Last post on Nov 28, 2013 at 8:23 AM
You are in the Toyota Sequoia
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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
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#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.
#1969 of 2179 Re: 2003 Toyota Sequoia ABS VSC Problems [tlea]
Feb 14, 2010 (2:39 pm)
I also had this problem with our 2001 Sequoia. It happened once, brought it to a dealer they said it was the YAW rate sensor and that it was fixed. Well, it was not. The lights came on and the car pulled, shook, and control was lost. We were on an interstate at 70 mph. It was pure luck that we were in the right lane did not crash as trailer trucks flew by us. I took the car to the dealer where we bought it (it happened again!) and told them I did not want it anymore and never got in it again. This was Fall of 2006. I wrote to Toyota, reported it to the NHTSA. Nothing was done. Toyota denied this was a problem. In light of recent events, I will call the number you provided to file another complaint. You are right, someone will be killed by this defect.
#1970 of 2179 Re: VSC light on problem [husky92]
Feb 15, 2010 (2:29 pm)
I have the same problem with my Seqouia SR5 2003. The dealer told me it will cost me about $1600 to replace the computer module. It seems this is really a problem with this model. There was a Transportation Safety Board ruling about this problem. TSB # 00706 VSC related zero point calibration and sensor check. (NHTSA ID # 10022759, april 5, 2006). TSB # 00303 - VSC Ligt on condition with diagnostic trouble code C1231 in the skid control computer memory. A MODIFICATION TO THE SKED CONTROL COMPUTER LOGIC HAS BEEN MADE TO PREVENT THIS CONDITION. "TT (NHTSA ID # 10005246, NOVEMBER 14, 2003). How they made the modification if I bought the vehicle after the modification?
#1971 of 2179 Re: VSC/TRAC Lights by sequoia01 [raydent99]
Feb 18, 2010 (8:23 pm)
I have the same problem with my Toyota Seqouia SR5 VSC Track Off Lights and ABS lights. I filed a complaint with the NHTSB. I think you have to do so also. National Highway Transportation Safety Board.
#1972 of 2179 Re: vsc track and off lights on [lis123]
Feb 18, 2010 (8:28 pm)
I have the same problem and reported it to NHTSB for the record. Many have same problem with Seqouia 2003. You can do so also so that action will be taken.
#1973 of 2179 Re: Front Differential and VSC Lights [jbb4]
Feb 18, 2010 (8:33 pm)
I have the same problem the VSC Track lights. Yes, so many have complaints about it. Can you elaborate about redirecting and insulating what part is it? thank you very much.
#1974 of 2179 Re: VSC Resolution [haymakerhokie]
Feb 18, 2010 (8:37 pm)
How much did you pay? Thank you for the information.
#1975 of 2179 Re: 2003 Toyota Sequoia ABS VSC Problems [dgut]
Feb 24, 2010 (12:39 pm)
I have this same problem with my 2002 Sequoia SR5. It started at around 26000 miles and continues today at 59000 miles. From the many posts on many web sites that I've read, it appears the replacement ECMs ($2000-$3500) are no quarantee that the problem will be go away. I believe this is an electrical system failure that Toyota and NHTSA have been ignoring for years due to the high cost of a recall. I have again written to my congressman about this. It may take a "death count" for them to act on this. I will never again spend $42700.00 on a Toyota.