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#629 of 2169 VSC/TRAC Lights by sequoia01
Feb 15, 2004 (9:58 pm)
I've been having the same VSC/Trac light problem intermittantly on my 2002 Sequoia for 17 months. The last 6 months, it's been more frequent, and I've been to the dealership 7 or 8 times for repairs. Toyota sent out a service tech to perform their final repair attempt, and the light came on the next day. He tried again, this time replacing the "power brake booster". So far, no light...but we've gone for as many as 17,000 miles at one point with no light after a repair. Six repair attempts in 6 months is too many, so we filed for arbitration. We have our arbitration hearing in two days. Good luck with your truck...and keep good records. Toyota has been trying to settle for the past week, but the terms haven't been acceptable yet. I'm hoping this isn't an issue with the '03's and the '04's, since there's not many alternatives on the market that appeal to me. If we get another Sequoia, I'm keeping iron-clad documentation just in case it's a problem with no solution.
Feb 25, 2004 (6:54 am)
As i had previously posted in this forum, I too had the VSC light issues. After several attempts, mostly dealing with the Speed Sensors in the wheels, they finally replaced the speed control computer. It required a call to their 800 number to open a case, but was quickly addressed once open. So far so good, but I've only got about 7k miles on it.
Also, the clicking is the self diagnostic check for the computer and the interior lighting scheme can be adjusted. I recall reading in the manual how to do it.
#631 of 2169 Front Differential and VSC Lights
Feb 25, 2004 (4:10 pm)
I had a similar problem with the front differential on my 2003 Sequoia, the problem was fairly common with Sequoia's early in 2003. If you refer back to posting for Jan-March of 2003 (pages 12-14) you will see alot of references to the problem you describe. Mine was finally resolved by replacing the differential. I have had no problems since.
I also had an issue with the VSC lights. After several attempts, my problems were resolved by Toyota re directing and insulating some ground wires. I have had no issues since the repairs were made in April of 2003
#632 of 2169 More of the same
Feb 29, 2004 (11:45 pm)
I just bought a loaded Silver Sky 2002 SR5 2WD yesterday. At 28k miles it has many of the same problems...VERY poor leather seat durability, truck pulls to the right, wheel doesn't return to center, VSC/TRAC lights on, crappy stereo sound...but my wife and I absolutely *love* the truck, and I'm hoping most of this can be fixed under warranty if I can hunt down the TSB thingees.
It was traded in the night before for a new Escalade, and hadn't been made ready for sale yet. It was the end of the month so they were hungry for a sale to meet their quota, and being a Cadillac dealer they didn't wanna deal with the Toyota. It was due to be sold to a Toyota dealer the next day. We got the same price.
Has anyone had any luck getting Toyota to recover their leather seats or anything? The ones in my truck look like it has 100k+ miles on it. In fact, when I first opened the door I thought it was a very high mileage vehicle until we checked the actual mileage.
Anyway, just wanted to say hi.
Feb 29, 2004 (11:47 pm)
BTW...if anyone has a good source to locate the full TSBs online, could you please email a link to groobashexcite.com? Thanks much...I appreciate it.
Mar 02, 2004 (6:59 am)
I think you all are mistaken about the manual containing info about being able to change how the front interior lights illuminate.
#636 of 2169 VSC/TRAC lights
Mar 11, 2004 (1:25 pm)
The ones on my 2003 SR5 were coming on. Got a new computer installed and so far, so good. Took a while to get the computer, it was backordered. They read the code and ordered the part.
#637 of 2169 Gas Tank Noise
Mar 16, 2004 (6:11 pm)
I have a 2001 SR5. I've had my share of the annoying problems, including the air conditioner fiasco. My problem is this, When the gas tank gets below 1/4 full I hear what sounds like a bullfrog sound eminating from the gas tank filler tube. I've been to the dealer numerous times and they cannot find the cause. My 36,000 mile warranty is just about up so i would like to get this problem solved. Anybody have anything similar?
Mar 16, 2004 (10:00 pm)
I have same gas tank problem but only in hot summer weather. Don't let it get lower than one quarter empty! I just live with it, it does not do it all the time and when it does all you have to do is loosen the gas cap and the noise goes away.