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#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.
#2044 of 2179 Re: 2002 Sequoia LTD - catalytic converter replacement? [boslaw71]
Jul 15, 2011 (2:29 pm)
I am floored that I have had the exact same issues to occur. Door handle broken twice, Antenna broken, major leak in rear door, O2 Sensors, and the latest adventure is the Cat Converter. I really like the vechile, but I bought it based upon the so call reliability of "Toyota's". Appears a little age and the apparent weaknesses tell the truth.
#2045 of 2179 Re: 2003 Sequoia [pennydaily]
Jul 21, 2011 (8:27 pm)
I have a 2002 Toyota Sequoia and also have the grinding noise which sounds like car falling apart and temporary loss of control. Major safety issue. First mechanic said hub bering and axle bering so fixed and now its happening again and vsc, abs and skid lights engage. No more money to fix. This is insane. 4k spent on car this last year. Radiator, belts, brakes, timing belt, water pump, 2 door handles. Bought one year old with 20k miles on it so pretty good car till hit 130k but give me a break thats why a paid more for toyota. This is way more dangerous than any break and floor mat recalls they ever had. Makes that look like a joke.
#2046 of 2179 Re: 2003 Sequoia [areagan]
Jul 22, 2011 (8:12 am)
This happened to me too. Suddenly had no control of the vehicle at 70 mph on a very busy interstate used by truckers. Thought I was going to die! Toyota knows about this problem for sure. I reported it to Toyota and the National Highway Safety Department. Nothing was done. I agree this is way more dangerous than the previous recalls. This happened to me in 2006. We even contacted the media and no one seemed to care. Maybe, you could try that. I carefully drove the Sequoia to my Toyota dealer (it did happen again on my way). I drove into the service bay and got out of the car, made a scene in front of the other customers, and told them they were taking it back because I would never drive it again. Dealer worked with us to trade in and purchase a different vehicle.
#2047 of 2179 Re: Frame Rot - calling all Sequoia owners! [shoofly]
Aug 24, 2011 (11:21 am)
Me to 2001 sequoia sr5 Swiss cheese frame called toyota and they told me no recall. I asked them what i should do with the truck and they told me to list it on craigslist LOL i am serious. They just don't care that it is not road worthy and i should just screw the next guy. I just emailed the Today show and asked if they could do anther story on the toyota recalls i think you should do the same Toyota really needs to be called out on this ****.
#2048 of 2179 Re: Frame Rot - calling all Sequoia owners! [shoofly]
Sep 08, 2011 (5:25 am)
We've owned our 2002 Toyota Sequoia for almost 10 years and just learned from my mechanic that it may not pass the state safety inspection this December 2011 due to FRAME ROT and holes in the frame. I could not believe what I was seeing when my mechanic put it up on the lift and showed me the massive frame rot. The body of this vehicle is still in spotless condition and has been well maintained. I purchased this Toyota SUV to pull both boat and snowmobile trailers and my mechanic told me, "DO NOT toe anything with this vehicle until the frame is repaired and/or replaced". I have a family of 5 and am very concerned about their safety in this vehicle, and this is our only family vehicle.
I just contacted my Toyota dealer to file a report. They informed me that someone from Toyota would be in touch with me.
The Toyota Sequoia is built on the same frame as the Toyota Tundra that is currently being recalled. Therefore, Toyota needs to add the Sequoia to the same frame recall as the Toyota Tundra.
I'm sure there are many Toyota Sequoia owners out there that are not even aware that their driving an SUV that has a rotting frame and is very unsafe. All Sequoia owners need to have an "independent mechanic" check the undercarriage of their Sequoia for "frame rot", as soon as possible. This is a major safety issue that Toyota needs to address immediately.