Last post on Nov 28, 2013 at 8:23 AM
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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
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#1959 of 2179 2003 Toyota Sequoia ABS VSC Problems
Oct 29, 2009 (7:53 am)
This seems to be a common occurrence. The ABS system fails causing the VSC and Track lights as well as the break warning lights to appear. I lost control of the car with a strong pull to the left, grinding sound and inability to stop the car. The car also began to shake violently. Toyota says this is not a safety issue and will not issue a recall. The cost to fix said problem is around $4000!!!! I have contacted the NHTSA and filed a complaint, this is the only way to make Toyota responsible. If you are having the same issue PLEASE call 888-327-4236 and file a complaint. There is only strength in numbers. They must fix this before someone gets killed!!!
#1960 of 2179 Re: 2003 Toyota Sequoia ABS VSC Problems [tlea]
Nov 03, 2009 (9:22 am)
Thank you for the info! I'm calling and reporting it -
I too have a 2003 Toyota Sequoia with the SAME problem! I haven't had the shaking or the loss of control YET but, I don't want to. The dealership is telling me that they are the only ones who can get the part and fix it. $3k - BS
Right before a planned Xmas vacation????
Check this out -
HUNDREDS of folks having same problem - if we could get them all to call and report it...
#1961 of 2179 timing belt replacement 04 toyota sequoia
Nov 03, 2009 (9:59 pm)
had anybody done it yet,do it youself.Need advice how to do it,do crankshaft and camshaft t mark have to line up before you you put timing belt and serpentine belt?
#1962 of 2179 Toyota Sequoia SR5 03 VSC Track/ABS lights
Nov 12, 2009 (7:47 pm)
I brought my car to the dealer and told me the Yaw Rate Sensor and Skid Control must be replaced from $600 - 1,600. I was surprised about it since I have only 42,000 miles on it. The code is 1223 ABS control system and 1244 deceleration sensor. According to TSB#00303 - vsc Light on condition with diagnostic trouble code C1231 in the skid control computer memory. A modification to the sked control computer logic hwas bee made to prevent this condition, November 18, 2003. I think this is a defective part or system. I have read many problems regarding this...
#1963 of 2179 Toyota Sequoia SR5 03 VSC Track/ABS lights
Nov 12, 2009 (7:53 pm)
I have the same problem and Toyota dealer will be charging me $600 up to 1,600 to replace the Yaw rate sensor and skid control system. It is rediculous for Toyota cars, and I have only 42,000 miles on it. I have also Toyota Camry and hope it will not be like that. Next time buying cars, I am going for Honda.
Dec 15, 2009 (6:43 am)
Just brought my 08 Sequoia Limited back to the dealer to replace about seven rusted hose clamps. It was all very strange, like something had been sprayed on the clamps making them rust. Dealer replaced them.
Any one else experience this problem? Only 6K miles on vehicle.
#1965 of 2179 2003 Sequoia rear door handle
Jan 25, 2010 (11:01 am)
My 03 rear hatch door handle broke & the door is locked in the closed position. I have ordered the new part however cannot find any detailed instructions in how to properly disassemble the door without damaging it to install the new handle. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks
#1966 of 2179 Re: 2003 Sequoia rear door handle [vince28]
Jan 25, 2010 (9:24 pm)
I had the same problem a few months ago. I googled "Sequoia rear door handle" and found a lot of folks out there with the same problem. It's a bit hard to apply some of the instructions you find without pics... Even if you don't understand everything now, read through and you'll know a few things not to do...
This page helped me the most:
For me the hardest part was getting the hatch open so I could work on it - and I will say once you get it open, put something over the latch so it can't close again - I kept trying to find a better working position, and closing the hatch again by accident.
#1967 of 2179 Re: 2003 Sequoia rear door handle [John9393]
Jan 27, 2010 (5:30 pm)
Thank you John. Can you give me any advise on how to properly remove the trim without damaging it
#1968 of 2179 Re: 2003 Toyota Sequoia ABS VSC Problems [tlea]
Feb 13, 2010 (12:58 pm)
I experienced this problem twice. The first occurrence at 20K and the second at approximately 40K. Both times repaired by the factory warranty at 20K and then the extended warranty at 40K but not before many visits, aggravation and inconvenience.
I will call the above number and report my experience.
My 03 has had many electrical/electronic problems as well-rear wiper and washer functions not working, blown front speakers and now, failure of the fan motor to blow the A/C and Heater not to mention a cracked driver side door handle and broken handle on the rear hatch assembly that cost $350 to repair and the vehicle has only 53K miles.
I am disappointed in this vehicle and will never buy another Toyota.