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#2004 of 2179 Cracked Leather Seats on Toyota Sequoia
Jun 23, 2010 (2:33 pm)
I have a 2006 Toyota Sequoia and the leather has cracked on the sides of both the drivers and passenger seats. Toyota says this is normal wear and tear. The car is less than 5 years old. I believe it is poor quality of material for the area where the leather is located. The passenger seat is rarely used. I would hesitate to get a Toyota with leather interior unless you plan on having ripped up seats before you finish paying for the SUV.
#2005 of 2179 Sequoia Leather
Jun 23, 2010 (7:23 pm)
My 02' limited w/150K and factory leather is just beginning to show a crack on the left driver side just above the controls. Sounds like a case of a poor batch of leather on the o5'. Ask the dealer for repair adjustment.
Jun 24, 2010 (11:25 am)
Does anyone know the name of the 2 selenoid like switches that are under the toyota sequoia brake master cylinder?
#2007 of 2179 Re: Sequoia alignment problem related to Tundra/Sequoia recall??? [carfan15]
Jul 04, 2010 (7:41 am)
I am having the exact problem you described at the moment. The passenger side tire shows heavy outer wear, while the driver's side tire shows some wear on the outer side. I have already ordered new tires for the front $450.00 ouch. And plan to have an alignment done when they are installed. However I have doubts that this is going to correct the problem. I looked at the suspension and I cannot even see any place for a camber adjustment. Would really like to know what the fix for this is before I end up spending a fortune.
#2008 of 2179 Re: Sequoia alignment problem related to Tundra/Sequoia recall??? [vchong]
Jul 05, 2010 (11:04 am)
I don't think there is a fix for this particular problem. I've taken my Sequoia in several times (and at different places) for alignments. No luck. If we write to Toyota, maybe they can look into it. But, with the problems they've had to deal with this past months, I seriously doubt that they will give us the time of day. I am resigned to the fact that I probably got a lemon and I can't wait to get rid of this money trap.
#2009 of 2179 sequoia alignment
Jul 05, 2010 (3:42 pm)
My 02 Lmtd w/ 150K. The Michelins have 95K and will may 100K+ with even wear all around. It is a 2WD which may be the difference. Is yours a 4wd ? Had it aligned once at 50K.
#2010 of 2179 Re: toyota sequoia vsc tracking and other problems [sequoia22]
Jul 11, 2010 (10:17 am)
We have an '01 with near 95,000 miles. The only real problems until now have been the rear latch mechanism and brakes. Wow, but this vehicle is hard on brakes. I am glad that I don't tow with it anymore. We haven't experienced any of the unpredictable VSC engagement problems that have been described elsewhere but it is not longer functioning. The VSC is now in permanent "off" mode. Considering the age of the vehicle and the limited number of serious formal complaints, I suspect that Toyota won't be covering this as a part of a recall. I haven't had any luck finding a mechanic to diagnose the problem. Apparently this particular model didn't allow for a remote plug-in. It looks like the dealer is going to be the only option and I am underwhelmed by the Anchorage Toyota dealer. I suspect that I'll end up shelling out a pretty tidy sum to get this fixed.
Have any of you had any luck getting this repaired by non-toyota franchise mechanics? Is this the whole enchilada or nothing sort of repair or are there various components that can be diagnosed and replaced piecemeal?
#2011 of 2179 Re: Sequoia alignment problem related to Tundra/Sequoia recall??? [maywind]
Jul 11, 2010 (2:53 pm)
Could you expand more on the problems you have had with this vehicle? I am considering purchasing a 2010 new Sequoia Platinum...$56K plus tax and would like to know your experiences. I currently have a 2007 GMC Yukon XL Denali which has been very reliable but I was thinking of a change.( its my 3rd one and GM has not changed the car and I don't like the new colors), I might even consider purchasing my GMC when it comes off lease ( never did that before) rather than spend $60K on a color I don't like. Thanks
#2012 of 2179 Re: toyota sequoia vsc tracking and other problems [yat]
Jul 11, 2010 (7:44 pm)
I have 150K on my 02 2WD Lmtd on the second set of front rotors and 3rd set of pads,1st set on the rears.
I would like to a permanently disengage the VSC. How can I accomplish ?? It gets in the way (by cutting the engine power when needed) in soft sand, mud, snow, slush etc. A REAL nuisance.!!
Thx ..... Chs
#2013 of 2179 Re: toyota sequoia vsc tracking and other problems [yat]
Jul 13, 2010 (5:23 pm)
My "01 (Prod. date 5/01) with 197K miles has no problems. With the obvious exception of the rear latch and brakes. Replacing the pads 30-35K has just become the norm. My mechanic after constulting a Toyota mechanic, says the brakes are just too small for the weight of the vechile. This past weekend I replace the latch myself. Follow the direction found here and it took me about 2.5 hours. I found a Metal latch online (A1Auto) for $50 hopefully this latch will hold up for more than a year. I would not trade this truck (Oh and yes u IT IS A TRUCK not a highlander) for any other vechile. Don't even ask about my Ford experencies.