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#1860 of 2179 Tail Gate Assist Struts
Apr 22, 2008 (9:48 am)
Our 2005 Sequoia's tail gate assist struts have both failed. Toyota wants nearly $200 each (x 2) just for the replacement parts. That seems extremely high. However, I realize it is a heavy unit and a safety concern, because it is difficult to lift and will slam down on anyone underneath the gate if they are not careful. Any experience with good after market units that are more reasonable? Most aftermarket units are between $50 and $100 for cars and light trucks. $200 each is just a shocker. Thanks for your input.
#1861 of 2179 Re: Tail Gate Assist Struts [sdefrank]
Apr 22, 2008 (10:53 am)
"Our 2005 Sequoia's tail gate assist struts have both failed. Toyota wants nearly $200 each (x 2) just for the replacement parts. That seems extremely high. However, I realize it is a heavy unit and a safety concern, because it is difficult to lift and will slam down on anyone underneath the gate if they are not careful. Any experience with good after market units that are more reasonable? Most aftermarket units are between $50 and $100 for cars and light trucks. $200 each is just a shocker. Thanks for your input."
I would have thought that a 2005 sequoia would still be under warranty or only slightly out of warranty. I can't imagine that the rear hatch struts would have both failed and Toyota isn't covering them, certainly if they are "in warranty" and they should be covered if they're only slightly out of warranty since they didn't just fail at the same time yesterday. Am I missing something?
#1862 of 2179 Re: Tail Gate Assist Struts [hdfatboy]
Apr 22, 2008 (12:08 pm)
Nope, you're not missing anything in this story. Unfortunately, we are just out of warranty by a little over 1100 miles, and our Town Center Toyota dealer in Marietta, Georgia made that quite clear when we called about the problem. I agree with you, the failure probably was progressing for some time, with the left strut compensating for a period of time. Unfortunately, there were no symptoms until the system failed completely.
#1863 of 2179 Re: Tail Gate Assist Struts [sdefrank]
Apr 22, 2008 (12:13 pm)
I might try another dealer pointing out that the struts have been failing for some time. I would also get the Toyota Regional office involved. Hatch struts failing in 3 years is unacceptable and I really can't believe Toyota isn't going to back the replacement of these struts given the situation and timing you shared.
#1864 of 2179 Charcoal canister failure
Apr 23, 2008 (3:29 am)
I have an '05 SR5 (72K miles) and took it to the dealer yesterday after the service engine and vsc/trac lights went on. They read the code and determined the charcoal canister needed replacement - to the tune of close to $500. After searching the forum , I found that the canister can be damaged over time by simply over-filling the gas tank (confirmed by the dealer). I don't recall "over filling" that much - if anything I might have pumped a bit more into the tank just prior to a long trip - and wonder if anyone else has had the issue and how Toyota dealt with it. Thanks.
#1865 of 2179 Re: Everything in my Sequoia rear-window didn't work either! [dlhood]
Apr 23, 2008 (1:47 pm)
I have the same problem with my 2005 Sequoia. How do you move the window up?
#1866 of 2179 02 Engine Immobiliser question
Apr 26, 2008 (5:55 am)
Just purchased an 02 Sequoia. Not sure how the immobiliser works. Now engine will not start. Windows will not work. Believe somehow immobiliser is probably engaged, and will not allow engine to start. Any suggestions?
#1867 of 2179 Re: Sequoia Door Handles [72heaven]
May 05, 2008 (5:04 pm)
My 2002 rear hatch door handle is just hanging there. Please help me. I really do not have the money to take to a dealer, is this something I can do on my own.
Thank you for any help on this.
#1868 of 2179 Re: Battery keeps draining after 2 weeks [dwillis]
May 11, 2008 (5:54 pm)
hi there, i would like to know whatever happened to your claim on 03 sequioa? i having pretty much the same problem with mine, plse let me know. thanks
#1869 of 2179 Re: Electrical problems: rear wiper, washer & defogger [lionbait]
May 18, 2008 (2:29 pm)
OMG! this actually worked!!! Thank you, we've tried everything to push the window up or down. We could not get it to work. Your 1,2,3 slam method worked perfectly!!!!
You saved us $$$$$$$ for GAS!