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#3 of 62 Re: Sequoia transmission jerking [drfill]
Nov 14, 2006 (6:27 pm)
This is considered "normal" for this truck.
Nothing unusual to mine and a lot of others based on what I heard!
#4 of 62 Re: Sequoia transmission jerking [sk1128]
Mar 13, 2007 (10:11 am)
yes, many Sequoia owners are experiencing this problem. Just go to Google and search on "Toyota Sequoia problems" and read all the postings. If Toyota knows what's causing the problem, they are not admitting to the fault. Most postings indicate the service department states no problem found... funny how this is being reported across the nation and everyone is having the same "no problem found" problem.
#5 of 62 Sequoia transmission change
Jun 20, 2007 (7:51 am)
I have an '04 Limited 2WD..first start is fine peppy -auto shifting, I park and go off again and it's like it starts off in a higher/lower gear...engine revs high and not so peppy at first & doesn't seem to shift right away.....takes a mile or so down road and seems to adjust back to normal. Is this normal? Does it have to do with Trac system? Or the iForce system?
#6 of 62 Re: Sequoia transmission jerking [harryliuusa]
Jul 01, 2007 (6:30 pm)
I had an 05 Sequoia for almost 2 years. I had problem after problem. It seems once they tied to fix 1 thing they something else went. My problem started when I would stop. While stoped it would feel as if I was hit in the rear. Guess what, the dealer said this was normal. To make a long story short. I got Toyota Corp. involved due to all of my problems, my torque converter had been replaced, trans. was worse than when they started. drive shaft replaced, slip yoke, universals 3 times. You name it, it was replaced,
When they took the car back 1year9 months later it still had problems with the trans it had rear bearings bad. The sequoia is a very nice ride, I loved the car but hated the problems. I now own a Nissan Armada. The only complaint I have is it rattles. Between the 2 suv the sequoia body int and ext are a much better design.
#7 of 62 Re: Sequoia transmission jerking [sk1128]
Jul 18, 2007 (7:54 am)
I dont really think its a problem. More of a comfort thing. feels weird to have it do it. My Tacoma does the same thing. From what I can tell, its the tranmssion shifting back into 1st gear. It could also be the trans shifting its self out of over drive. I pushed the overdrive button to dissengauge it and the problem went away.
Aug 02, 2007 (5:42 am)
The problem you described is a common one on the seq. Mine ('01 2wd) will do it some times, and yes, it does seem to catch you by suprise if you have not expierenced it before.
#9 of 62 Sequoia Auto Transmission Shifting Problem
Aug 04, 2007 (8:33 am)
When attempting to shift the transmission into gear via the shift lever on the steering column we're having difficulty putting the vehicle into gear. In particular when attempting to return the lever into "Park". If the lever isn't "forced" into park prior to the car being shut off it will not start without repeated efforts of trying to move the shift lever, which is difficult to move since the steering column locks. If the car determins that the vehicle is not in the appropriate gear it will not turn over. We have to make sure to push the shifting lever all the way up and away from you to try and get it into park to see the "P" indicator light come on. At times, its not an easy task. We've had similar problems with other gears and the sensor reading which gear is engaged. When describing this issue to the dealer they say it just normal wear and tear and the only solution is to replace the entire steering column. Has anyone experienced similar symptoms and resolved this issue. Can the shift lever mechanism just need adjusting/tightening because it appears loose?
I'd appreciate any info that can be shared.
#10 of 62 Re: Sequoia Auto Transmission Shifting Problem [kkritch]
Aug 15, 2007 (4:18 am)
Yeh...My 2001 Sequoia broken down in Manchester NH returning to NY. It turned out that the whole transmission was trashed. I had to wait in hotel for 4 days to get a new transmission from Toyota. The car only has 43,000 miles. The problem started about 1 1/2 years ago - it was difficult to shift gears and it had to be pressed. There were times when driving on highway the gear would not kick in to the next higher one although the car is automatic transmission.
Anyhow, the Russell Auto in Manchester fixed my car and I got to tell you they are bunch wonderful people and very experience in transmission. The mechanic told me that it was a small piece of metal broke down inside the transmission and over the last year and half it messed up the transmission! The mechanic said the metal is inside the case and it's impossible to detect without taking out the entire transmission. I had the car checked before and no one was able to tell me the problem. In fact, we were driving it for over a year and half!
I contacted TOYOTA and guess what they said to me...Sorry it's out of warranty! I am fuming. It cost me $3,600 and another $1,000 in hotel and rental car. I have 5 Toyota cars in the last 25 years and it really made me sick!
Best luck on your car.
#11 of 62 Transmission Problem
Sep 05, 2007 (10:24 am)
Last November the transmission in my 2002 Sequoia totally quit. I had been experiencing a kind of jerky thudding sound from time to time but never get the Toyota dealer to experience it himself. Well, they towed the Sequoia into the dealership and the next day I was told that they have some bad news and some good news.....
Bad news was the transmission was shot but the good news was that Toyota was going to install a new transmission at no cost to me whatsoever. Pretty amazing given that the truck was out of warranty. Still with only 60K miles on it I'd expect a lot better life.
Toyota must know more about these transmissions and their problems if they are willing to replace them, free!
Otherwise, my truck has been fabulous for over 5 years.
By the way, it's a TRD Sequoia, supercharged with all the TRD goodies.
Hope that this may help others with sick transmissions.
#12 of 62 Re: Transmission Problem [jonswilson]
Sep 05, 2007 (11:55 am)
My is 2001 Sequoia. They told me the warranty is 5years or 50,000 miles. I had to pay out of my pocket!!! Is that the case? Thanks for info.