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#1993 of 2179 Sequoia Safety
May 18, 2010 (2:21 pm)
We are approaching 150,000 trouble free and safe miles on our 2002 Toyota Sequoia. It performs with utmost dependability for my wife and I, our children and grandchildren as we have local and out of state travel opportunities. I believe many of the issues surrounding electronic and computer controlled systems that do not function, may be a hazard best eliminated by solid mechanical connections (vs drive by wire or sensors) and expanded required driver education. Such things as vehicle skid control and accident avoidance can be taught, albeit with expense and time involvement. Given the number of people killed and injured each week (many of whom are our young people) it seems an effort that should be supported. Fortunately several drivers training schools are available and state support is expanding. Maybe part of the multi-millions of Federal fines to Toyota and other companies could be devoted to safe driving instruction.
Signed, Harbo, raised on mud, snow, ice, gravel and former national competition license holder SCCA. <(-;
#1995 of 2179 Re: doby2
May 21, 2010 (10:23 am)
I have to agree with the ditto. It's a very reliable vehicle that had a few concerns. My family and I have had two Seq we had a 2001 one of the first in area and our dealer was so great they delivered it to the door from there Indiana plant. We now have our second one 2005 and it hasn't let us down. My only complaint is the brakes and tires I Think that's because of the weight of the truck other wise it's been great and we have not had any major issues out of the vehicles.
#1996 of 2179 Sequoia brakes and tires
May 21, 2010 (10:38 am)
I have had the best luck with Toyota brand brake components, but a cabbie just told me he buys brake components that are guaranteed for life - just buy replacements and they reimburse you. Never heard of that but he swears by it - readily available too. Tires I use and have had very good luck with are Michelin LTX - long wearing and get me in and out of muddy places where I fish. My '01 (1st Jade Green shipped to New England) Seq has 218k miles and it owes me nothing at all. I'd buy another in a minute.
#1997 of 2179 Re: Ball Joint Recall
May 21, 2010 (10:40 am)
What recall for 2003 didn't hear our year! I had the same issue I've bought two sets of tires in the last 12 months because they were damage due to the ball joint issue. if you get an answer let me know!
#1998 of 2179 Re: doby2 [doby2]
May 21, 2010 (10:52 am)
02 Sequoia Lmt 2WD. I have 140,000 troublefree miles. 90,000 plus on the Michelin LTX with a tread wear factor of 500. Check the latest LTX which has a tread wear factor of 700. Unbelieveable. The original Bridgestones did not make 50,000.
On my families (the kids) older cars we use BrakeMaster which does have lifetime parts replacement. For the Sequoia we use our excellent Right Toyota in Scottsdale, AZ.
#1999 of 2179 Re: Sequoia alignment problem related to Tundra/Sequoia recall??? [katdog]
May 24, 2010 (8:43 pm)
Good to know I am not the only one with this problem. I drive a 2003 Sequoia. I had the ball joints replaced last October 2005 as part of the recall. Since then, my front right tire has been wearing out a lot faster than the others. I've taken the car in repeatedly for alignments. That didn't do any good. I've had to buy new tires every 20,000 - 25,000 miles. You're right - this is NOT NORMAL. When I contacted the Toyota Customer Center, I was told to take it back to the dealer who changed the ball joints. The dealer looked at it and said everything looks good. Well, it is not good. I sincerely believe that Toyota will sweep this problem under the rug. I'm sure they have bigger problems to deal with right now. I don't think I will buy another Toyota again. By the way, how did you deal with your problem?
#2000 of 2179 has anyone responded to the accelerator recall
May 26, 2010 (8:57 pm)
I have a 2008 Sequoia and have not yet taken it in for the recall service. I'm concerned that they will do more harm than good. Has anyone taken theirs in and is there any noticeable difference?
#2001 of 2179 Rear climate control console removal
Jun 07, 2010 (8:14 am)
2004 Sequoia - had it detailed - looks great but now buttons are stuck on rear climate control
Will try to clean first but may have to remove.
Any thoughts on cleaning the sticky buttons?
Anyone know how to remove the unit?
#2002 of 2179 Sticky buttons
Jun 07, 2010 (9:39 am)
How about trying air pressure (or) one of the computer air pressure cleaners.