Last post on Nov 28, 2013 at 8:23 AM
You are in the Toyota Sequoia
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Sequoia, SUV
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#1981 of 2179 Re: 2003 Toyota Sequoia ABS VSC Problems [redphaedrus]
Apr 28, 2010 (6:46 pm)
I am interested in your possible solution regarding the VSC unit. All my sensor lights are on and I was told to clean the sensors and now I hear it from you. my problem is I don't know where the sensors are located, I can only assume behind each wheel, and how do I gain access to the sensors. also, How does one clean them once access has been obtained. I am not mechanically inclined but willing to try it if it save me $$$. I would appreciate a layman's reply from you, at your earliest convenience.
Thank you in advance for you time and knowledge
#1982 of 2179 Re: 2003 Sequoia Recall [packer3]
Apr 28, 2010 (8:14 pm)
I guess big pay offs at the time from Toyota clouded there judgement some what.
That would have to be a seriously large payoff because they'd be out of business the very next day if evidence of a payoff came to light.
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#1983 of 2179 Re: 2003 Sequoia Recall [tidester]
Apr 29, 2010 (3:09 pm)
All in good time people get caught, look at Madof he partied for years until he got caught, Consumer Reports will fall it's just a matter of time.
#1984 of 2179 Re: 2003 Sequoia Recall [packer3]
Apr 29, 2010 (3:34 pm)
Consumer Reports will fall it's just a matter of time.
Perhaps you could speed up their demise by showing us some evidence of payoffs and collusion?
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#1985 of 2179 Sequoia Recall
Apr 30, 2010 (6:57 am)
Do I understand the latest recall does not cover the 2002 Sequoia?? Apparently the 02' did not have the "updated" software. Sometimes you just get lucky and have those mechanical connections. (Except) for the lousy traction control for those who never learned to drive in snow, mud, soft sand or on ice, slick roads and gravel. <(-;
#1986 of 2179 Re: 01 Sequoia - still going strong
Apr 30, 2010 (7:21 am)
I too am fortunate - have one of the 1st Sequoias in New England (2001 model delivery Dec 2000) and now with 218k miles, I have only had problems with the VSC lite coming on and not going off until I switched the vehicle off. No unintended acceleration or other vagaries described by later owners. Seems if its not broken, dont fix it. The only things not holding up of course are the latches - rear especially (top release and bottom clasp) - both can be done if you are handy and have 3 hrs. Other mechanicals all ok - electronics, power windows, sunroof etc. Driver side stuff is expected - seats and door etc get the most use, plus the 'D'rive lite on the dash (called PRNDL lite - for obvious reasons, unless you just hear the mechanic speak it and dont see it spelled out). Headlites have yet to burn out n 10 yrs -despite trying the Sylvania SilverStars, which last only a year and Sylvania 'defends' this - saying "thats normal for a 'high perforance lite". Sure. They replaced both when I complained. I have stopped using them - no advantage except color. Wish the '01 Seq had headlights and reflectors like my wife's Highlander - they light up the moon. Any good replacement reflectors or bulbs anyone can recommend? Good luck all.
#1987 of 2179 Recommendations for aftermkt steering rack/front sway bar end links/rotors
May 05, 2010 (9:53 pm)
My 03 SR5 was going strong at 136,000 until I heard a scraping sound that I thought correctly to be a worn brake pad. In any case, the dealer said my front brake pads and rotors would have to replaced. In addition, my right brake caliper is done. Then came the shocker: my right sway bar link was no good, and my steering rack was leaking. The consultant didn't have to mention that my check engine light was still on. On a prior visit, I told him my oxygen sensor was probably bad.
I'm going to try to do some of work myself. To that end, I ordered brake pads and a brake caliper overhaul kit from a Toyota dealer. I'd like to go aftermkt on everything else, assuming, of course, better quality parts are available. Any suggestions?
#1988 of 2179 03 SR5 Sway bar
May 06, 2010 (6:43 am)
My 02 Lmtd just crossed 140K. So far bulletproof. Please keep us in the loop regarding "do it yourself" sway bar link replacement. Big hammers, presses etc.
Thx ..... Harbo <(-;
#1989 of 2179 windows and sunroof electrical problem 2005 SR5
May 06, 2010 (6:45 pm)
One night this week our 2005 Sequoia SR5 sat outside overnight during a heavy rain. When we got up the two front windows AND the sunroof were open. What a mess.
Since then, it has happened a number of times........ After we've left the vehicle closed up, we return later to find the two front windows and the sunroof open. We've replaced the battery and terminals and had it looked at by the dealership. They hooked it up to their computers and couldn't find any error codes.
I suspect it has something to do with moisture/rain. Since we've had some dry days, we haven't had the problem again. Definitely want to get it sorted out though before the rain starts again.
Any ideas/suggestions would be much appreciated.
#1990 of 2179 toyota sequoia vsc tracking and other problems
May 12, 2010 (6:33 am)
I found out that in lorder to have a recall we must file a complaint by calling 1-888-327-4236. There are over 1000 people on various sites about vsc,emergency brake, check engine lights etc, but the only way we can get results is by calling and officially filing a complaint with the vehicle safety dept at number above.Lets help ourselves and one another. This is a safety issue that must be investigated. The man i spoke with said he only had 30 similar complaints as of 5-9-10!!!!