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#810 of 2179 Some Info on Catalytic Converter
Sep 14, 2004 (9:26 am)
After some research, I found this article
http://www.cleveland.com/business/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/bus- - iness/1090056830180623.xml
titled "Customers driven to make a stink - After delay, Toyota responds to complaints about smelly cars", Saturday, July 17, 2004, Christopher Jensen, Plain Dealer Auto Editor.
It says this about the stink:
“About 4 million vehicles are covered by a series of technical service bulletins sent to dealers about the problem starting in May. The bulletins do not mean all the vehicles are being recalled; they simply inform dealers how to handle the problem should it occur.
The vehicles include the 2002 to 2004 Camrys, 2003 and 2004 4Runners, 2003-2004 Corollas, 2004 RAV4s, 2002-2004 Solaras, 2004 Highlanders, 2001-2004 Sequoias, 2003-2004 Matrixes, 2002-2003 Lexus ES 300s and 2003-2004 Lexus GX 470s. “
“The cost to fix the problem ranges from $2,000 to $3,000. Repairs are being covered under an emissions warranty, which goes for eight years or 80,000 miles, according to Toyota. “
I am most definitely discussing this with the dealership at my next service appointment.
I am still wondering, has anyone has had the fix?
#811 of 2179 Re: 2001 Sequoia [mstacy1] + Brake Dust [bp3959] [mannyboy] [bp3959] [flyfish4life]
Sep 14, 2004 (10:47 am)
In addition to the rotten egg smell, I have also had the rear axle seals replaced around 25k miles. I had a screeching noise whenever I made a sharp turn even at slow speeds. I am starting to have the squeal again and I am wondering if this is a sign of the rear axle seals going bad again. Since they were replaced less than a year ago, I am hoping that they can be replaced again at no cost to me. I hate to think that this is going to be a recurring problem with my Sequoia.
#812 of 2179 Re: 2001 Sequoia [mstacy1] + Brake Dust [bp3959] [mannyboy] [bp3959] [flyfish4life]
Sep 14, 2004 (4:14 pm)
You'd know if you had the problem covered in the TSB, your ac light would start flashing on and off when you tried to use it. For the vibration, it sounds like you have something stuck in the fan, it'll have to be pulled apart and checked. If the rotten egg smell you are talking about is the exhaust, there's a TSB out to replace some exhaust components. If you are talking about a rotten egg smell from the AC, simply spray some lysol in the vents while on recirculate and clean out the mildew that's forming in your ducts.
#813 of 2179 Re: 2001 Sequoia [mstacy1] + Brake Dust [bp3959] [mannyboy] [bp3959] [flyfish4life] [bp3959]
Sep 15, 2004 (5:13 am)
Thanks for the insight, bp3959 - FYI, the rotten egg smell is with the exhaust and I will inquire about the TSB.
Sep 15, 2004 (5:18 am)
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#815 of 2179 Re: Speaker Noise [seadoo3]
Sep 15, 2004 (6:29 am)
sequoia, 2003. Ever since I purchased my car in may of 03, i have had the same issue with my car. It is a limited, and I called the dealer that day and it is going in now for the third time to have it looked at. It drives me completely nuts!
It sounds like a wire is loose or something, but my amplifier has been replaced once, and on the way home, the noise started again, (that was in April)
I am not happy that I spent so much on a car and I have had trouble with it from day 1.
#816 of 2179 Too high for my garage entrance
Sep 16, 2004 (4:52 pm)
Will need to remove the roof rack to get it in my garage. Am concerned with filling the holes and how it will look w/out the racks. Anyone out there havd a Sequoia w/out a rack?
#817 of 2179 Rotten Egg Smell
Sep 17, 2004 (11:20 am)
Had the TSB done on my 2003. It works! All I had to do was ask for it...and it was done. The total cost to me was $0, but the invoice was $2800. Glad I didn't have to pay for it.
Anyone else have the buzzing noise coming from their speakers?? Had both amps replaced but it still does it. Not all the time, though.
#818 of 2179 Answer to speaker noise
Sep 17, 2004 (4:00 pm)
In answer to seadoo3- See posts 433, 434, 435. I had trouble diagnosing mine. It turned out to be a Nextel phone acquired from work. I have a 2003 limited with the rear audio and the dealer actually showed me the paragraph in the user manual that states cell phones could cause interference/static on the radio. Turn off your cell phone and see if it stops.
#819 of 2179 Drive Shaft Thumping/ Lurching at end of full stop
Sep 21, 2004 (7:17 am)
Are there enough Sequoia owners out there who are angry enough at Toyota for treating us like NOBODYS? How many times did Toyota say to you this problem is normal?
If the it was under the Lexus nameplate, Toyota would turn themselves inside out to remedy our problems... The GX470 share the same Drive Shaft technology and when LEXUS Owners complain with the same problems Lexus acknowledges it and offers a solution... They have a Technical Service Bulliten to correct that exact problem... Our TOYOTA SEQUOIAS cost in the $40,000-$50,000 range. We need to get the same treatment as the Lexus GX470 drivers.
We as a group can make a difference...Everybody who brings their truck in to Toyoyta for this problem can not be dismissed by the dealer telling us it is normal when LEXUS recognizes this as a PROBLEM with a REMEDY.
WE NEED TO START A CLASS ACTION SUIT TO MAKE TOYOTA FIX IT.
Register a complaint into the government website www.nhtsa.dot.gov or call them tollfree 888 327 4236
TOYOTA has to acknowledge each one of these complaints.
MAKE TOYOTA ACCOUNTABLE.
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