint and dings are expensive.
Good luck .....
#1744 of 2179 Re: Gas Cap Latch Issue - Toyota Sequoia [rmas9]
Aug 07, 2007 (4:29 am)
Mine does the SAME thing! It will be a two person job (sometimes it gets embarrassing asking a stranger to help...). As you pull the lever have someone press on the left size of the gas latch door and it will pop open. I've found that by bending the lever on the inside it will work temporarily. I guess some way when it closes it eventually bends the mechanism to where it won't open. It can be quite annyoying!! Good luck!
#1745 of 2179 Re: VSC light on problem [crawgirl43]
Aug 07, 2007 (5:38 am)
I have a 2003 Sequoia and had the timing belt replaced at 90,000 miles several months ago. Within 24 hours after having the belt changed the VSC/TRAC light came on. Took in back to the dealership and was told that the new belt was rubbing on a cam sensor. They replaced the cam sensor and I have not had any problems since. (knock on wood) Good luck. I do have a problem with my gas gauge working properly all the time. A lot of times it will read empty after I have just filled up and the next day it will show I have a full tank. Any suggestions for a fix?