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#2034 of 2179 Re: Toyota Sequoia repair cost vs. Volvo xc90 [maryann12]
Mar 04, 2011 (5:34 pm)
I have 165,000 on my very reliable 2002 Sequoia Lmt. Two sets of brake pads on front. One set on back. Just replacing (myself) the second serpentine belt ($60). Second set of Michelin LTX tires went 103,000 miles. (original Bridgestones replaced at 50,000. Just put a Michelins on again at 153,000. ($900 bucks with lifetime BUT divide that by 100,000 miles). Second Transmission "flush" at 165,000. Cost $147.
Two rear latch handles (cost about $50). Change Castrol Syntec oil / filter each 10,000 miles. That's about it. Get about 17 mpg around town. 20 /21 on highway mostly in the 70+ mph range. Lots of discounts available through the Toyota dealers for service. Usually 15 to 20 %.
Basically I'd buy another Sequoia in a flash. Bulletproof. Expect this 2002 to go 300,000 unless you would like to buy it now. (-; sorry not for sale.
Grandkids love it ..... family loves it ..... wife loves it ... likes driving and riding the Sequoia over the Audi A8L.. Although the Audi is the "high speed" cross country cruiser.... and the Saturday to dinner with guests ride!! <(-; No Volvo experience.
#2035 of 2179 Re: Toyota Sequoia repair cost vs. Volvo xc90 [harbo]
Mar 05, 2011 (2:55 pm)
"My wife would like me to throw this in. If you have a dog, you and your dog have probably enjoyed the back window that rolls down on your 4Runner. Sequoia has it, Volvo doesn't. Your dog will miss that feature if you go with the Volvo!"
Our problem is the height my 13 year old Lab has to jump up just to get in. He tries and tries but just can't bring himself to jump up. I think he really misses our Chrysler T&C mini van.
#2036 of 2179 Intermittent power loss with VSC Trac and check engine lights
Apr 22, 2011 (9:39 am)
I have a 2002 Sequoia 4x4 LTD with 167,000 miles. A few months ago it would start losing power and running real rough and the vsc/trac and trac off lights would come on and the check engine light would flash. After a few minutes it would go back to normal and would not come again until the engine was cold again. Sometimes it would never happen for a week or so. Now it happens all the time, then goes away, then comes back even when the engine is warmed up. A mechanic ran a code check on it and it said there were misfires on the #2, 4 and 7 cylinders. It was not happening while he was checking it. I have read all the VSC posts on this site and none have the intermittent loss of power on it but I did see someone ask another poster if it also had a loss of power, so he probably had it also (5 years ago). Nows that I am going through the file the previous owner gave me (I should have done this before I bought it), I see that it was diagnosed in March 2010 as having zero compression in the #3 cylinder. Hum, could be why my mileage is at best 15MPG, but could this be causeing my other issue? When the other issue is not active, the engine sounds fine. Should I cut my losses and trade it in or get a valve job and hope it fixes the rest of it too?
#2037 of 2179 Frame Rot - calling all Sequoia owners!
Apr 27, 2011 (6:32 am)
Newbie to forum, but love reading the posts so far. Went to have my 2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5
inspected. Got call that it failed. It has a 1 3/4" hole in the frame near the front sway bar bracket/mount. I've got a little over 90K miles. After a quick google search I found that the 2001 tundra and Tacoma had a recall for this exact issue.
I contacted North America Toyota and said no recalls for the Sequoia, you're out of luck.
PLEASE - calling anyone else who has experienced this - I want to make it my business to organize other Sequoia owners with this problem to demand compensation/action from Toyota.
Thanks in advance
#2038 of 2179 Re: 2003 Toyota Sequoia ABS VSC Problems [redphaedrus]
May 24, 2011 (12:31 pm)
Where on the wheels were the sensors located and what did you have to do to remove and clean them?
#2039 of 2179 Re: 2003 Toyota Sequoia ABS VSC Problems [wadet]
May 24, 2011 (1:06 pm)
my instructions are on post #1720 but here it is again for convenience:
Take off the rear wheels. On the back side of the wheel hub, you will see some electrical lines going in to the wheel hub.
Take off the bolt holding in the sensor. If there are metal flakes on the magnetized tips, clean them off and then replace.
You will need to reset your computer by disconnecting the battery wire for a few minutes and then reconnect.
#2040 of 2179 Re: curtain airbag problem [jnoon6583]
May 25, 2011 (3:02 pm)
Thanks for this old post and i would appreciate to know if yours was fix; In fact in have a Toyota Sequoia SR5 (2004) as well and just like you my airbag light has been coming on and goes at time then come back; I went to see a good mechanic and was told that it`s shows a code B0101(Open in D squib circuit). The car is driving fine and nothing seems wrong to me; please i would like to know if you had finally resolved your airbag light problem and what was the problem?
#2041 of 2179 2002 Ignition key & cylinder
May 25, 2011 (4:03 pm)
My 02 Sequoia with 165,000 miles has been bullettproof. Recently the key is not going into the cylinder slot smoothly. I suspect the tumblers are going bad. What is the proceedure to replace or repair.?
Thx all ..... Chs
#2042 of 2179 2003 Sequoia loss of power when turning
May 26, 2011 (11:27 am)
My Sequoia loses power when turning to the left and now to the right. The skid control lights flash, sometimes it also beeps, and it loses acceleration. It is a 2003 with 147K on it. Is this the sensor problem you have been talking about?
#2043 of 2179 Re: 2003 Sequoia [donkeypuncher]
Jun 04, 2011 (5:37 pm)
I will blame Toyota for my husband and I divorcing due to these continued problems with the VSC/TRAC/BRAKE lights on, the kick tire braking, lack of acceleration following braking and basically the sounds and feeling as if the entire engine is falling out when you are trying to stop after being in stop and go traffic for awhile (HELLO los Angeles!) Anyway-today, after being very assertive with my husband to get him to be assertive...he was NOT assertive and listened to the dealerships bullcrap about how THIS VIN number was not in the 2003 recall. That is so bogus when my SUV has the EXACT same issues. This is unreal and now will take me FOR-ever to keep writing letters and calling everyone. Thanks to Toyota my husband And I are not speaking. That will be my lawsuit.