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#842 of 2179 Suggestions and feedback
Oct 14, 2004 (1:30 pm)
We bought our 2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 in July. We have really enjoyed it. The pick up is great and the ride is comfortable. We did notice, however, a few things that Toyota needs to improve on.
1. vehicle should have memory seats for cloth seats for SR-5 model as well as Limited.
2. Vehicle should have standard automatic light control system for SR-5. After all, this should not be difficult, our 1995 Jeep cherokee had this standard feature.
3. When you leave the headlights on, would it be too hard to have the dinging sound (just in case we don't lock the doors to automatically shut off headlights)
4. Clock too low on dash.
5. Hard to see wiper fluid low level on dashboard.
Oct 14, 2004 (1:43 pm)
The 05's have memory seats. Your truck does have auto lights. If you leave them on they will turn off automatically. Clock is low, I agree. The wiper low light doesn't cmon if you keep it full, hehe.
Oct 15, 2004 (6:15 am)
Wow I did not even know it had a low wiper fluid light! And I've had my truck since '01.
I do hate the toyota wiper blade refills. Those weird metal strips??? I have since changed to an easier replacement brand.
#845 of 2179 Re: 2004 sequoia tire problems [exmurr]
Oct 16, 2004 (10:50 am)
I wish I had better news for you, BUT, my 2003 Sequoia SR5 2WD is equipped with Bridgestone Dueller Tires, on the 17" Factory Alloy Wheels. IT HAS VIBRATION AND DOESN'T RIDE SMOOTH EITHER!
They were replaced at my insistance at 15,000 miles by the Bridgestone Dealer, and the new ones are NOT ANY BETTER. I am sorry to hear that the Dunlops are not any better than Bridgestone.
I too, rode in several other Sequoias and they all had tire/wheel vibration. Maybe Michelin makes better tires? Anyone got them on a Sequoia?
#846 of 2179 ALLOY WHEEL FINISH DETERIORATING?
Oct 16, 2004 (10:58 am)
My 2003 Sequoia SR5 2WD was equipped new with 17" Factory Alloy Wheels. The finish is wearing thru, and the dark primer underneath is showing up in the valleys of the rims on all 4 wheels.
NO Harsh cleaners have ever been used on them.
Anyone have info/ideas on this?
#847 of 2179 Tire recommendation
Oct 17, 2004 (5:06 am)
Install the Michelin LTX M+S and your troubles be will a distant memory.
#848 of 2179 Re: With all the problems...Would you still recommend the Sequoia? If so, Y? [damos516]
Oct 17, 2004 (9:21 am)
I would buy it again in a heartbeat! We have the 2003 SR5 2WD Loaded w/options, incl.Dual Climate Control Air (needed out here in the AZ. desert),
We have had NO major problems at all! Fog light bulbs burned out, Bridgestone Tires stink, (get Michelin LTX instead of Dunlops or Bridgestones)Had Bridgestone replace them at 15,00 miles and it didn't make a difference, they still vibrate and have to be rebalanced every 10,00 miles. Plastics are a bit easy to scratch, but we use a good u/v protectant/cleaner like 2001 or Meguires
We Get 12MPG Towing a cargo trailer, and 18 HWY.
GREAT SUV, Does all it's supposed to, very well.
#849 of 2179 Re: Acceleration fades on turns [ka5ljb]
Oct 18, 2004 (11:05 am)
I have a 2002 Sequoia SR5 2WD with 30,000 miles. I can be stopped on a flat surface waiting to pull out in traffic and it acts like it wants to go dead. I have been having this problem for at least the last 10,000 0 15,000 miles and have taken it in to the dealer. They of course test drive it and they say can't find a problem. One service technician did tell me that this "lagging" was common in the Sequoias. Does anyone know if this is true. I am afraid to pull out in traffic because I am afraid it will die right in the middle of the highway.
#850 of 2179 04 Sequoia..
Oct 18, 2004 (9:24 pm)
I have the Dunlops on mine and haven't had any problemsso far...maybe I'm just lucky.
#851 of 2179 Re: Acceleration fades on turns [pphillips]
Oct 19, 2004 (2:41 am)
I have a 2001 with 97k miles on it, it never acts like it wants to go dead. I'm confused though, your post says you are sitting there idling, but your title says it's when turning, which is it? If it's when on a turn, that's the traction control kicking in because you are spinning a tire.