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#1824 of 2169 Re: 2001 SEQUOIA REAR DOOR HANDLE BROKE [roger69]
Jan 22, 2008 (1:07 pm)
I have a 2005 with the same problem. I called dealer who acted as if he had never heard of the problem. I called two other owners immediately and they had same problem. I took car to dealer and they said I would have to have all new mechanisms for $450. Next, I took the car to a local independent mechanic who adjusted and lubricated it and since then, I have had no problem.
Mine only acted up in cold weather and since adjustment,I have had it in up to 20 degree and still no problem. Good luck!
I have learned, Toyota likes to replace, not repair!!
#1825 of 2169 Re: About to buy 2003 Limited with VSC Trac light on [navyguy1990]
Jan 23, 2008 (12:27 pm)
try to push your VSC botton for 3 second
#1826 of 2169 Re: About to buy 2003 Limited with VSC Trac light on [navyguy1990]
Jan 23, 2008 (2:15 pm)
I paid 23K for an 02 back in 2004. No regrets. I've had issues with the same VCS, TRAC, and ABS lights. Whenever the appear......I keep driving. When I stop and restart the car they are gone and stay gone for sometimes weeks or months. Never had any type of issues from it. I've replaced the A/C (wow! $$$$), replaced the rear hatch latch, left door handle, Oxygen sensor....hmmm, I think that's it.
Regardless, it's still one of the best cars I've driven and most importantly my wife likes it.
#1827 of 2169 Re: About to buy 2003 Limited with VSC Trac light on [72heaven]
Jan 24, 2008 (1:45 am)
Thank you for your advice. My wife overruled me and we're buying a 2003 VW Passat. The Sequoia seller told me yesterday that he's getting a new Yaw Rate Sensor. Since there's no Toyota maintenance facility here, he's ordering the part online and having it installed at a Lexus maintenance shop. He told me that he need to get the car aligned or something.
I'm sure the Passat has it's own short-comings, but there are 3 VW maintenance shops in Seoul area.
#1828 of 2169 2001 SR5 with 6,300 miles -- maintenance advice please!
Feb 02, 2008 (8:11 am)
I am the original order of a 2001 SR5 with only 6,300 miles, and the only maintenance it has had is yearly change of oil and filter, and new tires (the originals had dry rot after 5 years). It's always been garaged, and there's no rust.
When I got the new tires, I asked them if they'd replace the transmission fluid, as I thought it was about time. They refused! They said it made no sense with a car with such low miles.
So I emailed a couple of local Toyota service departments, and asked them what service I should get on a 7-yr-old car with such low mileage, and they never responded.
Does anyone know what would be prudent for me to do? New spark plugs? Change transmission oil? Any rubber seals or gaskets that might fail due to rot like the tires rotted?
ANY suggestions would be most appreciated!
#1829 of 2169 Re: 2001 SR5 with 6,300 miles -- maintenance advice please! [jim39t]
Feb 02, 2008 (10:51 am)
First off Jim......WOW.
How did you come across this great find?
Second, if it was me and I came across something like this then I would replace all the fluids, belts, gaskets, tires, and plugs. I can't believe a dealer would refuse to make some extra money off of you. I believe I would try it at another location and tell them it has 106,300 miles instead. It shouldn't matter to them.....and it's none of their business.
My two cents...
2004 Seqouia Limited, 78,000 miles
Feb 02, 2008 (11:06 am)
Jim that's a dandy ...... I WANT TO BUY IT >>>> >......... !!
My 02 Sequoia just hit 100,000 and feels like it will go to 250,000 and I have a buyer.
Enjoy some traveling .........
#1831 of 2169 Re: 2001 SR5 with 6,300 miles -- maintenance advice please! [mikey13170]
Feb 03, 2008 (6:48 am)
mikey and harbo,
Thanks for replying. I'm the original owner (bought it in April, 2001) and I don't get out much, I guess.
"I would replace all the fluids, belts, gaskets, tires, and plugs." That sounds about right to me. I was kind of surprised that one service location (a Goodyear dealer who replaced the tires about a year ago), refused to change the transmission fluid.
I'll email Toyota's service dept. and see how much $$ they want do what you suggested, Mike. Meanwhile, I stopped by a Toyota dealer yesterday and saw the new Sequoia and didn't like what I saw, unfortunately. The truck has now become too big for my needs, and I was disappointed with the interior. So I do want to do some preventative maintenance and hang onto my current Sequoia, which I've grown fond of, actually.
#1832 of 2169 Re: 2001 SR5 with 6,300 miles -- maintenance advice please! [jim39t]
Feb 06, 2008 (5:15 am)
Heard back from Toyota's service dept. They suggested the regular 30,000 mile maintenance (change fluids, oil change, rotate tires, spark plugs, AC refresher, balance all tires, check the clean battery terminals, pkg brake, fuel induction) and want $564 for the work. That sounds like a lot to me; would an independent repair shop be much less expensive?
#1833 of 2169 Re: 2001 SEQUOIA REAR DOOR HANDLE BROKE [debluffey]
Feb 07, 2008 (6:48 am)
I HAD(just traded it in for an 08 Limited Sequoia), 2001 SR5 Sequoia and I had the same thing happen with the rear hatch mechanism. Could not get it to open. Took it back to the dealer and the autobody dept fixed it(they had to replace the mechanism). They did not however charge me anything and I did not have any extended warranty, etc. It was never even a mention of me having to pay for it. The guy told me this had happened to quite a few of them as it seems like where the mechanism is located, it gets wet easily as water pools around it.
I assume you are referring to the rear hatch door, not just a rear passenger door!
Good luck, JD