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#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.
#2049 of 2179 Re: Frame Rot - calling all Sequoia owners! [cabin04]
Sep 08, 2011 (9:55 pm)
thanks for posting, me too had a 2001 toyota sequoia first own. this is the first model of sequoia and i purchased it in 2001 of june. since then and up to now i always had the toyota dealer service it for me.
#2050 of 2179 Frame Rot
Sep 09, 2011 (4:25 pm)
I'm not sure from the vocabulary of the previous post where "wilner" is from, but I am curious as to the location of owners with frame rot. My 2001 with 235k on it has only minor surface rust on the frame. I have crawled under it and checked it thoroughly after reading these posts. I am in CT which has just recently started the use of just salt instead of the sand/salt mix. I still love my truck!!
#2051 of 2179 Re: Frame Rot [kineo]
Sep 10, 2011 (3:00 pm)
I live in New Hampshire where they us a great deal of salt on the roads in the winter, but I am always running my Sequoia through the car wash in the winter to get the salt off the under carriage.
#2052 of 2179 Re: Frame Rot - calling all Sequoia owners! [cabin04]
Sep 20, 2011 (12:49 pm)
I am starting my process as well. Same thing AND the rear diff is rusted to the point where is is leaking right through the otherwise solid differential!
How do we keep in touch?
#2053 of 2179 Toyota Sequoia Frame Rot
Sep 20, 2011 (4:42 pm)
We need to keep after Toyota to address this frame rot major problem. I've sent an email to ABC News, Brian Ross, to possibly address and run another Toyota recall segment. We also need to keep adding Sequoia owners that have the same frame rot problem. All may not have this problem, but many do, and Toyota needs to address it and resolve this major problem.
We didn't pay $43K+ plus to have our SUVs declared junk within 10 years!
#2054 of 2179 Frame Rot Rear Differential Rot and Transmission Replacement
Sep 21, 2011 (6:14 am)
I have posted my 2 issues (Frame Rot and Rear Differential Rot) with www.nhtsa.gov (Suggest everyone does the same) and discovered that others have these problems. I also discovered that there have been more than a few transmission replacements-which I had done 6 months ago and was not told that there was any problem with my differential!!!! HOLY YOU KNOW WHAT!
Toyota has told me they will not do anything with the frame but asked me to bring the vehicle back to Toyota to get and estimate to repair the Differential. Stay tuned!