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#1779 of 2179 Re: 2002 Seqouia back door problems [rhaydel]
Sep 17, 2007 (4:01 pm)
we had the same problem and we took it to the dealer and they told us that the rods insidse were bent and they were not moving properly to release the door. the supposedly fixed it. it broke a short time later then we had to pay to replace it now it is broken again. contacted toyota and this was thier reply
We apologize for the concerns you are experiencing with your 2001 Sequoia's rear door.
We have not identified a manufacturer's defect with the doors of the 2001 Sequoia
very frustrated because if we get a flat we have no way of getting to the spare
if you have any suggestions we are open.
if we can find enough people willing to we may consider contacting an attorney for a class action suit. these are supposedly certified toyota parts that are used at the dealers that is why there charge $18.00 for a wiper blade they should be covered under a certain warranty all to themselves.
#1780 of 2179 Re: Electrical problems: rear wiper, washer & defogger [sccch]
Sep 24, 2007 (8:02 am)
I'm having the same problem - a 2005 Sequoia, the rear window won't go down, the wiper, washer & defogger doesn't work. I just get a clicking sound when I try to do anything. I'm searching the web to see if it's a common problem, and found your post. It seems like I'm stuck going to the dealer and paying hundreds of dollars... ?
#1781 of 2179 Re: Electrical problems: rear wiper, washer & defogger [sccch]
Oct 11, 2007 (8:43 am)
My 04 Sequoia (with 32,000 miles) also had a click sound when I tried to roll down the rear window. It had been working fine and one day just quit working. I took it by the dealership today and they fixed it. Try this: open the rear door. With the car on, have them slam the back door while somebody else presses the down button on the dashboard. He counted to 3 (3 being impact) and told me to press the button when he was on two. Mine is working fine now. He said that sometimes the plastic gets hot and when cools sticks to the glass. He fixed mine in less than 3 minutes and did not charge a thing to do it. (I know, can you believe a dealer would not charge anything!) Hope this helps!
#1782 of 2179 Back Window
Oct 11, 2007 (9:15 am)
I actually opened up the inside of the back door and tapped on the rear window motor. It went back to work. Never thought about slamming the door to shake the brushes loose on the electric motor.
Good advise. I would be careful not to slam toooo hard.
#1783 of 2179 Re: Sequoia alignment problem related to Tundra/Sequoia recall??? [carfan15]
Oct 11, 2007 (5:31 pm)
I recently had the ball joints replaced on my 04 Sequioa 2x4. According to the dealer an alignment (dealer cost, no charge) is needed after the replacement which they did. I can honestly believe this because the strut/strut tower had to be disconnected from the bottom. Make sure to check and see if they did the alignment. This also fixed my vibration problems above 45 mph which Discount Tires attempted to rebalance at least 4 times.
#1784 of 2179 Re: Sequoia alignment problem related to Tundra/Sequoia recall??? [abbylou]
Oct 11, 2007 (5:39 pm)
My vehicle showed very similar behavior, vibration increase as speed goes up, several sepcific rebalance attempt on the tire/wheel package did not work including lugnut centric balance tool that centers the tire using the lug nut compared to a hub- centric balance using the center hole of the wheels. As soon as the ball joints were replaced and an alignment performed on my 04 Sequoia, most but not all of the vibration has gone away.
#1785 of 2179 Re: Sequoia high cost repairs [prmiles]
Oct 11, 2007 (5:54 pm)
Sorry to hear the tremendous amount of problems you have gone through with your Sequoia. I've been very pleased with my SUV, first time to change the front brake pads 51K. I've religiously changed the oil every 3-4K miles and since then move to 5K mile oil-change since I started to used Mobil1 5w-30. Only work done to the truck was the ball-joint replacement recall. My only current issue is a fluctuating gas gauge which will show half or empty when still 3/4-full. Yes, my DTE indicator show true DTE mileage. I wonder if there will be a recall or if this is just another sending unit gone bad.
Oct 11, 2007 (6:02 pm)
I've recently started experiencing gas gauge problems on my 04 Sequoia 2x4. Even with the tank full there will be sudden instances the gauge will show half or less than half to empty. My wife has noticed this issue more times since she drives the truck more than I and have only noticed the issue happen 2x. When the malfunction, DTE will still show true DTE and I have reliably used the indicator and compare to the miles I have driven since I have the habit of zeroing out the odometer each time I fill up the tank. Any hints on how to test this and rule out sending unit/float will be nice. I don't have much time as I use to work on the truck since I have several children and a wife to constantly attend. Many thanks...!
#1787 of 2179 2006 Toyota Sequoia Maintenance Required light
Oct 11, 2007 (7:46 pm)
My maintenance required light is on. I called the Toyota dealer and the person on the phone said the oil just needed changed (it was not over 3000 miles yet). So I had it changed, then he said I needed to reset it. He told me to leave the key in the off position, push on the odometer reset button and hold it down until it resets the maintenance light. I did this and the light is still on. Am I doing something wrong? Did I misinterpret his instructions? Someone please advise!
#1788 of 2179 Re: Sequoia Alarm System [matryx]
Oct 19, 2007 (7:39 am)
My 2001 is now doing this at 79,000 so did yours ever get fixed ????