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#1827 of 1954 Sequoia Nav is horrible
Sep 28, 2008 (7:25 am)
Totally agreed... the Sequoia Nav system is terrible - both from a GUI and functional standpoint, the audio/video system integration is equally horrible, and the rear AC control is not well designed either. My previous vehicle (a 2005 Odyssey) blows away the Sequoia in all of these areas. So glad I didn't get a new Land Cruiser or LX, as I'm sure that they're just as bad as the Sequoia in this department.
I have a long list of issues if anyone has a good phone number or contact at Toyota to complain to...
Sep 29, 2008 (4:27 pm)
well that's how these dealers work...they suck you in on stuff you don't really need or could get cheaper...If i ever get a Sequoia, i'll remember not to buy their NAV
#1829 of 1954 Re: Sequoia Nav is horrible [donnydjr]
Sep 30, 2008 (8:50 am)
What rear AC issue do you have?
NAV - I'm only on fill up #3 for my Platinum so have not used Nav too much but so far it works like ones in my other cars (ML, BMW etc...) One thing that is annoying is that I have to tell it what "CITY" I'm in.... this is new and I assumed there must be a work-around for this - again just got the Seq so figured in time this would sort itself out. On another occasion an address I was looking for did not come up on the NAV - but this happens from time to time on my garmen's etc...
Audio Video - what kind of integration are you looking for/missing?
#1830 of 1954 anyone with xm radio?
Oct 08, 2008 (8:39 pm)
Does anyone have any experience with a toyota installed xm unit on their 2008 sequoia? Does it display the typical information eg. artist, station, name of song etc.? Where is the antenna mounted? Does the antenna color match the car color or is it the standard black?
#1831 of 1954 Re: anyone with xm radio? [saramaddie]
Oct 08, 2008 (9:25 pm)
i have the system all the hardware is hidden under dash...really cool system and yes it was installed by toyota
#1832 of 1954 Re: anyone with xm radio? [saramaddie]
Oct 09, 2008 (3:41 am)
I have the dealer installed XM which I assume is the standard Toyo issue. The antenna is the standard black, mounted permanently by the front driver's side roof rack rail. I actually had a rather hard time finding it as it really is hardly noticeable. No issue for car wash and can't be seen by normal height individuals.
The unit has three screens of XM stations which can be set. In other words, pressing the mode button gives you 1 screen of AM stations, 2 screens of FM, 3 screens of XM stations and the disc player. All the usual info is available but you have to hit the audio button to see it. I can't seem to figure out how to make the Nav disappear and just keep the audio info. It times out rapidly to the Nav screen after pushing the audio button.
Sound is great through the Plat audio system. I am disappointed by the Nav as are others as it is much less intuitive and easy to operate than any other implementation that I have used in other vehicles.
#1833 of 1954 Re: Sequoia Nav is horrible [donnydjr]
Nov 03, 2008 (10:51 am)
IF anyone else is unhappy with the NAV systems, please call the following department to get the complaint logged. This is one of the ways Toyota tracks issues and works to resolve them.
Contact Toyota's Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.
#1834 of 1954 2009 Model Year Information
Nov 03, 2008 (11:04 am)
Anyone know where I can get 2009 model year info including prices, options and colors and/or when this info will be available?
#1835 of 1954 2008 Limited - loud noise underneath
Nov 04, 2008 (12:02 am)
Just got va 2008 Limited 2x4. Had 8.2k on it when I bought it as a Corporate Vehicle. Supposed to have been used by the Corp. Training Ctr. (about 30 miles away). Has all the options I wanted and was the only red Sequoia available on the West Coast at the time. I am hearing a loud 'clunk' from under the front of the engine or tranny when the car is cold and it shifts into 2nd (or maybe its 3rd) and I have moved just less than 300ft. Once warmed up and driven a bit no noise is hear at all when the tranny shifts...its actually very quiet then.
Has anyone had a similar 'clunk' noise and if so, did you find out what was causing it?
Thanks a bunch!
#1836 of 1954 Sequoia 2009 release date..
Nov 05, 2008 (7:35 pm)
I read some where in other forums that they are going to release the 09 version in November, but not sure when. Anybody have any idea? I'm waiting to buy a 08 model once they relase the 09 models, they offer good price on 08's.