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#759 of 2169 Hot Seat Brackets
Jul 14, 2004 (8:54 am)
I bought a new 2004 Sequoia SR5 last night. I drove it home from the dealership and spent half an hour inside reading the owner's manual. Then, I went outside to play with the folding seats, etc., trying to figure the best way to seat my three kids. I settled on tumbling the smaller segment of the middle seat forward, so that two kids can easily get to the third seat and one can sit in the other segment of the second seat -- pretty standard arrangement. I leaned in to do something, and put my hand down on the bracket to which the tumbled seat hitches when it is in the normal position. That bracket was HOT!! Not hot enough to cause a significant burn, but definitely hot enough to hurt a child.
The bracket is directly above the muffler. I write to ask if anyone has approached Toyota about installing a heat shield between the muffler and the bottom of the car, so that the exposed brackets aren't a hazard.
#760 of 2169 front end noise/vibration - contacted toyota corporate
Jul 15, 2004 (6:15 am)
First, to 'fatty': That won't work. If you ever accelerate hard, the seat that is folded up will fall back and crush whatever is under it. And I have never checked nor noticed an part of the seat bracket becoming too hot to touch.
Anyway, I cotacted Toy corporate about my dissatisfaction with our '04 2wd Seq. It makes a rubbing sound w/ vibration from the front end when it rolls through a turn at any speed. The dealer heard/felt it, and replaced the front wheel bearings. They said another Seq. on their lot does it, so they think it is normal, but my OEM Bridgestones may be making it worse. After contacting Toy corporate, the local dealer is going to do some more research to see if they can track down any more complaints or figure out what is wrong.
#761 of 2169 How does the second row seat fold?
Jul 16, 2004 (3:04 am)
I am considering a Sequoia; I use an SUV to deliver wedding cakes and other desserts. I need a second row seat to be flat (no incline) and I've had to rule out Highlander, Pilot, MDX, BMW, etc. because the only vehicle I've found is the Jeep GCherokee which I will never buy again.
Could current owners let me know how the seats work? Thanks, Jeanne
#762 of 2169 Re: How does the second row seat fold? [jeanne]
Jul 16, 2004 (5:27 am)
Get a van.
#763 of 2169 Re: How does the second row seat fold? [jeanne]
Jul 16, 2004 (6:05 am)
The second row is a 60/40 split fold, both of them fold up against the front seats and can be tied in that position.
#764 of 2169 wedding cake
Jul 16, 2004 (6:47 am)
The second row of seats do tumbes forward and are held in place by a strap. But that strap CAN come loose loeing everything on the floor. How about the sion, they have the small car with huge cargo space.
#765 of 2169 Re: wedding cake [petro33]
Jul 16, 2004 (9:09 am)
If you have problems with the straps coming loose, just move from seats forward and inch, strap the second row tight, and move the from seats back and it'll never come loose.
Jul 19, 2004 (6:49 am)
Good suggestion and I'll use that on the drivers side. Unfortunatly where we alomoist always strap up the second row is the one behind the passengers side and my wife likes to change positions on the seat on long trips, making this technique hard.
#767 of 2169 Re: drivetrain noise [toyonoise]
Jul 21, 2004 (9:16 am)
Hey toyonoise, I've experienced this drivetrain rumbling/vibration as long as I can remember (25k miles now) but only really pinned it down to the drive train on a recent road trip.
The dealer felt it on the highway and is giving me the old "that's normal" BS.
Can you let me know the email address you used to get accountability at Toyota? I'm not sure where to escalate this. neko(at)krweb.net
#768 of 2169 Windshield Molding problem
Jul 21, 2004 (10:49 am)
Just had the windshield replaced on my 2001 sr5. The new upper molding has a 1/4 inch gap between the top of the molding and the edge of the roof,it is not the same as the original molding. Installing Glass company indicates that this is the correct molding.
My feeling at this point is that the glass company installed it incorrectly because the part number they used,for the molding, is correct. The glass company refuses to correct this problem. Has anyone one else had a similar problem?